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Management and Facilities Department

Suzanne Kennedy, Chair
Annex South Room 101G
Phone: 617-989-4049

Faculty

Professors

  • Leon Cort, Ph.D.
  • Jack A. Green, J.D.
  • Patrick Hafford
  • Suzanne Kennedy
  • Hossein Noorian

Associate Professors

  • John M. Cooper, Ed.D.
  • Joseph Schellings, J.D.
  • Cindy Stevens, Ph.D.
  • Frederick Trilling, J.D.

Assistant Professor

  • Richard Christiano
  • Michael Dunlop, Ed.D.

Department Vision and Mission Statement

The Department of Management and Facilities’ mission is to offer a comprehensive educational experience through relevant course work, seminars, and exercises in management to enable students to become successful industry professionals and leaders of the 21st century. We challenge our students to develop the skills to analyze and solve problems and develop an aptitude for lifelong learning. We offer interesting and challenging programs leading to exciting careers in the various fields of management and facility management.

Degree Programs

Facilities Planning and Management (BFPM)

Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

The Facilities Planning & Management (BFPM) program aims to develop in its students recognized management skills along with knowledge concerning current technologies that are necessary for entry-level professional practice. Facilities Management practice can be regarded as the management of a company’s or institution’s physical assets. The management of these assets involves long-term, as well as short-term, planning for physical facilities and real properties that integrates the organization’s strategic business plan and the technical components for that plant. The quality of work life and cost effectiveness of the organization’s environment are the goals of the facilities manager.

Building on a practical core of oral and written communications, mathematics, science, and design principles, the Facilities Planning & Management (BFPM) program introduces students to a wide range of facilities and management issues including space utilization, project management, space planning, energy management techniques, building management, facility assessment, and real estate principles. An integral aspect of the program is the experience students gain through two semesters of cooperative employment in facilities management offices.

The Facilities Planning & Management (BFPM) program is accredited by the International Facility Management Association as having met the highest standards of professional education in this discipline. The program is one of only four undergraduate programs in the United States to achieve this status.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
CCEV136 Building Construction 3 2 4
MGMT113 Introduction to Management 3 0 3
ENGL100 English I 4 0 4
MATH205 College Mathematics I 4 0 4
Total 14 2 15
Spring Semester Course R L C
ECON115 Macroeconomics 4 0 4
ENGL115 English II 3 0 3
MGMT200 Decision Analysis for Business 4 0 4
CCEV118 Construction Graphics 1 4 3
PHYS211 Conceptual Physics 3 2 4
Total 15 6 18

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
MGM140 Computers and Business Applications 3 0 3
ELECTIVE Lower Level Social Science Elective 3 0 3
FMGT405 Facilities Management I 4 0 4
INTD275 Technical Studies II 3 2 4
ELECTIVE General Elective1 - - 3
Total - - 17
Spring Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Lower Level Social Science Elective 3 0 3
MGMT390 Financial Accounting 3 0 3
ENGL350 Writing Competency Assessment 0 0 0
INTD325 Technical Studies III 3 2 4
FMGT417 Space Planning 4 0 4
COMM270 Business Communications 3 0 3
Total 16 2 17
Summer Semester Course R L C
COOP300 Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional) 0

Junior Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Technical Elective1 - - 3
FMGT430 Building Operations 4 0 4
FMGT410 Facility Space Utilization and Management 4 0 4
FMGT415 Project Management for Facility Managers 4 0 4
Total - - 15
Spring Semester Course R L C
COOP400 Co-op Work Semester I 0
Summer Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
MGMT450 Financial Management 4 0 4
FMGT420 Facility Development & Planning Seminar 4 0 4
FMGT500 Computer Applications for Facility Managers 4 0 4
Total 16 0 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
COOP600 Co-op Work Semester II 0
Spring Semester R L C
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
FMGT450 Facility Assessment and Forecasting 4 0 4
FMGT465 Energy Management and Sustainability 4 0 4
FMGT590 Directed Studies Research 3 0 3
MGMT462 Business Law 4 0 4
Total 19 0 19
Summer Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
FMGT610 Principles of Real Estate for Facility Managers 4 0 4
FMGT620 Facilities Directed Studies 2 4 4
MGMT625 Business Negotiation Principles 2 2 3
Total 12 6 15

R=Class Hours Per Week, L=Lab Hours Per Week, C=Semester Credit Hours

*Please refer to the upper level humanities/social science elective requirement.

1Courses selected with the Faculty Advisor’s approval to complement and to broaden the student’s educational experience.
2Prior to entering junior year courses, students must have successfully completed the prerequisite work outlined above with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 out of 4.0 or have received permission from the department to enroll in these courses. .

Management (BSM)

 Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

Students enrolled in the Management (BSM) program are exposed to the functional areas of management and gain the various managerial and analytical skills necessary to successfully administer human, natural, and technological resources within an organization. A study of financial analysis, marketing principles, operations management, manufacturing, strategic management, economics, organizational behavior, information systems, and the legal aspects of business is introduced in this program. In addition, Management (BSM) students have the opportunity to select a four course concentration in IT Management, Communication or Project Leadership, as listed below. The management skills that students acquire are applied during two required cooperative work semesters.

