Cass Business School: new London based masters programme in European Real Estate (UK)

Cass Business School presents a new master's programme in European Real Estate. The two year part time course has been put together by Professor of Real Estate Economics, and Director of the Centre for Real Estate Finance at Cass Business School, Tony Key.

As European property markets are transformed from local to global, there is strong industry demand for postgraduate real estate education with an international flavour. This is the logic behind a new MSc in European Real Estate.

The course will be delivered through a mix of on-line distance learning and intensive study weekends (following the successful model of Cass' China EMBA, which sees business executives studying an MBA in Shanghai through a combination of distance learning and face to face teaching). It offers a unique combination of features: delivery to students based anywhere in Europe; recognition by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; and a Masters degree from a world ranked business school which already runs Europe's the largest on-campus post-graduate real estate programme.

Speaking about the new programme, Professor Key says: "Europe is only now becoming an integrated property market. This is creating strong demand from fund management, banking, research and surveying firms throughout Europe for staff with a sound foundation in real estate valuation, finance and investment.

"London is the dominant centre for European property fund management and professional services. As the leader of real estate education in London and Europe, Cass is the obvious choice for creating this new programme."

Professor Key continues: "Many of the big investment firms find it difficult to create common standards in valuation and fund management across European offices with staff drawn from different property cultures. This new programme, with its pan-European focus, will ensure that everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet."

The programme will be targeted at professionals working as real estate investors, fund managers, advisors, bankers and surveyors throughout Europe. Its mix of distance learning and study weekends in major European cities has been designed so that students can combine their study with continuing employment.

The overriding aim of the programme is to give graduates a thorough grounding in international best practice in real estate investment, as well as the ability to adapt this to the different national frameworks that exist within Europe. Graduates will be equipped to take responsible positions in fund management, investment or research businesses.

This new MSc will build on Cass' position as the largest provider of post-graduate real-estate education in Europe, with over 200 on-campus students. These numbers have grown dramatically in the last five years, feeding strong industry demand for recruits with a range of first degrees topped off by a specialist real estate masters. On-campus programmes offered by Cass include an MA in Property Valuation and Law, an MSc in Real Estate Investment and an MSc in Corporate Real Estate, Finance and Strategy.

Source: Cass Business School

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