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Management and Facilities Department

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

FACULTY

Professors

Patrick Hafford

Hossein Noorian

Suzanne Kennedy

Associate Professors

Joseph Schellings, J.D.

Frederick Trilling, J.D.

Cindy Stevens, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors

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

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.

DEGREE DETAILS

Total credits for degree: 135

This is a four year program, which starts in the fall semester of the student’s first year and is planned to end in the summer semester of the student’s fourth year.

Please refer to  Graduation Requirements – Undergraduate for information regarding the English sequence and the humanities/social science elective requirement.

Students in this major complete a four-course concentration in either Information Technology Project Management or Entrepreneurship as part of the degree requirements.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Course

Course

Course

Freshman Year

MGMT110

Introduction to Management

4

MGMT200

Decision Analysis for Business

4

 

MGMT150

Computers and Business Applications

4

MGMT395

Integrative Financial Accounting

4

MATH205

College Mathematics I

4

ELECTIVE

Lab Science

4

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

TOTAL CREDITS

16

16

Sophomore Year

MGMT210

Management Information Systems

4

MGMT310

System Analysis and Design

4

COOP300

Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional)

0

MGMT220

Management Communications

4

MGMT435

Managerial Accounting

4

 

MGMT250
Research Methods in Business

4

MGMT473

Principles of Marketing

4

ECON315

Principles of Economics

4

ELECTIVE

Concentration Course I

3

 

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

TOTAL CREDITS

16

18

Junior Year

MGMT412

Managing and Leading Organizations

4

COOP400

Co-op Work Term I

0

ELECTIVE

Management Elective

3

MGMT462

Business Law

4

 

MGMT450

Financial Management

4

PHIL450
Ethics

4

MGMT466

Human Resources and Labor Management

3

ELECTIVE

Concentration Course II

3

MGMT515

Operations Management

4

ELECTIVE

General

3

 

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

TOTAL CREDITS

18

0

18

Senior Year

COOP600

Co-op Work Term II

0

MGMT501

Project Research

3

MGMT650

Senior Project

4

 

MGMT570

Strategic Management

4

ECON485

The Global Economy

4

MGMT600

Integrative Seminar

3

ELECTIVE

Concentration Course IV

4

MGMT627

Business Negotiation Principles

3

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

 

ELECTIVE

Concentration Course III

4

 

TOTAL CREDITS

0

17

16

The following concentration courses will be offered only if there is sufficient student interest and enrollment. Students select courses from the Technology Project Management concentration listed below with the consent of the Faculty Advisor.

 

Course

 

Credits

 

MGMT260

Introduction to Technology Project Management

3

MGMT340

Technology Acquisition Project

3

MGMT540

Group Process and Team Building

4

MGMT640

Technology Project Management Seminar

4

 

TOTAL CREDITS FOR CONCENTRATION

14

The following concentration courses will be offered only if there is sufficient student interest and enrollment. Students select courses from the Entrepreneurship concentration listed below with the consent of the Faculty Advisor.

 

Course

 

Credits

 

MGMT265

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3

MGMT345

Entrepreneurial Marketing

3

MGMT545

Technology Entrepreneurship

4

MGMT645

Creating New Ventures

4

 

TOTAL CREDITS FOR CONCENTRATION

14

Minor

There are three options for the Business Management minor. Each option includes three common core courses and two additional courses, for a total of five courses accounting for 17 to 19 credits, depending on the courses taken.

Core:

 

Courses

 

Credits

 

MGMT390

Financial Accounting

3

MGMT412

Managing & Leading Organizations

4

MGMT473

Principles of Marketing

4

Option 1: General Business

Students must pass two of the following courses:

 

Courses

 

Credits

 

MGMT310

Systems Analysis & Design

3

MGMT462

Business Law

4

MGMT466

Human Resources & Labor Management

3

MGMT627

Business Negotiation Principles

3

 

Option 2: Entrepreneurship

Students must pass the following two courses:

 

 

Courses

 

Credits

 

MGMT265

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3

MGMT645

Creating New Ventures

4

 

Option 3: Technology Project Management

Students must pass the following two courses:

 

Courses

 

Credits

 

MGMT260

Intro to Technology Project Management

3

MGMT540

Group Processes & Team Building

4

 

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

DEGREE DETAILS

Total credits for degree: 134

This is a four year program starting in the fall semester of the student’s first year and planned to end in the summer semester of the student’s fourth year.

Please see  Graduation Requirements –Undergraduate for information about the English sequence and the humanities/social science elective requirement.

Prior 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

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Course

Course

Course

Freshman Year

MGMT110

Introduction to Management

4

MGMT200

Decision Analysis for Business

4

 

CONM136

Building Construction

4

CONM118

Construction Graphics

3

MATH205

College Mathematics I

4

PHYS211

Conceptual Physics

4

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

TOTAL CREDITS

16

15

Sophomore Year

MGMT150

Computers and Business Applications

4

INTD325

Technical Studies III

4

COOP300

Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional)

0

MGMT220

Management Communications

4

FMGT417

Space Planning

4

 

INTD275

Technical Studies II

4

MGMT390

Financial Accounting

3

FMGT405

Facilities Management I

4

ELECTIVE

General

3

 

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

TOTAL CREDITS

16

18

Junior Year

FMGT410

Facility Space Utilization and Management

4

COOP400

Co-op Work Term I

0

FMGT420

Facility Development and Planning Seminar

4

FMGT415

Project Management for Facility Managers

4

 

FMGT500

Computer Applications for Facility Managers

4

FMGT430

Building Operations

4

MGMT450

Financial Management

4

ECON315

Principles of Economics

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

ELECTIVE

Technical

3

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS

19

0

16

Senior Year

COOP600

Co-op Work Term II

0

FMGT450

Facility Assessment and Forecasting

4

FMGT610

Principles of Real Estate for Facility Managers

4

 

FMGT465

Energy Management and Sustainability

4

FMGT650
FM Capstone Project

4

FMGT570

Project Research

3

MGMT627

Business Negotiation Principles

3

MGMT462

Business Law

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

 

TOTAL CREDITS

0

19

15

Facility 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.

DEGREE DETAILS

Total credits for degree: 30

This is a five semester program, starting in the fall of the student’s first year and planned to end in the summer semester of the student’s second year.  Students may choose to complete an optional thesis during a sixth semester; it is not required for graduation.

FACILITY MANAGEMENT

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Course

Course

Course

First Year

MGMT810

Business Finance and Investments

3

MGMT811

Strategic Financial Decision Making

3

FMGT830

Contemporary Issues in Managing Technology

3

FMGT800

Project Management Applications

3

MGMT840

Executive Leadership

3

MGMT845

Communication Strategies

3

TOTAL CREDITS

6

6

 

6

Second Year

FMGT820

Facility Operations

3

FMGT980

Facility Management Capstone

3

FMGT990

Facility Management Thesis

OPTIONAL

6

FMGT840

Energy/Sustainability

3

MGMT825

Quantitative Methods in FM Research

3

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS

6

6

 

6

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