Global career opportunities in Real Estate with Henley Business School, University of Reading Malaysia

It’s one of Malaysia’s best kept secrets – a career in real estate. Real estate, or property, includes housing, offices, shopping malls, warehouses and factories. The more prosperous a city is, the higher the value of its real estate. Indeed, real estate is a major component of economic growth and is the world’s largest asset class worth trillions of dollars globally.

You might be surprised to learn that there are a whole host of diverse career opportunities in the real estate sector including:

  • Real estate investment
  • Asset management
  • Property management
  • Valuation
  • Consulting
  • City planning
  • Construction management

Real estate professionals can choose to work either in the public sector or the private sector for real estate consultancies like JLL, Savills, CBRE and Knight Frank or large construction firms. Real estate professionals are also in high demand from financial firms such as banks for their expertise in managing REITs (real estate investment trust) and asset portfolios.

Indeed, students who study real estate tend to have an advantage over students who study general business and management because they acquire more specialised knowledge and skills that make them more readily employable in the real-estate industry.

The BSc Real Estate offered by the Henley Business School is ranked #1 in the UK for property management. Located at the University of Reading’s stunning new Malaysia campus in Educity, Iskandar Johor, Henley Business School now offers students the best of both worlds – the opportunity to study for a prestigious UK business degree in Malaysia, following the UK curriculum, at significantly lower cost compared with going to the UK.

Henley’s BSc Real Estate is one of the few, established programmes in Malaysia that has become the preferred option for budding real-estate professionals such as final year student Leon Choong. “I would like to be a registered valuer and practice in Malaysia. The Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Real Estate is accredited by both the Board of the Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. This means I will be able to practice in Malaysia and most of the Commonwealth countries once I pass the Test of Professional Competence from those organisations,” chimes 21 year-old Choong, who credits Henley Business School for helping him to land an internship with global real estate consultancy, Knight Frank in 2017.

All students benefit from Henley Business School’s close industry ties which involve expert seminars, company visits and internship opportunities. In fact, it’s not unusual for students to pick from several job offers when they graduate given the high demand for their specialised knowledge and skills.

If you’re a SPM holder, you can enrol in the University’s International Foundation Programme (IFP) and complete the Foundation in Business which allows you to progress directly to Henley’s BSc Real Estate programme. There are intakes for IFP in April and September. Alternatively, you apply for direct entry with a foundation in business, A-levels or other suitable qualification. We have our next direct intake in September and January.

If you would like to know more about the BSc Real Estate programme, please contact the Programme Lead Dr Janice Lee at

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