The discipline of management requires of practitioners both technical knowledge and the skill to communicate. From the first year through the senior year, BSM students are required to compile an Electronic Career Portfolio (ECP) of their work in consultation with their concentration and academic advisors and concentration track advisor. The ECP Requirement Guidelines are available in the Management and Facilities Department office. In the spring semester of the senior year, seniors register for their final graded portfolio assessment.

Graduates of the Management (BSM) program may seek entry-level management positions in project management, marketing and communications, IT management, accounting and finance, entrepreneurship, human resources, and research and operations management. They may also pursue positions as field service engineers, product support specialists, MIS specialists, or quality assurance analysts. It is possible for students to pursue graduate degrees in business, law, public administration, and other related fields.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
COMM155 Oral Communications 3 0 3
ENGL100 English I 4 0 4
MATH205 College Mathematics I 4 0 4
MGMT113 Introduction to Management 3 0 3
MGMT140 Introduction to Computers and Business Applications 3 0 3
Total 17 0 17
Spring Semester Course R L C
ECON115 Macroeconomics 4 0 4
ELECTIVE Natural or Physical Science (with lab) 3 2 4
ENGL115 English II 3 0 3
MGMT200 Decision Analysis for Business 4 0 4
MGMT390 Financial Accounting 3 0 3
Total 17 2 18

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
COMM270 Business Communications 3 0 3
ECON215 Microeconomics 4 0 4
ELECTIVE Lower Level Social Science Elective 3 0 3
MGMT250 Research Methods in Business 4 0 4
MGMT210 Management Information Systems 3 2 4
Total 17 2 18
Spring Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Lower Level Social Science Elective 3 0 3
ELECTIVE Management Concentration Course I1 3 0 3
ENGL350 Writing Competency Assessment 0 0 0
MGMT473 Principles of Marketing 4 0 4
MGMT280 Contemporary Manufacturing 4 0 4
MGMT435 Managerial Accounting 4 0 4
Total 18 0 18
Summer Semester Credits
COOP300 Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional) 0

Note: Prior to entering junior year courses, students must have completed all pre-requisite courses listed above or have received permission from the department to enroll in upper level courses.

Junior Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Management Concentration Course II 3 0 3
MGMT410 Management of Contemporary Organizations 4 0 4
MGMT462 Business Law 4 0 4
ELECTIVE General Elective2 - - 3
PHIL450 Ethics 4 0 4
Total - - 18
Spring Semester Course R L C
COOP400 Co-op Work Semester I 0
Summer Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
MGMT450 Financial Management 4 0 4
MGMT466 Human Resources & Labor Management 3 0 3
MGMT515 Operations Management 4 0 4
Total 15 0 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
COOP600 Co-op Work Semester II 0
Spring Semester Course R L C
MGMT4XX Management Elective2 - - 3
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
ELECTIVE Management Concentration Course III1 4 0 4
MGMT570 Strategic Management 4 0 4
MGMT615 Management Electronic Career Portfolio 0 0 0
MGMT625 Business Negotiation Principles 2 2 3
Total - - 18
Summer Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective 4 0 4
ELECTIVE Management Concentration Course IV1 4 0 4
MGMT585 The Global Economy 4 0 4
MGMT650 Senior Project 2 4 4
Total 14 4 16

R=Class Hours Per Week, L=Lab Hours Per Week, C=Semester Credit Hours

*Please refer to the upper level humanities/social science elective requirement.

1Note: The following management concentration courses will be offered only if there is sufficient student interest and enrollment. Students select courses from the Technology Management, Communication or Project Leadership concentrations listed below with the consent of the faculty advisor.

IT Management Concentration

Course Name R L C
I. MGMT320 Introduction to Technology Management 3 0 3
II. MGMT530 Technology Assessment and Acquisition 3 0 3
III. MGMT620 Technology Transfer 4 0 4
IV. MGMT630 Advanced Topics in Technology 4 0 4
Total 14 0 14

Communication Concentration

Course Name R L C
I. COMM330 Introduction to Mass Communication 3 0 3
II. COMM290 Social Perspectives of Journalism 3 0 3
III. COMM580 Society and Visual Media 4 0 4
IV. COMM610 Public Relations Writing 4 0 4
Total 14 0 14

Project Leadership Concentration

Course Name R L C
I. MGMT325 Introduction to Project Planning and Leadership 3 0 3
II. MGMT525 Group Process and Team Building 3 0 3
III. MGMT520 Power and Leadership in Organizations 4 0 4
IV. MGMT406 Advanced Topics in Project Leadership 4 0 4
Total 14 0 14

2General and Management electives are selected with the faculty advisor as necessary to complement and to broaden the student's background.

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