I wanted more than the purely economic subjects such as business administration, economics, financing, etc.. It was important to me to also be able to work practically and learn things about construction-related topics of a property. All of this is combined in the "Housing and Real Estate Management" degree program at the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences. In addition to modules such as business administration, real estate law and statistics, we had modules such as building construction theory, building renovation and building operations, in which we learned a lot about buildings, building materials, constructions and construction site procedures. In addition, there were computer-based modules where we were taught how to use programs such as CAD, Visio, MapPoint, etc. We also had to build models ourselves as part of our module plan and did various lab practicals. The combination of business and civil engineering teaches you the basics of civil engineering knowledge, as well as how to work with blueprints, and makes the program very diverse.