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Real Estate Economics

The part-time programme in Real Estate Economics provides the basis for your career in the real estate industry. Acquire comprehensive expertise in business and real estate economics to prepare yourself for professional and leadership roles.
Duration

15 months

Location(s)

Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf

Format(s)

In-class Teaching

Degree

Real Estate Economist (IREBS)

Language(s)

German

ECTS

60

Tuition Fees

from €14,675

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Overview

New start or professional development? Study Real Estate Economics

Enhance your career prospects in the real estate industry with our Real Estate Economics part-time programme. Acquire knowledge in business and real estate economics through our flexible learning format, designed to accommodate your existing commitments. Seize this opportunity to advance your professional development in this dynamic and growing sector.

Discover the multitude of benefits offered by our part-time programme: this course has received continuous accreditation for over 25 years from “The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors" (RICS). The programme is recognized by HypZert and comprises 60 ECTS. Graduates who successfully complete the programme will receive a certificate and the title of "Real Estate Economist (IREBS)”.

Discover further benefits and learn how this programme can unleash your professional potential.

Upcoming Dates
Real Estate Economics

13. 01. 2025 | Berlin 20. 01. 2025 | Frankfurt 01. 07. 2024 | Düsseldorf 08. 07. 2024 | Munich
Early Booking Dates  
before Oct. 15th (Berlin, Frankfurt) before March 31st (Dusseldorf, Munich)
   
Schedules  

Berlin 2025

Frankfurt 2025
Dusseldorf 2024 Munich 2024

 

If you have any questions about the programme, feel free to reach out to the Programme Manager. We are here to answer your queries and look forward to assisting you!

Telephone: +49 (0) 6723 9950-30
Key Benefits

Discover the benefits of choosing our institution for your education

University-level Education

The IREBS Executive Education is part of the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Management at the University of Regensburg.

Networking

Alumni who join IMMOEBS e.V. gain access to an excellent and valuable network in the real estate industry.

Prospects

Achieving certification from IREBS is held in high regard by executives and HR managers in the real estate industry.

Awards

Each year, the top graduates are honoured with cash prizes sponsored by Bernd Heuer & Partner.

Well-Equipped

We provide our students with the necessary equipment, including free Microsoft Office 365 licenses, for the duration of the programme.

Study Plus

Career counselling, modern seminar spaces at all study locations, 24/7 access to the learning platform, and fresh fruits, snacks, and beverages at in-class courses.

Renowned

You will engage in expert discussions with high-profile and renowned lecturers from academia and industry.

Pioneers

IREBS Executive Education has been in the market for over three decades and has successfully trained over 7,500 professionals.

Course Structure

Study Real Estate Economics
in only three semesters

Obtain your certificate in Real Estate Economics on a part-time basis in only three study semesters (15 months). You deepen individual topics through videos and webinars. Lectures and exams span a period of eleven months, followed by four months for your final project assignment. This structured course of studies offers optimal preparation for the requirements of the real estate industry. Utilize this opportunity to gain comprehensive expertise in a short period and expand your professional perspectives.

Modules

Real Estate Economics
course content overview

Module 1 | 7 days Module 2 | 7 days Module 3 | 10 days Module 4 | 6 days Module 5 | 8 days Module 6 | 8 days Module 7 | 6 days Module 8 | 6 days

Module 1 | 7 days

Module 1 | 7 days

Fundamentals of Business and Economics

Within the scope of the module "Foundations of Business and Economics", the basics of business administration and economics are established or reviewed.

Selection of topics:

  • Real estate economics
  • Economics
  • Annual financial statements
  • Financing
  • Strategic corporate management

Module 2 | 7 days

Module 2 | 7 days

Legal Foundations

The module "Legal Foundations" serves as the knowledge base for further legal treatment of real estate-specific issues.

Selection of topics:

  • Introduction to civil law
  • Real estate tax law
  • Private construction law and architectural law
  • Public planning and building law
  • Real estate contract law

Module 3 | 10 days

Module 3 | 10 days

Project Development and Urban Planning

During the course of your studies, project visits are conducted as part of the module "Project Development and Urban Planning," where urban planning and development concepts are linked with practical case studies.

