Executive Master of Real Estate MRE

Executive Master Of Real Estate
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Start- and course dates
September 4, 2024
Utrecht Campus
September 26, 2024
Utrecht Campus
November 28, 2024
Utrecht Campus
All start- and course dates
2 months per module/18 months master degree
€ 35600 for the entire master (exempt from VAT) / € 6680 per module
Study load
12-15 hours / week
Flexible master
Single module purchase possible
Full time/part time
Monthly 2 days
PE points
Aedes, VBA, NRVT, VastgoedCert

Transition of the real estate sector 

The real estate sector is in transition in every aspect. From maximum profit to a balance between social and financial return. From gut feeling to reality based on real estate data. From focusing on bricks and mortar to focusing on the user. In short, from challenges to innovative solutions.

Are you an ambitious real estate professional looking for more depth?

Do you want to make a difference in a sector that is facing enormous challenges? Do you represent one of the many real estate parties looking for sustainable success? Are you one of the future leaders in the real estate sector who dares to change perspective? Then the part-time Executive Master of Real Estate (MRE) is definitely for you. MRE is aimed at individuals working in or with an interest in the real estate industry.

Part-time Executive Master of Real Estate (MRE)  

The part-time Executive Master of Real Estate will take you deep into in the field of real estate data analysis, valuation, financing, investing and sustainable real estate development. This helps you to get ready to meet these challenges and become a future-proof leader in the real estate sector. You will attend lectures given by professionals from various backgrounds in the real estate sector. Participants are employed by investors, housing corporations, governments, brokers, banks, consultants and developers. Therefore, you will address the challenges of the sector from different perspectives. This broadens your view and ensures that you, as an Executive Master of Real Estate (MRE), can make the difference.

Why TIAS School for Business & Society?

  • Financial Times top-ranked business school for executive and in-company education.
  • All lecturers are top experts from academia and the business world.
  • Directly applicable scientific and practical knowledge.
  • Flexible programs tailored to your needs.
  • MRE is rated excellent in the ‘Keuzegids Masters 2024’ on all criteria: content, faculty, examination, career preparation and atmosphere.

MRE’s flexibility: combine study, work and private life

The part-time Executive Master of Real Estate (MRE) is flexible: you can spread the program over a longer period than the indicated 18 months. This makes it easy to combine study, work and private life. Also, you can opt to follow only the modules that are relevant to you.

Admission requirements for the Executive Master of Information Management

We aim for groups of participants with a lot of talent, experience and potential. That is why we apply admission requirements. In this way, we guarantee education at the highest level. What we ask:

  • A relevant bachelor's or master's degree
  • At least completed higher professional education and at least three years of relevant work experience
  • An introductory interview with the Academic Director is part of the admission procedure
  • If applicable, successful completion of the required components of the premaster

Business Research Methods

Business Research Methods (BRM) is part of your Master's degree. This module will help you make better decisions in situations where a solution to a problem is not immediately obvious because you are missing some of the information. 

For students doing an entire Master's program at TIAS, both BRM modules are mandatory. We recommend doing BRM I at the start of your Master's and BRM II at the end, just before graduation. Talk to your Program Adviser about the best time to schedule BRM I into your personal learning path. 

More information on Business Research Methods

Our participants talk about the Executive Master of Real Estate

The Executive Master of Real Estate is for real estate professionals who want to invest in themselves and make a difference in a sector that is facing enormous challenges.
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    Walter Kemp
    Appraiser of commercial real estate at Rijksvastgoedbedrijf
    ''Because I have been around for quite a few years, I needed in-depth and up-to-date knowledge on current themes such as Big Data, digitization, sustainability, the circular economy and financial innovation.' Walter: 'You get to work intensively with practical cases. This makes the program very practical and very applicable. I think the scientific basis is really valuable. Because you can better substantiate your points of view, you increase your persuasiveness. You are able to have a discussion instead of just giving your opinion. I wish that for everyone.''
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    Patricia Goudswaard
    Director ERA VB&T Makelaars
    ''I learned to look at real estate in a different way and I wanted more depth in my work within the real estate industry. The MRE taught me to look at real estate in a completely different way: how can you invest and how do you get a return on it? Two topics that were discussed are directly applicable to our organization: big data and sustainability. We are rolling out a new brokerage model for which big data is extremely important. In addition, there is a major issue at our organization regarding the sustainability of real estate portfolios for large parties in the Netherlands. So do you want to look at real estate in a different way? Then I advise you to follow this course!''

Take the next step in your career with the part-time master MRE 

With the Master of Real Estate (MRE), you take the next step in your career as a real estate professional. You will learn to make a difference by applying scientific insights to current issues in the sector. You learn to think critically and to search for solutions creatively. You will also receive guidance in the field of your personal development and management skills. In addition, you will be attending lectures with leading experts and professors from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines.

What does the part-time Executive Master of Real Estate do for you? 

  • Acquire knowledge and insights into the principles of the real estate market when it comes to investing, valuing, developing, operating and financing
  • Learn to understand how current developments such as digitization and financial innovation change the way in which the real estate market operates
  • Develop broad expertise and skills at the interface of real estate, finance, sustainability and data
  • Put the acquired insights directly into practice by choosing a case from your own business environment in assignments
  • Use your new knowledge and skills as a business partner/sparring partner for senior management
  • Focus on your personal development and management skills through workshops and coaching


Studying at TIAS means flexible learning. You can always contact the Program Adviser to discuss which study components are important to you and how you can combine your studies with your work and private life in the best possible way. You will also receive advice on the development of your career, so that you can make the right choices for a successful career. 
Participants in the Executive Master of Real Estate are offered the following flexible options:

  • Choose to follow the entire master or opt for individual modules
  • Choose when you start: the program commences several times a year
  • Choose to spread out the program over a longer period of time, if desired

Complete your MRE program with 2 modules of your choice from the broad TIAS range.

