Master Certificate in Real Estate Leadership

Why is this program needed?

The Real Estate Leadership stream is geared toward early-career professionals and managers of real estate organizations who aspire to lead their organizations to higher performance.

Our students range from the early stages of their careers to having for 20 years or more experience in the business. Among the various Real Estate professions represented in our program are Building Systems Specialists for branches of provincial governments and Real Estate Advisors for various firms. Their diverse backgrounds and levels of experience make for an excellent peer support network.

In this specialty stream, students learn how to guide their organizations to more robust performance by using some of the most advanced online teaching and learning techniques. It teaches collaborative leadership in the context of dual objectives and multiple stakeholders and offers a series of specialty courses focused exclusively on the needs of real estate leaders.


The Master Certificate in Real Estate Leadership is comprised of 4-courses:

  • Three (3) Real Estate Leadership curriculum courses
  • One (1) Consulting Project course

Finish the program in 7 months:

  • Seven (7) weeks per Real Estate Leadership curriculum course
  • Seven (7) weeks for the Consulting Project course

The Online Experience

To maximize the global learning experience, students participate in exclusive vClasses (virtual classes) instructed by accomplished leaders from global organizations and post-secondary institutions. Students work on case studies and projects with colleagues from around the world, allowing them the unique ability to grasp complex concepts from a global perspective.

Online learning can be unfamiliar for many students, and we understand that. If you have any questions, we recommend signing up for our next Information Session:

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Real Estate Leadership Curriculum:

REL 8050 – Leading Property Management

Most property owners use real estate property managers when they rent properties. As owners increasingly see real estate as a financial investment tool, owners actively seek property managers that are qualified, consistent, use the latest tools and are aware of the latest regulation and laws in their business. In this course, students will explore the area of property management, learn how to lead in the practice, examine various software tools to aid in the process of management and price their services to encourage a growing client practice. Day to day activities of the property management will be identified and analyzed.

REL 8051 – Vital Skills for the Real Estate Professional

Real Estate professionals are under increasing demand to provide top quality services and technically savvy marketing for buyers and sellers with pressure to do so at the lowest cost possible. In this course, students will study methods for marketing properties and their practice using social media, technical tools available to them as real estate professionals, public relations techniques, methods of communication in the practice and skills to help build a thriving real estate practice including social media, tech tools, communication and PRI.

REL 8052 – Market Trends in Real Estate

Real estate is a constantly changing environment; from demand and supply to interest rates and buyer/seller expectations, real estate professionals must be able to identify and stay ahead of market trends to grow a thriving practice. In this course, students will analyze market trends in real estate, identify legal and regulatory changes and impact and explore market trends in the business.


MC 9000 – Consulting Project

The Master’s Certificate consulting project is a capstone course undertaken individually or with one other student. Under the supervision of a faculty member, the student will cooperate with a current organization and identify one or more issues with which the organization needs help. The project will involve the integration and synthesis of relevant knowledge acquired during the three other courses in their Certificate program. The consulting project is practically oriented rather than academic, but the student will need to include a literature review and include a discussion as to why the project is important in their area of study and how they will be applying the new knowledge from their specialty. The final deliverable is an approximately 25-35 double-spaced report which identifies one or more issues the organization faces and well-justified suggestions for how to remedy this situation. Alternatively, the students can write a business startup plan analysis if they themselves want to start a company or a non-profit organization.

Alex Kollar, Real Estate Leadership Specialty Stream

“My favorite experiences at UFred are connecting with students, many of whom are from various professional backgrounds, age groups, and experiences … UFred offered a flexible MBA program with diverse professors from all over Canada and the US.”

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