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Real Estate

Degree Type: Certificate
College(s): College of Business

Why Choose Real Estate?

This program is under revision and is not available at this time.

The Real Estate Certificate will give you a very broad and comprehensive knowledge to apply, not only to the real estate course and license examination, but it will also provide a good foundation to succeed once you become a real estate professional. This course will also prepare you with a knowledge set for other careers and areas of Real Estate

Admission Requirements

Any person admitted to a Ferris State University degree program may enroll in courses for undergraduate COB certificates. No more than 50% of the credits in a certificate may be transferred from another institution. If a student is in a FSU degree-seeking program, the certificate will not be granted if more than 50% of the certificate credits are required in the program/major.

Individuals wanting to advance their career, but not admitted to an FSU degree program, may also earn undergraduate COB certificates.

Admission process for individuals seeking only a certificate: 

  • Unless it is determined by the COB Dean’s Office that regular program admission criteria should be met in order to complete the certificate successfully and be a contributing member of the course, applicants need only show proof of a 2.35 high school GPA. An advisor will be assigned by the College of Business in the certificate program.
  • Students wishing to pursue a bachelor or associate’s degree must meet the admission criteria for the program. This criteria review is initiated when the “Program Change Form” request is processed through the COB Dean’s Office.

Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean’s Office. 

Graduation Requirements

A Ferris student will receive this certificate after completion of the requirements for the certificate with a minimum 2.0 grade point average in the certificate courses.

No more than 50% of the credits required for this certificate may be transferred from another institution, nor will this certificate be granted if more than six of the certificate credits are specifically required in the student's major.

More Information

Management Department
119 South Street/BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
Phone: 231-591-2427

Required Courses
Credit Hours
Principles of Real Estate
Salesperson Prelicensure course*
*Completion of a salesperson licensure course approved by the State of Michigan will substitute for the REAL 210 course
Real Estate Finance
Real Estate Appraisal
Real Estate Invest-Management
Minimum credit hours required: 12