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Real Estate Undergraduate Certificate

The certificate in real estate is designed for Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) and business minor students seeking knowledge and skills related to career opportunities in the real estate industry.

Visit the program website for more information.

Program Overview

A real estate certificate will strengthen your studies in business, finance, economics, resource management, urban planning, public policy, insurance, and construction management.

Why Study Real Estate at Grand Valley?

  • The faculty, with distinguished credentials and business expertise, work closely with you to form career goals and select courses to achieve those goals.
  • A business degree stresses well developed analytical skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Smaller class sizes allow more interaction with faculty.
  • A campus in the heart of an exciting business environment.
  • With a certificate, you can create stackable credentials that enhance your degree and bolster your resume.
  • Certificates can be completed in one year or less.


For new students, visit the Admissions website for undergraduate requirements. Upon acceptance and for current students:

  • Declare your certificate via myBanner (Login to Banner Self-Service, click on Student, Student Records, Add a Certificate or Badge to your Program, Select the appropriate certificate from the drop down list, and click Submit)
  • Speak with the appropriate certificate coordinator to ensure criteria are being met (you will be able to track your progress toward the certificate in myPath as well!)
  • Once you are done with the requirements, apply to receive the certificate via myBanner.
  • Once the completion of your certificate has been verified, the certificate will be posted to your student record and will be viewable on your transcript. 

Location & Format

Classes for this certificate are offered on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

  • Face To Face


You are required to complete the following courses:

  • ECO 300 - Data Analytics for Economics and Business OR ECO 495 - Senior Economic Project (Capstone)
  • ECO 336 - Urban and Real Estate Economics
  • FIN 350 - Real Estate Principles

Two additional courses complete the certificate. Topics include:

  • Banking
  • Financial modeling
  • Marketing
  • Investments
  • Urban and regional planning
  • Sales management

Career Options

Students in this program may find careers in real estate development, appraisal, sales agency, property management, loan origination, credit analysis, investment analysis, financial consultancy, portfolio management, city government, title examination, location analysis, and more.

For More Information

Seidman College of Business
50 Front Avenue SW
(616) 331-7500

Admissions and Recruitment Office