MSc in Management of Real Estate and Hospitality Assets Program Overview
The CUHK MSc in Management of Real Estate and Hospitality Assets Programme delivers state-of-the-art knowledge in planning, developing, and managing global real estate and hospitality assets. Our mission is to nurture a new generation of thinkers and leaders to create and capture growth opportunities of the real estate and hospitality industries on a global scale. The programme is based in Hong Kong, leveraging upon the locational advantage of Hong Kong as a leader of the real estate and hospitality industries in Asia.
The real estate industry is an important pillar of Asian economy. The hospitality industry is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the region. There is always a close tie between the two industries. Hotels and other hospitality-related properties (e.g. serviced apartments, resorts, spas, theme parks, timeshares, shopping centers, private hospitals, airports, gaming, casinos and other entertainment venues) constitute a major part of commercial properties, whereas many hotel companies devote significant resources to property development. Put differently, real estate development and management represents the “hardware,” whereas hospitality service ensures the quality of “software” in the value-creating process of service industries. In combination, real estate and hospitality industries provide incredible values to tourists, guests, and customers.
CUHK is the only university in Hong Kong that offers a Master’s degree that integrates real estate and hospitality asset management with a business focus. Uniquely positioned as a business programme hosted in CUHK Business School, our programme specifically teaches students how to analyze and execute investment propositions, as well as planning, developing, and managing real estate and hospitality assets in the context of fast-growing economies of Hong Kong, Mainland China and Asia. Students will learn industry expertise from both the owners’ and the operators’ perspectives. The programme is taught by faculty members of CUHK Business School in conjunction with experienced and leading industry practitioners. It is suited to students who plan to pursue a management career in senior positions in the real estate, hospitality, investment banking and strategic consulting industries.