Construction, real estate industry

This area of study focuses primarily on the business side of building and marketing buildings, both residential and commercial.

The field of study at a glance

In the field of construction and real estate, independent courses of study have increasingly been established that were previously only offered as a focus in business administration courses. They combine technical and business aspects and deal with questions of real estate investment and financing, project development and management, as well as building science and technology. In the construction industry, the focus is on the business side of planning and constructing buildings. The real estate industry focuses on the valuation, management and marketing of real estate. These can be commercial properties, apartments or houses. Commercial thinking, organizational skills and communication skills are good prerequisites for this.

Course offered

The bachelor's degree programs in “Real Estate Management”, “Construction Management”, “Construction Business Administration, “Real Estate” or “Real Estate and Facility Management” are mainly offered by universities of applied sciences - also on a dual basis. At some universities it is possible to continue your studies with a master's degree.

Depending on the university, it is also possible to study business administration or industrial engineering if you have the appropriate focus.

Contents of the course

  • In the bachelor's degree in construction economics, students receive basic scientific and practical knowledge in commercial and technical construction planning as well as in construction contract processing. The course contains modules such as construction business administration, building construction and mechanics, building statics, soil mechanics and earthworks, geoinformation, accounting, procurement and contracting, traffic systems and building material logistics.

  • The Bachelor's program in Real Estate Management imparts basic knowledge in business administration, law, and construction and building technology in modules such as construction technology, building theory, real estate management and marketing, real estate taxation and financing, real estate law, project development, accounting and controlling, as well as software for real estate.

Career opportunities after graduation

Graduates work in companies in the construction, real estate and building industries, with real estate management and brokers, with property developers, housing construction and real estate companies, in structural engineering offices or in public administration, such as real estate offices.