Track: Management in the Built Environment

It is broadly recognised that insight, knowledge and skills in process and management are of vital importance to professionals in the world of architecture, construction and the built environment, especially in today’s circumstances. The Management in the Built Environment track (formerly Real Estate and Housing track) engages with this need by exploring the managerial dimension and the processes involved with these industries.

Degree: Master of Science Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences

Credits: 120 ECTS, 24 months

Type: Full-time

Start: BSc Bouwkunde graduates can start every quarter. New students can only enrol in September.

Language of instruction: English

What you will learn

Students learn how to manage the urban development and construction process so as to guide the many stakeholders to achieve high quality and financially rewarding development. They learn how to manage the process at the ‘object level’ – that is, involving buildings and structures, as well as at the ‘supply level’ – involving the management of real estate portfolios and urban areas.

This track sets itself apart from other Management in the Built Environment programmes in its design focus. As part of the faculty of architecture, this programme builds on our strength in creating multidisciplinary design-based solutions. Prospective students must demonstrate a sensibility to the processes involved in the design of building projects and have a keen interest in managerial issues.

Management in the Built Environment has a very active community of students: BOSS Students. Many activities are organised, including business tours, debates and study trips.

After graduation

The Management in the Built Environment track is one of five specialisation tracks within the Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences master programme. On graduation, students receive a Master of Science degree in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences (Management in the Built Environment track*).

* This does not apply for students who started the MSc programme in academic year 2015-2016 and earlier. They receive a Master of Science degree in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences (Real Estate and Housing track).


With the Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Urbanism track you can register in the Dutch Register of Architects and apply for the title of Architect, Landscape Architect or Urban Designer in the Netherlands after completing a period of professional work experience (beroepservaringperiode). Read more