Master of Science (MSc)
Real Estate Specialisation
Your path to shape the skyline

The Real Estate industry plays an integral role in the worldwide economy and has become a very competitive and technically sophisticated sector.
Did you know that new development of commercial real estate and of the ongoing operations of existing commercial real estate buildings in the United States - office, industrial and retail - supported 8.5 million American jobs and contributed $1.2 trillion to the U.S. GDP in 2021? And that the US, the UK, Germany and Spain ranked at the top of real estate investments destinations worldwide?

The MSc in Real Estate will provide you with the necessary skills and networking to succeed in this fascinating and competitive sector, in an international business context.

Taught by world-renowned faculty and guest expert practitioners, participants will receive a cutting-edge education combining theory with real-world applicability to become leaders in the industry.

This MSc includes two terms of intensive courses in Madrid and one term in London with additional specialisation courses. Field trips to major European cities, including the Spanish coast, Paris and MIPIM Cannes, are part of the programme. 

Specialisation Objectives:

  • Global and in-depth multidisciplinary knowledge of this versatile and fascinating industry
  • Learning by doing
  • Shaping pro-active, problem-solving, and conscious professionals
  • Building an outstanding, unique and international network

Claudia RUSSO SANJUANBENITO – President of ESCP Europe Real Estate Association - ESCP EuropeESCP has a worldwide reach in the real estate sector. From networking events to accredited courses and partnered internships, the School provides us with the tools to become successful real estate professionals. We have hosted reputable speakers on subjects ranging from distressed mortgage debt to urban design. Such events have allowed us to discuss with industry professionals whose insider quality gave us a true understanding of the market, in addition to the theoretical classes we attended. We have now entered the real estate labour market with a rich network and confidence in our capabilities.”

Claudia RUSSO SANJUANBENITO
President of ESCP Real Estate Association
Master in Management class 2019

Careers

Common job titles are:

  • Real Estate Analyst
  • Real Estate Asset Manager
  • Real Estate Investment Manager
  • Valuation Analyst
  • Development Analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Acquisitions Associate
  • PropTech entrepreneur
  • Real Estate Big Data Analyst
  • Mortgage Broker and Analyst

Industries hiring:

  • Institutional Investors and Investment Funds
  • Consultancy Firms
  • Real Estate Service Firms
  • Investment Banks
  • Investment and Development Companies

Key aspects of the specialisation


  • A specialisation of the Master Degree (Diplôme d'Études Avancées en Management International des Entreprises (DEAMIE)) *.
  • Learning by doing: Our teaching principles combine a real estate curriculum with real business cases, live case studies, seminar presentations by renowned guest speakers, networking events, and an International Consulting Project (ICP)
  • Technology driven approach to understand and work with the most advanced technologies in the Real Estate world
  • World-renowned faculty and guest expert practitioners will provide the best professional practices in an international context.
  • PropTech entrepreneurs will analyse their successes, struggles and business models
  • “Full-Time Intensive” format will allow you at the end of a short and dense tuition, to have an immediate access to decision-making leadership positions
  • Field trips and other learning experiences outside the classroom to complement the specialisation.
  • Internships all over the world for a minimun of 4 months.
  • Multicampus structure will allow participants to study in two of the most dynamic, beautiful and important capitals in Europe
  • Multicultural diversity thanks to ESCP’s global faculty and international class mix.
  • Career possibilities around the globe through our large alumni network and ESCP’s strong connections with the corporate world.

 

Scientific Director


Prof. Dr. Jaime LUQUE, Associate Professor, Madrid Campus - ESCP Europe

Jaime Pérez Luque

PhD in Economics, Nova School of Business and Economics

Research areas: residential development and mortgage lending

Executive Director


Nicolás Diaz Saldaña - ESCP

Nicolás Diaz Saldaña

RE Senior Advisor

About the Master Degree (DEAMIE)*

« Diplôme d'Études Avancées en Management International des Entreprises » (DEAMIE)
Joining this full-time Master of Science corresponds to the determination to pursue a defined professional project and gives young graduates and young executives a combination of high value skills sought by recruiters.
This programme provides academic expertise and presentation of the best professional practices. Our goal is to train experts who will be rapidly able to progress in a globalised world.
Students will obtain 1 degree: the French Master degree (DEAMIE) and 1 diploma: MSc in Real Estate. 

