Accredited Degree Program
The IFMA Foundation has developed standards to recognize quality facility management first-professional degree programs at colleges and universities. The accreditation program initiative was designed to recognize and encourage the strengthening of current, valid facility management education degrees and to assist in the development of new facility management degree programs. The benefits of program accreditation include:
- Automatic acceptance as a program provider whose courses and seminars are approved for certification maintenance points for Certified Facility Managers.
- Accredited program graduates are eligible to sit for the CFM exam one year sooner than graduates of non-accredited programs.
- Inclusion on a list describing accredited programs that is sent to individuals and employers who call IFMA or the IFMA Foundation about facility management degree programs.
- Recognition at IFMA's Annual Meeting, in IFMA publications and on Foundation web site.
The following are institutions that offer first-professional degrees specifically in facility management. They qualified for accreditation by submitting a detailed self-study application to the IFMA Foundation, which was reviewed and approved by a committee of peers. These institutions reapply for accreditation every six years to ensure that the programs they offer continue to meet the standards set by the IFMA Foundation for quality facility management education. The primary purpose of this list is to let potential students, employers and others with an interest in facility management education know which programs have been set apart by taking the steps needed to become accredited.
Associates Degree Program
Contact: Miles Grosbard, Ed.D, RA, Department Head, Architecture, Design and Construction. Community College of Philadelphia, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3991. Tel. 215-751-8612.
TCI College: Technical Career Institutes, New York N.Y.; offers an Associate of Occupational Studies degree in Facilities Management Technology through the Division of Facilities Technologies. TCI has dual accreditation from Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the New York State Board of Regents. Classes are offered year round in 15 week terms in day, evening and Saturday sessions. http://www.tcicollege.edu
Contact: Dean Regina Cahill, firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-594-4000 ext. 5785; 320 West 31st Street, New York, NY 10001 Provisionally accredited to April 2014.
Bachelor Degree Programs
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah offers a B.S. degree in Facilities Management with a Business Management Minor from the national Accredited Marriott School of Management through the College of Engineering and Technology in the School of Technology Facilities Management. http://fpm.byu.edu/
Contact: Dr. Jeffrey Campbell at +1.801. 422.8758. Chair, Facilities Management, 230 L Snell Building, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602. email@example.com
Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada offers a Bachelors degree in Project and Facility Management. http://www.conestogac.on.ca/
Contact: James Bechard at +1.519.748.5220 x2278, 299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 4M4, Canada. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York offers a B.S. and M.S. degree in Facilities Management. The programs are offered through the New York State College of Human Ecology. They also offer periodic CEU's in major cities such as New Orleans, New York and San Francisco. http://www.cornell.edu/
Contact: Ying Hua, Assistant Professor, Cornell University, Department of Design and Environmental Analysis at +1.607.255.1950. Ithaca, NY 14853. email@example.com
Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan offers a Bachelor of Science degree program and an online Certificate program in Facility Management through the College of Engineering Technology. http://www.ferris.edu/
Contact: Diane Nagelkirk, Associate Professor and Chair of the Architectural Technology and Facility Management Department at +1-231-591-2630. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida A&M University (FAMU), Tallahassee, Florida, USA offers a B.S. in Business Administration with a Program Major in Facilities Management through a collaboration between the School of Business and Industry (SBI) and the School of Architecture (SOA). Given the growing emphasis in global commerce, this new program requires two internships, and leverages SBI’s Professional Leadership Development (PLD) model along with SOA’s design and technical expertise in the built environment world. Welcome to FAMU School of Business and Industry (SBI). http://www.famu.edu.
Contact: Felicia Williams at +1-850-561-2371. Director of SBI Student Services, One SBI Plaza, Sybil C. Mobley Building, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL 32307. email@example.com.
Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri offers a B.S. in Facility Management through the College of Business. http://build.missouristate.edu
Contact: Dr. Shawn Strong at 417-836-5121. Department Head and Professor of Technology and Construction Management, 901 S. National, Springfield, MO. 65897., firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern Polytechnic State University (Southern Poly), Marietta, Georgia, offers a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, Concentration in Facility Management Program through the School of Architecture and Construction Management. Classes are offered in afternoon and evening to accommodate working professionals. http://www.spsu.edu/constmgmt
Contact: Dr. Khalid Siddiqi, Professor and Chair Construction Management Department, at email@example.com (678) 915-7221 Construction Management Department, Room 333 H-Building, 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060 or Contact SPSU Admissions directly firstname.lastname@example.org (678) 915-7281, toll free (800) 635-3204. Provisional Accreditation until June, 2016.
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus offers a B.A.S. degree with a concentrated track in Facility Management, as well as an 18 credit Minor and a professional post-baccalaureate Certificate. By academic charter, classes are offered in late afternoon or evening on a campus of over 225 buildings in this large metropolitan area. The program is designed as a living laboratory focused on the total life cycle of a structure. A vibrant internship program is a centerpiece of the curriculum. www.umn.edu. This program is "provisionally" accredited until May 2015.
