M.Sc. Real Estate Investment and Finance

Aalto University

Application deadline: January 30
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • Free (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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Description

Master's Programme in Real Estate Investment and Finance offers a holistic understanding of the operations in real estate markets and investments. After the programme, you are able to perform investment analyses of individual real estate investments and portfolios and conduct market analysis. In addition, you gain knowledge on real estate management, development and the relevant legislation related to real estate. The programme combines theoretical knowledge with extensive hands-on work in assignments and case studies.

The programme prepares students to professional positions in real estate, such as real estate analyst, commercial advisor, real estate manager and researcher.

Real estate investments represent a large share of the wealth universe as well as of the portfolios of institutional investors, being thus an important field of specialisation in finance. Due to the special characteristics of real estate investments, operating in the real estate business requires knowledge of the functions and processes on the markets. This is what the Real Estate Investment and Finance programme at Aalto is about.

Contents

You will study:

  • Analysis of real estate investments and portfolios, both in theory and practise
  • Theories and their use in explaining the dynamics of real estate markets
  • Operations and roles of different actors, such as real estate investor, developer and agent.

Requirements

Evaluation criteria

In the academic evaluation candidates’ academic qualifications are assessed. Admission to the programme is granted on a competitive basis. The candidates are assessed on the following criteria:

  • Previous degree
  • Applicability of prior studies (coursework related to the programme)
  • Prior academic study performance
  • Commitment and motivation to the programme How to write a motivation letter?

The suitability of previous academic studies with relation to the programme applied is evaluated. The aim is to select students whose academic background is suitable for starting the Master’s programme in Real Estate Investment and Finance with minimum amount of complementary studies. The main prerequisite for the programme is a Bachelor’s degree with emphasis on Real Estate studies, such as Real Estate Management, Real Estate Development or Land Law, for example a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Economics or other relevant field. In addition, basic studies in Finance are required.

The academic study performance is evaluated based on the candidates’ cumulative GPA in the degree based on which the candidate is applying. Additionally study success in the key subjects and/or BSc thesis related to the programme is taken into account.

The candidates will be ranked based on the respective academic evaluation criteria and listed in order for selection.

Complementary studies

The university may require an admitted student to pursue supplementary studies (max. 60 credits) to gain the knowledge and skills required for the master’s programme studies. The supplementary studies provide the student with the prerequisite knowledge for the master’s programme and are not counted towards the degree of Master of Science (Technology). The contents of the supplementary studies are defined for each student no later than at the start of his/her studies.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 580
TOEFL iBT® test: 92

Funding

Scholarships are available for non-EU/EEA nationals in all of the programmes with the tuition fees. There will not be any scholarship options for programmes with no tuition fees.

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