*This is a university level specialisation leading to an official degree in France.

2023 intake class profile

66 participants 17 nationalities

33% female 67% male

Sectors

26% Business administration 7% Communication 14%Hospitality

3% Marketing 9% Arts 47% Other

IREFIM

Discover the Institute of Real Estate Finance and Management (IREFIM), a platform sponsored by ESCP Business School dedicated to promoting education and research in Real Estate.

Find out more

Field Trip to MIPIM

A unique experience where students attend the most important real estate fair in Europe

See MIPIM

Among the three most prestigious master´s in Real Estate worldwide

Know more

Master of Science (MSc)
Real Estate Specialisation
Curriculum

Our programme targets your expertise

The MSc in Real Estate (120 ECTS) will train you to manage projects in an international business context

The specialisation complements the more traditional subjects of real estate (development, finance, investments, consulting, management, capital markets, law and taxation) with cutting edge topics such as Big Data, PropTech, Smart Cities and more, in order to provide the future leaders of the real estate industry with the necessary skills required to enter, develop and succeed in this versatile sector.
 

By combining multiple teaching methods, such as in-class lectures, workshops, business cases, field trips, online content, individual as well as group work, our students learn how to work, interact, and problem-solve in multiple scenarios and within the different specialisations that the industry offers – from banking to consulting to valuation and beyond. In addition, many of the professors also work in the professional world bringing their own first-hand experience to the table.  This is complemented by multiple networking opportunities with key industry stakeholders.

This full-time specialisation takes place over 9 months (15 months including internship and thesis) and is divided into three terms (2 terms in Madrid and 1 term in London). You have to be proficient in English to follow these courses.

NOTE: ESCP is committed to delivering the curriculum as is, unless external circumstances (such as the COVID-19 pandemic) are in the way, in which case(s) we will develop alternatives to deliver the programmes’s learning objectives.

A one-year full-time programme

The programme begins in October and is organised as follow:

CORE COURSES - TERM 1
Jul-Sep: Candidates with < 240 ECTS previous degree (or equivalent)

These six modules are compulsory only for candidates with less than 240ECTS (or equivalent)

They run in an online format between July and September prior to the campus terms. Candidates may be exempted from attending these modules based on their previous working experience (3 years required). See Admission Tab for more information.

CORE MANAGEMENT
  • Economics                                                        
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Statistics for Management
  • Leadership
 

COURSE MODULES- TERMS 2 & 3
Oct-Dec: Madrid campus| Jan-May: Madrid & London campus

The courses address both theory and real-life applications with a practical approach to real estate. They are taught from October to June by world renowned faculty and guest expert practitioners.

Students will also take a compulsory seminar on Ethics, Enviromental, Social & Corporate Governance.

Term 2
Oct-Dec – Madrid
Real Estate Finance and Management
  • Introduction to Real Estate Finance and Investments
  • Real Estate Consulting
  • Project Management in Practice for International Consultancy Projects
Real Estate Technology, Innovation and Sustainability
  • PropTech and Real Estate Innovation
  • Smart Cities and Urban Design
  • Software Technologies in Real Estate
  • Data Analytics
  • Real Estate Investment Trust
  • Startups and Venture Capital
  • Sustainability and ESG In Real Estate
  • Culture, Heritage and Real Estate
Field Trips & Skills to Succeed in Real Estate
  • 1-week field trip on "Hotel Operational Management" in a Spanish coastal city
  • Effective Communication & Pitch
  • Career Development
  • 1-week field trip to Paris and MIPIM Cannes
Term 3
Jan-Mar – Madrid
Live Case Studies
  • Live Case Study Hotels
  • Live Case Study Retail
  • Live Case Study Logistics
Real Estate Development and Investments
  • Hotels Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Introduction to Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Investment Funds
Real Estate Law, Economics and Meeting the Experts
  • Real Estate Law and Taxation
  • Real Estate Economics
  • Negotiation and Problem Solving
  • Roundtables with Real Estate Leaders
Term 3
May – London
  • Advance Real Estate Development
  • Advance Real Estate Data Analytics
  • Real Estate Capital Markets
  • Advance Real Estate Finance
  • Field trip and site visits in London, UK

PROFESSIONAL MISSION- TERM 4
June-Dec: A professional mission of 4 months minimum anywhere in the world

From mid-April to end December, you must complete an in-company internship of at least 4 months (though often lasting for 7-8 months). ESCP assists you in locating internship opportunities and networking with companies.
The internship is an opportunity for practical application of the theoretical concepts learned from courses, with an eye to establishing a career. In many cases, corporate employers consider the internship as a trial period for a permanent position.  

