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Build a career in real estate and property development

The property industry is one of the most significant employers—and the largest private sector contributor to gross state product—in Queensland. The industry has a critical role in the current and future shaping of our state economy, built environment, ecological sustainability and community development, including the new and evolving forms of property ownership and management in strata titled environments.

To work in the real estate and property development industry, you'll need great communication and interpersonal skills to successfully collaborate with other professionals in delivering sustainable and liveable environments.

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I’m ready for the future of business

Meet Caitlene Hillman, Griffith business student and AFR top 100 future leader. International opportunities during her degree have given her first-hand experience of current trends, ensuring she’s job ready for the future of business.

Specialist skills

Griffith’s real estate and property development degree combines industry-relevant courses with the grounding of a business qualification. You’ll gain specialist financial and legal knowledge, as well as project management and negotiation skills. You can also complete the Real Estate licence as an elective, entitling you to own or manage a real estate agency upon graduation.

Developed with industry partners

Our courses are created with industry input and are specifically designed to enable active engagement in the real estate and property development industry. Our industry partners are the leading bodies governing property development and real estate in Queensland.

Gain professional experience

You’ll have the opportunity to take part in an Industry Learning Day in your final year of study. Sponsored by Oliver Hume Real Estate Group, the Industry Learning Day encompasses a full-day study tour to various development projects.

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (Queensland), Real Estate Institute of Queensland, Property Council of Australia (Queensland), and Oliver Hume Real Estate Group are actively involved in the real estate and property development degree through the provision of scholarships, bursaries, internships, and student membership programs.

5-Star Rated

Griffith Business School is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Teaching Quality in Business and Management by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Rebecca Delay

Real estate and property development graduate Rebecca Delay is well on her way to achieving her dream of being a property developer after receiving a bursary from property services group, Oliver Hume. Under the bursary program, Rebecca received a $2,500 grant and also works as an assistant research analyst at Oliver Hume as part of a six-month part-time internship. She said working with Oliver Hume would be fantastic for her career. 'I'm getting so much knowledge and experience and am able to apply what I've learnt in my degree and build from there.'

Rebecca Delay

Study options

It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.

Become a researcher

If you are considering ongoing research study, Griffith Business School has a number of disciplines where you can specialise by studying a PHD.

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Unsure if you meet the entry requirements?

If you don’t meet the criteria for your degree, you can still come to Griffith. Our admission pathway options can help you improve your selection rank, upgrade to your preferred degree or satisfy subject prerequisites.

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Scholarships

BusinessPLUS scholarships

We offer three new BusinessPLUS scholarship categories this year, which seek to reward potential as well as excellence - so it’s worthwhile investigating whether you might qualify to receive one. Scholarships can cover tuition fees, education and living expenses. You can apply if you are coming straight from year 12, or if you have left high school and are applying to start an undergraduate university degree. They add to over 600 scholarships available at Griffith. You can also apply for multiple scholarships with just one application; we’ll match you with the Griffith University scholarship you are eligible for and it's free.

What is BusinessPLUS?

When you study Business at Griffith you get more than just a high-quality degree. You get the BusinessPLUS advantage. BusinessPLUS is a program designed to give Griffith business school students the skills and networks they will later rely on in the workplace. Open to any Griffith Business School student, the program caters for beginners as well as those who have more advanced skills. BusinessPLUS combines skills based, career management training with opportunities for internships, our mentoring program and industry engagement projects that introduce you to the business networks you’ll rely on later.

BusinessPLUS Academic Excellence Scholarships

Valued between $15,000 - $20,000, OP 1-8

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BusinessPLUS Transition Scholarships

Valued between $7,500 - $10,000, OP 9-14

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BusinessPLUS First Peoples Scholarships

Valued between $15,000 - $20,000, open to first peoples

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Applications are open for a full MBA scholarship.

Career outcomes

Join an expanding industry

Population growth continues to drive the ongoing development of residential, retail and commercial properties in Australia. Real estate and property development professionals are responsible for the construction, sales, management, and leasing of such properties. In this fast growing industry, it is no surprise that real estate and property development professionals are in demand.

As a graduate, you'll be prepared for roles such real estate sales and leasing, property asset manager, strata title manager, shopping centre manager, facilities manager, development analyst or manager, building manager, project director, property marketing, project management, investment management and property finance.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Monday 9 September — Tuesday 10 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our September Mature Student Open Evenings. No matter whether you're returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help.

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Thursday 12 September — Thursday 12 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our September Mature Student Open Evenings. No matter whether you're returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help.

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Monday 23 September — Friday 4 October

Q&A Sessions

Do you have questions about studying at Griffith? Book a personalised 30-minute Q&A session with one of our expert study advisers to get advice about your study options, available scholarships and support services.

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Monday 21 October — Friday 25 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Tuesday 29 October — Thursday 31 October

Application Support Nights

Need help with your university application? Receive personalised advice and assistance from one of our expert study advisers to start and/or complete your university application.

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Monday 16 December — Thursday 19 December

Explore your options

If your OP or ATAR result changes your direction, chat online with our expert study advisers to explore your study options. Find out about admissions pathways, entry requirements and changing your preferences.

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