A certificate in financial and real estate sales will expand your career options in the financial services industry, regardless of your business major.

Sales is not trying to just get someone to buy something. Sales is helping someone solve a problem. In the financial services industry this may mean helping someone choose the right loan to meet their needs or the right piece of property for their new business. From this perspective, everyone can enhance their career opportunities by adding professional selling courses. The certificate in Financial and Real Estate Sales builds professional selling skills and provides new career options in the financial services industry, such as banking, insurance, investments and real estate.

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Competitive 
and Fast-Paced Work

No day is ever the same for real estate professionals.

6%

Job 
Growth

For loan officers through 2025 (STAMATS).

$63k

Median Salary

Loan officers earn a median annual salary of $63,270 (BLS 2020).

 

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Careers for graduates with a financial and real estate sales background

Earning a certificate in Financial and Real Estate Sales from the University of Northern Iowa will arm you with the skills to understand sales techniques, real estate, investments and financial data so you can efficiently communicate the impact with decision-makers within the organization.

Financial industry careers for individuals with these skills include: 

  • Real estate broker
  • Real estate agent
  • Property manager
  • Commercial real estate manager
  • Appraiser
  • Loan officer
  • Banking Customer Service Representative
  • Relationship Manager
  • Branch Manager

Financial and Real Estate Sales Courses

The financial and real estate sales certificate curriculum will expand your business knowledge to include sales and finance, including real estate.

  • Personal Selling
  • Sales Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Principles of Real estate
  • Principles of Investments
  • Business, Ethics and Society
  • Persuasion
  • Listening