Steer the future of global economies

MSc in Real Estate (MRE) is the only master’s degree in Asia that draws on multi-disciplinal research and teaching resources ranging from real estate, business to hospitality. The programme offers an experiential learning curriculum that integrates theory and real-world practice to ensure students understand multiple phases of the real estate development from business, investment and community perspectives.

The real estate industry plays a crucial role in Asia and in the world. Commercial properties such as office buildings, mixed-use properties, data centres; various hospitality-related properties such as hotels, shopping malls, theme parks, exhibition and convention centres; and other entertainment venues are a significant part of the dynamic and complex real estate industry. These commercial assets have gained rising strategic importance in the portfolios of many developers and investors.

Real estates are not only properties and investment vehicles but also an interface between people and built space. In the rapidly-changing world, a sharp business acumen and an ability to manage change are important skillsets required for future leaders of the industry. Our goal is to nurture future business leaders who understand the value between “business”, “people”, “community,” and strike a balance between maximising economic revenues and creating innovative services and experiences for the community while doing business.

MRE Graduates have a wide range of career opportunities in property planning, development, financing, investment, valuation, asset management, facilities management, leasing, marketing, and consultancy.

The programme is professionally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

MSc in Management of Real Estate and Hospitality Assets (MREHA) has been renamed as MSc in Real Estate (MRE) from academic year 2021-22 onwards. The renaming and restructuring of the curriculum reflect our programme’s unique positioning and core strengths with reference to the market.

Learning from professionals

Taught by experienced faculty members and renowned professionals, you will gain industry expertise from the perspectives of both owners and operators in the real estate industry. You will have opportunities to discuss the challenges, emerging trends and future opportunities of the industry with renowned professionals at guest lectures and company visits.

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Key Facts

Full-time: 1 year

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Entry requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with Second Class honours or achieving an average grade of B from a recognized university, or an equivalent professional qualification.
  • GMAT / GRE scores are not mandatory, but a good GMAT / GRE score will strengthen the application.
  • English language proficiency

Application is OPEN!

Position yourself at an advantage

Interactions with the industry

You will gain hands-on industry experience through various events and projects throughout the programme, and have plenty of opportunities to witness theories and strategies in action in organisations across the city.

Holistic development

At CUHK Business School, you will develop both professional and interpersonal skills. Our well-designed programme enables you to gain a greater awareness of how personal style and group dynamics influence the quality of leadership and decision-making.

An ideal location

The real estate industry is an important pillar of the Asian economies, and the hospitality industry is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in China. With the advantage of geographical proximity through studying in Hong Kong, you place yourself at the forefront of the industry’s development, and will be surrounded by pioneering organisations.

Is this programme for me?

We welcome students from a broad range of disciplines, both local and international, based on their abilities and interests.

RICS professionally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
1st master’s degree in Asia to integrate a business focus with real estate and hospitality asset management

Plan your pathway to success

This programme is ideal for students who intend to pursue management and consulting careers in the real estate, hospitality, investment banking and strategic consulting industries.

Many of our graduates continue their careers in real estate as consultants and developers, while others go on to real estate investment, and banking and finance, or take up senior positions in the hospitality industry. We offer personalised career coaching to help you realise your potential and give your career a head start.

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Get to know our alumni

“It is inspiring to freely share views with my classmates, professors and renowned industry guest speakers from around the region. The classes are not only intensive and fruitful but really enjoyable. We learn in a rewarding atmosphere while developing true friendships with our classmates and greatly enhancing our network.”


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Kim Joo Young
MSc in Management of Real Estate & Hospitality Assets 2016

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Important Notes:
• CUHK Business Master’s accepts GMAT Focus Edition for fulfilling the GMAT requirement for admission to the 2024/25 intake and onwards.
• The Verbal Reasoning score of GMAT Focus Edition takes effect to fulfil the English language requirements for admission. For details, please visit the CUHK Graduate School website.
• The previous edition of the GMAT exam is also recognized for both GMAT and English language requirements, with a validity of five years from the test date.