Paul J. Everson Real Estate Center

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Real Estate and Property Management CertificateFor Undergraduate Students Pursuing Careers in Real Estate or Property Management

Designed to prepare students to be eligible to take the Ohio Real Estate Licensure exam and/or pursue professional designations such as the Certified Apartment Managmer (CAM) or Certified Property Manager (CPM), the Undergraduate Real Estate and Property Management Certificate prepares students to meet the challenges of a more complex industry with a four-year degree in addition to licensure.

REquired Courses:
MGT 344 Real Estate Principles and Practices 
BUS 367 Introduction to Property Management
BLW 444 Real Estate Law 
Elective Courses:
BUS 477 Real Estate Appraisal 
BUS 487 Commercial Real Estate Analysis
BUS 490 Professional Internship (with approval)
ECN 470 Urban Economics
FIN 477 Real Estate Finance
FIN 479 Real Estate Investment
MKT 350 Principles of Personal Selling
MKT 431 Marketing Research
UST 425 Economic Development Finance
UST 433 Negotiation and Conflict Management
UST 463 Housing Analysis
UST 476 Historic Preservation
UST 485 GIS Principles
Certificate Completion:

The certificate requires the completion of 12 credit hours. Students are required to take three required courses and then choose one elective. A minimum grade of C or better is required to earn the certificate. Transfer students can apply a maximum of 3 credit hours to the program from another institution. All required courses must be taken at Cleveland State University.

Requirements for Licensure:

The Real Estate and Property Management Certificate meets the education requirements set by the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Real Estate. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be qualified to sit for the Ohio Real Estate Licensure exam.


Current undergraduate students or students with a Bachelor's Degree are eligible to apply for the certificate. Please discuss any program pre-requisites with Business Undergraduate Advising to admission. Pre-requisites include:

  • ENG 101 and 102: College Writing I & II for MGT 344 Real Estate Principles and Practices and
  • BLW 411: Business Law and Ethics for BLW 444 Real Estate Law

Please contact the Undergraduate Business Advising Office to have the Real Estate and Property Management Certificate added to your academic plan.


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Cleveland, OH 44115

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