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Master of Arts in Valuation and Property Management program

University of Nairobi

Masters Program 2 Years

Course Details

Course Overview

There is an increasing demand for skills and expertise in property valuation, property development appraisals, land administration and property management. To meet this demand the department of land development at the University of Nairobi offers a Master of Arts degree course in Valuation and Property management.

The Master of Arts in Valuation and Property Management programme at the University of Nairobi targets real estate professionals such as valuers, property managers, building surveyors, and land administrators.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements



  1.  A holder of a degree of at least Upper second class honours in Land Economics from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognised by the University of Nairobi Senate as being of a comparable academic status.


  2. A holder of a degree of at least Upper Second Class Honours in Architecture, Building Economics, Engineering, commerce, Economics, Agriculture and Forestry from the University of Nairobi or from any other institution recognised by the University of Nairobi Senate as being of comparable academic status. In addition, candidates shall be required to have at least one year of research, teaching or practical experience in land administration, farm management, property development, property management or valuation.



  3. A holder of a degree of at least Lower Second Class Honours in any of the degrees specified above with a relevant postgraduate diploma or other equivalent qualifications and at least two years of work experience.

Course Objectives

 The main objective of the Master of Arts in Valuation and Property Management course is to develop proficiency in operational skills of candidates so that they can effectively apply them in making financial and economic decisions in all aspects of property valuation, property development and property management.

This expertise will be useful to people directly involved in real estate property management and valuation. It is also useful to decision makers who must judge real estate investment proposals prepared by others.

Course Program

The Master of Arts in Valuation and Property Management curriculum comprises of a two-year programme covering four semesters, leading to the award of the Master of Arts degree in Valuation and Property Management.


The master of Arts in valuation and Property Management curriculum consists of lectures, coursework, seminars and project work; written examination papers at the end of each semester of the first year; and written examination papers at the end of the first semester of second year plus a research project to be examined at the end of second semester of the second year.




Course Outline


 Semester 1


Research Methods, Property Development, Agricultural and Forestry Economics, computer Application in valuation and Property Management, Urban Economics and Management, Land Management.


Semester 2


Valuation of Natural Resources, Financial Management in Real Estate, Property Management, Property Portfolio Investment, Environmental Impact Assessment


Second Year


Candidates shall be required to take five written courses in the first semester, and undertake a research project to be examined at the end of second semester


Semester 1


Professional Practice, Property Agenc and Marketing, Valuation of Equipment Furniture and Fittings, Risk Management and Loss Adjustment, Arbitration and Conflict Management in Real Property.


Semester 2


Research Project

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