At Homburg, we believe that a well-rounded Real Estate manager needs to have an interdisciplinary background as well as an international perspective.
Homburg Real Estate students are molded into effective leaders who not only grasp the Real Estate business language; but can also speak to technical professionals in their own language.
Success in the fast-paced world of Real Estate requires the knowledge to conceptualize a winning project, the ability to strategize business and finance options, and the capacity to translate technical advice from architects, builders, designers, engineers, lawyers, planners, and a host of others into action. Leading such a diverse group of technical experts to achieve your vision of the future means you need to be more than just a business school graduate. You need to be a Master of Real Estate.
Our programs equip property developers, and managers with knowledge, skill-set, and tools necessary to be successful leaders in the Real Estate industry. Whatever your specific focus or profession is now, advancement into the senior ranks requires a broad understanding. The view from the top, quite literally, means having an overview of Real Estate as a whole.
Mastering Real Estate requires a well-rounded education, and that means inter-disciplinary study is not just desirable, it is unavoidable. The challenge is harnessing the subjects as diverse as Urban Economics, Business Negotiation, and Corporate Finance and directing those insights into usable knowledge.
For that reason, each of our programs provides a well-rounded treatment of the subject matter, and then provides opportunities to apply it to real-world simulations and case analyses. We cannot learn everything at once, hence each of the courses teaches each discipline as a discrete subject. Mastering many subjects requires discipline, in the truest sense of the word, and each of our courses is taught by experts in their own discipline. Subject-specific knowledge requires mastery of theories, methods, and concepts. Our students learn economics from economists, law from lawyers, and planning from planners.
Mastery of Real Estate also means knowing when to use your knowledge. Is a problem a legal problem, or is it a business strategy problem? Is the design plan and construction technique appropriate to your business strategy and intended market? Knowing when to deploy your skills, and what skills to deploy in a given situation, is sometimes more important than the skills themselves.
The Homburg Master in Real Estate contains two elements which we call “Integrative Knowledge”. The Capstone Case Study is the opportunity for students to work in groups on actual cases that simulate a real-world environment. Students are challenged to come up with the best strategies, and to compete with each other and a panel of judges to show they not only know their stuff, but they also know what they’re doing.
The Final Dissertation (for MRE Students) or the Final Project (for the Executive MRE) is an opportunity for each student to undertake a sustained piece of academic work independently on a subject of their choice, under Faculty supervision, and with prior training in research design. Graduates of Homburg Education are individuals who can visualize what the world will be and not what it is.