UW to offer Real Estate Certificate Program
by University of Wyoming
June 7, 2007
The University of Wyoming College of Business and UW Outreach School will offer a real estate certificate program that can be earned as part of a degree program or a stand-alone study course.
Through the efforts of Mark Sunderman, a professor in the UW Department of Economics and Finance, students and professionals can obtain the real estate certificate beginning this fall. The program does not require previous training and classes will be offered online and on the UW campus. The application deadline is August 1.
The real estate certificate program consists of six, three-credit hour classes including real estate law, managerial finance, financial markets and institutions, real estate and urban economics, and real estate finance and appraisal.
"While designed to meet UW degree requirements, these courses are well-suited to the individual wanting to learn more about real estate or the professional needing additional training," Sunderman says. He specializes in real estate finance, real estate appraisal and corporate finance. "Since the program is available on campus and online, a student's schedule or location does not limit them from getting this certificate."
Some of the real estate classes can be used for pre- and post-certification by real estate professionals in different states.
"The completion of this program does not mean you have a license to sell real estate; however, in Wyoming, the Wyoming Real Estate Commission recognizes the real estate certificate, in conjunction with a two- or four-year business degree from an accredited institution, as a 'degree in real estate,'" Sunderman says. "When pursuing a broker's license, the degree and certificate do not eliminate other educational requirements, but make it possible to avoid the two-year requirement to work as a real estate salesperson."
For more information about the program visit the web site at www.uwyo.edu/sunderman/realestate or contact Joan Downham at (307) 766-2363 or firstname.lastname@example.org.