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  • Type: Private
  • Degree(s): Undergraduate


For three decades, Boston University's Real Estate Studies Program has led the industry by challenging existing frameworks and introducing thoughtful new ideas. BU’s Center for Professional Education offers four comprehensive programs covering an assortment of topics related to the real estate industry. The faculty is made up of practicing professionals from a wide variety of specialties—bring firsthand knowledge and expertise to the classroom.

Core Focus

Certificates available in:
Commercial Real Estate
Facilities Management
Facilities Management
Commercial Real Estate Practice (online)

Program Highlights

The Certificate in Commercial Real Estate introduces a broad-based knowledge of core disciplines within the commercial real estate field.

The Certificate in Facilities Management is designed for practicing facility management professionals to explore core disciplines within the field, insuring students obtain the knowledge necessary to develop and execute the strategic and operational mission of corporate facilities management.

Offered in alliance with the Real Estate Finance Association (REFA), the Certificate in Real Estate Finance focuses on broad-based commercial real estate finance issues. The program provides entry-level preparation in mortgage and equity finance and the balanced education necessary for career advancement.

The new online certificate program in Commercial Real Estate Practice is both flexible and convenient. The program hones students' expertise in the analysis, acquisition, finance, and management of real estate properties and assets, giving them the critical skills needed to advance their real estate careers. Taught by our faculty of seasoned practitioners, students in the program have 24/7 access to cutting-edge course material, online lectures, discussion boards, and interactive multimedia content. With each lesson, real estate professionals of all experience levels gain tools that can be immediately applied.


*This information is based on the school's 2017/2018 program and may not reflect changes, updates or deletions to the programs.