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.
The programme 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 provides a Master’s degree of international standard and quality that gives the students the required knowledge to work in the fields of real estate and financial intermediation.The programme prepares students to professional positions in real estate, such as real estate analyst, commercial advisor, real estate manager and researcher.
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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:
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.
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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