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Massachusetts Maritime Academy - M.S. Facilities Management Graduate & Continuing Education - M.S. Facilities Management


The mission of the MSFM is to give students the knowledge and skills to become creative problem solvers and thus to succeed in a variety of senior facilities management and leadership positions. The program forges home the idea that good ideas are not enough and that implementation is what separates excellence in management and leadership from mediocrity.

The expected learning outcomes of the MSFM program is that the graduate can better:
1. manage people
2. manage policy
3. manage projects
4. manage finance
5. manage energy
6. manage emergencies

and in doing so provide current and prospective facilities managers with the personal, interpersonal, and group skills necessary to implement creative ideas and thus reduce the gap between good ideas and accepted practices.

Both programs are offered on alternate weekends in executive format.   

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Classes are held at the Conference Center at Waltham Woods in Waltham, MA.
Students will be housed at the Westin in Waltham, MA.


The Master of Science Degree in Facilities Management (MSFM) was developed to prepare students for Facilities Management, Facilities Engineering, Plant Operation and Manufacturing positions in the facilities industry. The program was created to assist the person who seeks to refine his/her management skills as they relate to the Facilities Industry. It provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a variety of senior facilities management and leadership positions.  This 31 credit, ten course executive program is offered in a 17 month format on alternate Friday evenings and Saturdays.

This executive program will be offered in a seventeen-month weekend format. Students will meet alternate Friday evenings and Saturdays and will sequence collectively as a core group through the entire program. The alternate weekends will provide the student the opportunity to conduct research, meet with student teams and satisfy classroom objectives for the next class meeting. The program will begin with a weekend orientation.


The developmental process included consultations with a wide cross-section of industrial employers, extensive discussions among MMA faculty, and numerous presentations and meetings with alumni. The program has been reviewed by the MMA Facilities Engineering Advisory Council, which consists of eighteen facilities professionals. The Council plays a key role in the continuous improvement of the program by providing industry perspective and continues to stay with the program to provide feedback on changes in the industry.


Each class will be comprised of a maximum of 24 students who will sequence collectively as a core group through the entire program. Admission to the program is as follows:

The application review process will take approximately three weeks upon receipt of the completed application package.


  • Candidates must possess a BS or BA degree and preferably one year of full-time work experience.
  • Candidates may be required to  take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Candidates must provide two professional references.
  • Candidates must provide a current resume.


In today's competitive and ever-evolving facilities environment, the MMA MSFM will help set you apart in your career field. The program emphasizes real world experience, leadership, and teamwork skills with special emphasis in the facilities arena. Those who are seeking greater challenges in Facilities Management, as well as those who want to advance within the management structure of their own companies, should consider this program. Special emphasis will be placed on managing Health Care, Power Generation, Higher Education, High Rise Building Operations and Manufacturing Facilities.


For information on the cost of the Program please contact The Graduate & Continuing Education office at 508-830-5096. The students will be housed at the Westin in Waltham, MA, which provides five-star accommodations, meeting rooms for students, a swimming pool and exercise room.  All classes will be held at the Conference Center at Waltham Woods.

Instruction, Lodging, Meals, Textbooks, Wireless Access, and all Instructional Materials will be included in the cost of the program.


The Master of Science in Facilities Mangement (MSFM) degree program consists of 10 common core courses.  Each course will require 42 contact hours in the classroom, 14 hours per weekend. A minimum of 31 approved graduate credits is required for the MSFM degree. Each course is 3-credits with the exception of the Capstone Seminar, which is 4-credits. The MSFM degree provides professional education to prepare students for an increased leadership role in facilities management by applying strategic thinking to managerial problems; facilities project management, and organizational issues. The courses are:

  • Business Sustainability
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Financial Analysis for Facilities Managers
  • Energy Management
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Legal and Regulatory Issues for Facilities Managers
  • Emergency Preparedness for Facilities Managers
  • Human Resource Management
  • Capstone Seminar in Facilities Management

For further information about this exciting new program, please contact the Division of Graduate & Continuing Education at 508-830-5096 or

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