Real Estate Management
General admission requirements, plus either
- field-specific eligibility A4 (Mathematics 3b or 3c, Civics 1b or 1a1 + 1a2), or
- field-specific eligibility 4 (English B, Mathematics C, ivics A)
EducationThe content of the programme has been design from desires from the branch and from students. The programme is built on the three areas of competence; business administration, law and building construction. Courses and modules in these different fields alternate throughout the programme.Almost all courses are specially designed for and adapted to the branch. By that you are well prepared for a working life in different parts of the branch. The requirements specified by the Swedish Board of Supervision of Estate Agents are integrated in the courses. During the fifth semester you can study abroad. Karlstad university has exchange agreements with universities throughout the whole world. In order to increase employable among the students an added course in professional skills (7,5 ECTS) is given where you train leadership and communication.
Form of InstructionThe programme represents full-time work, i.e. a workload of at least 40 hours a week. The number of timetabled classes varies, and many courses include laboratory or project work. Active participation in the course work is required and you are also expected to study on your own.
ExaminationThere are no set examination periods, and generally no final exam at the end of a semester, an academic year, or a complete study programme. Examination usually takes place at the end of each course, module, or unit.
Study AbroadKarlstad University has student exchange agreements with many universities around the world to which students at the university are eligible to apply.
Professional ContactIn the course of the programme students meet visiting representatives of the real estate branch in lectures or seminars. During semester five you have the opportunity to practical training for four weeks.
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|Introduction to Real Estate Management (Obligatory)||1|
|Financial Accounting (Obligatory)||7|
|Real Estate with Introduction to Commercial Law (Obligatory)||15|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|Economics and Real Estate (Obligatory)||9|
|Elementary Building Technology (Obligatory)||12|
|Business Management in Real Estate Companies (Obligatory)||9|
|Semester 3||ECTS credits|
|Real Estate Tax Law (Obligatory)||15|
|Real Estate Valuation (Obligatory)||9|
|Corporate Finance (Obligatory)||6|
|Semester 4||ECTS credits|
|Methods in Business Administration (Obligatory)||9|
|Ethics and Sales Techniques (Obligatory)||6|
|Real Estate Law (Obligatory)||15|
|Semester 5||ECTS credits|
|Technical Evaluation of Property (Obligatory)||12|
|Business Administration:Practical Training (Obligatory)||6|
|Service Management and Real Estate (Elective)||6|
|Service Development in Real Estate Brokerage (Elective)||6|
|Real Estate Management (Elective)||12|
|Semester 6||ECTS credits|
|Appraisals in Real Estate Management (Obligatory)||15|
|Business Administration: Bachelor's Thesis (Obligatory)||15|
*Full-time study always equals 30 ECTS credits per semester (20 weeks).
Elective course: Students are free to choose among certain alternative courses, often depending on their choice of specialisation.
Optional course: Students are free to choose any course offered at Karlstad University or at other universities. Courses listed are examples of recommended or frequently chosen courses for a specific programme.
Employment MarketThe total amount of real estate in Sweden is worth thousands of billions. All this property has to be managed, appraised, and taxed, among other things. The competence you acquire are of great importance of a lot of actors in the real estate business. Your future employers might be property owners, property consulting agencies, real estate agencies, creditors, and governmental or local authorities.
DegreeOn completion of the programme you are awarded the Degree of Bachelor of Science with a Major in Business Administration (180 ECTS credits). The programme certificate is a documentation of the academic competence you need in order to apply for registration by the Swedish Board of Supervision of Estate Agents. For examination and assessment regulations, see under the heading "Learning outcomes" in the programme study plan.
Further StudiesUpon completion of the programme you can continue towards a Master's degree in Business Administration. Studies at the advanced level make you eligible for doctoral studies in, for instance, Business Administration. The subject in which your doctor's degree will be awarded will depend on your previous studies. You also need to meet the prerequisites for doctoral studies of the subject chosen.
Erica BertilssonName:Erica Bertilsson
Property agent and franchise holder, Fastighetsbyrån, Borgholm, Öland
Comments on the degree programme:
Fredrik LjungName:Fredrik Ljung
Current location: Norrköping
Graduation year: 2006
Current work: Real Estate Manager, LE Lundberg, Norrköping.
Previous work: Financial consultant, controller.
Comments on the programme: Education is a perishable and the need for theoretical knowledge is greatest at the beginning of a career. I think I have supplemented, and, in some cases, replaced theoretical models with practical solutions. But I also recognise that my studies have provided the frames of reference that I use every day to approach and acquire new information and insights.