||The establishment of Institute of Management at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava in February 2008 that was composed from former mostly economic and management education departments dispersed on the various faculties, have created the opportunity for the launching of the new study programs thanks to the concentration of the professors on one place.
One of the new study programs that is going to be realized soon is oriented on the real estate education. When the educators were dispersed on the different faculties of Slovak University of Technology, the inner faculty barriers and the specific rules of the accreditation commission of the Slovak republic acted as the barriers for the establishment of such program. In the new Institute of Management the teachers that were responsible for teaching the subjects in such study programs as the Construction management and study program Spatial planning have met together. They were thinking how to develop the program that would fit to the profile of STU and at the same time would address the needs of the society for educated professional acting on real estate market. On this basis it was decided to prepare the combined study program “Spatial planning and the real estate engineering”. The word engineering emphasizes the fact that the program is taking place at the Slovak University of Technology and the graduates will receive not only serious preparation in economic and managerial topics related to the real estate, but they will get also the serious background in the technical disciplines related the construction, surveying and the spatial planning.
It must also be stressed that the new program is always the certain compromise between the needs of the economics and human resources available, the university political issues and the interests. The real estate program that is under the preparation, will be the first in the Slovak Republic, and the reason for this is the growing maturity of the real estate markets and the needs for professional in the area. While preparing the curricula of the new programme we had used not only the experience of the staff of Slovak University of Technology, but also the experience from the other European countries. Particularly helpful was the book of prof. Schulte.
We prepared the study programs on both bachelor and master levels. On the bachelor level Profile of the student will be trained and developed in the areas of spatial planning, construction, surveying, and of course he will study the basic natural science subjects (math, physics). The specialized economic subjects include Economic statistics, Economy, Real estate valuation, Cost management, Real estate management, Real estate market and development process, Spatial economics, Real estate marketing and the communication, Financial management, Accounting and taxes). Social science courses will cover especially the sociology and demography, psychology, the real estate law areas.
On the master level the students will study real estate and spatial planning issues in much higher detail. They will become more knowledgeable in Risk management, Investment theory, Computer aided price estimation, Financial law, Economics and valuation, Financial and insurance mathematics, Administrative law, Facility management, Preparation of diploma thesis, they should obtain it is expected that their practical skills will be enhanced at real estate workshops where they are supposed to solve the case studies.
The graduate of master level will find the job in the development process, financial institution, real estate organizations; he will be able to work as the facility manger and in urban planning areas, as well as in the administration of the municipality.
The graduates at the master level would be able also to continue their study at PhD level. The study program that has the long tradition Slovak University of Technology on this level and is accredited is called “Sectoral and branch economies” The real estate represent one of the important economic sectors, and could be therefore studied in this program.