Masters of Science
The Master of Science in Facilities Management (MSFM) program is designed 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 emphasizes that good ideas are not enough and that implementation is what separates excellence from mediocrity in management and leadership. The curriculum provides 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.
The degree is offered in a 17-month executive format with 9 three-credit courses and one four-credit capstone course (total 31 credits).
*In response to the global pandemic COVID19, we have migrated to an online format. We will continue virtual format for the foreseeable future.
The MSFM will provide critical technical, leadership and management skills to effectively manage facility operations and personnel to meet the demands of today’s complex operating environment.
MMA’s MSFM 17 month On-line/Executive format (instruction on alternate Friday evenings/Saturdays), allows students to continue their professional careers, and concurrently apply academic skills obtained during the program to their organizations.
- Readings from textbooks, case studies, peer-reviewed articles, professional journals, doctrinal manuals and industry-related hand books;
- Research papers on relevant topics and course readings;
- Group and individual projects and oral presentations;
- Table-top exercises;
- Tests and examinations;
- Book reviews;
- The MSFM capstone seminar is designed to develop research, analytical, briefing and writing skills to assist students in identifying a facilities-related problem in their organization or community, and developing sound and implementable recommendations. The capstone seminar develops analytical competencies and written and oral communications skills, all critical for operating in any professional environment.