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 designed upon the needs of industry and 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 of the courses are specially designed for and adapted to industry. In this way you are well prepared for a working life in different parts of the industry. The requirements specified by the Swedish Board of Supervision of Estate Agents are integrated in the courses.
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 AbroadDuring your Real Estate Management programme, you have an opportunity to spend a semester (5th) studying abroad at one of Karlstad University's exchange partners. A semester abroad builds upon the competences and knowledge you develop during your studies, you will enhance your communication skills and intercultural skills, and you may even select to study a new subject area - all of which improves your CV for future employers. Karlstad University has exchange agreements with over 200 partner universities, located in more than 35 countries. Students from Real Estate Management have spent semesters in universities such as Rangsit University, Thailand; Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico, Wilfred Laurier University, Canada and University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA. You may also complete aspects of your final thesis data collection abroad, for example through SIDA's Minor Field Studies scholarships. To discover more about these opportunities, go to our Study Abroad website: https://www.kau.se/en/education/study-abroad/study-abroad/study-abroad.
Professional ContactIn the course of the programme students meet visiting representatives from the real estate industry in lectures or seminars. During semester five you have the opportunity to practical training for four weeks either in Sweden or abroad. For more information about international traineeship opportunities, visit our website at: https://www.kau.se/en/education/study-abroad/international-traineeship/international-traineeship
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|
|Real Estate Management (Elective)||12|
|Business Administration:Practical Training (Obligatory)||6|
|Service Management for real estate economists (Elective)||12|
|Optional course (Optional)||30|
|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.