Facility Management

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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.

Advantages

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.
  • IFMA Accredited. The program has IFMA and American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) conditional accreditation, and the degree curriculum meets IFMA knowledge areas, as well as ACCE criteria.

Meets Workforce Needs

According to IFMA’s 2011 salary and demographics report, the median salary for an FM professional is $86,000—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.

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