Course syllabus

Real Estate Business

VFTN60, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED L
Date of Decision: 2021-03-12

General Information

Elective for: L4-fe, V5-bf
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The aim of the course is to expand and deepen the students' understanding of what constitutes real estate business in the modern society. The course provides knowledge and skills relevant to the multidimensional real estate business field, which inlcudes asset management, property management, facility management, and real estate development. Focus is on different financing and management models, from the perspective of a business. A central theme is corporate governance, including corporate real estate management (CREM), and corporate social responsiblity (CSR). The course also introduces futures studies, and gives insight into managing and financing innovation in real estate.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must


Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must



The course addresses current issues within real estate business, focusing on different management and financing models. Special emphasis is placed on the societal impact of the field, as well as future developments.

The course is structured in 18 contact sessions, including lectures, exercises and a final seminar. The course hosts several guest lecturers from the field of real estate business. An essential component of the course is a group project to be presented at the final seminar. The group project includes self- and peer evaluation.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Lecture diaries (P/F) Peer and self evaluation (P/F) Group project (50% of grade) Exam (50% of grade)

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VFTN40

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Riikka Kyrö ,
Course homepage:
Further information: The Swedish Land Data Bank System may be used. The course will be given in English.