Real Estate Career Ambitions with Henley Business School, University of Reading Malaysia

Careers in Real Estate

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

There is a high demand for qualified real estate professionals and the diverse career opportunities in the real estate sector include:

  • Real estate investment
  • Property and Asset management
  • Capital markets
  • Commercial and Retail Property Leasing
  • Project and development services
  • Valuation
  • Advisory and consulting
  • City planning

Real estate professionals can choose to work with property developers, institutional real estate investors and property services consultancies.  Some may consider developing their careers in the financial industry as there is an increasing demand from financial institutions and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) for specialist graduates in real estate.

BSc Real Estate Programme at Henley

The BSc Real Estate programme offered at the Henley Business School, University of Reading is consistently ranked #1 in the UK for Land and Property Management by The Complete University Guide. The real estate degree offered in both Malaysia and UK campuses are identical

All students benefit from Henley Business School’s close industry ties which involve expert seminars, company and site visits and internship opportunities. In addition to their degree syllabus, students in Malaysia campus learn the local real estate professional practices and laws so they graduate with a renowned UK degree yet can immediately adapt to the Malaysian real estate market. Our graduates have multiple job offers given their acquired high quality skillsets and knowledge of both British and Malaysian real estate.

Students undertaking an internship with Knight Frank Indonesia.

In addition, BSc Real Estate in Henley Business School is uniquely the only quad-accredited programme in Malaysia with professional recognition by BOVAEP (the Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers Malaysia), RICS (the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, UK), RISM (the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia) and SISV (the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers). Graduates can embark on their professional careers in countries that are recognized/ affiliated by these prestigious professional bodies.

The programme has become the preferred option for budding real-estate professionals such as Natasha Abd Rahim, who graduated with a First Class Honours last year. “I chose to study BSc Real Estate at the University of Reading Malaysia due to the course reputation and graduating with a UK degree that gives exposure to the local real estate industry. I thoroughly enjoyed the degree programme with the smaller class sizes and hands-on coursework. We had memorable site visits and numerous guest lectures from industry professionals which exposed us to the vast range of real estate opportunities. Through this we broadened our network and secured internships and even job offers upon graduation. The degree definitely provided me with the needed skillsets to succeed in my real estate career”.

Dr Janice Lee is Programme Lead for Real Estate

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


Our undergraduate intake is in September and you can apply for direct entry with a foundation in business, STPM, A-levels, UEC (senior middle) or other suitable qualification. SPM, IGCSE and equivalent holders can enrol on the 12-month International Foundation Programme (IFP) which allows direct progression to the BSc Real Estate degree. There are two intakes for IFP every year – in April and September.


Scholarships are available based on academic merit. The “Provost’s Award”, equivalent to a 100% discount on programme fees, is reserved for the most outstanding students in each year group. Students who demonstrate exemplary academic ability and results will automatically receive a “High-Achiever’s Scholarship” with discounts of up to 30% on programme fees.

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