Bachelor of Real Estate Management

1.0 Introduction

Today’s real estate manager is much more than someone who maintains the building and collects the rent. Since 1933, International Real Estate Management has specialized in preparing stakeholders to manage multi-million dollar assets, and to help students to prepare for the ever-evolving real estate management careers of today, tomorrow, and beyond. With resources for students and full support for instructors, BREM makes teaching and learning about real estate management easier and more effective than ever.

The Real Estate Management programme aims at creating enthusiastic professionals and identified future managers in the real estate industry and combines academic rigor with significant industry input. The programme aims to equip participants with a broader knowledge of all aspects of the real estate industry, insight into a range of long-term themes and strategic issues in the market as well as developing a range of research and other skills. This is a three year programme designed to enhance students’ technical skills and develop a range of other skills to enable them to be agents of change in the real estate industry and beyond.

1.1 Programme Rationale

With increased global competition in real estate investment, improved communication and technological advancements, the real estate business world needs well prepared cadres to give the solutions to the emerging demand of the society. The programme aims to ensure that students have a solid understanding to end processes in real estate investment and finance whilst promoting innovation in real estate through highlighting some of the trends influencing the industry and the opportunities that this will bring.

The global economic recession of 2008 is often linked to the United States housing bubble and subprime mortgages. In the aftermath of the recession, there was much negative sentiment over the real estate sector and few were inclined to consider investments into the sector, in a positive sense. Despite the huge investment in real estates, Uganda’s real estate’s business has remained being handled in unprofessional manner. The investments in urban construction have increasingly grown while the knowledge gap prevails in the sector. Therefore, the need to train real estate cadres to manage and improve on the value for money in this sector that may lead to economic development of the country.

1.2 Programmme objectives

The programme objectives will be to;

  1. Build knowledge across a range of disciplines around real estate including finance, investment, economics, environmental policy, planning and law.
  2. Identify skills on previous study and work experience across real estate and related disciplines.
  3. Classify management positions in the industry and develop their understanding of key skills in management, innovation, strategy, negotiation, and partnering and risk management.
  4. Identify opportunities to learn from colleagues from different cultures, work backgrounds and with experience from different background with different social, economic and legal systems.
  5. Analyze the skills to manage information and resources effectively and to be able to manage their own business based on real estate core values.
  6. Classify core values for passion for research and strategic thinking.

1.3 Learning Outcomes

At the end of this programme, students will be able to;

  1. Apply concept of real estate development realistically.
  2. Apply mortgage finance evaluation tools.
  3. Apply the concept of property valuation and appraisal.
  4. Apply effective written and oral communication skills to business situations.
  5. Appreciate the real estate business environment.
  6. Evaluate critical thinking skills in business situations.
  7. Appreciate an ethical understanding and perspective to business situations in real estate management.

1.4 Entry Requirement

Target Groups

The programme shall target the students with ‘A’ Level Certificate, Diploma holders, persons who possess degrees in other disciplines or those holding professional qualifications such as CIPS, ACCA, CPA, CIMA, ICSA  but are desirous of acquiring a qualification in real estate management.

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the First Year

Admission to the programme shall be done in accordance with the University and Faculty Regulations and in line with the regulations provided by NCHE.

A candidate shall be eligible for admission to the programme on meeting any of the following minimum requirements:-

  1. Two principal passes either in Arts or Science subjects at the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education examinations (“A” level) or its equivalent obtained at the one sitting
  2. Must pass the University Mature Age Entrance Examination (where applicable).
  3. Any Diploma from a recognized Institution.
  4. Any Degree from a recognized Institution.
  5. Possession of a professional qualification such as CIPS, CPA, ACCA, and CIMA will be admitted to pursue the programme.

Admission to Other Years

A student who transfers from other recognized Universities doing a similar course must spend at least two years on the programme.

1.5 Duration

The Bachelor of Real Estate Management will be completed in three years.  Failure to complete the course in that period, the student will be granted a grace period of two more years to finish. Failure to complete during that grace period will automatically be deregistered.

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the award of the Degree of Bachelor of Real Estate Management, a student shall have completed143 credit units as follows:

Year I                                       48 Credit Units

Year II                                      48 Credit Units

Year III                                     47 Credit Units

Total                                      143 Credit Units

Model of Delivery

Working across continents and countries requires a unique set of skills.  Different people learn in different ways. To help everyone get the most out of their studies, we shall teach students through a blend of:

  • Lectures
  • Guest speakers
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Virtual Learning Environment online


 Bachelor of Bachelor of Real Estate Management

Details of the p                         Details of the programme structure are specified below where; L, T, P, CH and CU represent Lecture Hours, Tutorial Hours, Practical Hours, Contact Hours and Credit Units respectively; where one (1) lecture hour is equivalent to 2 Practical Hours and 1 Credit Unit is equivalent to 15 Contact Hours.




Course code Course description
ACC   1101 Fundamentals of Accounting I
REM  1102 Quantitative Methods I
REM  1103 Principles of real Estate
MGT  1104 Principles of Management
REM  1105 Legal Framework of Organizations
ECO  1106 Managerial Economics I
Semester Load = 23 CU
ACC 1201 Fundamentals of Accounting II
PIE   1202 Introduction to Ethics
REM 1203 Quantitative Methods II
ECO 1204 Managerial economics II
REM 1205 Business Communications Skills
REM 1206 Real Estate Business Development
CSC  1207 Introduction to information systems
Semester Load = 25 CU
REM  2101 Brokerage business management
REM  2102 Research Methodology
REM  2103 Entrepreneurship Development
REM  2104 Valuation of Real Estate
CSC  2105 Information systems and databases
REM  2106 Real estate Marketing
POM  2107 Production and Operations and Management
Semester Load = 27 CU
CLS   2201 Original Critical Language skills
REM   2202 Real Estimate Investment
PEF   2103 Ethics in focus
REM   2204 Risk and Insurance Practice
REM   2205 Urban economics
REM   2206 Cost & Management Accounting
Semester Load = 21 CU
REM  3101 Real estate market analysis
REM  3103 Real Estate Business Negotiation
REM  3103 Environmental issues in real estates
REM  3104 Real estate assets Management
REM  3105 Real Estate Management
REM  3106 The law of real estate
Semester Load = 23 CU
REM   3201 Real estate taxation and tax management
REM   3202 Real estate Auditing practice and investigation
REM   3203 Procurement Management & Practices
REM   3204 Real estate practice and Ethics
REM   3205 Geographical Information Systems for real estate
FWP   3207 Field Work Project/Dissertation
Semester Load = 24 CU
Total Load = 143 CU



Duration 3 Years
Study time PT
Intake August

Entry Requirements

Fees Structure

Tuition Fees per Semester (East African) Tuition Fees per Semester (Non East Africans)
UGX 1,287,600


Programme Structure

How to Apply

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