The Corporate Relations Department

The Company Relations Department is dedicated to gather placement offers from many companies. The department also organises a series of fairs involving firms, giving you many opportunities to make contact.

PROFESSIONAL THESIS -TERM 4
June-Dec: Writing and defending a professional thesis

The Professional Thesis is the best way to develop and put into practice the learning and skills the students have acquired during the programme in order to go further with the topics they are interested the most in the marketing field.

An original research

The professional thesis is an original research of a particular topic that is developed utilizing quantitative, qualitative methods and digital marketing tools to explore a specific communication trend, event or phenomenon.

Supervised by a member of Faculty

Students receives a supervision by a member of Faculty or expert in the relevant field during the development of their professional thesis. Students are oriented to select a topic of personal interest or one highly related to their profile and analyse how the issue relates to broader concepts and to other sectors and types of companies in order to draw valuable conclusions

In final

At the end of the programme, a written thesis is submitted and the best projects are invited to the campus for awarding them by their special contribution to a particular field.

Profession Thesis represents 17 of the total of 120 ECTS credits earned overt his academic year.

During this time, students will also participate in a mandatory Reasearch Seminar held by an ESCP professor. This seminar represents 3 ESCTS credits of the total 120 earned over this academic year. 

Emile MOUAWAD -Data Analyst Intern at BNP Paribas Real Estate


“ Pursuing the MSc in Real Estate at ESCP was a pivotal and crucial decision in my career. The cultural enrichment of studying in various campuses, the interaction with top level professionals, alongside the analysis of numerous case studies and an International Consulting Project (ICP) throughout the curriculum, have equipped me with the necessary skills and mentality to perform my duties at the highest level at BNP Paribas Real Estate. “

Emile MOUAWAD
MSc in Real Estate Class 2021
Intern at BNP Paribas Real Estate Spain

2023 intake class profile

66 participants 17 nationalities

33% female 67% male

Sectors

26% Business administration 7% Communication 14%Hospitality

3% Marketing 9% Arts 47% Other

IREFIM

Discover the Institute of Real Estate Finance and Management (IREFIM), a platform sponsored by ESCP Business School dedicated to promoting education and research in Real Estate.

Find out more

Field Trip to MIPIM

A unique experience where students attend the most important real estate fair in Europe

See MIPIM

Among the three most prestigious master´s in Real Estate worldwide

Know more

Master of Science (MSc)
Real Estate
Careers

Placement Report

Job Survey conducted among graduates from the Real Estate specialisation class of 2021.

100%
were employed 6 months after graduation

69%
have a job with an international dimension

Salary

€48,840.91 average annual salary

€14,147.06 average annual bonus

Sectors

73.1%
Real Estate

3.8%
Banking

3.8%
Luxury

19.8%
Other

Career opportunities

  • Real Estate Analyst
  • Real Estate Consultant
  • Investment Analyst
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate Finance Analyst
  • Asset Management & Investment Immobiliser
  • Valuation & Transaction Advisory
  • Real Estate Development
  • Private Equity Management
  • Market Research Consultant

Companies Hiring

Louis Vuitton Malletier - Atlantic Real Estate Europe - Rockstone - Westfort Advisors - AVENSIS - Savills- JLL -BNP Paribas – Deloitte – ING Bank – Robert Walters – Novartis ....

2023 intake class profile

66 participants 17 nationalities

33% female 67% male

Sectors

26% Business administration 7% Communication 14%Hospitality

3% Marketing 9% Arts 47% Other

IREFIM

Discover the Institute of Real Estate Finance and Management (IREFIM), a platform sponsored by ESCP Business School dedicated to promoting education and research in Real Estate.

