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MBA Real Estate and Construction Management

The College of Estate Management, Whiteknights, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AW, United Kingdom

UK (Free): 0800 019 9697; International: +44 (0)118 921 4696

+44 (0)118 921 4620

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Type of course
Distance learning

Length of course
2 years (standard route)

An accelerated route is available (18 months): please contact Admissions if you are interested in this.

Time commitment: 15-20 hours a week

Date of commencement
Courses start at various times throughout the year. Please check with the School

Admissions requirements
• A Bachelor's Degree with honours at lower second standard (2:2) and three years' experience

• A Level 5 qualification as defined by the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ) Level 5 plus five years' relevant work experience - two of which should be at an appropriate senior management level

• A professional qualification plus five years' relevant experience -- two of which should be at an appropriate senior management level.

Students may apply to enter the programme in either semester.

The College of Estate Management

Construction and Real Estate

Our MBA, accredited by the CIOB and RICS, is a leading specialist MBA that focusses on business and management principles within the international construction and real estate sectors. The programme attracts real estate and construction professionals from all continents, offering virtual networking and exchanges of experiences in different international contexts. You will engage with subject experts in modules covering key subjects that blend technical knowledge in property and construction subjects with core management disciplines such as finance, organisational leadership, strategic management of change and marketing.

Why study this course?

The programme is suitable for ambitious and experienced construction and real estate professionals in the public and private sectors. This stimulating, challenging and specialist MBA programme is suitable for current and aspiring senior managers who want to improve their leadership skills through strategic management and reach more senior positions. The flexible and life-changing programme increases the career options of its graduates, particularly in international markets.

Award Details

The MSc Building Surveying will be awarded by the College of Estate Management.

Online Learning

Learn when, where and how you want

All our courses and degree programmes are taught through supported online learning, so you can study in your own time, whenever you wish, wherever you are.

You'll get a structured online study programme with guidance from experienced tutors throughout your degree. There's no need to attend lectures or classes whilst you study. We're constantly investing in the latest technology to make your study as accessible and beneficial to you as possible, so that you can balance your studies with work and other commitments.

Earn while you learn with the leading provider of supported online learning for property professionals.

The main elements of the College of Estate Management’s distance learning courses are:
1. comprehensive texts designed for self-study and prepared for the particular syllabus
2. essential textbooks to support the course texts
3. online support through the virtual learning environment, researched websites, online databases and discussion forums which allow you to keep in touch with tutors and fellow students.
4. face-to-face tuition in major centres
5. panel of over 250 tutors who assess assignments
6. access by telephone, post, email and fax to College tutors
7. a course handbook.

The College of Estate Management - Rich heritage, international reputation

The College of Estate Management is the leading provider of supported online learning for Real Estate and Construction professionals. We have been playing a key role in the property world for more than 90 years. At any one time we have over 3,000 students from over 100 countries benefiting from our degrees - all taught by tutors with extensive industry experience.

We offer many property-related topics at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as providing professional development courses and tailor-made corporate training solutions. Our active research programme contributes to knowledge across the profession, benefiting businesses, practitioners and policymakers alike.

The College sets the international benchmark for excellence in online real estate and construction education.


In January 2013 we gained Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) -recognising the value of the contribution we make to higher education in the fields of property and construction. We will be offering CEM validated postgraduate degrees from academic year 2014/15 onwards.

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