Programme Information (MBA)

MBA Construction and Real Estate (NCR registration no.: 252666)

Start date
29 March or 27 September 2021

Application date
Apply by 15 February 2021 for March 2021 intake

Mode of delivery
Online learning

2 years

Total programme fee: £10,400

The industry-recognised specialist MBA provides a rigorous understanding of key property and construction subjects alongside core management disciplines such as finance, organisational leadership, strategic change management and marketing.

In an ever-changing and competitive environment, the UCEM MBA programme is designed for ambitious and experienced real estate and construction professionals seeking an accelerated route to senior management.

Accredited by globally-renowned professional bodies RICS, CIOB, CABE and CMI, this leading specialist MBA offers professional body membership and a fast-track route to Chartered Manager status. The programme also leads to MRICS (Chartered Surveyor) status on passing the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).

It combines the theoretical and real-world knowledge of our industry experts with practical applied learning and attracts built environment professionals from across the globe, offering virtual networking and exchanges of experiences in different international contexts.

Our industry-leading specialist MBA is a fully supported online programme offering great flexibility for you to earn while you learn and study wherever you are based in the world.

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Entry requirements

Entrants onto the MBA are normally required to have attained one of the following:

➜ A Bachelor’s Degree with honours at lower second standard (2.2) and be employed in a relevant role

➜ A Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent, plus 3 years’ experience in a relevant field

➜ A professional qualification plus 5 years’ relevant experience, two of which should be at appropriate senior management level


English entry requirement:

➜ All applicants are required to demonstrate an English proficiency at IELTS 6.0 (with 6.0 in the reading and writing modules), OR HKDSE Grade 4 in English Language, or equivalent.

Note: Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree that has been taught and examined in the English medium can be considered for entry in the absence of the qualifications detailed. Applicants who do not meet the requirements stated above, but who wish to be considered for this programme, should still apply. Such applications will be considered on merit in each case.


Graduates of our MBA Construction and Real Estate can apply for the Probationer Membership of the following professional bodies:

  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS)
  • Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)*
  • The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI)


*CABE Accreditation available only when the following electives are chosen: CON7CMC Management of Construction and QSP7SPT Procurement and Tendering


Expected workload and contact hours

15-20 hours a week for 42 weeks per annum.









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This programme is registered with the Hong Kong Non-local Courses Registry (NCR). It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this programme may lead.

These programmes are eligible programmes under the Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme administered by the Student Finance Office (SFO), Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA).