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The Master of Science programme Real Estate & Leadership is an holistic, interdisciplinary and real estate sector-specific study programme with extensive scientific content and strong research orientation. It is designed for ambitious Bachelor graduates with knowledge in engineering, architecture, urban planning and business administration as well as young professionals already working and looking for the next challenge. The programme focuses on the real estate sector and combines all herewith involved stakeholders: the community, the investor, the producer and the user.
Interdisciplinarity means merging real estate planning, engineering and business aspects. The MSc allows future generalists and managers to acquire the requisite knowledge and encourages them to think strategically and sustainably. As a result, the Master’s programme combines theoretical specialist knowledge and established management concepts with the continuing development of personal skills.
Support by 20+ companies from the Real Estae & Leadership Foundation, i.a. in form of a 100% scholarship for students opting for the Fast-Track
Unique REaL Practice Partnership Programme offering structured, research-oriented internships at renowned companies of the real estate industry
Strong support by HSBA professors who closely cooperate with lecturers from industry and other leading universities
Innovative research opportunities relevant to practice
Study trip to a global real estate hub
Exclusive mentoring programme
Cooperation with the Immobilien Zeitung by offering a 100% IZ scholarship
|Students||Maximum of 30 per group|
|Degree||Master of Science with the right to proceed to doctoral studies|
|Course Duration||Regular-Track: 30 months, Fast-Track: 24 months; start on 1 October|
|Course Organisation||Contact hours in approximately one full-time week per month; the total study workload is up to 30 hours per week|
|Admission Requirements||Good Bachelor's degree; work experience (internships, student assistant jobs) is beneficial for JOB&MASTER-placement and scholarships; B2-level in English language|
|Patronage||Real Estate & Leadership Foundation e.V.|
|Financing||100% Scholarships financed by the Real Estate & Leadership Foundation e.V.; JOB & MASTER programme; other scholarships available for all students|
|Study Fees||22,500 Euros (= 750 Euros per month) *. A reduction of tuition fees based on the support of the Real Estate & Leadership Foundation e.V. is possible. Fees include examination fees, fees exclude the costs for the study trip.|
|Application Process||Written application, telephone interview, admission day. Applications are accepted until the maximum number of students is reached. We recommend to apply early, since scholarships and JOB&MASTER-places are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.|
|Accreditation||FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation)|
* HSBA alumni and staff at partner companies, Job&Master candidates as well as applicants that apply before 31 May receive a 10% discount.
"The Masters programme Real Estate & Leadership at HSBA combines theoretical knowledge with practical examples. The biggest advantages for us students are the opportunities to talk to industry experts, meet local planning authorities and visit construction sites in order to understand every aspect of the real estate business and get to know the parties involved.“
Katharina Sophie Tietz
"As a real estate "young star" - with a background in business administration and finance - I was looking for a degree programme that would enable me to develop my skills and abilities in a challenging environment. In the MSc Real Estate & Leadership, I have not only found this environment but have been challenged to face the daily adaptations, which the real estate market demands."
"During my urban planning studies at the HCU, my interest in complex contexts in the city grew. At HSBA I can now further develop this knowledge with a specific focus on real estate development. In versatile modules, all phases of the real estate cycle are taken into account. What is particularly exciting for me is the combination of questions on real estate in combination with approaches to sustainability."
Sina Christien Sauer
"I graduated as a city planner, but something was missing. I wanted a degree in real estate, practical and related to the Hamburg real estate industry. Here at HSBA different people from different backgrounds meet. Although I do not have a Bachelor's degree in business administration, I feel very happy at HSBA. All REaL students work alongside the MSc programme and in combination with a scholarship, it is possible to pay the tuition fees. HSBA is the right place for people who want to grow and be future players in the growing real estate sector."
"In my engineering studies, I missed subjects such as project management, business administration and architecture. That is why I chose this programme. The interdisciplinary approach convinced me above all. Here I quickly realised that engineers speak a completely different language than architects or economists. Due to the various professional backgrounds, we come up with completely different approaches and new perspectives are developed. This provides an incentive for many interesting discussions and makes the study programme fun."
"The real estate industry is undergoing change and needs well-trained and interdisciplinary specialists and managers. The MSc Real Estate & Leadership is a good supplement to my previous knowledge as a city planner. The course conveys the needs of various stakeholders in a real estate project and enables students to take on higher-level perspectives in order to design effective processes for the future. In particular, the combination of theory and practice forms a good basis for my further career."
"After completing my bachelor's degree in architecture, I chose the MSc Real Estate and Leadership programme to gain a holistic view of the construction and real estate industry. Here at HSBA I enjoy qualitative, interdisciplinary teaching that provides me with the bigger picture. The mixed group of business economists, engineers and architects promotes the understanding and cooperation of the different disciplines and creates a holistic insight into a project. Its variety and practical relevance characterise this study course."
120 ECTS must be acquired over the course of the study programme. The credits are spread over 20 modules with 5 ECTS each and the Master’s thesis.
The students start-off the programme with the Built Environment & Engineering of real estate, thereby receiving valuable insights into architectural principles,urban planning as well as construction and project management. The Development & Markets phase of the course offers an overview of the market environment and focuses on project development, stakeholder management and communication in real estate. Management & Strategy deals with the management of the property itself and the business supplemented by topics of entrepreneurship and digitalisation.
The Specialisation & Innovation part of the course offers the unique possibility to gain further insights into innovative topics of the industry. The interdisciplinary modules Sustainability & Leadership are taught throughout the course and guide the students in order to become responsible future generalists with in-depth insights into the specific characteristics of the property sector.
Modules: Sustainability, Leadership, Construction Business Management, Project & Team Management, LCAkati.herzog(at)hsba.de
Modules: Leadership, Sustainability, Housing, Urban & Spatial Development, Digitalisation, Data Sciencenikolas.mueller(at)hsba.de