Commercial Real Estate

Learn the skills needed to successfully navigate the world of commercial real estate, such as leasing, brokerage, development, property management, financing, and investing. Build the knowledge and training necessary for the many career opportunities in the industry. Formats: Online | In Person

This program is perfect for...

  • Those preparing for a career as a commercial real estate agent or broker
  • Individuals wanting to learn best practices in commercial property management
  • Prospective real estate investment managers interested in learning how to manage and grow real estate portfolios
  • Real estate professionals seeking new opportunities and growth within the industry

What you can learn.

  • The fundamentals of commercial real estate, including property types, financials, and valuation
  • The economic foundations of real estate value, including location theory and theories of growth and decay of local areas, cities, and regions
  • Techniques and strategies for successful property management of commercial buildings, shopping centers, and public venues
  • Best practices in commercial real estate leasing
  • How to analyze real estate investment properties using the Argus Enterprise model and prepare for the Argus Enterprise certification examination

Build a Rewarding Career in Commercial Real Estate


Commercial real estate is a dynamic segment of the real estate industry that focuses on the sale, lease, development, management, financing and/or investment of commercial properties such as hotels, strip malls, shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, and large multi-family complexes. 

Our program provides affordable and comprehensive commercial real estate training that prepares you for a career in the industry. All courses are taught by working industry professionals who bring their real-world experience to the classroom and combine it with a curriculum approved by the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Take advantage of valuable networking opportunities with instructors and other students, many of whom are also real estate professionals. 

Whether you’re a newcomer or a working real estate professional, our commercial real estate certificate program prepares you for the many career paths available in the world of commercial real estate.

Format: Online or in person. Can be completed 100% online.

Duration: 6 months (full-time), 1 year (part-time) 



Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Required Courses
MGMT X 476.321
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
MGMT X 476.15
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 477.84
Typically Offered: Fall
MGMT X 477.5
Typically Offered: Spring
MGMT X 477.95
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Optional Internship Course
MGMT X 476.35
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer


MGMT X 475.1 Real Estate Principles (or equivalent) and MGMT 891.02 Business Ethics.

Students with a current California salesperson/broker license should consult with the certificate advisor to waive the prerequisite requirement.

Courses are recommended to be taken in the order listed above, starting with the Fundamentals of Commercial Real Estate, and can be taken concurrently. Students must take all courses for a letter grade and pass with a program GPA of 2.50 or better.

The schedule and instruction methods of commercial real estate courses may vary. Please consult with a student advisor for more information on upcoming offerings. (310) 206-2714 or industrysegmentprograms@uclaextension.edu.

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Drop-In Advising Hour
This informal Zoom event is a platform for current and new program students to connect and ask questions to program staff. Drop in for 10 minutes or stay for the hour. Have questions about the certificate or program, bring them with you!

Each first and third Wednesdays of the month, 11am-12pm PT.

Email industrysegmentprograms@uclaextension.edu for the meeting link.

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee


Estimated Program Tuition


Estimated program textbook/materials


*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

An internship in real estate can provide you with practical experience in a variety of real estate job functions. To be eligible for the internship, students are to complete all the required courses within the certificate with a GPA of 3.0 or better before applying and enrolling in the internship course.

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The UCLA Extension Real Estate Scholarship Fund was established in 2024 in partnership with Coldwell Banker Cares Foundation to provide financial assistance and greater access to education that students need while pursuing their careers in real estate.

This scholarship provides funding for an individual who has a passion for continuing education and professional development in real estate and who is working toward completion of one of the four real estate certificate programs. The scholarship is awarded bi-annually, each fall and spring quarter, and covers the cost of one course within the real estate certificate programs offered by UCLA Extension (value up to $900).

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