As the title indicates, I'm wondering which of these online certifications is better.
For background, I have been working in consulting (not RE related) for 3 years. I'd like to make the transition to real estate development, but don't have the professional/educational experience to get a close look by firms. My undergraduate degree was in Econ/Business. I took a few RE courses in college, but other than that, no relevant experience in it. I've considered a MSRE or MSRED, but most of these also require professional RE experience to be accepted. So I'm in a position where I can't get a job in RE because I didn't major in it, and can't get a Master's because I haven't been working in the industry.
Because of these barriers to entry, I've settled on an online graduate certificate - which has little to none. It will show potential employers I am committed to the industry and willing to get my foot in the door any way I can.
I also like that I will be able to continue working and not attend classes in person or relocate entirely.
So, I've narrowed it down to these two. Anyone taken either of these? Which is the most valuable? What are the focus areas of each? Is one way better than the other?