ACCORDING to Savills Impact Report 2018, real estate is the world’s largest asset class worth an estimated US$280.6 trillion. Contrary to popular belief, a career in real estate is much more than just transacting properties.
The real estate lifecycle starts with initial investment decisions, leading to valuations and transactions, planning and design work, followed by construction, property management, maintenance and asset management.
Consequently, the real estate industry offers many different opportunities and career pathways that include:
> Real estate investment
> Property and asset management> Capital markets
> Commercial and retail property leasing
> Project and development services
> Advisory and consulting
> City and urban planning
Real estate professionals are employed by property developers, institutional investors, property services consultancies, financial institutions, asset management firms and government agencies. Experienced real estate professionals can consider establishing their own business.
Furthermore, the global nature of the real estate industry means that talented real estate professionals have excellent career prospects not only within Malaysia, but globally as well.
Real Estate and Planning at Henley Business School, which is part of the University of Reading in the UK, has a long and established reputation. The university is ranked No.1 for “Land & Property Management” according to the 2023 Complete University Guide Subject Ranking.
Students on the BSc Real Estate programme develop knowledge and skills in areas such as finance, economics, planning, law, valuation and management, which is specific to the real estate industry.
Study at the Malaysia campus
As an alternative to studying in the UK, students in Malaysia have the opportunity to study Real Estate at the university’s international branch campus in EduCity Iskandar. In doing so, students save an estimated 60% of the costs versus studying at the UK campus, and receive exactly the same University of Reading degree following the same curriculum and academic quality standards.
Students in Malaysia benefit from an excellent learning ecosystem. The modern, state-of-the-art campus located in EduCity, Iskandar Johor, has excellent facilities including IT-enabled classrooms, a large lecture theatre, computer labs, a Learning Resource Centre (LRC) and fast Wi-Fi. Students will find the campus a conducive environment not only for study but also for chilling out with friends.
Furthermore, students in Malaysia can also take advantage of the flexible options which allows them to spend the second, and even third and final year, at the university’s Reading UK campus.
Excellent industry-preparedness and employabilityThe BSc Real Estate programme offered in Malaysia is closely aligned with the relevant industry and professional standards.
The programme carries the distinction of being one of the very few programmes with professional recognition in Malaysia (with the Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers Malaysia), the UK (with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and Singapore (with the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers).
These recognitions are particularly valuable given the global nature of the real estate industry and the opportunities to develop an international career.
Furthermore, the programme boasts an exceptional employability record, with graduates undertaking work placements and starting their careers in established firms such as Knight Frank, Savills, JLL, CBRE | WTW, Hartamas Real Estate Group and Sunway Group. In fact, the majority of students secure job offers even before graduation.
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