Real Estate Investment and Development Online Short Course

From Nationally Recognized Rice Business

When you pursue executive education at Rice Business, you join a community of industry thought leaders who are finding new and groundbreaking ways to think about real estate.

In just eight weeks we’ll equip you with the practical, real-world knowledge needed for a career in real estate investment, from learning how to assess the feasibility of real estate development projects and valuing assets to raising capital through equity financing.

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Short Course Starts July 28, 2021

Registration is Open Through July 20, 2021

Time Commitment: 7–10 Hours Per Week

Course Length: 8 Weeks

Skills You Can Apply to Your Job in Real Time

Our short course will give you a holistic approach to commercial real estate and will empower you to:

  • Identify and analyze the commercial viability of real estate investments and developments
  • Understand the commercial real estate ecosystem as a whole
  • Harness financial tools and techniques required to assess the feasibility of an investment

Course Curriculum

You will complete the following self-paced modules over eight weeks:


The logic behind real estate investment decisions


The factors affecting real estate value


The real estate system and the developer


Property level evaluation


Leverage and the impact on risk and return


Economic feasibility of a development project


Equity partners


Making investment decisions

Upon completion, you will receive a certificate from nationally recognized Rice Business as tangible proof of your newly acquired skills and knowledge.

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Led by Industry Experts

The online short course is guided by Rice Business faculty and industry experts who have in-depth experience in real estate finance. They will teach you about option pricing, fixed income and mortgage-backed securities, and they will provide helpful real-world examples on how they have applied these models at work.

How We Set You Up for Success

The Real Estate Investment and Development Online Short Course from Rice Business is powered by GetSmarter, and it will empower you for a career in real estate investment with:

  • An easy-to-use virtual classroom called the Online Campus that has everything you need in one place
  • Interactive and engaging coursework that features Prezis, video lectures, practice quizzes and module notes
  • A helpful discussion board where you can share ideas with, and ask questions to, your Head Tutor and classmates

Invest In Your Future

Accelerate your career in real estate with skills and knowledge
you can apply to your role in just weeks.

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