Real Estate Management
General admission requirements and Mathematics 3b or 3c and Civics 1b or 1a1 + 1a2. Upper secondary English course 6.
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 Ewha University, South Korea; ESCE Business School, France, Wilfred Laurier University, Canada and University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA. You may also complete aspects of your final thesis data collection abroad. To discover more about these opportunities, go to our Study Abroad website, link to the right.
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.
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|Real Estate with Introduction to Commercial Law (Obligatory)||15|
|Real Estate Law (Obligatory)||15|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|Financial Accounting (Obligatory)||7|
|Semester 3||ECTS credits|
|Real Estate Valuation (Obligatory)||9|
|Corporate Finance (Obligatory)||6|
|Semester 5||ECTS credits|
|Technical Evaluation of Property (Obligatory)||12|
|Real Estate Management (Elective)||12|
|Ethics and Sales Techniques (Elective)||6|
|Business Administration:Practical Training (Obligatory)||6|
|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.
Läsårs- och programvärderingar
Start semester Autumn 2013
Start semester Autumn 2014
Start semester Autumn 2015
Start semester Autumn 2016
Start semester Autumn 2017
Start semester Autumn 2018
Start semester Autumn 2019
Start semester Autumn 2020
Employment MarketThe total value of real estate in Sweden is thousands of billions. All of this property has to be managed, appraised, and taxed, among other things. The competences you acquire are of great importance for many actors in the real estate industry. Your future employers might be property owners, property consulting agencies, real estate agencies, creditors, and governmental or local authorities.
DegreeThe programme concludes with a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. 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.
Further StudiesUpon completion of the programme, you can go on to further studies at Master's level, such as a Master's programme (60 or 120 credits) in Business Administration.
Karlstad University currently offers the following programmes that might be of interest:
Master programme in Marketing
Master programme in Accounting and Control
Master programme in Service Management
Master Programme (one year) in Project Management
Master's Degree Programme (one year) in Tax Law