Get your Master's degree in MRE and increase your lead in the real estate sector

The real estate sector is in transformation. From supply-driven to demand-driven concepts, from commissioning to integrated collaboration, and from fingerspitzengefühl to data-driven decision-making. In the modular part-time Executive Master of Real Estate, you will investigate the significance of these changes for the sector and the consequences for you and your organization.

Set-up part-time Executive Master of Real Estate (MRE)

The Executive Master of Real Estate consists of 4 content modules and an MSc track. Depending on your level of education, a premaster may be required. Within each module, we alternate professional knowledge with coaching and workshops. The focus is on personal development. These are the 4 modules and the MSc track:

  • Investing in Future-Proof Real Estate
  • Real Estate Data Analytics
  • Real Estate Valuation, Financing and Investing
  • Sustainable Real Estate Development
  • Personal Management Skills
  • MSc track: 1 elective + thesis

Each module consists of two blocks with a blended set-up. Each block is preceded by an online Zoom session in which you will be introduced to the module's main lecturer, the participants, and the learning objectives. Next, you prepare online for two in-class days full of interactive meetings and lectures, on-site in Utrecht. You round off each block with a test. This can be a group assignment, a knowledge test or an individual paper. The four real estate modules can be followed in any order. The time investment for the part-time master's program MRE is twelve to fifteen hours per week, excluding lectures. In addition to following the entire master, you can also follow individual modules.

Single module purchase possible

In addition to following the full Executive Master in Real Estate, it is also possible to take the real estate modules separately.

For more information about the possibilities, please contact the Program Adviser.

Personal development

As a central thread through the MRE program, we offer you a personal development track. The aim is that, in addition to gathering knowledge and insights, you will also take steps in your development as a future leader in the real estate sector. It is an individual process, focused on your experience and seniority and your position in your organization or field of work. The personal development program consists of three workshops combined with e-coaching. The workshops help you to develop competencies in the field of leadership, negotiation and change management. For the e-coaching, you get assigned a coach, who helps you to work on management issues from your personal work practice.


The set-up of the part-time Executive Master of Real Estate is flexible: you can complete the program over a longer period than the indicated 18 months. In addition, you can choose to follow only the modules that are relevant to you. The program commences 3 times a year.

Advisory interview with the Program Adviser

Do you want more information? Or would you first like to ask an alumnus about the part-time master's program MRE? Or are you looking for advice on the financial possibilities? Please, feel free to contact the Program Adviser with any questions you may have about the part-time Executive Master of Information Management.

Request an advisory interview

Result: master’s title (MSc or MRE) 

If you successfully complete this master's program, you can choose between the prestigious title of Master of Real Estate (MRE) or the internationally recognized academic title of Master of Science (MSc). The program is accredited by the NVAO, Aedes, NRVT and VBA.

Date and locations Executive Master of Real Estate

The Executive Master of Real Estate starts at different times. Each module can be followed separately, but can also be the entry point for the entire Master:

NameLocationStart date
Sustainable Real Estate Development- Module of MREUtrecht CampusSeptember 4, 2024
Sustainable Real Estate Development- Module of MREUtrecht CampusSeptember 26, 2024
Investing in Future-proof Real Estate - Module of MREUtrecht CampusNovember 28, 2024
Real Estate Data Analytics- Module of MREUtrecht CampusFebruary 13, 2025

Prior to the start of your MRE module, you follow the Premaster (only bachelor pre-education) and the Business Research Methods module. In the starting moment above, you enter the first MRE module. Once you have completed these modules, you can continue to take the program in a modular way and decide for yourself which order, location and time frame you choose. The program must be completed within 6 years.

Do you have a HBO bachelor and you only want to register for 1 MRE Module? Then you do not have to follow a pre-master and BRM and you can use the latest WO date for registration.

Tuition fee Executive Master of Real Estate (MRE)

The complete master's program consists of 4 content modules, a module Personal Management Skills and an MSc track.

The costs amount to € 35600 for the entire master (exempt from VAT) / € 6680 per module.

This price includes:

  • Day packages (lunch, coffee/tea and soft drinks) during college days
  • Registration and administration costs
  • Access to the online learning environment
  • Mandatory literature, textbooks and teaching materials

Possible additional costs:

  • Dinners and overnight stays
  • Premaster (modules), if necessary (€ 400 - € 1200)**
  • Software licenses (if specific software is required)

** During your application, the Admissions and Assessment Committee will determine which premaster modules are required.

Flexible studying

Please, contact the Program Adviser for the flexible possibilities of the part-time Master of Real Estate.

Request an advisory interview

How do you finance your education?

You have found the program that best suits your learning goals and ambitions. But how do you finance this? There are different ways to do that. Your employer can play a role, but there are also interesting statutory regulations that you can use yourself. We list the possibilities for you.

Read about the possibilities here »

Faculty Executive Master of Real Estate (MRE) 

Academic Director

Dirk Brounen
Full Professor


Heleen Aarts
CEO Amvest
Ellen van Bueren
Hoogleraar Urban Development Management
Maarten Donkers
Adjunct Professor
Menno Maas
Adjunct Professor
Merten Nefs
Project Manager Design & Research
Jessie Wagenaar
Director Customer Success – Amvest

Start your application

Following your enrollment, the Executive Master of Real Estate (MRE) Program Adviser will reach out to you for an initial introduction and to schedule an intake meeting with the Academic Director. The purpose of this intake is to discuss your development ambitions and the match with the learning objectives of the program. Upon a positive recommendation from the Academic Director after the intake, you will receive the official study agreement and can finalize your enrollment.

Sophie Baars
Sophie Baars
Program Adviser
+31 13 466 86 01

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