RE2MRES-Management in the Real Estate Sector

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Dr Ashley Dabson


Type of module:

Summary module description:

The module provides students with an understanding of the key themes and issues in management as they relate to the real estate sector. It is designed to provide students with the basic management skills that they will need to succeed in delivering real estate solutions in a business environment.

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


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 the impact of taxation on a small real estate business

- 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:

- Present their ideas to others

- Work in a team to achieve defined results

- Draft a simple real estate related business plan

Outline content:

Entrepreneurship, self and people management, management concepts, organisational structures,

Stakeholders, accounting, taxation, business planning, budgeting, marketing and presenting

business proposals.

Global context:


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Lectures, seminars, debates and student presentations.

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

Summative assessment- Examinations:
One three-hour examination (80% weighting).

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Week 29 spring term (Student presentation)

Formative assessment methods:

Week 7 autumn term (Student debate)

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day[1] (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:
    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.

    Assessment 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. i.e. A single three hour re-sit examination.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

    Last updated: 20 April 2018


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