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IE School of Architecture and Design

IE School of Architecture & Design, María de Molina, 15 Madrid,
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Postgraduate Overview

Master in Real Estate Development

The master is a full time 10 month program in English. It comprises four modules in: Economics, Capital Markets and Finance; Strategic Management; The City, and Legal Frameworks. In addition, due the relevance of digital technologies in real estate, the course will use of the latest technologies of the 21st century in the sector. It will also include site visits (domestic) plus an international visit, and a final project, undertaken by small groups of students working collaboratively. As part of the program, students will be expected to do a field visit to Barcelona, and attend a week field trip to the cities of Hamburg and Berlin.
It is a one-year advanced degree aimed understanding the breadth and depth of the development process. With a foundation in the economic, financial, strategic, and legal aspects of real estate development throughout the world, this comprehensive course goes beyond traditional subjects of the field. As urbanization, the digital revolution and concerns about global warming are increasing at an unprecedented pace and scale, students must be able to acquire up-to-date knowledge, use new and innovative tools, and have an integrated view of the factors involved in real estate to become leading professionals of the future.

The Master in Real Estate Development stands out among the rest for its multidisciplinary program taught and backed by professionals from the most important companies in real estate. A program designed to train the next generation of leaders in real estate who will be the driving force behind the future of our cities. The Master relies on the participation of members from certain companies, including Arup, Foster + Partners, CBRE, JLL, Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners, Knight Frank, Savills-Aguirre Newman, Neinver, Distrito Castellana Norte, Arcano, Aedas Homes, Metrovacesa, Neinor Homes, ULI, and Banco Santander, among others.

Master in Business for Architecture and Design

The Master in Business for Architecture and Design is structured in two core modules, business and entrepreneurship and two complementary modules, innovation and leadership. Combined, they prepare creative professionals to foresee opportunity, rethink their realms and create new value, expanding their roles and their impact as designers.

Students are trained to transcend the traditional boundaries of the built environment industry, for a future that does not differentiate between business and design, nor between physical and digital, and in which action, collaboration and crossdisciplinarity are the rule. The four modules develop simultaneously, ensuring a transversal and practical learning experience, making the Master unique, relevant, and holistic. The Business of Design Lecture Series and the Venture Lab, that is capped by an entrepreneurship-focused thesis project, work as encompassing platforms to debate ideas and put them into practice.

The experience of the Master in Business for Architecture and Design is a unique and seamless combination of online sessions, face-to-face periods in Madrid and Amsterdam, and a professional post-graduation trip to London. If you believe that business and design are stronger together, this program is for you.

  • Language: English 
  • Intake: February 
  • Length: 1 Year
  • Work experience: 2-10 years

Master in Strategic Design of Spaces

Thanks to the combination of the Design Studio methodology, where students collaboratively tackle real world projects, along with courses in technology and sociology, students will be able to see and understand the relationship space -physical and virtual – people and technology. This master focuses on work, retail and learning environments, three main types of spaces where change is occurring and that have the greatest potential for innovation. Students will have first-hand experience and the chance to network with professionals in the field by visiting top studios and attending the IE Architecture and Design special lecture series.

The Master in Strategic Design of Spaces looks beyond the traditional boundaries of design-oriented programs and delves deeply into the new sociological and technological shifts that are transforming the way we define and design innovative spaces.  The program is aimed at those who are looking to strategically develop people-centered, flexible and sustainable environments for today and tomorrow.

The Master in Strategic Design of Spaces has been conceived to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to strategically tackle new challenges emerging within the definition spaces which are shaping the future of society.

  • Language: English 
  • Intake: October
  • Length: 10 months
  • Work experience: 2-7 years

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