Executive MBA Real Estate – Studying internationally

IREBS Real Estate Academy

Program Description

Executive MBA Real Estate – Studying internationally

IREBS Real Estate Academy

The Executive MBA Real Estate was designed to meet the requirements for a world‘s leading executive programme for real estate professionals. The course is directed at senior and junior executives, who wish to shape the real estate industry sustainably and who would like to gain the required international experience, skills and network. The aims are to teach managerial skills and to convey best-practice real estate know-how and market expertise in an international context.

The Executive MBA Real Estate is held at the University of Regensburg and at Kloster Eberbach in Eltville. The IREBS real estate academy collaborates on this course with famous international partners such as Harvard University (USA) and the University of Reading (United Kingdom). In Shanghai and Hong Kong (China), course participants learn from real-life projects how the most important emerging market in the world works. Graduates receive the degree „Master of Business Administration (MBA)“ awarded by the Faculty of Economics of the University of Regensburg. All lectures are taught in English. The programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).


Peter Duncan

Peter Duncan, Board Director, HASSELL, Shanghai

"The Executive MBA Real Estate programme at IREBS real estate academy is extremely unique, and provided me an opportunity to learn, research, and access a diverse range of real estate market expertise and knowledge. Its content reflects the increasing global nature and connectedness of the market, between mature and developing economies, guided by very experienced academics and professionals."


Harvard: investment skills & trend issues for the real estate industry

Harvard University occupies top place in many university rankings. The lectures of the Executive MBA Real Estate at this elite university are interactive: course participants discuss specific projects with renowned lecturers of the Harvard faculty and personalities from the international real estate investment world – so- metimes even through „team teaching“ – and thereby learn to assess the opportunities and pitfalls of international strategies.

The teaching takes place on the Harvard Campus inCambridge, Massachusetts.


China: Project related dialogue with renowned experts

In Shanghai and Hong Kong course participants experience through intensive discussion of numerous projects what makes the dynamic and volatile real estate markets of China so special and how megacities can be developed. Course participants speak directly with real estate developers and investors, discuss the progress of projects and experience Chinese urban planning in situ.

All projects presentations are analysed and evaluated by our training partners in an intensive debrief.


Reading: Investment skills with a finger on the industry’s pulse

Reading is one of Europe’s most respected universities for real estate research. Here course participants learn international valuation, the benefits of various investment and financing vehicles. Furthermore, they experience how real estate markets tick in the AngloSaxon world.

Career prospects/target group The course is directed at senior and junior executives who have an at least a three-year university degree (180 ECTS) and further training in real estate or economics of post-graduate courses (at least 60 ECTS).

Alternatively 240 ECTS from another course of studies find acceptance. Several years‘ work experience and a good knowledge of English are also required.

In case of doubt please contact us. The academic supervisors of the MBA programme will decide if the admission is possible.

Course content Within the first two modules – Economics and General Management – students receive in-depth insights into Corporate Management and Business Development.

The lectures of the third module International Real Estate will be held in the US, United Kingdom and in China.

The course of studies is completed with a Master‘s thesis, for which a three-month preparation period is provided. The demanding course programme enables graduates to get a front-row seat in the real estate industry. With the expert knowledge and managerial skills acquired graduates qualify for executive positions in national and international real estate companies.

Course Duration The course is aimed at experienced professionals and lasts twelve months. The first two modules take place within the first eight months of the course and are held in Eltville (near Frankfurt) and Regensburg. The studies abroad are distributed over four weeks in total within seven months. The last three months are reserved for the master thesis.

Students spend 53 lecture days at IREBS real estate academy and the partner universities which corresponds to 42 net working days. Two days of the program will be done in an innovative online tool.

Tuition fee

The tuition fee is 20.950,- € (exempt from VAT.)
Early bird rate: 19.950,- Euro (exempt from VAT) for bookings until 31st of May.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 30, 2016
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This course is Online & Campus Combined
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Sept. 2017
12 months
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20,950 EUR
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Germany Eltville im Rheingau, Hesse
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China Shanghai
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Germany Regensburg
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USA Boston, Massachusetts
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Duration 12 months
Price 20,950 EUR

Student Anish Rock about the international programme Executive MBA Real Estate