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Facility Management Track


The Facility Management track follows a cohort model each fall. You are still free to meet with an advisor and start your degree coursework sooner, but please be aware that some FM coursework will only be available in certain semesters.

Foundation Courses (5 credits)

Required Courses (14 credits)

Course Name Credits Offered
Real Estate Development and Finance (ABUS 4217) 2 fall
Building Energy Systems (CMGT 4542) 3 spring
Building Envelope Design and Construction (CMGT 4562) 2 fall
Facility Quality Assessment and Commissioning (CMGT 4215) 2 spring, odd years, online
Facility Asset Management, Finance, and Budgeting (ABUS 4211) 2 fall, odd years, online
Fundamentals of Facility Management (ABUS 4213) 3 fall, odd years, online

Technical Electives (8 credits)

Course Name Credits Offered
Building Testing and Diagnostics (SSM 4416) 2 spring
Managing Erosion and Sediment Control (CMGT 4081) 1 spring
Directed Study (CMGT 4193) 1–3 every semester
Additional Internship (CMGT 4196) 1 every semester
Topics in Construction Management (CMGT 4550) varies fall, spring
Landscape Construction: Site Systems and Engineering (LA 3571) 3 fall
Renewable Energy Technologies (BBE 4733) 3 spring
Building Codes for Construction Managers (CMGT 4073) 1 fall, spring
Construction Industry through Time and Tomorrow (CMGT 4000) 2 fall, even years, online
Innovative Contracting (CMGT 4001) 1 fall, odd years
Lean Construction (CMGT 4002) 1 spring, odd years, online
Managing with Building Information Modeling (CMGT 4003) 2 fall and spring
Introduction to Environmental Health & Safety (CMGT 4301) 3 fall, odd years, online
Environmental Health Principles (CMGT 4302) 3 spring, even years, online
Materials and Structures I (CMGT 4544) 4 fall
Materials and Structures II (CMGT 4545) 4 spring
Introductory Statics and Structures for Construction Managers (BBE 3101) 3 fall, odd years, online

Questions? Connect with Construction Management enrollment advisor Willie Wong: wkwong@umn.edu or 612-625-2529. 

Career Outlook

The facility manager is in charge not of only the physical structure but also the user experience and how the building can be cost-effectively fitted and refitted for a purpose, even as that purpose is constantly changing.

Your business card might read:

  • Facility Manager
  • Asset Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Design and Relocation Coordinator
  • Space Planner
  • Systems or Operations Manager
  • Industrial Systems Coordinator
  • Facility Engineer
  • Owner’s Construction or Project Representative
  • Energy Services Coordinator
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Property Manager

Types of companies you could work for:

  • External Facility Services Contractors
  • Corporate Facility Services
  • Municipal, State, and Federal Agencies
  • Public Utilities
  • Facility Management and Real Property Consultancies
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Public Development Authorities
  • Transit System Authorities (airport, tunnel, bus, rail)

Learn More

Watch this informative video about a career in facility management from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).