The Homburg Executive Master of Real Estate
The Executive Master of Real Estate (MRE) is intended for the experienced manager who has 3 or more years of professional experience in Real Estate or a related field.
The Executive MRE is made up of 15 courses (12 credits each) for a total of 180 credits consisting of 1,800 notional hours of study (See the Academic Regulations for complete degree requirements).
Students are able to complete this program in 2 years by studying full-time. There is also considerable flexibility in the part-time program to accommodate working schedules, enabling students to accumulate credits over a period of up to six years.
Executive Education for Executives
As a student in the Executive MRE program, we recognize your current skill-set and understand that you wish to improve these existing skills and develop a greater aspect of leadership. This program is tailored to harness and enhance a manager's existing skills through an integrative approach to learning. This is done through structured delivery in the classroom, group work, case studies, and independent research and presentations.
A selective group of students is chosen for the Executive program. We intend for graduates of this program to be recognized as a member of a specialized group of graduates; those fortunate enough to associate the pedigree of their Executive degree with the Homburg name, a multi-billion dollar global conglomerate with over 40 years of Real Estate experience.
The program is structured according to 'Core,' 'Specialist,' and 'Elective' courses:
Core courses are compulsory. These are common to all tracks in the Real Estate program as these bestow essential knowledge:
Specialist courses are also compulsory. These courses are intended to impart specific learning outcomes that are essential to each particular track. Current Specialist courses for the Executive MRE program include:
Elective courses are available, usually among a number of choices for students based on their specific program of study or area of interest. These courses are deemed to satisfy the same or similar learning outcomes as the Core and Specialist courses. Currently, the program is launching with a choice of 6 elective courses. Executive MRE students will choose 3 Elective courses from the following list:
The Executive MRE Track enables its students to choose a wider range of Elective Courses, enabling students to specialize in the areas in which they are presently working, or wish in the future, to direct their careers.
This program is designed to:
Provide a programmatic platform on which to promote and enhance the systematic and interdisciplinary study of Real Estate, from the perspective of Management, which integrates the insights from a range of related disciplines.
Develop professionalism in the industry, by way of advanced training through a structured university masters-level program, and through incorporating the perspectives of professionals on the salient issues in Real Estate through workshops and seminars between academics and practitioners;
Encourage the awareness among students, faculty, and the related business communities of the academic field of 'Real Estate' that is emerging with a core body of knowledge;
Promote the foundations for sustained academic research in all aspects of Real Estate.
Promote the values of professionalism, entrepreneurialism, leadership, global vision, ethics and corporate responsibility in the study and practice of Real Estate.
The program aims to:
Provide students with both a research-active and professionally-oriented teaching environment;
Examine how a Real Estate project/development emerges, how it is conceived, financed, managed, and used, in the context of prevailing business/economic, and social/demographic structures;
Ensure that students acquire a solid understanding of academic research methods as well as qualitative and quantitative methodologies in general in the social sciences as well as in specific areas of real estate (ie., ARGUS in Real Estate Finance);
Ensure that students acquire a solid, interdisciplinary knowledge of theories and methods relevant to sound decision-making in the planning and execution of Real Estate project, encompassing, inter alia, economic, management, sociological, and cultural approaches;
Ensure that students acquire the necessary sills for advanced project assessment, execution, and management, including well-developed strategic planning and exit strategies;
Develop students’ general research skills and personal skills (transferable skills).