M.A. Facility & Real Estate Management

FH Kufstein - University of Applied Sciences

Tuition fee:
  • € 726 / Year (EEA)
  • € 726 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 60 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
  • English
  • German
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time
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This Masters Degree provides technical and leadership know-how focusing on Facility and Real Estate Management and is designed for students who already have an academic degree or experience in this field of work. The aim of the program is to give students a sound education in management skills with an international focus.

Language of instruction: 78% German, 22% English

Holistic Viewpoint

A special feature of this program is its modular structure. Elective subjects and applied practical projects present the opportunity to delve deeper individually into the specialized areas of real estate management and facility management. Here the focus is on real estate from modern perspectives and being able to pursue an interdisciplinary approach. The program content includes portfolio management as well as the comprehensive life cycle analysis of real estate business.

It provides students with a sound knowledge in the areas of development and implementation of in-house and competitive facility management and real estate management strategies. They learn to combine information management tools, benchmarking tools and performance/measurement/controlling contents to create independent market and location analyses and establish economic viability of even large volume construction projects such as shopping centers and logistics centers. Finally, selected specialized lectures held by professionals in English and a stay abroad gives the program an international orientation.

Responsible Leadership Style

The range of activities for Facility and Real Estate Managers involves the comprehension of advanced, complex facility and real estate contexts. Leadership skills and modern strategic instruments are required in order to take an active role in processes that can be structural as well as fiscal.

Job Opportunities

  • Industrial Plants/Conglomerates, Investment Banks,
  • Insurance Companies, Investment Companies,
  • Municipal Administration, Public Facilities,
  • Consultancy Firms, Residential Real Estate Developers
  • Architecture and Engineering Offices, Real Estate Agents,
  • General Planners / Building Contractors,
  • Real Estate Trustees, Administrators and Property Developers,
  • Service Providers for Facility Services


  • 50 % Consolidation of Facility Management or Real Estate Management
  • 23 % Practical Training and Empiricism
  • 18 % Management



  • Information and Process Management I
  • Quality and Environment Management
  • Selected Legal Fields I
  • Strategic Management & Business Management I
  • Information and Process Management II
  • Selected Legal Fields II
  • Strategic Management & Business Management II

praxis transfer and empirie

  • Practical Training: Integrative Case Study & Project Management
  • Applied Scientific Work
  • Master's Thesis
  • Practise Transfer Study Abroad

social competence

  • English FIM
  • Electives Social Skills (Negotiation, Mediation, Career Planing)
  • Electives Social Skills (Negotiation, Mediation, Career Planning, Business Ethics,..)

specialization in facility management

  • Selected Topics in Structural Engineering and Engineering Technology
  • Training - Facility Management Basics
  • Life Cycle Management: LCC & LCA
  • Service Management & Contract Management
  • Strategic Facility Management
  • Supplementary Consolidation - Facility Management
  • Supplementary Consolidation - Real Estate Management
  • Building Process Engineering
  • Engineering Methods (Energy Efficient Design, Simulation, Energy Monitoring)
  • Green Building and Certification (Leed, BREAM, DGNB)
  • Safety and Security Management
  • Trends in FM - Business Cases

specialization in real estate management

  • Training - Real Estate Basics
  • Finance / RE Capital Markets I
  • Real Estate Development
  • Valuation I
  • Finance / RE Capital Markets II
  • Real Estate Law & Case studies
  • Regional Planning
  • Valuation II
  • Trends in Real Estate Management - Business Cases

Graduation requirements

Positive completion of the 120 ECTS credits in the master’s degree program within the 4 semester length of the degree program.

The Diploma Thesis is written in the 4th semester.

It is necessary that each semester is passed with degrees from excellent to sufficient . An International week is compulsary.

The final examination for the bachelor’s degree programme consists of a committee examination before an examination board.


  • Completion of a specialized Bachelors degree or degree course (technical college or university) or equivalent post-secondary degree
  • Practical work experience
  • Good English skills

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