About NUS-Renmin MSRE-MBA Double Degree Programme

Pegged at an advanced level, the NUS-RENMIN Double Degree of MSc (Real Estate) and MBA Programme covers a comprehensive range of contemporary issues in real estate and business development in Singapore, China and beyond.


“The launch of the MSRE-MBA joint degree programme between NUS and Renmin University is a timely response to the increasingly critical demand for professionals who are multi-talented and well-trained in cross disciplinary practices to meet the complex challenges of rapid urbanisation and sustainable developments in the real estate business world. This collaboration offers prospective students the opportunity to learn from the best in the respective institutions while gaining an enriching experience through social and cultural networking and exchanges between the two countries. We believe that graduates from the programme will be well sought after by the globalised real estate marketplace.”

Professor LAM Khee Poh
Provost’s Chair Professor
Dean, School of Design and Environment
National University of Singapore


“This joint double-degree programme between NUS and China’s Renmin University marks another significant milestone in our relentless pursuit to continuously equip students with cutting-edge tools to face the challenges of a rapidly evolving landscape. This tailored programme combines the best mix of what both universities have to offer in business and real estate. It is also designed to induct and prepare students for the complex realities of business in the vast Chinese market. This course strikes a good balance between management expertise and practical skills, core elements that will position students well not only on a regional platform, but also globally.”

Professor DENG Yongheng
Provost’s Chair Professor
Head, Department of Real Estate
National University of Singapore

“Most business programs do not focus on real estate per se as a business curriculum has too many competing demands. As a result, business graduates who choose to go into real estate often end up having to take additional real estate courses. On the other hand, real estate students often find themselves inadequately quipped with finance, marketing and strategy grounding to contribute meaningfully to running a business. Over the last few decades, the world outside China has been enthralled by the fast-changing urban landscape in China. During this period also, the world outside China has seen the rapid integration of the brick-and-mortar real estate business into the virtual world of capital markets.

The joint master degree program in MSc Real Estate and MBA effectively bridges the real estate-business gap. More importantly, it takes advantage of Renmin University’s domain knowledge of the Chinese business environment and NUS’ strength in international real estate capital markets and asset management. This innovative program by both eminent institutions is indeed a breakthrough. “

Mr. Gerard LEE
Lion Global Investors Ltd
(A member of the OCBC Group)



The Department of Real Estate (NUS DRE) traces its origin to 1969 when degree courses in both building and estate management were first offered in the then Department of Building and Estate Management. This was subsequently changed to the School of Building and Real Estate. In June 2000 the Faculty changed its name to the School of Design & Environment. As a result of this change Building and Real Estate were established as separate departments.

Contributing to Singapore and Beyond

Globally, NUS DRE boasts the largest real estate department across universities. The Department seeks to advance holistic knowledge of real estate and urban development for sustainable and inclusive urbanization in Asia through innovative research and teaching. The Department has an excellent research track record and connection with global research communities in real estate, urban economics and city planning. The NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies (IRES) and SDE Center for Sustainable Asian Cities (CSAC) provide platforms and support for multidisciplinary urban and real estate research. Our faculty come from elite universities around the world and provide a wealth of cutting-edge academic research and field expertise to our students.


The School of Business (RBS) is a constituent school of Renmin University of China. It grew out of the Department of Factory Management, the Department of Trade Economics and the Program of Finance and Accounting. These three departments were established in 1950 and were the first business administration programs in China. With a history of more than 60 years, RBS has produced significant numbers of professional managers for businesses and government agencies, trained faculty for higher education institutions, and developed a large number of new programs and research fields. As a pioneer in management education in China, RBS has authored textbooks widely used in Chinese universities and advised government and businesses in decision-making and enterprise reform.

In recent years, internationalization has become a cornerstone of RBS’ strategic focus. With the progress achieved over the years of obtaining the global accreditation of AACSB and EQUIS, RBS has also established long-term partnerships with over 55 prestigious universities in the world. These partnerships involve faculty visits, student exchange programs and research collaboration.