Certificate in Community Development Finance

The Department of Planning and Urban Studies at the University of New Orleans (UNO), in collaboration with the Greater New Orleans Foundation, is proud to present a series of non-credit classes designed to make university-level courses available to working adults in the New Orleans metropolitan area.

About the program

  • The Community Development Finance Certificate Program consists of six courses that will meet over 30 weeks on Wednesday evenings and two Saturdays per month on the main campus, enabling working professionals to improve their skills with personalized university-quality instruction, and the ease of local convenience and affordability.
  • Targeted towards professionals with some previous community development and real estate experience who are looking to deepen their understanding of the redevelopment process, this certificate program emphasizes real estate finance, financial analysis and real estate development to support stronger, more resilient and equitable communities.
  • Taught by Alexandra Stroud, a real estate developer and consultant with expertise in complex community development financing and development planning, these courses provide a comprehensive approach to development. Ms. Stroud brings twenty years of experience working in the public and private sector throughout the country. Ms. Stroud holds a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from MIT and a Master of Architecture from Tulane University School of Architecture. She has taught at Howard University and is the founding Director of the Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development at Tulane University.
  • With class size limited to twenty, students enjoy personalized attention with weekly instructor office hours, either in person or through accessible video chat.
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  • Tuition for the 6-course, 30-week certificate is $6,000 (or $1,000 per course).

For more information contact:
Marla Nelson
Email: mnelson@uno.edu

  • Classes will be held Wednesday evenings, 6:30-9:00pm, on the main campus. Classes begin January 11th, 2016. Enrollment for the first course closes January 6th, 2017.
  • Tuition is non-refundable except in the case of course cancellation previous to the start date, at which point all tuition and fees will be refunded to enrolled students.

For enrollment help contact:
Donna Burroughs
Phone: (504) 280-7204
Email: noncredit@uno.edu