Properties define our lives. We live in them, work in and on them. The habitable surface of our planet cannot be increased without limit. Real estate is valuable.
The bachelor programme in Real Estate Business Studies (REBS) is offered at the West Coast University of Applied Science (FHW) with a standard course length of six semesters. Courses only start in the winter semester. An internship semester, either domestically or abroad, is planned for the fourth semester. The study programme is characterised by a large number of optional modules. The choices of modules lead to more in-depth knowledge in one of the six majors on offer. Using the acquired knowledge, the REBS students learn to independently solve various tasks in and around real estate. For this, at the FHW we provide them with comprehensive content for dealing with managerial responsibilities:

  • Expertise: Broad basic knowledge, linguistic skills and in-depth knowledge in the chosen majors
  • Social competence: Individual development of the personality in seminars with topics like business management, public speaking, presentation and management techniques, and project management
  • International competence: Optional semester abroad, various partially real estate specific language modules (participation in Business English I - III is therefore mandatory),
  • Practical competence: Internship semester projects in courses as well as the possibility of practical undergraduate work for the Bachelor thesis in collaboration with industry.

The REBS study programme prepares students for the carrying out of executive functions in commercial real estate and service companies of different sizes and in different industries e.g. manager in real estate management office, team leader in facility management and lots more.
Which companies, institutions and organisations you will look for employment in after your studies largely depends on your choice of majors. Therefore, please inform yourself about the various majors on offer by visiting their respective webpages.
Here is an overview of our partner universities. If you are planning a semester abroad during your studies, you can find more information here.
For general information about our study programs, feel free to request information material.
The flyer for the Real Estate Business Studies programme (REBS) will be available as a PDF download in the near future.


Degree:Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Standard length of course:6 Semesters
Internship semester:4th Semester
Begin:Winter semester
Application by:15th July
Prior internship:No
Language course:English
Semester contribution:€75.00 
Accredited until:02/2023
Associated FHW Masters:
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