Certificate in Real Estate Development

Is there an opportunity for you on the horizon?

By the year 2030, according to projections, this country will need nearly 427 billion square feet of new and renovated living space—real estate which will give us adequate room to live, work, and shop. When that year arrives, half of the buildings in use will have been constructed after 2000. Meanwhile, downtown districts across the country are in great need of renewal.

What it all means is that the coming years will see a flurry of real estate development. That means a flurry of opportunity for individuals working in fields such as property development, urban planning, and community and economic development. It means the same for those in redevelopment and management, investment banking, and real estate and land use law. Likewise for anyone in real estate marketing and brokerage and a variety of consulting specializations.

Why the graduate certificate?
If you are one such entrepreneur, consider Ball State’s graduate certificate in real estate development (RED) as a way of promoting the public interest by working for sustainable communities, affordable and livable communities, and community economic development. You can also see it as an entryway to a master’s program in urban and regional planning or business administration (MBA), since a limited number of credits earned for the certificate can apply toward these graduate degrees.

The RED certificate is the only such program in Indiana. While pursuing the certificate you will benefit from the resources of six nationally ranked Ball State programs, including family and consumer sciences, urban design, urban planning, health science, accounting, and business administration.

Meet your mentors
Not only will you be tutored by professors from across several disciplines, you will also be mentored by senior practitioners in areas of real estate such as real estate development, finance, marketing, urban design, land use regulation, and asset management.

Mode of Delivery
Courses are offered in a hybrid format, both online and live at the Ball State Indianapolis Center, located in the heart of Indiana’s bustling capital city. Most on-site classes are offered evenings over a 15-week semester, and during summer, in a five-week format. A parallel course of study is offered at our main campus in Muncie.

Academic Advisor
Dr. Bruce Frankel
Advisor and Professor of Urban Planning

Take the Next Step
Learn about our admission requirements and how to apply and the courses you will take.

Online and Distance Education
David Letterman Communication and Media Building (LB), Room 131
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday-Friday
Phone: 1-800-872-0369 or 765-285-1581
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