International Facility Management

SubjectLogistics, Management

LevelUndergraduate

Type of DegreeBBA

CostEUR 2,083

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Programme introduction

After graduating from the International Facility Management programme, you will be able to find a job at management level that involves providing services. You may work, for example, for a hotel catering service, cleaning agency or security company. You will also be qualified to work in service-related departments, such as the food supply department of a hospital or the housing department of a local council.

During the International Facility Management programme, you will have a chance to decide which area of facility management you want to focus on. The knowledge that you acquire will benefit you throughout your career. People-oriented work is important in terms of your career as well as during your education at our school. Therefore, students have their own study coach who helps them develop a personal study plan. Team spirit is crucial in this field, and it will be one of the main focuses of the programme right from the start.

Course structure

The International Facility Management curriculum consists of four years. Each year comprises four blocks. Every block takes ten weeks and deals with one specific theme. Theories are assessed by exams and are also practically tested by means of projects and assignments, carried out individually and in groups of international students. Assignments are tailor-made to fit the theme of the particular block.

The first year is an introduction to International Facility Management. You gain insight into how to develop sustainable and innovative work environment. Furthermore, you learn how Facility Managers analyse the effectiveness, efficiency and service level of a facility from an organisational perspective. You also learn to manage and structure services, from a customer-oriented perspective.

In the second year, you will elaborate on first-year topics like housing and services. You gain knowledge and skills with regard to products as well as policy planning for long-term housing. You will be shown new and undeveloped parts of the profession. Drafting plans for quality improvement, particularly facility performance of service providers, will be the main focus. You gain in-depth knowledge about Communication and Management Skills, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Quality Management, Leadership, Law, Cultural Awareness and Research Skills. In the second year, you also go on a 5-month internship in a company to increase your industry knowledge, skills and competencies as a Facility Management professional.

In the third year, you have the opportunity to complete a minor or study abroad at one of our partner universities around the world. Potential destination countries include the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Macau and Europe. You will explore purchasing services in this year.

In the first semester of the fourth year, you dive deeper into strategic and change management with an emphasis on the demand and supply chain. Your final project is a graduation research assignment for a Facility Management related company from an international perspective. You will act as a junior consultant.

How to apply

This programme is open to any student with 3 A Levels. If you hold a BTEC Level 3 in a relevant subject, please contact us for further advice.

The video below shows you every step you need to take to apply for a programme at Hanze University of Applied Sciences.

Career prospects

After graduating from the International Facility Management programme, you can find a job at management level. Examples include Head of Facility Services, Hospitality Manager, New Development Project Manager, Real Estate professional, Catering Manager, Events Project Manager, Head of Security and ICT and Purchasing Manager.

Facility Management professionals are needed in almost every business and location of employment. Everything revolves around Facility Management professionals who maintain contact with management and translate policy into execution.

In this video, a group of Hanze Facility Management graduates share their international career experiences. They work for real estate agency B. Amsterdam, food group Royal A-Ware, food service management Sodexo, technical service provider TÜV SÜD and real estate service provider CBRE.

Continue your studies after your Bachelor's programme

Do you want to shift your knowledge, career, ambition or passion into a higher gear after your Bachelor's degree? Enrol in a Hanze Master! Check our website for a complete overview of our Master's programmes: www.hanzegroningen.eu/masters.


For more information on the programme, admission and application, Groningen or the Netherlands, please visit our website.


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