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Real Estate Management, M.Sc.

Program overview

The continuing education master’s program in Real Estate Management provides you with a broad spectrum of specialist knowledge focusing on the life cycle of structural-spatial projects, including location planning, project development, and facility management. The curriculum covers a wide range of areas, such as management, engineering, urban economics and sociology, real estate management, law, and methodology. The program offers projects conducted in cooperation with universities and real estate companies which simulate real project development or which enable you to evaluate the implementability of projects through feasibility studies. The program’s international cooperation activities enable you to understand the contexts of global real estate market structures, to evaluate different procedural practices as well as develop professional and academic networks. 

You are required to pay tuition fees for this program. Details of current fees can be found on the website of the program.

DegreeMaster of Science
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Credit points90
Program start Winter semester
Admission Restricted admission
Language of instruction German

Admission requirements

As for every master’s program at TU Berlin, the continuing education master’s degree in Real Estate Management requires you to have a first university degree qualifying you for a profession, such as a bachelor’s, master’s, Magister or Diplom. You are additionally required to have gained two years’ relevant professional experience in an area related to the master’s program. 

The program is taught in German. Applicants with non-German certificates of education are required to provide proof of German at C1 level (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Knowledge of English is useful as some courses/modules are offered in English. However, this is not a condition for admission to studies.

You can find more information about the application, admission, and selection procedures in the application and admission regulations of the degree program (see the link "Study and examination regulations").

Program structure

The master’s program lasts a total of four semesters to be completed parallel to your full-time employment. During the first three semesters, lectures, seminars, workshops, and practical tutorials are held on Fridays from 14:00 until 21:00 and Saturdays from 09:30 until 17:00. This enables you to combine part-time studies with full-time employment.

The fourth semester is for the writing of your master’s thesis.


Study and examination regulations:

Content and modules

The program is modular in design, with the individual modules grouping different types of courses on a particular thematic area.

The core of the curriculum is made up of the following modules: Management (module 1), Engineering (module 2), Urban Economy and Sociology (module 3), Real Estate Management (module 4), Law (module 5), and Technologies and Methods (Module 6) with the skills and knowledge attained in all modules integrated into a semester project (module 7).

 Detailed descriptions of the individual modules can be found in the module catalogue. These descriptions provide information about the content, learning objectives, participation requirements, workload, types of assessment, and much more. 

The module catalogue is based on the study and examination regulations.

To module database

Internships

You are not required to complete an internship in this program.

Stays abroad

Students are required to spend one week in New York attending the International Real Estate Workshop. You also have the opportunity to take part in the four-day ASRE workshop in Amsterdam (Amsterdam School of Real Estate). Attendance of this workshop is voluntary. 

You can also participate in a voluntary field trip to Zürich, which includes a visit to the unique NEST (Empa) research hub as well as a chance to see Zürich’s new construction district, exploring this area from the perspective of urban psychology.

Acquired skills

As a graduate of the master’s degree in Real Estate Management, you possess a broad range of theoretical and practical knowledge and skills, including regional and country-specific knowledge and a firm grasp of analytical methods. This enables you to describe, analyze, and explain various contexts of real estate management as well as complex project developments, both as a whole and when restricted to individual fields, as well as explore the interfaces between the various fields. You are able to place the processes involved in the planning, construction, financing, and operation of real estate in a wider social context and identify and understand the relationship between limiting conditions and the potential for innovation. As a graduate you are further able to address the issues involved in real estate management from the perspective of sustainability. Your wide range of research-relevant knowledge and skills will enable you to make an active contribution to the ongoing development and expansion of the body of research in site and project development as well as real estate management. 

After your studies

The master’s program qualifies you to assume professional duties and pursue a managerial career in the following areas and environments:

  • Site development and project development
  • Architect’s offices and planning offices (HOAI Service Phases I to IX)
  • Consultancy (both private and for consultancy companies) in the area of real estate portfolio, and asset management
  • Corporate real estate management
  • Public administration, working in the areas of urban development, planning and economy, property management, and economic development
  • Banks and other financial services, investment consultants, investment companies
  • Real estate management
  • Legal consultation for lawyers and other legal professionals
  • Research in the areas of urban and regional development as well as real estate management.

Further information & downloads

Guidance and choosing the right degree program: Academic Advising Service

Questions about the degree program: Course Guidance

General questions: Student Info Services

Recognition of previously acquired credits: Examination Board

Subject-specific Counseling and Services

Official Website of the Study Program