Selection of topics:

  • Market and location analysis
  • Real estate project development
  • Technical real estate planning and sustainability
  • Urban planning, including new development forms
  • Urban and open space design for real estate projects

Module 4 | 6 days

Module 4 | 6 days

Construction Project Management

In the module "Construction Project Management," the foundations and challenges for the implementation of construction projects are laid out.

Selection of topics:

  • Project development as the basis for successful project management
  • Construction project management
  • Cost planning and construction cost estimation
  • Legal aspects of construction project management
  • Contract and claim management

Module 5 | 8 days

Module 5 | 8 days

Real Estate Valuation and Accounting

The module "Real Estate Valuation and Accounting" deals with real estate-specific issues related to accounting and valuation.

Selection of topics:

  • Standardized methods according to ImmoWertV
  • International real estate valuation
  • Evaluation of investment properties
  • Legal and tax due diligence
  • Field trip for valuation and workshop

Module 6 | 8 days

Module 6 | 8 days

Real Estate Investment and Financing

The module "Real Estate Investment and Financing" explains strategies for long-term value creation, risk avoidance, and achieving success by providing an understanding of investment products, their characteristics, and the various financing options available to real estate investors.

Selection of topics:

  • Real estate investment analysis
  • Cash flow modelling
  • Real estate portfolio management
  • Real estate and financing
  • “Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch” (KAGB), AIFM, Basel III, Solvency II

Module 7 | 6 days

Module 7 | 6 days

Commercial Real Estate

The module "Commercial Real Estate" covers office and retail properties, as well as business parks, logistics properties, and other properties such as hotels and healthcare facilities.

Selection of topics:

  • Market analysis for commercial real estate
  • Strategic sourcing of real estate services
  • Real estate asset management and property management
  • Coworking - new work styles and trends

Module 8 | 6 days

Module 8 | 6 days

Residential Real Estate

The module "Residential Real Estate" deals with the political, legal, architectural, and strategic questions surrounding this class of properties and its different segments.

Selection of topics:

  • Housing market, housing policy, and urban development
  • Market research and residential real estate
  • Architecture for residential real estate
  • Investment strategies for housing companies
  • Project development in privately financed residential construction
Application

Everything you need to know

Structure & Study Formats
  • Real Estate Economics: 58 days (15 months)
  • In-class teaching with online learning videos and webinars
  • Lectures and exams: 11 months
  • Project work: 4 months
  • Study day: 8–10 academic hours (per 45 minutes)
  • Lecture times: 8:00 AM or 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM or 7:30 PM
Tuition Fees
Tuition fees: €15,950
Early bird rebate: €14.675*
Reduced tuition fee: €14.675**


*The early bird rebate is available if you register by October 15th prior to the start of the programme (for Berlin or Stuttgart), or by March 31st prior to the start of the programme (for Dusseldorf or Munich).
**Alumni, members of IMMOEBS e. V. or IREBS Core e. V., HypZert-certified valuers.

All prices are subject to the legally applicable VAT. Discounts are not cumulative.

The fees will be divided into three instalments:

I. Instalment (20%): 14 days after receiving the written acceptance
II. Instalment (40%):  four weeks prior to the start of the programme
III. Instalment (40%): four weeks prior the beginning of the programme

  • Employers often fully or partially cover the fees of continuing education and training.
  • The expenses for the programme are generally tax deductible.
  • Applicants can expect to receive a response to their application within a few working days.
Target Group & Admission Requirements

The part-time study programme in Real Estate Economics is open to the following individuals:

  • Individuals with a completed degree from a university, college, or dual curriculum (professional education academy) in various fields of study (business administration, economics, law, urban planning, architecture, engineering, etc.).
  • Individuals who have acquired the necessary qualifications through qualified training or extensive professional experience.

Admission to the programme is not guaranteed. It is also possible to enrol in individual modules from the complete programme (module studies), subject to availability of study slots.

Certificate & Title

Successful graduates of the Real Estate Economics contact study programme are awarded the title "Real Estate Economist (IREBS)".

The completed programme corresponds to 60 ECTS in scope and content.

The title "Real Estate Economist (IREBS)" is awarded by the University of Regensburg and has been continuously recognized by the prestigious real estate association "The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors" (RICS) for over 25 years.

