Course Description

This course explores the techniques of real estate investment analysis, including financing, taxes, and decision-making criteria in today's real estate investment environment. Students will analyze the risks and rewards of existing and proposed real estate projects to make specific financing and investment decisions. Other topics include real estate financial analysis and valuation, diversification of real estate assets, real estate taxation, and real estate law.

This graduate course is 6 weeks.

This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.

Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

Course Objectives

Week 1

  • Determine profit and loss by calculating gross income and operating expenses.
  • Analyze factors involved in determining fair market value and capitalization of commercial real estate.
  • Identify sources of profit from residential real estate investment.
  • Determine ethical considerations in the real estate industry.

Week 2

  • Evaluate potential real estate investments using financial analysis tools.
  • Evaluate lease provisions for commercial and residential real estate.
  • Determine strategies to manage risks in real estate investment.

Week 3

  • Develop strategic plans to acquire commercial investment property.
  • Determine the market value of residential real estate.
  • Develop strategic plans to acquire residential investment property.

Week 4

  • Determine sources of commercial real estate financing.
  • Recommend strategies for structuring commercial real estate deals. Determine strategies for financing residential investment property.
  • Determine strategies for financing residential investment property.

Week 5

  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of development and rehab of commercial investments.
  • Identify the different types of residential properties that are available to the real estate investor.
  • Describe the pros and cons of investing in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).

Week 6

  • Determine tax and estate planning strategies for real estate investments.


A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process. To meet to a course prerequisite requirement, a student must have successfully completed the prerequisite course at University of Phoenix, provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution or have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

This course requires the prerequisite below. Click on the prerequisite course to review the course topics and objectives.

FIN/370 – Finance for Business or equivalent

This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript. If you have questions about meeting the prerequisite requirements for this course please contact an enrollment representative at 866-345-1800.


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Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.

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12:00AM to 11:59AM
Jan 12, 2021 to Feb 22, 2021
Online Campus
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Graduate Tuition credit (3 units) $2,094.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $195.00 Mandatory
3 Credit Hours
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