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General Business Studies with Concentration in Real Estate

This multicourse certificate helps those looking for a career in real estate learn valuable negotiation, valuation, business and marketing skills. We recommend you speak with one of our academic advisors before beginning this program. This certificate can be completed online or in the classroom.

This program is perfect for...

  • Individuals who are in the real estate field who wish to start and run their own businesses
  • Professionals in related fields looking to make a career transition to real estate
  • Those who have been selling real estate and want advanced and updated credentials
  • People looking for a career in real estate

What you can learn.

  • Understand day-to-day aspects of owning and operating a real estate or brokerage practice
  • Analyze the ethics of the real estate business, including ethics in marketing and advertising
  • Learn how to handle real estate transactions, from listing to closing
  • Navigate the evaluation and negotiation of real estate leases

Program Curriculum:

The General Business Studies with Concentration in Real Estate program curriculum is a total of 36 units, consisting of:

  • 16 units of required coursework focused in real estate
  • One required ethics course or seminar
  • Additional 20 units of elective coursework in the business management discipline (MGMT X 1-199 and 400-499)*

Courses are typically four units each, but can vary. An average student may take a total of nine courses, plus one required ethics course/seminar, to complete this program.

*Some elective courses may not be available for open enrollment and can only be taken with instructor approval, such as internships, accelerated courses and some advanced courses. Please consult with a student advisor for more information.
 

This certificate is approved for international students to study full time in the U.S. on an F-1 visa.

International students must meet English language proficiency requirements for admission into the program.

While most certificate programs begin each quarter, some have limited intakes for students studying on F-1 visa. Find this program on the Browse Certificate Programs page to confirm entry quarters before applying.

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Student Advising

Before enrolling, connect with an academic advisor who’ll help customize your course of study and address all needs, interests, and goals.

To prepare for your appointment, consider the following:

  • What’s your expectation of this certificate program?
  • Are you looking to learn the basics of business essentials -OR- more specialized/advanced business management topics?
  • For your concentration, do you want intro level courses, or should we know about prior academic & career experience? 

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Courses

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

Real Estate Requirement

Complete 4 courses (16 units) from courses numbered MGMT X 1-199 or X 400-499 in Real Estate.

Ethics Requirement
Students must complete one ethics course from the following list.
MGMT 859.50
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT 891.02
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Electives - Business Management

Complete 20 units (typically 5 courses) from courses numbered MGMT X 1-199 or X 400-499 in the business management discipline. You may take additional real estate courses or select from courses in:

Accounting, Taxation & Internal Audit

Finance & Investments

Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Human Resources Management

International Trade & Commerce

Leadership & Management

Marketing, Advertising & PR

Project Management and Technical Management

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

200.00

Estimated Program Tuition

8945.00

Estimated program textbook/materials

915.00

*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.

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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