Master Facility and Real Estate Management

Course typeNFP, Master
Course sectorBusiness
Course duration12 months
Starting dateSeptember 2017
DegreeMaster Facility and Real Estate Management (MFREM) and Master Facility and Real Estate Management (MSc)
LocationDeventer
Tuition fee EU/EEA students € 9,500
Tuition fee(specification) € 9,500

The dynamic domains of facility and real estate management are becoming increasingly intertwined. When it comes to creating an optimal environment for working, caring or living, real estate and facilities are inextricably linked. Strategic challenges require an integral approach in order to achieve business objectives. This creates a need for experts who can collaborate across disciplinary borders and who have the right knowledge to enable them to place the challenges in a broad perspective. The Master Facility and Real Estate Management (FREM) raises your competence to an academic level. It is intended for students who are aiming to fulfil a role at management or policy making level or who want to manage complex projects. The programme is aligned with the real world of work and is regularly updated based on the most recent scientific insights.

The Master Facility and Real Estate Management (FREM) raises your competence to an academic level. It is intended for students who are aiming to fulfil a role at management or policy making level or who want to manage complex projects. The programme is aligned with the real world of work and is regularly updated based on the most recent scientific insights.

After successfully completing the course you will receive two master degree certificates (double degree):

  • the master degree in Facility and Real Estate Management from Saxion MFREM
  • the British Master of Science in Facility and Real Estate Management MSc from the University of Greenwich UK

 

The course takes twelve months in the full-time programme. It consists of five modules and is concluded with a master thesis.

  • Strategic Business Management zooms in on leadership and business strategies and their impact on primary and supportive processes within organisations. You will come to consider how the (organisation of) supportive processes may contribute to organisational goals in a  balanced way.
  • Strategic Building Management pays attention to long term real estate strategies. It discusses property valuation of buildings and how to develop an improvement plan that aims to increase the building performance for its users.
  • Strategic Asset Management focuses on the financial perspective of a real estate portfolio. The central question is how the portfolio performance can be improved from a financial perspective. To do so, management information is collected and analysed.
  • Strategic Facility Management is about the added value of buildings, housing and facilities. This includes how to organise facilities, service levels, insourcing and outsourcing, procurement, and contract and supply chain management.
  • Academic skills prepares you for the work on your master thesis. You learn how to assess and select sources and how to critically evaluate research reports. You also learn about research design and research methods and you apply this knowledge to develop a proposal for your master thesis.
  • The master thesis concludes the programme. This module gives you the opportunity to do research into complex real-life issues within the facility and real estate profession.

Practicalities

The programme is taught in Deventer. In September the programme starts with an intensive kick-off week providing you with the necessary academic skills. After the kick-off week modules are taught on Thursdays and Fridays. During the final term of the programme you will work individually on your master thesis.

The working language for the modules (both lessons and exams as well as presentations and projects) is English. The group size of the full-time programme will be approximately 25 students (both Dutch and international). Part-time and full-time groups can be combined for a number of modules.

 

You can find the general entry requirements to this (and our other international courses) here.

Besides that, in order to be admitted to the course you must have a bachelor degree in facility management, real estate management or a related subject such as industrial engineering and management, building and architecture or hotel management. Non-Dutch students also need to have TOEFL 550, IELTS 6 or a similar English language qualification. Additionally, to enroll in the part-time programme you must have at least one year of relevant experience post qualified working experience  

The student qualifications will be assessed by the admission officer on the basis of  a Curriculum Vitae and a letter of motivation. An interview may also be part of the admission process.

After this master degree programme you will be ready for management functions at a strategic level in the facility and real estate sector in both profit and non-profit organisations. A Master of Science qualification makes you an interesting candidate for positions within internationally oriented organisations. You can grow faster in your career and are equipped to handle complex projects and positions in policy development.

The fees for 2015-2016 are EUR 9,500 for the full-time programme. This does not include the costs for books and other study materials. An extension fee is owed once the nominal duration has been exceeded.

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This programme formed part of a remarkable and valuable experience — a memory that I will cherish for the rest of my life.

Xu Cheng