Real Estate Investment, Postgraduate Certificate | Online (optional) | Harvard University | Cambridge, United States
Postgraduate Certificate On Campus Online

Real Estate Investment

18 months
8266 USD/year
8266 USD/year
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Through this professional graduate certificate in Real Estate Investment from Harvard University, you become familiar with a wide range of real estate asset types while learning how to analyze markets, value assets, raise capital through debt and equity financing, and gaining other essential skills for a real estate investment career.


You can study the Real Estate Investment graduate certificate at Harvard University.

Develop practical, real-world knowledge and skills for investing in real estate.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Insight on various investment opportunities through an understanding of land uses; the forces that drive property values; the life cycles of buildings and neighborhoods; how cities develop and change over time, and the real estate cycle.
  • Hands-on experience creating financial models, analyzing cash flows, determining values, and measuring economic returns of real estate investments.
  • Understanding of investment capital through a variety of debt and equity partnership structures.
  • Knowledge of the tools of investment strategy, decision-making, risk mitigation, and enterprise management.
Earning the certificate

To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:

  • Complete four certificate courses for graduate credit.
  • Earn at least a B grade in each course.
  • Complete the courses within three years.

Programme Structure

The professional graduate certificate in Real Estate Investment requires four courses:

  • Principles of Real Estate 
  • Real Estate Enterprise Management 
  • Electives
Courses include:
  • Urban Development Policy
  • Sustainable Districts and Neighborhoods
  • Environmental Ethics and Land Management
  • Advancing Sustainability through Land Conservation Practice in the United States and Around the World
  • Urban Politics, Land Use Policies, and Sustainability
  • Designing the American City: Civic Aspirations and Urban Form
  • Understanding Architecture
  • Principles of Finance
  • Managerial Finance
  • Real Estate Finance and Investment Fundamentals.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

No application is required. You simply register for graduate courses during our fall, spring, or summer registration periods.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    8266 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12400 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    8266 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12400 USD for the full programme during 18 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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