Master’s in Management of Construction and Real Estate Companies

Master’s in Management of Construction and Real Estate Companies

General information

Degree:
Master’s in Management of Construction and Real Estate Companies

Duration:
3 semesters
Courses: 22
Total credits: 44
Academic hours: 2200

Modality:
On-site.
Class sessions 3 days a week.

Schedule:
Tuesday and Thursday from 17h30 to 21h45 and Saturday from 8h30 to 12h45.
The program includes six (6) random weeks of classes every day, Monday through Friday, from 17h30 to 21h45, and Saturday from 8h30 to 12h45.

Cost:
$14,000
Registration: $1,273
Tuition: $12,727

Start of classes:
September 2019

Dates of entrance examination:
12 January, 16 February, 16 March, 13 April, 11 May, 08 June and 29 June of 2019

Extra information:
Courses taught by professors from Ecuador, Spain, Chile and Mexico.
Students receive a one-year affiliate membership to the Project Management Institute P.M.I

Description:

The fundamental objective of the Master’s in Management of Construction and Real Estate Companies program is to train professionals that wield objective knowledge of national and international affairs, coupled with solid academic and professional formation in: the management, development, promotion, administration, and construction of real estate projects (houses, offices, housing developments, shopping malls, industrial centers, tourist resorts), as well as the management and administration of construction and real estate companies.

Candidate profile:

Candidates to the Master’s in Management of Construction and Real Estate Companies must be trained in the fields of engineering, architecture, administration, economics, or finance; the required level of English for this program is A2.

Students must be willing to accept great personal, academic, and professional challenges, and aim at leadership and management roles in the development and construction of real estate projects, including houses, offices, housing developments, shopping malls, industrial centers, and tourist resorts, in both public and private companies.

Program contacts:

For further information:

Fernando Romo P.
Program Director
Telephone: (+593 2) 297-1743
Office: Maxwell 307
E-mail: fromo@usfq.edu.ec

Daniela Mosquera
Administrative Assistant
Telephone: (+593 2) 297-1700 ext. 1146
Office: Maxwell 304
E-mail: dmosqueraj@usfq.edu.ec

Santiago Tapia
Postgraduate Coordinator – Admissions
Office: G-100
Telephone: (+593 2) 297-1700 ext. 1824
E-mail: stapia@usfq.edu.ec

Occupational field

Program graduates receive solid professional formation in the management, development, promotion, administration, and construction of real estate projects, as well as the management and administration of construction and real estate companies.

Professionals who graduate from this program are trained and qualified to assume managerial and direction responsibilities in the fields of development and construction of real estate projects, including houses, offices, housing developments, shopping malls, industrial centers, and tourist resorts.

The knowledge gained by program graduates will be enable them to find employment in:

  • Direction and managerial roles in construction companies, consulting companies in general, and companies that promote or construct real estate projects.
  • Direction and managerial roles in public and private institutions such as housing banks, development banks, mutual benefit societies, and in general other institutions that concentrate on the development, promotion, financing, management, and construction of real estate projects.

Advantages

The important and sustained growth of real estate and construction projects in Ecuador during the last ten years is in and of itself evidence of an urgent need to train professionals of the highest academic level that are able to satisfy present and future needs in this important area of our national development, related to the construction of housing for all social and economic sectors, housing projects, offices, shopping malls, industrial centers, and tourist resorts.

In accordance with its institutional mission, USFQ offers the program in order to creatively satisfy this national need by forming professionals with a different entrepreneurial vision, who are sensible to the problems of our society, and that are trained in the use of the best and most modern technologies and administrative and managerial skills, in order to apply them within public institutions or private companies responsible for planning and constructing infrastructure projects that are of benefit to the country’s social and economic development.

As part of the programs’ academic activities, specifically the identification and definition of research programs and graduation projects which students must undertake, special attention is paid to technical, economic, and financial solutions that are adequate for the construction of housing and other social interest projects. The program aims to satisfy the country’s demand for professionals with sufficient capacity, knowledge and social sensibility to seek and implement technical and administrative solutions that are efficient, economical, and imaginative, so as to solve the difficult housing issues facing our country, above all for sectors that lack significant economic resources.

Requirements

Basic requirements:

  • University degree, duly registered with SENESCYT, in the fields of engineering, architecture, administration, economics, or finance.
  • Proficiency in English sufficient for reading, understanding, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating articles in that language. MCER Level A2 at minimum.
  • Copy of national identity card or passport.
  • Degree certificate with final grade.
  • Official grade transcript.
  • Printed SENESCYT registration of degree.
  • Approve the USFQ postgraduate entrance examination. Please refer to the postgraduate admissions process at USFQ: http://www.usfq.edu.ec/admisiones/admisiones_posgrado

Program-specific requirements:

  • Interview with Program Director.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal and professional letters of recommendation

Funding and scholarships

The cost of the program is $14.000 dollars.

For payment, please take into account the following options:

Payment: Cash, check, credit card.

USFQ Alumni have a 10% discount.

Scholarships:

For scholarships: In accordance with the Postgraduate Scholarship Regulations of the program, one or two scholarships will be awarded to candidates who demonstrate academic excellence during the admissions process.

Testimonials

Ana Yanchapaxi

Studying the Master’s in Management of Construction and Real Estate Companies widened my horizons, since I acquired the ability to investigate, learn about, and develop any topic of interest, whether personal or professional. I was also left assured that, through construction, I can be a source that generates employment in this country and in the world. I am certain that I will be successful and that I will become so in an ethical and professional manner.

Luis Castellano

Having taken this program gave me a new perspective with regards to the development of real estate projects. It is a first-rate course of study that provides training on market research, financial aspects, and an overall approach to real estate businesses that is 100% applicable to this country’s economy. All of this is reflected in the professors and panelists that share with us tools and advice necessary for the successful implementation of actual, high-impact real estate projects.