Some property management courses include property maintenance, commercial property management, financial management and leasing. The courses vary based on the school or type of educational program in property management. Some people are getting their degree in real estate and property management courses are only a small part of that.
To become a property manager, it usually requires either a professional certificate, license or college degree in real estate. The courses vary based on the level of college being acquired. For a two or four-year degree, the courses include other general education classes as well. With a license or certificate in property management, they tend to be specific to this field of work only. To become a certified property manager, or CPM, it requires three years of real estate management experience as well. An exam is also required to become a certified property manager.
Property management courses teach about the local laws of dealing with tenants, getting adequate insurance, providing maintenance and repairs for the property, and knowing how to look at different criteria and choose trustworthy tenants for the property. Some property managers also take business courses if they intend to work in management with entry-level property management professionals working under them.