Contact: Suzanne Kennedy, CFM, CFMJ, Department Head, Associate Professor at +1.617. 989.4050. 550 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115-5901. email@example.com
Masters Degree Programs
Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, Arizona, offers a Master of Science in Construction Management with a Facility Management concentration through the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE), Del E Webb School of Construction (DEWSC). Classes are offered in the evenings and online to accommodate working professionals. http://ssebe.engineering.asu.edu/current-students/cesegrad/ConstructionManagement-9-2012.pdf
Contact: Kenneth Sullivan, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Chair at +1.480.965.4213, firstname.lastname@example.org or Dean Kashiwagi, Professor and IFMA Fellow at +1.480.965.4273, email@example.com, Urban System Engineering Building, 651 E. University Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281.
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, Georgia, offers a Master of Science in Building Construction and Integrated Facility Management through the College of Architecture, Building Construction. Classes are offered in the evening to accommodate working professionals. http://www.bc.gatech.edu/academics/graduate/fm
Contact: Kathy Roper, CFM, IFMA Fellow, MCR, LEED AP, Associate Professor at +1.404.385.4139 or +1.404.894.4875 for the graduate recruiter. Building Construction Management, 280 Ferst Dr, 1st Floor, Atlanta, GA 30332-0680. firstname.lastname@example.org
Pratt Institute, Manhattan, New York, New York offers a Master of Science Degree in Facilities Management through the School of Architecture, Department of Facilities Management. Classes are offered in the evening to accommodate working professionals. http://www.pratt.edu/
Contact: Professor Carol Reznikoff at +1.212.647.7524, Pratt Manhattan, 144 West 14th Street, New York, New York 10011. email@example.com
Contact: Dr. Jeffrey Rogers, P.E., CPE at +1-585-475-4185, Rochester Institute of Technology, 78 Lomb Memorial Drive, NY, 1462. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bachelor Degree Programs
FH Kufstein Tirol, Austria offers a Magister (FH) for Facility Management.
Contact: Ing. Mag. (FH) Thomas Madritsch, FHS Kufstein BildungsGmbH, Andreas Hofer Straße 7 A-6330 Kufstein, Austria, tel. +43.53.727.1819. Thomas.email@example.com
Hanze University Groningen, The Netherlands offers a Bachelor degree program in Facilities Management through the School of Facility Management, in an international environment. http://www.hanze.nl/home/International
Contact: Jaap Wijnja, Zernikeplein 7, 9747 AS Groningen, The Netherlands. tel. +31.50.595.2605. firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Daphne Heeroma, Sibeliuslaan 13, Breda NL - 4837 CA, The Netherlands, tel. +31.76.530.2780. email@example.com
Saxion Universities of Applied Sciences, Deventer, The Netherlands offers a Bachelors degree in Facility Management. http://www.saxion.nl.
Contact: Dr. Brenda Groen, at +31.57.060.3153, Handelskade 75, Deventer, Postbus 51, 7400 AM Deventer, The Netherlands. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Masters Degree Programs
Leeds Metropolitan University Leeds, UK offers a web-based distance learning MSC in Facilities Management through the School of the Built Environment. This can be studied off-campus, world-wide. http://www.lmu.ac.uk/
Contact: Roy Whitaker tel. +46.113.283.2600. email@example.com
University College London (UCL), London, UK offers a one year M.Sc. degree in Facility and Environment Management delivered in London or Singapore. The programme covers the provision and management of facilities and support services in order to sustain high-performing organisations.
Contact: Peter McLennan, Course Director, UCL, Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0NN, UK at +44 (0)20 3108 9022, firstname.lastname@example.org for London route or Ljiljana Marjanovic-Halburd, Course Director, UCL, Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, at +44 (0)20 3108 9045, email@example.com
Temasek Polytechnic, Temasek Engineering School offers a Diploma Program (three years) in Integrated Facility Management, http://www-eng.tp.edu.sg.
Contact: Ong Thaim Huat, Section Head, Integrated Facility Management, 21 Tampines Avenue 1, Singapore 529757, +65 6780 5631, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bachelor Degree Program
SIM University, School of Science and Technology offers a Bachelor Program in Facilities and Events Management.
Contact: Dr Luke Peh Lu Chang, Head of Program, Facilities and Events Management. SIM University, School of Science and Technology, 461 Clementi Road, Singapore 599491. +65 6248 9648, email@example.com
Masters Degree Program
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong offers a Graduate Program in Facility Management. http://www.polyu.edu.hk/cpa/polyu/main/main_e.php
Contact: Dr Danny Shiem-Shin Then, Department of Building Services Engineering, Stanley Ho Building, Level 7, Room FJ716, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong +852. 2766.4558, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Dr. David Leifer – Coordinator, Graduate Programme in FM. University of Sydney, Faculty of Architecture Design & Planning, Wilkinson Building (G04), 148 City Road, NSW 2006, Australia. Tel. +61 2 9351