W. P. Carey Tempe Campus

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The Real Estate certificate at W. P. Carey

The Real Estate certificate from the W. P. Carey School of Business is created for graduate students seeking more knowledge and understanding of real estate. The certificate encompasses foundational courses in real estate education including valuation, investment, finance, law, and development. The certificate is intended to supplement students’ major area of study and provide the understanding necessary for critical thinking and application within the field of real estate. The certificate will not apply to any outside licensing programs.

The curriculum includes an applied experience that partners classroom knowledge with experiential learning to further develop the requisite skills students need to succeed as real estate professionals in the built environment. A capstone class is included to evaluate the ability to apply knowledge to a specific property and determine how to best optimize its value for the owner. The capstone will culminate in a written report and presentation.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

  16 credit hours

  3 REA 594 - Real Estate Appraisal

  3 REA 594 - Real Estate Investments

  3 REA 594 - Real Estate Law

  2 RED 598 - Capital Markets

  2 RED 510 - Real Estate Development - Business & Project Management

  3 RED 514 - Capstone: Synthesis Project #2 Income Property Development

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Real Estate certificate program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the W. P. Carey School of Business. Applicants must be admitted to a master's degree program at Arizona State University.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program or in an applicable master's degree program.

Applicants are required to submit:

  • Graduate admission application and application fee
  • Official transcripts
  • Résumé

Additional Application Information

Applicants whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency

Career Opportunities

The certificate is a professional graduate program. The area of real estate has various professional applications including law, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, construction, civil engineering, marketing, geography, planning, and finance.

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