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Wentworth facility management

"With the increasing sophistication of the current built environment, the Master of Science in Facility Management is becoming a pre-requisite for facility management leadership positions at many companies with sophisticated building systems and operations."

Steven Fugarazzo, Director, Facilities Engineering and Energy Conservation, Raytheon Company

Master of Science

Facility Management Online

The Master of Science in Facility Management (MSFM) program at Wentworth Institute of Technology is designed to educate students in foundational post-graduate management principles and enhanced facility management skills and knowledge.

The MSFM program is designed for working professionals, with an online format (as well as an on-campus option) that allows students to complete the degree in less than two years while still being able to work full-time and fulfill their personal responsibilities.

Facility Online

Graduates of the MSFM program will be prepared for leadership roles in facility management and related industries. Research shows facility management professionals are in demand now more than ever, with 65-70% of facility managers expected to retire in the next 5 to 10 years. Furthermore, the International Facility Management Association reported in their 2011 survey that the mean salary for facility managers in the United States is approximately $100,000.

Online course discussion groups are a key component of the curriculum, allowing students to regularly interact with and learn from both their instructors and fellow classmates. MSFM instructors are proven leaders in the field and many of them work full-time in facilities and other related industries.  Our MSFM students also work in facility management and related industries, which facilitates peer to peer learning.

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Admissions Requirements

Please note that the application deadline to be considered for Spring 2014 acceptance is December 15, 2014.

To be eligible for consideration for the Master of Science in Facility Management applicants must:

Possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  An undergraduate degree from an ACCE accredited program in facility management, architecture, engineering, construction management, business or interior design.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate one (1) year of verifiable full-time work experience in facility management or be able to exhibit competency in the following areas: accounting or finance, real estate, project management, operations and general management. Competencies can be demonstrated either through prior class work, testing, architectural/engineering/construction (AEC) employment, and/or documented work experience in the field. Qualifications and competencies are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Competencies can also be acquired through our Facilities Management (TFMC) professional certificate.

Curriculum Requirements

YEAR ONE

Semester One

  • MGMT835: Executive Leadership (3)
  • MGMT815: Project Management Applications (3)

Semester Two

  • MGMT810: Business Finance & Investments (3)
  • MGMT845: Communication Strategies (3)

Semester Three

  • FMGT810: Contemporary Issues Managing Technology (3)
  • MGMT825: Strategic Financial Decision Making (3) 

YEAR TWO

Semester One

  • FMGT855: Quantitative Methods in FM (3)
  • FMGT830: Facility Operations (3)

Semester Two

  • FMGT820: Energy/Sustainability (3)
  • FMGT890: Facility Management Capstone (3)

Degree Total: 30 credits

Semester Three (Thesis Option Only)

  • FMGT895: Facility Management Thesis (6)

Degree Total: 36 credits (Thesis Option)

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