Why study property?

The Bachelor of Property (BProp) degree prepares you with the academic background to enter any branch of the property profession in New Zealand or internationally.

What you will learn

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When you study at undergraduate level, you will develop a range of skills with wide applicability, including:

  • Communication and personal relations.
  • Conceptualisation of theoretical and practical knowledge.
  • Data and information analysis.
  • Marketing.
  • Numeracy and research.

A strong relationship with the property profession ensures the ongoing relevance of the Bachelor of Property degree. Through the structures of the Industry Liaison Programme (such as the Board of Advisers, buddy programmes, industry dinners, careers evenings and professional liaison) you will gain practical, real-world advice and experience.

The degree fulfils the academic requirements for membership of professional bodies such as:

  • The Valuers Registration Board.
  • The Property Institute of New Zealand.
  • The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand.
  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (UK).

Our postgraduate programmes will expose you to advanced theoretical understandings of property processes to equip you with the analytical skills required to engage with contemporary property markets.

Take a look at what some of our graduates and supporters have to say about studying the BProp degree programme.
Students, employers and iwi representatives talk about the Bachelor of Property (BProp) and Māori asset management.

Areas of study

When you study the BProp, you can choose to focus your studies in a number of areas including:

  • Property valuation.
  • Property management.
  • Property development.
  • Property finance and investment.
  • Māori land.

At postgraduate level, the teaching is research-led and covers the most recent methods and topics in the area of property.


Career opportunities

The department takes an active role in finding employment for graduates and working with the Business School's Careers Centre to organise career workshops for Property students and arranging visits to property-related organisations.

An undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Property prepares you for a diverse range of roles including:

  • Investment management.
  • Valuation.
  • Property finance and investment.
  • Property management.
  • Property consultancy.
  • Property development.
  • Market research.
  • Project management.
  • Building surveying.
  • Property portfolio fund management.
  • Academia.

Programmes available

You can study property in the following programmes:

Bachelor of Property (BProp)
The BProp is a 24-course (360-point) degree and takes three years of full-time study. It is organised into three parts. You can also study the Bachelor of Commerce with Property as part of a conjoint degrees programme where you study for two degrees at once. The BProp can be combined with a degree in Commerce, Science, Law or Engineering.

Bachelor of Property (BProp(Hons))
The BProp (Hons) is a one full-time year of postgraduate study following the Bachelor of Property degree.

Master of Property (MProp)
The MProp degree is a two-year programme. The first year is coursework, which may also be taken as a bachelor honours, while the second year comprises a research thesis.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
As a general rule you need to have successfully completed either a bachelors honours degree or masters degree to be considered for a PhD in Property.