BACHELOR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS MANAGER (GESAI)

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Our Real Estate Business Manager (GESAI) programme leads to a level II (Bac+3) state-certified qualification in Real Estate Business Management at European undergraduate level 6. It is recognised as the top real estate and property management course in France and has been ranked n°1 by SMBG for the last 10 years.

The course prepares students for successful careers in real estate management, sales, co-owned property management and asset management and allows students to obtain a professional licence for management, transaction and property management agent categories.The Bachelor GESAI offers students the choice between studying full-time (Years 1, 2 and 3) or on work release (Year 3 only).

STATE CERTIFIED LEVEL II QUALIFICATION, European Level 6

Registered with the National Repertoire of Professional Certifications (RNCP)
By degree (26/11/2015), published in the Official Bulletin of the French State n°0280 (3/12/2015)
Code NSF 300-313

Bachelor GESAI programme objectives

Throughout the duration of this undergraduate level course, students develop skills that will enable them to:

  • Set up and run a real estate business by obtaining the professional license in management, transaction and property management agent categories
  • Ensure the preservation and conservation of a building or property complex
  • Manage the administrative, financial and accounting dimensions of a property
  • Advice clients to guarantee them the best return on investment on their property
  • Provide an accurate valuation for a residential or commercial property
  • Carry out technical, legal compliance and marketing intelligence work

Course structure and delivery

GESAI - Year 1

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

For entry onto Year 1, applicants are required to have passed the
French Baccalaureate or equivalent recognized international qualification

COURSE STRUCTURE AND DELIVERY

6 months of lectures, seminars and workshops
+ 3-month mandatory internship

GESAI - Year 2

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

For entry onto Year 2, we welcome applications from candidates who have successfully
completed the 1st year of a recognised higher education qualification in Real Estate, Law or Notarial Studies.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND DELIVERY

6 months of lectures, seminars and workshops
+ 3-month mandatory internship

GESAI - Year 3

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

For entry onto Year 3, we welcome applications from candidates who have successfully completed
the 2nd year of a recognised higher education qualification in any discipline.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND DELIVERY

6 months of lectures, seminars and workshops
+ 3-month mandatory internship

Career opportunities

Real Estate Business Managers work on behalf of private or public clients whether they be individuals or business organisations. This work involves dealing with transactions, managing, providing valuations or getting the best possible return on investment for their clients’ real estate assets. They also offer advisory services to both internal and external clients.

PROPERTY ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT

Within the scope of their mandate, a real estate manager’s main responsibility is to ensure the preservation and conservation of a building or real estate complex.Their missions have an administrative, financial and accounting dimension, and they may also be required to offer advice on how to obtain the best possible return on investment for the assets they manage, which may be either public or private.

TRANSACTIONS

As part of their work on transactions, a real estate manager might be called upon to estimate the value of a range of private, public, residential or commercial properties. In doing this, the manager takes into account the characteristics and location of the property in order to provide a valuation that is in line with market prices and in the best interests of their clients, according to whether they are buyers or sellers, private or professional.

Professions

  • Real estate asset manager
  • Lettings manager
  • Corporate real estate advisor
  • Estate agent
  • Building manager
  • Commercial real estate sales
  • Shopping centre manager
  • Real estate property portfolio manager
  • Real estate property administrator
  • Co-owned property manager
  • Sales negotiator
  • Estate agent branch manager

Internships

Work-based learning forms an integral part of the programme of study on the Bachelor Real Estate Business Manager course. Internships offer students excellent opportunities to put into practice what they have learnt in the classroom, with each full-time period of study followed by a 3 to 6-month internship either in France or overseas.

YEAR 3 INTERNSHIP

At the end of their undergraduate programme, students can either choose to begin their business career with the guarantee of being hired on a permanent contract, thanks to our powerful corporate and alumni network, or pursue their studies specializing on one of our professional Masters degrees at ESPI.  After 6 months of courses in the 1st semester of Year 3, students begin a 6-month programme of work-based learning on an internship.  It is at this point that students will choose between two options according to their career project, as follows:

1. FURTHER STUDY OPTION

CANDIDATES

Students who wish to pursue their studies
on a Professional Masters programme.

ORGANISATION OF THE INTERNSHIP

The student signs a 6-month contract
with a real estate company to work
in property administration and transactions.

2. EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT OPTION

CANDIDATES

Students who wish to begin their
business career immediately after graduating.

ORGANISATION OF THE INTERNSHIP

The student does an internship in an agency at one of our 5 approved partners,
with the guarantee of the offer of a full-time contract at the end of the internship period!
In this case, the internship is considered to be a true probationary period.

CORPORATE PARTNERS

Since 2008, our ‘Employment Contract Option’ partners on the Real Estate Business Manager programme (Foncia, Loiselet&Daigremont, Immo de France, Sergicand more recently, Oralia) have made a commitment to train and recruit our graduates in the field of real estate services, including: co-owned property management, management, transactions and negotiation.  The objective of this partnership agreement is to train future employees in-house in order to enable them to develop the teams in their network of national estate agents.  Considered to be a true probationary period, the 6-month internship offers our students the possibility of signing a full-time contract in one of these agencies upon graduation.

Double degree

ESPI has agreements with La Rochelle Business School (Excelia Group) and Université de Vivesin Belgium offering Year 3 Bachelor GESAI students the possibility of following a double degree programme. During this period, selected students either benefit from the expertise developed through La Rochelle’s Bachelor in Business (Sales & Marketing) or through the Bachelor in Business Management & Entrepreneurship at the Université de Vives.  At the end of their final year, successful students will receive a qualification from two institutions.

  • Develop a dual skill set
  • Develop a managerial perspective
  • Develop an open mind