Overview

This programme is designed for students who are interested to work within the Property Management industry in the areas of sales or management. Students will learn core management and marketing skills. They will then obtain an understanding of the core aspects of property management including the legal aspects, facilities management and the investment considerations.

Objective


To equip all graduating students with all the vital knowledge and skills so as to ensure that each and every student is effectively well versed to begin a career in property management.
To develop students’ intellectual capabilities of interpretation and analysis; critical evaluation; selection and synthesis; reasoned argument; research and problem solving skills related to property management.
To enable students to hone certain vital skills that are essential in the field of property management such as communication skills, problem-solving skills, team work and personal responsibility.

Course Structure

The programme consists of 8 modules:

Course Synopsis

Accounting Fundamentals This course is designed to introduce students to fundamental accounting concepts and conventions, to develop skills in double entry accounting procedures in relation to sole traders, partnerships and companies, and to develop an understanding of issues in accounting theory, including the elements of financial statements, valuation issues and capital maintenance.

Managing People and Organisations The course introduces students to the theory and practice of management, within a multidisciplinary business simulation. The emphasis is on understanding the people management issues students are likely to encounter in an organisational context in the pursuit of sustained individual, team and organisational performance.

Principles of Valuation This course intends to provide an introduction to property valuations principle. The general approach adopted is a combination of theoretical explanations and practical examples. The intention is to discuss the context of the market, show how valuation practice has developed within the context and explain the application of valuation methods in practice.

Principles of Marketing This course provides an introduction to basic marketing concepts. Topics include the marketing mix, new product development, consumer behavior, customer relationship management, strategic planning and e-commerce. Students will develop a comprehensive marketing plan and apply course concepts to real or imaginary products.

Introduction to Property Management This course addresses all major aspects of the land/property management function and is designed to assist agencies and companies in establishing a cost-effective management plan that will increase profitability, conserve resources and reduce risk exposure. Participants will learn how to establish a cost-effective management plan that increases profitability conserves resources and reduces risk exposure for properties managed.

Facilities and Service Management & Innovation Facility management is the practice of coordinating the physical work environment with the people and work of an organization. This discipline integrates the principles of business administration, architecture, and the behavioral and engineering sciences.
This program furthers the understanding of this diverse field with an innovative series of courses focusing on design and management of facilities, from concept to installation, to long-term efficient use.

Business Communication Communication, whatever method used, needs to inform. In the business environment writing clear, concise, comprehensible copy is critical to success. In this course, learn techniques for clarifying purpose, understanding readers, and organizing ideas. Through in-class writing exercises, you practice proven strategies for overcoming writer's block and creating concise, appropriate, and grammatically correct work. Practice exercises include editing and writing letters, memos, reports, email messages, summaries, resumes, and cover letters. Vocabulary development, using correct grammar and punctuation, techniques for reducing writing time, and proofreading also are addressed.

Career Counselling The module is designed to provide an introduction to major psychosocial and biomedical issues that are common in older persons. The emphasis is on fundamental knowledge and skills developing to understand more fully the aging process as well as common emotional, psychiatric and cognitive disorders that present in the elderly. It also explores the effective approaches in counselling, basic counselling techniques and qualities necessary for a geriatric counsellor.

Teacher Qualifications

All teachers are registered with the Committee for Private Education (CPE). All teachers have the required qualifications.
Average Teacher-Student Ratio is 1:30
Please note that the maximum number of students in the classroom is subjected to the maximum allowable seating capacity

Entry Requirements

Age: At least 16 years old.
Academic Level:Obtained at least 3 passes with credit in GCE 'O' Levels in any subjects or equivalent
Obtained at least C6 in GCE 'O' Level English or equivalent

Education Pathways

Student who has graduated from Diploma in Property Management from City Metropolitan College may apply for Advanced Diploma in Property Management from City Metropolitan College