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Construction and Real Estate - MBA

Course Description

Our MBA, accredited by the CIOB and RICS, is a leading specialist MBA that focuses on business and management principles within the international construction and real estate sectors. The programme attracts real estate and construction professionals from all continents, offering virtual networking and exchanges of experiences in different international contexts. You will engage with subject experts in modules covering key subjects that blend technical knowledge in property and construction subjects with core management disciplines such as finance, organisational leadership, strategic management of change and marketing.

Delivered by supported online learning, this is a flexible programme that can be studied in any location at any time. You can learn while you earn.

UCEM is an institution with great industry recognition their qualifications will certainly help your future success.

This programme is delivered by supported online learning and can be studied in any location.

Why study this programme?

The programme is suitable for ambitious and experienced construction and real estate professionals in the public and private sectors. This stimulating, challenging and specialist MBA programme is suitable for current middle managers and aspiring senior managers who want to improve their leadership skills through strategic management and reach more senior positions.

  • A specialist MBA for the Construction and Real Estate sectors
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Improve your career prospects
  • Become eligible to apply for Membership of RICS/CIOB

Career and study progression

This programme enables aspiring and current leaders within the built environment to acquire management skills and competencies which will enable them to face the challenges of a rapidly changing world. The programme also provides a platform for students to further enhance their professional and technical skills in an area of the sector that will further improve their knowledge base.

There are a broad range of careers that UCEM students undertake whilst/after completing this programme which include; construction programme management,International marketing, business management, property development and management, international procurement and tendering, property management, real estate investment management and strategic, innovation and management of Change.


“I chose to study at The College of Estate Management (CEM) as it is internationally recognised as the place to gain professionally accredited construction sector qualifi cations. I always had access to great support from academic staff at all levels and my studies with CEM have completely changed the way I think, for the better.

My time at CEM has seen a rich interweaving of knowledge between the course modules and my every day work, creating an enhanced understanding of all aspects of both environments. Covering a huge breadth of business subjects, the course has developed my analytical skills, enabling me to excel at gathering and interpreting large amounts of new information to form an overview of a situation, understand its constituent parts and to identify solutions and conclusions.

My MBA has been a great and challenging journey, one that has helped me develop into a professional and provided me with a qualification from an internationally recognised and respected College.

My course material was well structured with additional podcasts, webinars and videos for a range of learning styles. I would highly recommend the course to others.”

Kirsty Huxtable, MBA Real Estate and Construction Management

Project Manager, Fordingbridge plc, UK


This programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).

Students who successfully complete the programme will also achieve a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership, subject to confirmation by the student that they wish to be registered for this award. The CMI qualification will provide students with the opportunity to achieve membership of the leading professional body for managers and enhanced access to Chartered Manager status.

How the programme will be assessed

Assessment consists of a mix of homework and examinations. The module information sheet provides details of the assessment method for each module.

Visit the Construction and Real Estate - MBA page on the University College of Estate Management web site for more details!

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Jason Boyce

1946.jpg It was just over 11 years since finished my undergraduate course, so it was slightly daunting to start the MBA programme in Construction and Real Estate as a distance learning course at the College of Estate Management. Once I started the course and navigated my way through the VLE platform, I became more comfortable with the course and the concept of distance learning.

I am a Real Estate professional but a result of the MBA programme I now have a realisation that all organisations are involved in strategic and financial planning, budgeting, and change management at some point during their lifecycle. As a general business qualification, the MBA is designed to appeal to managers from all sectors, and it is clear that there are huge benefits gained from investing in business and management training.

The course structure is logical and guides you through the business world and the coursework allows you draw on and understand the decision making processes of businesses. I have started to analyse corporate situations differently and I can unequivocally say that I am using the knowledge from the course in my everyday business life.

I would recommend the MBA programme to any management based professional in the Real Estate industry and I firmly believe studying on the CEM MBA programme has made a difference to both, my professional and personal life.

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Entry Requirements

One of the following: A Bachelor’s Degree with honours at lower second standard (2:2) and three years’ experience; A Level 5 qualification as defined by the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ) Level 5 plus five years’ relevant work experience – two of which should be at an appropriate senior management level; A professional qualification plus five years’ relevant experience – two of which should be at an appropriate senior management level. Please view the website for further admission requirements: View Website

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