A Pioneer Business Degree with a Hospitality and Real Estate Focus
The Hospitality and Real Estate programme (HRE) is positioned as a business programme with an industry focus on hospitality and real estate. Our school is the first in the Asia-Pacific region to integrate hospitality and real estate research and education. It helps students develop a keen eye for asset investment and service standards, and gain the holistic ability to steer high-level projects that bring value to their clients.
HRE offers two major streams (Hospitality or Real Estate) and prepares students to work in diversified industries in lodging, MICE, theme parks and attractions, travel and tourism, valuation, leasing and transactions, consultancy, real estate development, finance and asset management.
The HRE programme offers a rich curriculum integrating theory with experiential learning opportunities. HRE puts students right in the heart of the fast-paced hospitality and real estate industries. Our teaching hotel, the Hyatt Regency Shatin, the Hyatt Learning Center, a demonstration kitchen, and two SHTM-managed restaurants provide an ideal learning environment for theory–practice integration.
Nurturing leaders with professional accreditation (RICS)
Offering a rich curriculum combining theory with experiential learning opportunities, HRE puts students right in the heart of the fast-paced hospitality, tourism and real estate industries. HRE is also a RICS accredited degree. RICS is a globally recognised professional institution of chartered surveyors. Through connections with key professionals and real service environments, and participation in high-level lectures and presentations by experienced practitioners, students learn the latest trends while building their own dynamic professional network.
Craft Your Path
Diversified career path with a competitive edge
HRE nurtures tomorrow’s leaders for diversified industries in lodging, MICE, theme parks, travel and tourism, valuation, leasing and transactions, consultancy, real estate development, finance and asset management. HRE offers two major streams for students. The Real Estate stream focuses on planning, developing and investing in assets such as buildings and properties. The Hospitality stream focuses on the service marketing element – how to improve service quality, ensure customer satisfaction, and optimise organisational performance.
The BBA in Hospitality and Real Estate is the only programme in the region that integrates hospitality and
real estate with a business focus. It leverages Hong Kong as a leader in the hospitality and real estate industries in Asia to deliver a world-class programme. Put differently, real estate development and management represent the “hardware”, whereas hospitality service ensures the quality of “software” in the value-creating process of service industries. HRE graduates thrive across all facets of the real estate and hospitality industries. They work in hotel groups, recreation, real estate development, banking, consulting, Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE), commercial and retail, investment and finance, IT and e-commerce, and more.
- Hospitality: Approximately 29% work in hotels, theme parks, MICE, airline, travel and tourism-related companies
- Real Estate: About 25% pursue careers in valuation, leasing and transactions, workplace solutions, consultancy, asset management and capital markets.
- Finance: About 15% work in accounting, finance and investment banks
- Commercial and Retail: Another 20% work in luxury commercial and retail
- Others: About 11% started their own company, contribute to the education industry or continued their education
Employers in the hospitality industry include the Airport Authority, the HK Tourism Board, the HKTDC, Disneyland, Four Seasons Hotel, Marriott Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Langham Hospitality Group, Mandarin Oriental Group, Rosewood Hotel Group, Swire Hotels and The Peninsula Hotels. Employers in Real Estate include CBRE, Colliers, Cushman and Wakefield, HSBC, JP Morgan, JLL, Knight Frank, Link REITs, MTRC, Sino Group, Sung Hung Kai Properties, Hang Lung Properties and Swire Properties.
If you are interested in this programme, please review the application requirements and deadlines specific to the respective admission scheme to increase your chances of getting accepted.