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Sunday, July 05, 2009

MSC in Property Management and Investment

Any landlords who are thinking of making property a career should have a look at a letting business as one of the few growth areas in the property world.

New MSC in Property Management

De Montfort University (DMU) recently announced it's intention to deliver bespoke management training to a leading property management company to help it meet the challenges facing the property industry.

The new MSc Property Management and Investment has been developed by the University for the Residential Management Group (RMG), one the UK’s major residential management businesses.

It aims to help managers become more effective and efficient in order to optimise investment decisions.

The Masters course is designed to give those working in the industry the tools needed to critically evaluate and analyse their working practices. It will provide students with a better understanding of the business strategies that can optimise performance.

Topics studied include an in-depth examination of the property market, the economics of company practice, effective client attraction and retention, strategic management and corporate social responsibility.

Students can also choose to study for a Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate in Property Management and Investment. The courses have been developed by the Department of Corporate Development at DMU’s Leicester Business School, which has a strong track record of creating innovative leadership and management education programmes tailored to employers’ needs.

The ongoing contract with RMG will see approximately 20 RMG staff begin the programme each year.

Marcus Warren, Programme Director for the Masters at DMU, said: “Whereas other property management training focuses on the day-to-day role of the property manager, these new courses aim to develop the analytical ability of managers to drive their organisation, while addressing the inevitable internal and external challenges that face the industry.
“We are delighted to be working with RMG to help increase efficiency by building knowledge, confidence and leadership skills.”

Richard Price, Compliance Director at RMG said: “The management of residential properties is increasingly complex and demands a broad range of skills if it is to be delivered effectively. Our customers expect excellent customer service and our staff need to be confident and well trained to meet, and exceed, this expectation. This training and our partnership with DMU is seen as key to our future success and we are looking forward to the start of the course programme next year."

Studied part-time through a combination of lectures, seminars, e-learning and site visits, the flexible qualifications allow students to progress at their own pace.

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