Earn the Credentials You Need for Success
The Facility Management track of the Bachelor of Applied Science degree in construction management is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary “cradle-to-grave” program, wherein students study the complete building life cycle, from design inception and construction to maintenance/recommissioning and demolishment.
In addition, all of our graduates are required to complete an internship, which adds beneficial hands-on experience and can help in making valuable connections for future employment.
Not formally admitted to a University of Minnesota program? You can still take courses in this program.
The Facility Management track in the BASc. is:
- Industry-driven and taught. The faculty is made up of leading FM professionals, engineers, designers, construction managers, and architects.
- Ideally situated. The only degree-granting FM program in the Upper Midwest, it uses the existing infrastructure of the University as a “living laboratory” for students.
- Multidisciplinary and comprehensive. The multidisciplinary curriculum covers all stages of a building’s life cycle.
- Flexible. The program includes evening and online courses.
- ABET Accredited. The program is accredited by ABET under the ANSAC (Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission) criteria sponsored by the IFMA (International Facilities Management Association) Foundation. ABET is a nonprofit, nongovernmental agency that accredits programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates.
Meets Workforce Needs
According to IFMA’s 2017 salary and demographics report, the median salary for an FM professional is $90,000—and as more of the long-term workforce retires, the demand for individuals who are able to plan, design, and manage facilities in a sustainable way will only grow.
Career possibilities for Facility Management graduates include project manager, facility planner, interior designer, real estate administrator, among many others.
You can learn more about the Facility Management track in a way that works for you. Enrollment Advisor, Willie Wong, is here to help.
Willie Wong works with students who are interested in one of our applied undergraduate majors (Construction Management, Health Services Management, and Information Technology Infrastructure). He is here to answer your questions about admission requirements, the application procedure, and choosing the right courses. His hobbies and interests revolve around sports, both as a participant and spectator. He and his family love to eat and travel.