M.Sc. Real Estate Investment and Finance

| Helsinki, Finland
The Masterís programme in Real Estate Investment and Finance is a two-year (120 ECTS) programme leading to a Master of Science (Tech) degree. The programme courses are offered by Aalto University Department of Real Estate, Planning and Geoinformatics.



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 Masterís 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.

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee
  • EUR15000 per year ( International

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Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Courses Included:
  • Real Estate in Theory and Practice
  • Introduction to Real Estate Investments
  • Commercial Property Market and Valuation
  • Urban Economics for Real Estate
  • Real Estate Investment Analysis
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Finance I
  • Corporate Real Estate Management
  • Theories in Real Estate Economics
  • Game in Urban Planning and Development
  • Analysis of Real Estate Assets and Vehicles


Admission Requirements:

In the academic evaluation candidatesí 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 Masterís programme in Real Estate Investment and Finance with minimum amount of complementary studies. The main prerequisite for the programme is a Bachelorís degree with emphasis on Real Estate studies, such as Real Estate Management, Real Estate Development or Land Law, for example a Bachelorís 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 candidatesí 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.

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Aalto University

Helsinki, Finland

Finland Aalto University offers the highest level of education in business, art and design, architecture, and technology in Finland. This combination of fields brings a whole new dimension to studying: in addition to the traditional degree options, you can tailor a unique study experience to meet your interests and career goals. Aalto University encourages its students to engage in multidisciplinary projects and practice-oriented learning.

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