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Since 2014, The School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes University has delivered the Certificate of Real Estate Investment Finance (CREIF) in association with Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA).
MSc Real Estate Investment Finance
CREIF has been developed in response to industry demand for a practical and applied programme that gives real estate professionals across all sectors the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the real estate investment market. CREIF students have included asset managers, fund managers, investment bankers, project managers, valuers, developers and analysts.
The features that have made CREIF so successful have been maintained and enhanced:
Providing students with an understanding of the fundamentals and principles of the real estate investment market, including:
Looking at the valuation of real estate from two perspectives – real estate and capital market valuations:
Provides the framework for understanding the financial and business context in which a real estate organisation functions:
Bringing together a number of regulatory and tax principles and issues:
Each module is organised around six learning packages and progress is assessed through a combination of online tests, workbooks, problem-solving, analysis and report writing. Course work, assessment and feedback take place throughout each module and reflect the practical nature of the programmes. There are no formal exams. This allows students to work at their own pace and keep track of what they have learned.
Students can choose to study the REIF programme at one of three levels:
Each level follows the 4 core modules. Students taking the MSc REIF will also take two additional research-based modules.
The CREIF programme makes extensive use of the Oxford Brookes Virtual Learning Environment – not just as a repository for study material, but as a web-based environment where students can access workbooks to keep track of their learning, watch podcasts from their module leaders, undertake assessments and work collaboratively within virtual groups. Students also have the opportunity to discuss issues with Module Leaders via a range of media.
Importantly, students have the opportunity to attend Webinars throughout the programme, giving them the chance to experience lectures led by their module leaders, take part in presentations, as well as network and share work/study experiences with fellow students from across the world.
Access to a worldwide community
The programme provides an online community for students and module leaders to share knowledge and experience in real life situations. With access to discussion boards and chat rooms via the university’s Virtual Learning Environment, as well as designated groups set up especially for CREIF and REIF students on platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Whatsapp, students are able to socialise and network with fellow students from across the world. This is continued after students have completed the programme via the REIF Alumni Group.
Support from the REIF team
The REIF team are experienced in providing a high-standard of online learning resources specifically aimed at distance-learning students and provide dedicated support for CREIF students throughout their programme.