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Management and Facilities Department

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

Faculty

Professors .

  • 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.

*on sabbatical spring 2013 semester

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

Business Management

Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

Students enrolled in the Business 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, Business Management (BSM) students have the opportunity to select a four course concentration in either Technology Project Management or Entrepreneurship. 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 Business 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
ENGLISH English Sequence† 4 0 4
MATH205 College Mathematics I 4 0 4
MGMT110 Introduction to Management 4 0 4
MGMT150 Computers and Business Applications 4 0 4
Total 16 0 16
Spring Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Natural or Physical Science (with lab) 3 2 4
ENGLISH English Sequence† 4 0 4
MGMT200 Decision Analysis for Business 4 0 4
MGMT395 Integrative Financial Accounting 4 0 4
Total 15 2 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
MGMT220 Management Communications 4 0 4
ECONXXX Principles of Economics 4 0 4
MGMT250 Research Methods in Business 4 0 4
MGMT210 Management Information Systems 3 2 4
Total 15 2 16
Spring Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Humanities/Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
ELECTIVE Management Concentration Course I1 3 0 3
MGMT473 Principles of Marketing 4 0 4
MGMT310 System Analysis and Design 3 0 3
MGMT435 Managerial Accounting 4 0 4
ENGL350 Sophomore Writing Assessment 0 0 0
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 II1 3 0 3
MGMT412 Managing and Leading Organizations 4 0 4
MGMT462 Business Law 4 0 4
ELECTIVE General Elective2 3 0 3
PHIL450 Ethics 4 0 4
Total 18 0 18
Spring Semester Course R L C
COOP400 Co-op Work Semester I 0
Summer Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Humanities/Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
MGMT450 Financial Management 4 0 4
MGMT466 Human Resources & Labor Management 3 0 3
MGMT406 Special Topics - Management 3 0 3
MGMT515 Operations Management 4 0 4
Total 18 0 18

Senior Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
COOP600 Co-op Work Semester II 0
Spring Semester Course R L C
MGMT501 Project Research 3 0 3
MGMT600 Integrative Seminar 3 0 3
ELECTIVE Management Concentration Course III1 4 0 4
MGMT570 Strategic Management 4 0 4
MGMT625 Business Negotiation Principles 3 0 3
Total 17 0 17
Summer Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Humanities/Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
ELECTIVE Management Concentration Course IV1 4 0 4
ECONXXX 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 English sequence requirement.

*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 Project Management or Entrepreneurship concentrations listed below with the consent of the faculty advisor.

Technology Project Management Concentration

Course Name R L C
I. MGMT260 Introduction to Technology Project Management 4 0 4
II. MGMT340 Technology Acquisition Project 3 0 3
III. MGMT540 Group Processes and Team Building 4 0 4
IV. MGMT640 Technology Project Management Seminar 4 0 4
Total 15 0 15

Entrepreneurship Concentration

Course Name R L C
I. MGMT265 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 4 0 4
II. MGMT345 Entrepreneurial Marketing 3 0 3
III. MGMT545 Technology Entrepreneurship 4 0 4
IV. MGMT645 Creating New Ventures 4 0 4
Total 15 0 15

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

Facility Planning and Management

Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

The Facility 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. Facility 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 Facility 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 Facility 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
CONM136 Building Construction 3 2 4
MGMT110 Introduction to Management 4 0 4
ENGLISH English Sequence† 4 0 4
MATH205 College Mathematics I 4 0 4
Total 14 2 15
Spring Semester Course R L C
ENGLISH English Sequence† 4 0 4
MGMT200 Decision Analysis for Business 4 0 4
CCEV118 Construction Graphics 1 4 3
PHYS211 Conceptual Physics 3 2 4
Total 12 6 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
MGMT150 Computers and Business Applications 4 0 4
MGMT220 Management Communications 4 0 4
INTD275 Technical Studies II 3 2 4
FMGT405 Facilities Management I 4 0 4
Total 15 2 16
Spring Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Humanities/Social Science Elective* 3 0 3
MGMT390 Financial Accounting 3 0 3
INTD325 Technical Studies III 3 2 4
FMGT417 Space Planning 4 0 4
ELECTIVE General Elective1 3 0 3
Total 17 2 18
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
ECONXXX Principles of Economics 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 Humanities/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 Humanities/Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
FMGT450 Facility Assessment and Forecasting 4 0 4
FMGT465 Energy Management and Sustainability 4 0 4
FMGT570 Project Research 3 0 3
MGMT462 Business Law 4 0 4
Total 19 0 19
Summer Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Humanities/Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
FMGT610 Principles of Real Estate for Facility Managers 4 0 4
FMGT650 FM Capstone Project 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 English sequence requirement.

*Please refer to the 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.

Facility Planning and Management

Leading to the Master of Science Degree

Facility Management is the holistic management of real property and the infrastructure of an organization with the aim of improving the productivity of its core business.  It is the practice of coordinating the physical workplace with the people and work of the organization; it integrates the principles of business administration, project management, architecture and the behavioral and engineering sciences.

The MSFM program is designed to combine common general management techniques with current facility management practices and technologies.  The curriculum will provide graduates with the tools and managerial decision making processes related specifically to maintaining and managing the built environment. 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN FACILITY MANAGEMENT MISSION STATEMENT

The Master of Science in Facility Management is a program of study for facility management professionals.  The program is designed to educate students in foundational post-graduate management principles combined with relevant facility management education and experience in topics that are specific to preparing and advancing professionals’ skills in administrative and executive leadership positions in corporate industry and related disciplines.  Both thesis and non-thesis options are available which allow for a variety of employment or educational opportunities including but not limited to working for business sector headquarters in industries such as healthcare, finance, education, high tech, and bio-tech, as well as advanced education and teaching options.

First Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
MGMT810 Business Finance and Investments 3 0 3
FMGT800 Project Management Applications 3 0 3
Total 6 0 6
Spring Semester Course R L C
MGMT811 Strategic Financial Decision Making 3 0 3
MGMT840 Executive Leadership 3 0 3
Total 6 0 6
Summer Semester Course R L C
FMGT830 Contemporary Issues in Managing Technology 3 0 3
MGMT845 Communication Strategies 3 0 3
Total 6 0 6

Second Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
FMGT820 Facility Operations 3 0 3
FMGT840 Energy/Sustainability 3 0 3
Total 6 0 6
Spring Semester Course R L C
FMGT980 Facility Management Capstone 3 0 3
MGMT825 Quantitative Methods in FM Research 3 0 3
Total 6 0 6
Summer Semester Course R L C
FMGT990 Facility Management Thesis 6 0 6
Total 6 0 6

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

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