Graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in Facility Management are armed with a practical foundation in architectural technology, business and management practice, project management, space planning, building operations, and real estate management.
The curriculum was developed by a Facility Management Advisory Board composed of practicing facility managers from around the country.
Principles of Facility Management
Digital Applications in Facility Management
Principles of Space Planning
Advanced Technical Writing
Facility Programming & Design Process
Principles of Interior Architecture
Legal Environment of Business
Principles of Microeconomics
Facility Management Internship
Property Development and Planning
Planning & Budgeting for Operations
Principles of Macroeconomics
Management Metrics & Decision Making
Introduction to Statistics
HVACR Building Systems
Cultural Enrichment Elective (G)
Supervision & Leadership
Weather and Climate
The purpose of the internship experience is to provide a transition from the university curriculum to a practical application found in a professional facility management setting. Theories of facility management and practical applications are explored and tested by the student under close supervision of the cooperating organization and a faculty member from the Ferris program. Evaluation of the experience is conducted by the organization, the student and the faculty member. The student is expected to continually review personal knowledge, skills, accomplishments, and professional growth as they prepare for entry into the profession of facility management.
Individuals intending to enroll in the BS program must have an AAS in Architectural Technology, or related-degree, from Ferris State or other accredited institutions with an overall GPA of 2.75.
A student may be admitted into the BS program from other Ferris State programs and other accredited institutions upon completion of a related associates degree or achievement of junior status (60 or more credit hours). A modified curriculum will be developed by the faculty on a case-by-case basis to ensure that competency is achieved and all Ferris State requirements, including general education requirements, are met.
The completed application and previous official college transcripts must be submitted to the Admissions Office by February 1 prior to the semester in which the student expects to enroll.
Further information may be obtained by calling the Admissions Office at 231-591-2100 or the Architecture and Facility Management Department Office at 231-591-3100.