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Bachelor of Science in Facility Management

College of Professional & Continuing Education

Part Time
Part-Time Degree & Certificate Programs
Bachelors
Hybrid (Online and On Campus)

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Facility Management (BSFM) Program offers instruction which reflects the integrated nature of today’s built environment and is designed to prepare students for professional careers in facility management for public, private and institutional organizations. Facility Management practice can be regarded as the management of a company’s or institution’s physical assets. Professionals in the field meet this challenge by integrating the principles of architecture, interior design, engineering, business and the behavioral sciences.

You’ll benefit from:

  • A curriculum taught by industry experts and aligned with the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA)
  • The opportunity to transfer up to 80 credits into this program from prior education and professional experience
  • Access to all Wentworth resources and support services, including the library, academic advising, career counseling, and technical support.
  • Program Objectives

    By pursing a bachelor’s degree in facility management from Wentworth, you will:

    • Learn the fundamental principles in business and management together with current technologies necessary for entry level facility planning professional practice
    • Practice applying quantitative decision support tools and knowledge of the build environment to reach facilities planning decisions
    • Gain understanding in formulation of FM professional teams to deliver quality building services
  • Admissions Requirements & Tuition

    Applicants to the BS in facility management should have a minimum of 3 years work experience. Other admissions requirements include:

    • Online application
    • Official high school or GED transcript (not required for applicants with an Associate's Degree or higher)
    • Official previous college transcripts 
    • Current Resume
    • Online math placement exam (if necessary)

    Tuition:

    • $475 per credit hour
  • Curriculum Description

    This 128-credit program encompasses the following required courses, electives and capstone project.

    • Fundamentals of Facility Management
    • Basic Building Services
    • Professional Communications
    • Managing and Leading Organizations
    • Financial Accounting
    • Space Planning
    • Project Management for Facility Management
    • Principles of Real Estate and Property Management
    • Labor Relations
    • Construction Project Estimating and Scheduling
    • Financial Management
    • Energy and Sustainability
    • Building Operations
    • Facility Assessment and Forecasting
    • Capstone in Facility Management
    • English Composition
    • Literature and Composition
    • Math
    • Electives
    • Start Terms

      • Spring 2018

    Program Curriculum

     

      • YEAR ONE

        Semester one

        • Fundamentals of Facility Management (3)
        • Basic Building Services (4)

        Semester two

        • Professional Communications (3)
        • Managing and Leading Organizations (4)

        Semester three

        • Financial Accounting (3)
        • Space Planning (3)
      • YEAR TWO

        Semester one

        • Project Management for Facility Management (3)
        • Principles of Real Estate and Property Management (3)

        Semester two

        • Labor Relations (4)
        • Construction Project Estimating and Scheduling (3)

        Semester three

        • Financial Management (4)
        • Energy and Sustainability (3)
      • YEAR THREE

        Semester one

        • Building Operations (3)
        • Facility Assessment and Forecasting (3)

        Semester two

        • Capstone in Facility Management (3)

        General Education Requirements

        • English Composition (3)
        • Literature & Composition (3)
        • Math/Science (to include Statistics) (13)
        • Industrial Organizational Psychology (4)
        • Humanities Elective (3)
        • Upper Level Humanities Elective (3)
        • Social Science Elective (3)
        • Upper Level Social Science Electives (6)
        • General Education Electives (4)

      Program Tracking Sheet

      Facility Management in the World

      Earnings:

      Average starting salary of $55,000

      Top 5 Job Titles for Project Managers:

      • Service Technician/Specialist
      • Facilities/Property Supervisor
      • Portfolio & Real Estate Professional
      • Director of Facility/Property Management Operations
      • Regional Manager of Facility/Property Management