Cutting-edge and well connected
The MSc Real Estate programme is executed at the Institute for Financial Services Zug IFZ. The IFZ is part of Lucerne School of Business and is Switzerland`s leading university institute in real estate, banking and finance. The content of the master`s programme in real estate is cutting-edge, due to our own research and publication activities. Our professors and lecturers often hold positions on the board of directors in local and/or international companies in the industry or lead the relevant associations in Switzerland (SECA, SwissVR, CFO, ZCA (Zug Commodity Association)). In the field of real estate investments memberships with the leading international investment associations ensure a targeting access to knowledge and research (e.g. PREA, ANREV, INREV, ARES).
Multiple career paths in the real estate industry
The graduates of our master`s programme in real estate qualify for leading positions in different real estate institutions worldwide e.g. investment funds, pension funds, banks, asset or portfolio management companies, insurance companies, listed real estate companies/real estate investment trusts, real estate departments of corporates/public institutions, real estate development companies, consulting companies or work in strategy and real estate departments of SME. Our graduates work in Switzerland and abroad and provide an excellent knowledge for an increasing industry.
Top quality studies and lecturers from the industry
Our programme is focused as we teach in small groups. Students have direct access to their professors. The high level of satisfaction among our students is proven by the results of the ongoing evaluation of the courses at Lucerne School of Business .
A programme which is practically relevant for the real estate industry
Our programme is practically relevant for the real estate industry. On top of working on current questions of relevance to the industry, we work with a lot of teaching practitioners who hold senior management positions in Switzerland’s top real estate companies as well as with the leading professors, lecturers and practitioners of international institutions.
Excellent basis for topping up a CFA, CAIA, FRM and more
Completing the master`s programme enables you to top up your education with an internationally recognized certificate like the «Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)», the «Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)», the «Financial Risk Manager (FRM)» or the «Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA)».
Close to the financial hub of Zurich
The MSc Real Estate programme of Lucerne School of Business takes place at the campus in Zug. The campus in Zug is less than 30 minutes away from the financial and business hub of Zurich. Zug itself is a well-known location for investment companies, family business offices, private equity firms, and many international institutions. The city also hosts many commodity-trading firms, making it one of the leading centers in this sector. Moreover, several blockchain and IT companies have chosen the «Crypto Valley» Zug as their home location, offering ideal place for innovations in the real estate industry.
The proximity of Zurich as a financial center and the campus’s location in the economically prosperous region of Zug enables many of our students to work part-time besides their studies. This already allows students to establish a network in the business environment at an early stage in their career and increases their opportunities on the job market after their master’s programme.