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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
RESPONDING to the demand of professionalizing the real estate industry in the Philippines, the University of Cebu (UC) offers Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management (BS REM) and continues to accept incoming college students.
The Commission on Higher Education (Ched) gave UC the permit to offer the first two years of the four-year BS REM course in 2012.
Now on its second year, UC aims to encourage more students to enroll in the course that provides a solid grasp of the real estate industry and its laws and regulations, as well as trains students the best practices in planning, financing, investment, marketing, and development, among others.
Offering the BS REM is also in line with the Republic Act 9646 or the Real Estate Service Act of the Philippines. The law provides that the State recognizes the vital role of real estate service practitioners in the social political, economic development and progress of the country by promoting the real estate market, stimulating economic activity and enhancing government income from real property-based transactions.
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) will administer the real estate board exam that graduates are set to take. The three available licenses would be Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Appraiser and Real Estate Consultant.
Dr. Alberto Talaid, designated dean of UC College of Real Estate Management, said there is an increasing demand for real estate professionals today, considering that the economy is also dependent in real estate development and infrastructures.
“There’s really a lot of opportunities and income in real estate. Career possibilities include real estate brokerage, entrepreneur, management trainee, executive assistance, sales person broker, real estate marketing assistance, and account personnel, among others,” Talaid added.
He also said UC has a more affordable tuition than other schools offering the same course.
Graduates from any public high school in Cebu City can also enroll in BS REM through the P500 Tuition scheme of the Skolar sa Siyudad sa Sugbo Program. Student can present the P10,000 voucher given out by the Cebu City Government and pay only the P500 enrollment processing fee. The scheme is in line with UC’s commitment to make quality education accessible to the masses.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 21, 2013.