Integrating Property Industry in Masters Real Estate Education in Africa: Approaches and Initiatives

Samuel H.P. Chikafalimani, Ganesan Reddy

Abstract


Programme coordinators and their assistants within selected Masters Real Estate (MRE) programmes offered in Africa were surveyed to determine approaches and initiatives adopted to integrate the property industry in real estate curriculum and research. Results reveal that involvement of part-time lecturers from industry, inclusion of real-world project cases and practical sessions in the curriculum, appointment of lecturers with high qualifications and industrial experience and deliberate collaboration of research with the industry are some of the practices implemented by the universities to include the industry in the curriculum. Objective of the adopted approaches and initiatives is to produce students and research which are relevant to the property industry and to create other opportunities for students, educators and industry practitioners as they interact in the curriculum. The study intends to support and promote the culture of involving industry practitioners in the curriculum and research in order for the universities to meet property industry requirements in Africa and elsewhere in the world.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n20p340


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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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