Top 7 study programs around real estates: Management, business, architecture, energy, construction & co

Real estate courses of studies – Finally it is so far. The Abitur has been passed and your professional life is about to begin. You have always been interested in real estate and you see your professional future in this field? After many years of hard work and learning for the Abitur, some people find it important to study. It doesn’t matter whether you have already completed an apprenticeship or not, you have to find the right course of study. Study in Germany:

The 7 best courses of studies, which revolve around real estate

It is already clear that it is a study program that revolves around real estate, but you have simply not yet been able to get an overview of which courses of study in this area could be interesting for you? No problem, we have selected the 7 best study programs in Germany on the subject of real estate for you. Of course, there are overlaps in some courses of study, but we will nevertheless inform you about each individual course of study. Each course of studies has its advantages and disadvantages and it is important to find out which one is the right one for you. From a course of studies that prepares you for the management level to a course of studies that focuses on building equipment, everything is included.

Become a real estate agent – ways and options

In general – How to become a real estate agent?

It is important that you have set yourself a clear goal that motivates you to successfully complete your training. If you are sure that you already have the necessary knowledge, then you can take the plunge and just start.

This quote is from real estate investor Alex Fischer / become a real estate agent (German)

If you want to become a real estate agent, there are several ways to achieve your goal effectively. You can:

  • Training as a real estate agent
  • Study (see 7 study programs under this list)
  • Part-time, dual studies
  • Retraining
  • Internship with a real estate agent
  • or… you can just jump in at the deep end and go for it

Property management – preparing for a high position

One of the most well-known courses of studies to the topic real estates is the course of studies real estate management. This course of studies is particularly suitable for you, if it is your goal to reach a leading position in the real estate industry. The study contents turn around marketing, Investment and personnel management. A big advantage of this course of studies is that you are not fixed in case you change your mind later on. There are many different universities or technical colleges that offer this study program. The goal of this study program is to train professionals in the areas of planning, marketing and administration. You can find out more about the course of studies here: Real Estate Management.

Study on:

  • Dual study iubh in Berlin and Dortmundt
  • Dresden International University
  • Technical University Aschaffenburg

Real Estate Industry – The Allrounder

The course of studies “Real Estate Economics” is together with “Real Estate Management” the best known course of studies in the field of real estate. Especially for those who first considered studying business administration and then decided that their studies should have something to do with real estate, this course of studies is just right. This is because the contents of the course of studies in Business Administration are connected with real estate. The program prepares you excellently for work in the real estate industry. You can find out more about the course of studies here: Real Estate Management.

Study on:

  • Fresenius University at 8 locations
  • University of Stuttgart

Architecture – time for creativity

The Architecture program is fundamentally different from the other programs in this list. An architect plans, designs and creates buildings. Buildings range from houses to industrial buildings. In this course of studies you will not only learn the basics of construction engineering, but also construction management. One point that convinces many is creativity. In architecture you have the opportunity to work in many different areas – among these areas are also many areas where creativity can be lived out. Since the course is very popular, there are many different universities that offer this course. Here you can find out more about the study program: Architecture.

Study on:

  • University of Stuttgart
  • FH Münster
  • Bochum University

International Business – Freedom for the later choice of career

The International Business program is not only designed for real estate. Once you have completed this course of study, you will have many options open to you. You will then be a business specialist who can work across borders. Through this course of studies you will be prepared to work internationally. For this reason it would be helpful if you have good language skills in English. At many universities, the course content is partly taught in English. Maybe you feel the same way as many others. You have a great interest in real estate, but are reluctant to commit yourself. This course of study combines your ideas and can therefore be just the right one for you. Here you can find out more about the course of studies: International Business.

Study on:

  • HAW Hamburg
  • Dortmund University of Applied Sciences
  • University for Technology and Economics Berlin

Real estate and facility management – versatility in studies

This course of study provides you with a particularly diverse education. You will learn parts of business administration, civil engineering, architecture and energy and building services engineering. With the completion of this course of studies, you will be able to work in various professional fields of the real estate industry. As the name suggests, the management level is also accessible through this course of studies. Here, too, you are not tied down in any way and can freely decide in your later professional life for which area your heart beats. You can find out more about the course of studies here: Real Estate and Facility Management.