Find out more

Field Trip to MIPIM

A unique experience where students attend the most important real estate fair in Europe

See MIPIM

Among the three most prestigious master´s in Real Estate worldwide

Know more

Master of Science (MSc)
Real Estate Specialisation
Admissions

Requirements

  • A bachelor or master degree in any discipline, preferably in business, science, architecture or engineering:
    - Minimum 240 ECTS previously acquired at a higher education institution;
    or
    -Minimum 180 ECTS for some candidates who add value to the group. We will only consider under this derogation students from prestigious institutions and/or excellent academic performance and/or first professional experience.
  • Advanced English level *: C1
    • TOEFL IBT: 95
    • TOEFL written: 600
    • TOEFL computer based: 250
    • TOEIC: 945
    • IELTS: 7
    • Cambridge: C1 level

Note: Due to accreditation regulations, students starting with less than 240 ECTS will need to obtain an additional 30 ECTS at ESCP Business School. The school will offer additional course options for those students. The corresponding fee for these ECTS is 3,200€

*If your bachelor’s degree was taught entirely in English, you do not need to take an English exam, but send a certificate from your university stating that your bachelor’s was taught entirely in English.

Procedure

Applications are examined in the order of their arrival; they must be submitted as early as possible. We have rolling admissions and limited seats available in each programme. After the application package has been reviewed by the Admission Committee, the candidate will be notified whether he/she will be invited for the final interview.

Step 1: Application form

Applications are made online. Please ensure that you take plenty of time with this form and answer all the questions therein as fully and thoughtfully as possible.

The main elements of the application include:
  • A copy of a bachelor or master diploma OR certificate of enrollment for current Bachelor studies (English or Spanish).
  • A copy of your grade transcripts covering all years of university study or the years done so far (English or Spanish).
  • Copy of passport
  • An updated CV in English
  • Motivational letter in English
  • Two recommendation letters (English or Spanish). At least one must come from a professional background.
  • Official English certificate (if applicable). Exemptions may be granted if you have studied fully in English for three or more years. If your studies were not in an English-speaking country, please apply with a medium of instruction confirmation letter from your university to be considered for exemption.

Optional:

  • If you do not have an official English certificate obtained within the last 2 years, you will be invited to take the ESCP English Proficiency Test, which is completely online.

Remember that you need to submit all the required documents, including English test results, before the application deadline, so if you need to take the ESCP English test, make sure you send your application well before the application deadline to have enough time to complete it.

Please ensure that all required supporting documents are scanned and uploaded during the online application process.

Please note: for full details of the application requirements, please see the online application. An application fee of €130 is required to cover processing of the application.

Step 2: Personal Interview & Exam

Students holding an official English score (taken within the last two years) are waived to take the ESCP English Proficiency test and must submit a copy of the result of these tests in their application file.

Candidates whose written application and admission exam are accepted will be invited for an individual interview, which plays an essential role in assessing the abilities and motivation for joining the program. Interviews take place from November to September each year.

Step 3: Confirmation

Admission decisions are sent out by email and post within two weeks of the Admissions interview. 
From the moment of the notification, students have a maximum of 10 days to pay the registration fees and thus, confirm their place.

Admission Calendar

We have admission sessions every month as is indicated below:

Application
Sessions
Application
Deadline
Interview 
Dates
November 19 Nov 2023 29 Nov 2023
January 7 Jan 2023 24 Jan 2024
February 4 Feb 2024 21 Feb 2024
March 3 Mar 2024 19 Mar 2024
April 7 Apr 2024 23-24 Apr 2024
May 5 May 2024 16 May 2024
June 26 May 2024 5 Jun 2024
July * 16 Jun 2024 3 Jul 2024
September * 26 Aug 2024 4 Sep 2024

(*) only available for candidates with at least 4 years of previous studies or more (minimum 240 ECTS or equivalent). Due to the time required to obtain the Student visa, these admission sessions are only available for European students or those who have a European passport.

2023 intake class profile

66 participants 17 nationalities

33% female 67% male

Sectors

26% Business administration 7% Communication 14%Hospitality

3% Marketing 9% Arts 47% Other

IREFIM

Discover the Institute of Real Estate Finance and Management (IREFIM), a platform sponsored by ESCP Business School dedicated to promoting education and research in Real Estate.

Find out more

Field Trip to MIPIM

A unique experience where students attend the most important real estate fair in Europe

See MIPIM

Among the three most prestigious master´s in Real Estate worldwide

Know more

Master of Science (MSc)
Real Estate Specialisation
Fees & Financial

Fees

  • Application fee: €130
  • Tuition fee: €23,500*
  • Term 1 (for candidates with less than 240 ECTS credits): €3,200

 Early bird scholarship: Candidates admitted and confirmed by March 31st 2024 are eligible for a 10% scholarship. This will be deducted from your tuition fee.

