RE2MRES-Management in the Real Estate Sector

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:5
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Pre-requisites:
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Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Dr Ashley Dabson

Email: a.dabson@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
The module aims to provide students with an understanding of the key themes and issues in management and to apply them to property as a resource and to the real estate sector.

This module is delivered at University of Reading and University of Reading Malaysia.

Aims:
The module aims to provide students with an understanding of the key themes and issues in management and to apply them to property as a resource and to the real estate sector.

Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module it is expected that students will be able to:



- Explain what managers do and the management process;



- Explain real estate entrepreneurship and identify the skills required for success;



- Outline key management theories and assess their relevance to current real estate organisations;



- Recognise and evaluate organizational culture and structures;



- Identify the important internal and external stakeholders, analyse how they may impact on an    organisation and how they may be managed.



- Interpret simple company accounts recognising the impact of taxation upon real estate SMEs;



- Outline key governance and risk management principles;



- Review the way services and products are designed, delivered and promoted in order to meet an organisation’s target market.



- Produce and present a simple new venture business plan for a real estate related business


Additional outcomes:

Outline content:

Identify key aspects of management, organisation and change such as:



- The role of a manager in different situations and organisations;



- Current thinking related to planning, leading/motivating, organising and controlling;



- Environmental influences - how managers respond to them, and plan for change;



- The marketing of products and services to meet customer/client requirements;



- Business planning and evaluation


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
There will be weekly one/two hour lectures with designated reading. Web-support will encourage students to undertake wider reading, discuss issues and to self-test. There will be practical event each term related to the coursework.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 18 14 2
Practicals classes and workshops 1 1
Guided independent study 62 62 40
       
Total hours by term 81.00 77.00 42.00
       
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 80
Oral assessment and presentation 20

Other information on summative assessment:

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:
    One three-hour examination (80% weighting).

    Requirements for a pass:
    A mark of at least 40%.

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Reassessment will be by the same method as for the module’s original assessment requirements, subject to variation by the Examination Board where appropriate.

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