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Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Finance and Development
Basic Certificate Description
The Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Finance and Development is a 12 hour graduate option that will benefit professionals in the real estate and construction community who desire additional knowledge in real estate finance and development.
Why Pursue a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Finance and Development?
The program is designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree and wish to obtain a foundation for and career advancement in real estate and development. It is also designed for those who hold a graduate degree but seek to obtain more education or specialization within this industry without committing to further graduate degrees. This certificate is available to graduate students in Urban Planning, Architecture, or Public Administration who wish to gain related knowledge in Real Estate Finance and Development.
To earn a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Finance and Development, students must earn 12 credit hours as follows:
- FIN 5013: Foundations of Finance for Entrepreneurs
- FIN 5413: Real Estate Finance
- FIN 5433: Real Estate Investment
- FIN 5453: Real Estate Development
Admission Requirements and Prerequisites
Applicants who are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at UTSA have already met University requirements for admission. In this case, no formal application process is necessary. The applicant should contact the Certificate Program Advisor and complete a form requesting permission to enter and complete the certificate program. Upon approval, this form will be signed by the Certificate Program Advisor and the Dean of the College of the College of Business. A copy of this form will be sent to the Graduate Advisor of Record for the student’s degree program, the department in which the applicant’s program is housed, and the Graduate School.
Applicants who are not currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at UTSA will be required to apply for admission to UTSA as a special (non-degree-seeking) graduate student and to indicate their intent to seek admission into this certificate program. Applicants will be required to meet University admission requirements for special graduate students. If admitted as a special graduate student, the applicant should contact the Certificate Program Advisor and complete a form requesting permission to enter and complete the certificate program. The form will be signed by the Certificate Program Advisor and the Dean of the College of Business.
If it is determined by the Certificate Program Advisor that an applicant requires prerequisite background courses to adequately prepare for the courses included in the certificate program, this will be noted in the applicant’s file. The applicant will be notified that the prerequisite courses must be taken before enrolling in certificate program coursework.
Any applicant who is admitted into a certificate program without being currently enrolled in a graduate degree program is considered to be a special graduate student. If the applicant wishes to be admitted into a degree program, he or she will be required to apply to that program as a degree-seeking student. Admittance into or completion of a certificate program is not considered to be qualification for entry into a graduate degree program.
Applicants who are pursuing this certificate as special graduate students will not be eligible for financial aid.
Applicants who are admitted into the certificate program while also pursuing a graduate degree will be classified as degree-seeking students.
Transcripts: Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
Evaluation of Foreign Credentials: All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. citizens (Domestic), or permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit an evaluation from an approved Foreign Credential Agency of transcripts from all foreign institutions attended. If official transcripts are used in the foreign credential evaluation, the official transcript requirement will be considered met. However, if unofficial documents are used in the foreign credential evaluation, final official transcripts must be sent to UTSA.
- An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
- The Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA) is a private corporation that provides evaluations of foreign school credentials. The application is available at: Application for Credentials Evaluation.
- IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
- TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
Additional Requirements: A degree seeking applicant must meet international graduate student admission requirements.