Construction and Real Estate - MBA

    • Full or part time
      Part time & Online distance learning available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Building - Construction Management Property Management Business
    • Course Start
      September, March
    • Course Duration
      2 years online learning
    • MBA Program Type

    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.


    'The MBA offered me an opportunity to study whilst working in a demanding job and juggling my family commitments. The VLE is a unique platform where tutors and students can contribute at any time and in any place.

    The tutors and student support team are helpful and extremely knowledgeable I have very much valued my experiences at UCEM.'

    Jane Henshaw

    Head of Building Surveying

    Cadogan Estate


    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)*.

    *CABE accreditation is available only when the following electives are chosen: CON7CMC Management of Construction and QSP7SPT Procurement and Tendering

    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 you'll study

    Studying online means taking control of when and where you study so you can study at your own pace, no matter where you are in the world. It means being able to balance your home and work life with your education so you can earn while you learn.

    When you study at UCEM, you’ll be using our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), a specialised resource which provides you with everything you need to keep on top of your studies and succeed.

    You’ll be guided through your learning with weekly study schedules and course guides, which you can adapt to suit your needs, pace and lifestyle. Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone as you’ll be fully supported by tutors and a community of students throughout your journey.

    Your learning experience with UCEM will be fully supported through a range of activities on our VLE. You’ll also have access to UCEM’s valuable and comprehensive e-library service, providing you with a wealth of subject-specific materials to support you throughout your studies.

    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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    Annie Chu

    “What I liked about the UCEM MSc Building Surveying programme was that I could work alongside studying. This is important to me as I couldn’t afford to undertake studies without a full-time job.

    UCEM’s Tutors care about your success and are happy to help with areas you are struggling with. The VLE [Virtual Learning Environment] has a feedback system built into it which allows Tutors to improve the programme.

    I’ve enjoyed being the Student Rep for UK students on the programme. It’s more work but I enjoy speaking with students to understand how they want to change the programme. I like to think I am helping to create a better programme for future students.

    I want to become an RICS Chartered Building Surveyor and eventually a partner within a firm. The Careers Service at UCEM has helped me to become more employable within the sector.

    The best thing about studying with UCEM is whenever I get marks back from a piece of work, I know I am one step closer to becoming Chartered.”


    Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme - No. of awards TBC

    University College of Estate Management (UCEM) will fund up to 50% of the UCEM postgraduate programme fee for a limited number of new students who have demonstrated outstanding academic ability and financial need.How will the scholarships be awarded?
    Your application will be assessed and if you meet the scholarship criteria, you will be invited for a virtual interview to discuss your academic achievements and your ambitions for your career in the Built Environment.A discount of up to 50% will be awarded to those students who have demonstrated previous academic excellence and whom the UCEM Bursaries Working Group believe will be most helped by receiving the support.Which degree programmes can this scholarship be used for?
    MBA Construction and Real EstateMSc Building SurveyingMSc Construction ManagementMSc Quantity SurveyingMSc Real Estate

    Value of Scholarship(s)

    Up to 50%


    Applicants in any country who can demonstrate a strong academic record in their previous studies, for example, a Bachelor degree classification of a first or 2.1, or equivalent, are eligible to apply. We particularly welcome applications from international, BAME, LGBTQ+, disabled, lower socio-economic and care leaver candidates.

    Application Procedure

    You must have received an offer to study on a UCEM MSc or MBA to be able to apply for this scholarship. Once this has been received for the relevant intake, you need to:

    Complete this scholarship application form (opens in new window).
    Provide evidence of academic excellence – this might be in the form of a testimonial or academic reference. Your certificates and transcripts will already have been provided as part of your application, but you may wish to provide further evidence).
    Provide financial evidence – your last three pay slips, your last two months’ bank statements and/or evidence of receipt of benefits if unemployed.

    When do I need to apply by?
    The scholarship is available for the following intakes:
    27th September 2021 (apply and provide supporting evidence by 6th August 2021)

    Are there any exclusions?
    The Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme is not available for Postgraduate Single Module, Postgraduate Access Programme or for applicants whose study will be partly or fully funded by an employer or by the UK Government Apprenticeship Scheme.

    Entry Requirements

    One of the following: A Bachelor’s Degree with honours at lower second standard (2:2) ; 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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