Real Estate Finance and Investment Certificate

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Start Date
October 9, 2023


3 Months

EGP 23,600

Application Deadline
September 14, 2023

Class Schedule**
Mondays and Wednesdays
6 - 9 pm

*Blended programs combine both live-online sessions and on-campus sessions. In exceptional circumstances, participants who cannot attend on-campus sessions will be accommodated. For inquiries, call 15592.

**Program Detailed Schedule will be announced soon! Schedules are subject to change. It is the participant’s responsibility to check the latest schedule on the website before enrollment.

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  • Despite market shocks, real estate has remained an in-demand investment option. More than ever, real estate professionals need the skills to maneuver the challenges and exploit the opportunities. To invest strategically, professionals need a solid foundation in the concepts, principles, and analytical methods involved in valuing and financing a property.

    The Real Estate Finance and Investment certificate sets you up for career advancement by offering the practical knowledge to achieve a solid understanding of the finance, property valuation, and investment aspects of the real estate business. You graduate with a comprehensive grasp of real estate investment and financing decisions.

    The program adopts a unique mix of learning methods; peer interactions, individual and group coaching, and case studies from the local market. This solves for the winning formula of theoretical and practical knowledge.

    • Develop a good understanding of principles and best practices in real estate economics, finance and investment, together with real estate valuation and appraisal under the guidance of market experts and local specialists
    • Acquire the practical knowledge and benefit from interactive discussions to review and debate current real estate cases
    • Apply economic theory and analytical techniques to real estate markets to describe, explain and predict patterns of demand, supply, and prices
    • Acquire insight into the skills necessary to eventually further a professional career in the real estate market by providing practical approaches that can be applied in business settings
    • Assess the property market and be able to recognize which situations require which types of valuation, choose and apply the right methodology and create the valuation report
    • Professionals working in the real estate sector, construction, engineering and/or design professions; who:
      • Wish to make a qualitative leap in their real estate management careers seeking proficiency in a specialized area
      • Want to expand their knowledge of functions within the real estate development sector other than their core areas of expertise
      • Want to expand their job responsibilities to new areas or functions and are of limited knowledge and expertise around that new area
      • Are looking to achieve a solid understanding of finance, property valuation, and investment aspects of the real estate business
    • Financial institutions with substantial business in real estate, project managers, contractors, valuers, and investors
    • Real estate entrepreneurs and start-up founders who want to make proper financing and valuation of property investment decisions
  • A. Core Courses

    Real Estate Economics (24 hrs)

    This course is designed to apply economic theory and analytical techniques to real estate markets to describe, explain, and predict demand, supply, and price patterns. The latest economic thinking and research are used to analyze real estate market fundamentals and forecasting investor behavior. Relevant concepts from microeconomics, macroeconomics, behavioral economics, and industry economics are covered. Macroeconomic policies and the relationship between property and business cycles are also covered in depth. By successfully completing this course, participants will be equipped with the knowledge needed of the principles of micro and macroeconomics and the skills required to apply them to the real estate industry through case study analysis and interactive learning.

    Real Estate Finance and Investment (24 hrs)

    This course enables participants to understand various financial tools necessary for financial decision-making and how to develop full-fledged financial models for different real estate projects, including residential, office, commercial, retail, and hospitality. Participants will learn how to design, develop, and analyze user-friendly financial models using practical recommendations on form and style. The course is designed for a highly interactive learning experience using local project information, case studies, and active learning techniques.

    Advanced Real Estate Valuation and Appraisal (24 hrs)

    The course provides participants with the required knowledge and analytical skills to assess the property market and be able to recognize which situations require which types of valuation, choose, apply the right methodology and create the valuation report in line with RICS best practices International Valuation Standards (IVS). By employing active learning methodologies, case studies, and workshops, the course will equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to begin working on valuation assignments and demonstrate their ability to critically examine valuations, recognize red flags, apply professional judgment and gain a thorough understanding of the principles of valuation practice and take the initial steps toward a career as a property or project valuer.

    B. Business Acumen (Self-Paced Online) - One course

    Effectively operating within a business setting and making a positive impact requires certain skills and competencies. Explore critical 21st-century skills needed for today’s business world, enabling passion and speed in dealing with different business situations.

    For the most updated list of Business Acumen courses, click here.

  • Admission Criteria

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Proficiency in written and spoken English
    • Five years of work experience

    Admission Process

    1. Clear scanned copies (PDF format) of:
      1. Original bachelor's degree certificate
      2. National identification card (ID)/passport
    2. Personal passport-size photo
    3. Click on apply now button on the website to start the online application process
    4. Fill in the online application and upload the above PDF documents
    5. The admissions committee will review your application and credentials and contact you if needed
    6. You will receive an acceptance email specifying the next steps for online course registration and payment

    For any inquiries regarding the application process, contact us at 15592 or send an email.

  • The program tuition fees are EGP 23,600*

    *For payment options, refer to the payment section FAQs on our website or contact us on 15592

    AUC School of Business Executive Education has joined valU, with flexible payment plans for up to five years with the lowest interest rate.


    • All cancellations must be sent in writing by email. A full refund will be provided for cancellations made 14 days or more before the start date of the course
    • A 50% refund will be provided for cancellations made 7 to 13 days before the start date of the course
    • No refund will be provided for cancellations made six days or less before the start date of the course
    • Refunds will be issued to the same payment method used to make the initial payment. Refunds to credit cards are processed within 30 days, provided that the participant has the actual credit card in addition to the POS receipt or bank statement while requesting a refund
    • The refund of alliance programs is subject to the conditions of the alliance partner

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