* Travel and accommodation expenses for mandatory field-trips are included. Other expenses such as housing, visa, etc. are excluded.

Scholarships

ESCP has been committed to recognizing and enabling the most talented international students to pursue their studies and invest in their future career.

The MSc programmes offer 30 partial scholarships of €3000 over the tuition fees based on their financial needs and academic merits.

In order to apply for a scholarship, you must be admitted and enrolled in the program first.

Eligibility: Scholarships are open to all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality or background who have been admitted and enrolled to one of our MSc programmes and are able to demonstrate academic merits and/or financial needs.

Process: The candidates who have been admitted and enrolled to one of our MSc programmes and are interested in a partial scholarship must complete a scholarship form (that will be sent by the Student Service Department when the process is open) and send the following documents *:

  1. A personal statement outlining in detail why they should be awarded our scholarship. The scholarship request can be in any format (video, essay, art, etc.), but it clearly needs to outline your academic achievements and/or current financial situation.
  2. Last three payslips. If you are currently unemployed or you are not the person financing the program, you will need to send the last three payslips of the person who will be financing the program.
  3. Annual income tax return from the past two years from the person financing the program.
  4. Updated CV.
  5. Official university transcripts.
  6. Any other official documents certifying your academic excellence or other merits

* All documents must be sent in English or Spanish. If the original is not in any of these two languages, you must send a sworn translation.

Deadline: Results from this scholarship are announced by email and the deadline to apply is June 2nd, 2024.

Loans & Bursaries

A programme such as the MSc in Real Estate is perhaps the most significant investment that you will make in your professional life and your future. Below are some options to help fund your time at ESCP.

BBVA

Offers two loan options for ESCP students

Option 1: Master and Courses Loan
  • Loan holder: student or parent
  • Maximum amount: up to €75,000
  • Interest rate: Euribor + 4%
  • Repayment period: up to 8 years
  • Fixed Opening Commission: 1,50%
Option 2: Master Blue Loan
  • Loan holder: student or parent
  • Maximum amount: up to €50,000
  • Interest rate: First 6 months (Euribor + 0%), rest period (Euribor + 6%)
  • Repayment period: up to 10 years
  • Total lack of capital and interests: up to 24 months

More information

Banco Sabadell

Highlights of the ESCP´s agreement with Banco Sabadell offers two ways of financing our degrees:

  • Tuition loan. Interest-free, short-term loan of up to €18,000, to be repaid in 12 months
  • Loan. Long-term loan  to be repaid in a maximum of 10 years following the loan applications.

Bank Sabadell reserves the right to refuse the loan if, at the time of submission of the loan application, any circumstances pertaining the person(s) applying for the loan come to light that could alter the decision regarding whether to grant the loan.

More information

COLFUTURO

This Scholarship-Loan Program, reserved to talented Colombian students, finances the costs of graduate studies around the world up to a maximum of US$25,000 per year and for a maximum two year stay abroad.
Students obtain: Colfuturo Scholarship-financing + ESCP Scholarship

More information

ICETEX 

ICETEX promotes the educational and cultural development of Colombia, particularly through educational credits up to US$25,000. 
Students obtain: ICETEX Financing + ESCP Scholarship

More information

Important

Any decisions regarding the loan itself are made by the banks in question and ESCP  does not have any say over or responsibility for their final decision. 
Conditions and requirements set by each bank and/or institution; students are responsible to go over this directly with them. ESCP  does not guarantee that the loans will be granted.

Note: The information contained herein is subject to change.

2023 intake class profile

66 participants 17 nationalities

33% female 67% male

Sectors

26% Business administration 7% Communication 14%Hospitality

3% Marketing 9% Arts 47% Other

IREFIM

Discover the Institute of Real Estate Finance and Management (IREFIM), a platform sponsored by ESCP Business School dedicated to promoting education and research in Real Estate.

Find out more

Field Trip to MIPIM

A unique experience where students attend the most important real estate fair in Europe

See MIPIM

Among the three most prestigious master´s in Real Estate worldwide

Know more

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