Study on:

  • TU Kaiserslautern
  • FH Münster
  • SRH University of Applied Sciences Heidelberg

Energy and building services engineering – Everything around building equipment

Energy and Building Services Engineering is the right course for you if you are interested in maintaining or even improving comfort in buildings. In only 7 semesters you can complete this course of study in a full-time program. Now you are probably asking yourself where you can study this course of studies. Many students have the desire to move to a big city for their studies. If you are planning to study Energy and Building Services Engineering, you have a good chance to start your studies in one of the big cities. Here you can find out more about the study program: Energy and Building Services Engineering.

Study on:

  • Cologne University of Applied Sciences
  • Munich University
  • University of Applied Sciences Berlin

Building Process Management and Real Estate Management – The Master Program

The study program Construction Process Management and Real Estate Economics is a Master’s program. The Master’s program can be studied by Bachelor graduates who have studied architecture or civil engineering. After the Bachelor’s degree, most students ask themselves the question of all questions. Do you want to continue your studies, or do you want to start working life already? A decision is often based on the extent to which further knowledge is needed for later employment. The Master’s program provides information about the technical, legal, economic and ecological foundations of the real estate industry. It also provides in-depth knowledge on the subject of construction management. Here you can find out more about the course of studies: Bauprozessmanagement und Immobilienwirtschaft.

Study on:

  • Dortmund University of Technology
  • HAW Augsburg
  • Technical University Berlin

If you still haven’t found the right one after all the suggestions for study programs in the real estate industry, it may be useful to take a career choice test. Many universities regularly offer information days where students or former students can inform themselves about the contents of their studies. The dates for these events can usually be found on the website of the respective university.

Goals in studies: freedom of design

Why do you go to university and above all, why in the real estate sector? It is the aim to create something by yourself.

Guest house (city villa) with XXL plot:

Vacation home near Nice, modern country house style:

Project development for architects, construction process management & Co. in Berlin, near the city palace:

Buildings and statements, like here in Düsseldorf.

Statistics: Studying in Germany

Is it worth studying real estate ?

Yes! here you can see the cities with the highest prices per square meter for condominiums in a comparison of 2010 and 2018* (in euros per square meter).

  1. Munich (Bavaria) with 8,342 euros per square meter; from 6,737 euros per square meter in 2014; increase of 1,695 euros per square meter in 4 years
  2. Stuttgart (Baden-Württemberg) with 5,925 euros per square meter; from 4744 euros per sqm in 2014; increase of 1,181 euros per sqm
  3. Frankfurt am Main (Hesse) with 6,060 euros per square meter; from 4,373 euros per sqm in 2014; increase of 1,687 euros per sqm
  4. Freiburg im Breisgau (Bavaria) with 4,943 euros per square meter; from 4,740 euros per square meter in 2014; increase 203 euros per square meter in 2014; increase 203 euros per square meter in 2014
  5. Ingolstadt (Bavaria) with 4,969 Euro per square meter; from 4,287 Euro per sqm in 2014; increase 682 Euro per sqm

Statistics: Cities with the highest prices per square meter for condominiums in a comparison of 2010 and 2018* (in euros per square meter) | Statista

You can find more statistics at Statista

Number of students

Number of students at universities in Germany in the winter semesters from 2002/2003 to 2018/2019

Statistics: Number of students at universities in Germany in the winter semesters from 2002/2003 to 2018/2019 | Statista


You can find more statistics at Statista

Percentage of international students

Proportion of foreign students at German universities in the winter semesters from 2002/2003 to 2017/2018

Statistics: Proportion of foreign students at German universities in the winter semesters from 2002/2003 to 2017/2018 | Statista

Percentage of foreign students

Proportion of foreign students at universities in Germany in the 2018 academic year* by federal state

Statistics: Proportion of foreign students at universities in Germany in the academic year 2018* by federal states | Statista

Number of Bachelor’s programs

Number of Bachelor’s programs at German universities in the winter semester 2018/2019 by standard period of study and type of university

Statistics: Number of Bachelor's programs at German universities in the winter semester 2018/2019 according to standard period of study and type of university | Statista


You can find more statistics at Statista

Development of the first-year student rate

Development of the first-year student rate* in Germany from 2001 to 2018

Statistics: Development of the first-year student rate* in Germany from 2001 to 2018 | Statista

Compare 1995/1996 to 2018/2019

Number of first semester students in Germany in the academic years from 1995/1996 to 2018/2019

Statistics: Number of first-year students in Germany in the academic years from 1995/1996 to 2018/2019 | Statista
You can find more statistics at Statista