Arizona State University’s Facility Management master’s degree supports the needs of students desiring a career in the maintenance, operation, renovation, or decommissioning of existing facilities. Beyond a cutting-edge FM education, students will also learn advanced business processes, leadership skills, and how to create efficiency within their job function. Each student will also have the opportunity to earn their FMP and SFP certifications, which are built into the coursework. The master’s degree program does not require a GRE or other placement tests for admission. A variety of FM courses are offered (both online and in-person), including Operations & Maintenance, Building Energy Management, Facilities Project Management, Sustainable Facilities, Leadership Principles, and others. Faculty members have 30+ years of experience, including two IFMA Educators of the Year and three IFMA Fellows.
ASU also offers a certificate in Facility Management if a student does not have an undergraduate degree. The FM Certificate Program includes 10 modules that teach the 11 Core Competencies, as defined by IFMA. The modules are self-paced and include video instruction, books, and online learning. The FM Certificate is a 12-month program where participants receive education and practice in FM, via real-world industry projects/challenges. The projects are designed to be implemented within a real world facility. Most of our students are currently working in the FM field and use the projects at work. This immediate use of the concepts/teachings allows the students to better understand/learn. The projects also serve as an immediate return on investment for their company and career. We have had students make huge organizational contributions and it is not uncommon for our students to move their careers forward during this Certificate Program.
Our website (http://ssebe.engineering.asu.edu/prospective-students/facility-management.html) provides many more details. Be sure to watch student testimonies on our video at http://bit.ly/asu-fm
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Kenneth Sullivan, Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director