Participation in the "Real Estate Economics" programme is recognised as professional education according to HypZert. One day of further education is recognised per study day, with a maximum of 3 further education days per calendar year.

Exploring further education pathways

Elevate your career in the dynamic world of real estate with our prestigious Executive MBA in Real Estate programme. Over the course of 15 months, immerse yourself in a transformative learning experience that combines cutting-edge industry knowledge with global perspectives. Our comprehensive programme, spanning 60 ECTS, is designed to equip you with the strategic insights and leadership skills needed to navigate the complexities of the real estate market.

You will be prepared for the complex leadership challenges in the real estate industry in Regensburg, Eltville, Berlin, Reading, Harvard, and Singapore. Optionally, the Executive MBA in Real Estate can also be pursued with a finance focus.

Testimonials

Voices of Experience: Recommendations from Faculty, Alumni, and Professionals

Andreas Schulten, from bulwiengesa, is among the distinguished lecturers at IREBS Real Estate Academy, presenting the Real Estate Economics programme. Enroll in our Real Estate Economics studies in Düsseldorf, Berlin, Munich, or Frankfurt. Established in 1990, the programme has produced over 7,500 successful graduates. Hear from

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Andreas Schulten, from bulwiengesa, is among the distinguished lecturers at IREBS Real Estate Academy, presenting the Real Estate Economics programme. Enroll in our Real Estate Economics studies in Düsseldorf, Berlin, Munich, or Frankfurt. Established in 1990, the programme has produced over 7,500 successful graduates. Hear from Andreas Schulten himself.

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Andreas Schulten

bulwiengesa

Focused real estate expertise in one year: The part-time contact study programme has expanded and sharpened my perspective on the interdisciplinary areas of the industry. First-class lecturers deliver highly interesting and practical courses – a true enrichment for real estate professionals.

Katja Raschke

IMAXX | Projektierung und Vertrieb von Bauträgerobjekten

In participating in the IREBS Real Estate Economist programme, I was convinced by the combination of academic and practical study content, along with the high quality of renowned lecturers. The acquired knowledge enables me to apply it daily to understand the intricacies of the real estate industry.

Markus Gretenkord

DFV Deutsche Fondsvermögen GmbH / IMMAC group | Transaction Manager

The IREBS, as an established and widely recognized market leader, provides a comprehensive perspective on the core topics of the real estate industry. The diverse offerings of the alumni association make it easy to establish or strengthen one's own industry network.

Aldo Trentinaglia

ZENK Rechtsanwälte | Rechtsanwalt

Lecturer at IREBS Executive Education

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a schedule overview?
Can I get a schedule overview?

There is a separate schedule for each degree programme, which can be found and downloaded by clicking on the start date of the individual degree programmes.

Is the study programme recognised according to the Vocational Training Act? Can I apply for educational leave for the study programmes at the IREBS Real Estate Academy?
Is the study programme recognised according to the Vocational Training Act? Can I apply for educational leave for the study programmes at the IREBS Real Estate Academy?

Whether educational leave can be applied for depends on two factors: Firstly, a Vocational Training Act must be in force in the federal state in which one's employer operates. Secondly, the continuing education provider must be recognised according to the criteria of the federal state.

Since Bavaria does not have a vocational training act, employees from this federal state cannot apply for educational leave. Interested workers from NRWBerlin or Hamburg, on the other hand, are generally entitled to ten days of educational leave within two years, which the employer can grant on application under certain circumstances. If you would like to know whether you can apply for educational leave and what steps you need to take, please contact our study manager Katja Bobber.

You can find more information at www.bildungsurlaub.de

What are credit points according to ECTS?
What are credit points according to ECTS?

ECTS credit points are used at European higher education institutions as comparable study programme assessments. The credit points measure the total time spent by the student. This includes the time spent on lectures as well as their preparation and follow-up, the time spent on exam preparation, exams, final papers as well as coursework and also that spent on internships.

When do graduates receive their certificates?
When do graduates receive their certificates?

Certificates are awarded once every six months in the form of an academic ceremony at Eberbach Monastery.

Those who are unable to receive their certificate in person can request to have it sent by post.

Student advisory services
close call +49 6723 9950-30E-mail to info@irebs.academy