Certificate in Real Estate

Program Dates

Rolling Admissions (Start Fall, Winter or Spring Quarter)

Application Deadlines:

  • Coming soon


UCI Paul Merage School of Business


$26,400 (payment plan available)

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  • Length: 2-4 Quarters

Enhance your Career in the Dynamic Real Estate Industry

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to participate in one of the most comprehensive and carefully crafted real estate programs in the country and learn practical skills and theories from world-renowned faculty at the top-ranked Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine - in the heart of Southern California's vibrant Orange County, home to some of the nation’s most vibrant and dynamic real estate businesses and communities. 

The coursework takes a holistic and contemporary approach to real estate, drawing from the lessons of past cycles and current trends. Participants complete a total of four quarter-long courses, in addition to a two-day program, and can complete the program in as few as nine months.

The interactive and dynamic curriculum will provide participants with insights and skills regarding key factors and investment strategies driving real estate markets, and will incorporate case studies, opportunities to work on real-life projects, and feature world-renowned faculty and distinguished guest speakers from leading organizations in the real estate community.


  • Individuals looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of the real estate industry
  • Professionals interested in obtaining enhanced knowledge in a specific real estate discipline or specialization
  • Managers and leaders from all fields related to real estate planning and development

Program Application

Pre-requisites: Undergraduate / Graduate degree, plus a minimum of 2 years professional work experience with increasing responsibilities


  • Resume or CV
  • A 1-2 page document describing: 
    • Why you are interested in joining this program?
    • Why/how you would benefit from participating?
    • How other students would benefit from your participation in this program?
    • What your career aspirations are following the completion of the program?
  • Transcript from Undergrad school


Please email documents to the Leadership Development Institute with Subject line: Certificate in Real Estate Application

Individuals will be notified regarding their application within 1-2 weeks.

More information:

Leadership Development Institute
Mollee Elniski

In partnership with the Merage School's

Center for Real Estate