- Credits: 19 (45 required for admission)
- Level: Undergraduate
- Tuition: $502.25/credit (resident); nonresident tuition varies | Fees
- Options: Also available as a minor and can be applied to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management
What Is Facility Management?
The field of facility management combines design and building operations with construction management and business skills. In this program, you'll gain essential skills in:
- estimating documents;
- scheduling contracts;
- planning project execution;
- measuring results and ensuring quality;
- managing projects;
- facility operations and maintenance;
- facility cost accounting and finance.
What Does a Facility Manager Do?
Watch this short video from faculty director Peter Hilger to find out.
|Course Name||Course Number||Credits|
|Facility Programming and Design||CMGT 3024W||2|
|Construction Planning and Scheduling||CMGT 4021||3|
|Construction Estimating||CMGT 4022||3|
|Building Codes for Construction Managers||CMGT 4073||1|
|Facility Asset Management, Finance, and Budgeting||ABUS 4211||2|
|Facility Management Fundamentals||ABUS 4213||3|
|Facility Quality Assessment and Commissioning||CMGT 4215||2|
|Construction Management Capstone||CMGT 4861||3|
CMGT 4542 Building Energy Systems (3 credits) or CMGT 4562 Building Envelope Design and Construction (2 credits) are necessary in order to be successful in several courses and will not count toward the required 19 credits.
Other recommended courses include CMGT 4011 Construction Documents and Contracts; CMGT 3011 Construction Plan Reading; and CMGT 4031 Construction Safety and Loss Control.
- Planning Chart | A guide to help you schedule your courses.
- Course Catalog | Course descriptions and prerequisites
- Class Schedule | Course details by semester
With approval of the program, up to 7 credits of transfer coursework may be used to satisfy requirements for this certificate.
In addition, the Facility Management certificate can apply toward the Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management degree program.
If you have any questions about how your credits may transfer in or out of this program, please consult with an adviser.
As the field of facility management itself become more defined, companies will be looking for employees who have formal training with core competencies. Buildings will need to be greener, smarter, and prepared for natural disasters or other emergencies.
- 7.9% Projected 10-year job growth in the metro area*
- 67.2K Average salary for those with a bachelor's degree*
The top industries facility managers work in include*:
- real estate
- health care
- arts and entertainment
* Source: Burning Glass Technologies
Please note: The Facility Management Certificate will be shifting to a cohort model with the next admission cycle beginning fall 2020. You are still free to meet with an adviser and start your degree coursework sooner, but please be aware that some FM coursework will only be available in certain semesters.
Fall semester | July 15
Spring semester | November 15
Summer term | April 15
Minimum requirements include:
- 45 transferable semester credits completed;
- a preferred performance level of a 2.5 or better in your undergraduate- or graduate-level work; if you do not have a cumulative 2.5 GPA but have relevant professional experience, contact an adviser.
You may take one or two courses in the program before applying for official admission, however, you should apply for admission as soon as possible.
As an admitted certificate student, you will:
- be assured that all of your course work will count toward the certificate (unless requirements change);
- receive updates about the program;
- have an opportunity to register earlier than a student who is not admitted;
- not be assessed the University of Minnesota Student Services fee.
Current U of M Students
Are you a current U of M student interested in adding facility management to your studies? We also offer a Facility Management minor.
To be awarded the certificate, you should complete all required coursework within four years of admission, with a minimum grade of C- and a cumulative GPA of 2.00.
If you are completing an undergraduate degree as well as a certificate, there's no need to apply for graduation for your certificate. The credentials will be awarded simultaneously.
If you are completing a certificate only, you can apply for graduation online. After you've registered for your final course in the certificate, log in to myu.umn.edu and click on Student Center under key links, then My Academics and Apply for Graduation.
To find out when you should register, consult the Registration Calendar.