Certificate in Commercial Real Estate for Finance Majors

The Certificate in Commercial Real Estate is open only to B.S. Finance majors.

The Building Owners and Managers Association, San Francisco Foundation (BOMA SF Foundation) has partnered with SF State to provide support for several courses in commercial real estate. Students earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance and a Certificate in Commercial Real Estate.

Career Opportunities

According to BOMA SF Foundation, “one of the most demanding issues facing the commercial real estate industry today is how to replace a large aging workforce soon to retire.” Jobs with great compensation and opportunities for career advancement are available in the commercial real estate industry, including property management, facilities management, asset and portfolio managers, real estate leasing and brokerage, and building engineering.

Commercial Real Estate Certificate — 12 units

To earn a certificate in Commercial Real Estate (CRE), students must satisfy the following three requirements:

1. Completion of the following four courses:

FIN 365Real Estate Principles3
FIN 370Fundamentals of Real Estate3
FIN 371Commercial Real Estate Financial Management3
FIN 372Commercial Leasing and Development3

2. Earn an overall GPA of 2.0 across these four courses.

3. Successful completion of the finance major.

Commercial Real Estate Certificate Specifics

Finance majors must complete the requirements of their B.S. degree in business administration with a concentration in finance, plus a minimum of two additional courses.

FIN 370, FIN 371, and FIN 372 are 100% funded by the Building Owners & Managers Association San Francisco Foundation (BOMA SF Foundation). The certificate will be branded with BOMA SF Foundation’s sponsorship.