Educational Programs

    IFMA Boston is committed to assisting our membership to strengthen their professional skills, increase their value as a business team member, work towards professional credentialing, acquire practical tips and techniques and develop comprehensive action plans for their organization. Throughout the year we provide opportunities for weekly study halls to prepare for the CFM certification exam, and two day test preparation courses. We also organize and promote additional professional training that we feel is important to our members in the areas of disaster planning, finance, and asset management.


    Wentworth Institute of Technology:
    Bachelor of Science in Construction Management with a Concentration in Facility Management (effective fall 2017 semester)

    Wentworth’s construction management program with a concentration in facility management (FM) offers a comprehensive educational experience to enable students to become successful FM professionals and leaders. The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (BSCM) with a Concentration in Facility Management offers collaborative coursework leading to an exciting career; helping degree students become a productive member of projects teams and an innovative problem solver. Graduates are prepared to meet the strategic and operational demands of corporate clients and end-users while overseeing a variety of projects within the built environment. Wentworth graduates transition into successful careers with facility management companies, government agencies, design and engineering firms, construction managers, colleges and universities, hospitals, real estate firms and FM product/service providers.

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    Bachelor of Science in Facility Management

    The Bachelor of Science in Facility Management (BSFM) Program offers instruction which reflects the integrated nature of today’s-built environment and is designed to prepare students for professional careers in facility management for public, private and institutional organizations. Facility Management practice can be regarded as the management of a company’s or institution’s physical assets. Professionals in the field meet this challenge by integrating the principles of architecture, interior design, engineering, business and the behavioral sciences.

    By pursing a bachelor’s degree in facility management from Wentworth, you will:

    • Learn the fundamental principles in business and management together with current technologies necessary for entry level facility planning professional practice

    • Practice applying quantitative decision support tools and knowledge of the build environment to reach facilities planning decisions

    • Gain understanding in formulation of FM professional teams to deliver quality building services

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    Massachusetts Maritime Academy:
    Bachelor of Science in Facilities Engineering
     –The Facilities Engineering (FENG) program prepares graduates for careers in facilities engineering, management, and operations. Facilities engineers are responsible for the safe, economical, compliant and sustainable operation of various equipment and systems in large facilities such as manufacturing plants, office buildings, hospitals, and power plants.

    The FENG cooperative (co-op) program provides students with excellent opportunities to learn first-hand about various industries, establish professional contacts, and develop future employment opportunities.  The program requires students to complete at least three experiential co-ops as part of their FENG degree requirements.

    The FENG program offers students the opportunity to sit for the Massachusetts Stationary Engineer license and/or the Massachusetts Municipal Waste Water Operators license examinations. Other professional certifications are also available. Initial licensure and/or certification better prepare the student for employment and future career advancement.

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    Wentworth Insitute of Technology:

    Master of Science in Facility Management

    The Master of Science in Facility Management (MSFM) program at Wentworth Institute of Technology is designed to educate students in foundational post-graduate management principles and enhanced facility management skills and knowledge. Students will learn the leadership and business skills necessary to respond to the demand to keep their facilities highly efficient and functional. Coursework will also integrate elements of several related disciplines, including: project management, finance, real estate, humans and their working environment, space planning, building operations and maintenance, and quality assessment. The MSFM program is designed for working professionals, as an on-campus format (as well as an online format) with convenient evening classes and a cohort format that allows students to complete the degree in less than two (2) years while still being able to work full-time and fulfill their personal responsibilities.

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    Master of Science in Project Management

    The Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) is designed for working professionals who want to advance their technical skills while learning the most up-to-date and innovative management strategies. In this program, students will gain valuable, hands-on experience in initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing a project–on time and on budget–using the latest project management software and technology. Our unique mix of courses, including Troubled Projects, ERP, and Virtual Project Management will give you a competitive advantage in today’s rapidly changing IT environment, and can get you well on the road to becoming an advanced project manager in less than two years.  Benefits include: a fully online format that lets you balance work, life and school, a flexible, part-time program that can be completed in less than two (2) years, PMI-certified faculty and skills and techniques you can use in a wide range of applications.

    Upon completion, Master of Science in Project Management graduates will be able to:

    • Create, manage and deliver a project plan from inception to completion, including project scope, risk, quality and performance metrics

    • Evaluate potential projects and justify the selection of an appropriate project portfolio

    • Effectively communicate and ethically manage project teams, including virtual teams, using appropriate project management tools and techniques

    • Manage ERP projects and gain efficiencies through business process integration and automation.

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    Massachusetts Maritime Academy:

    Master’s of Science degree in Facilities Management – Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s Graduate and Continuing Education Division offers a unique graduate degree in Facilities Management. This true executive style format allows personal time in the classroom and individualized attention from the instructors. The sixteen month program is built from the triple bottom line up. It integrates the social aspect through organizing people and policies, the economic piece through finance and project management and finally incorporates the environmental facet through energy management and emergency preparedness.

    This degree is designed to 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.

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    Masters of Science in Emergency Management – a four year program with coursework that has been developed for each of three key concepts; hazard, risk, and disaster. The program component for hazard and risk (risk management) consists of a framework that explores four states in assessment and management including Risk Assessment, Control Analysis, Strategy Section and Implementation and Evaluation. In the case of disaster, the students study the different temporal stages in a disaster cycle, including; Mitigation or Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery. The program’s depth and range of practical coursework and experience, provides an EM graduate, the skills for a smooth transition from college to a profession in the emergency management field.

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    Wentworth Institute of Technology College of Professional and Continuing Education:

    Wentworth Institute of Technology was founded on the idea of helping people develop their skills in technical fields and that’s what we have done successfully for more than a hundred years.  Professional and graduate certificates provide students with the knowledge – and the credentials – necessary for career advancement. Our curriculum combines theory with practical application, taught by instructors who also work as leaders in industry.

    Professional Certificates

    Undergraduate Certificates

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    Wentworth College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) & International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Boston Chapter

    Better Together Tuition Discount Program

    IFMA/Wentworth Tuition Discount Program for eligible IFMA Boston Chapter members. Wentworth College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) is IFMA’s educational partner by offering select on-campus and online programs at a discount to eligible IFMA members, as verified by IFMA’s current membership roster.

    Boston University Center for Professional Education -The BU FM Certificate Program is designed for practicing facility management professionals. Boston University’s Certificate in Facilities Management explores core disciplines within the field, insuring that students obtain the knowledge necessary to develop and execute the strategic and operational mission of corporate facilities management.

    Certificates are awarded in Facilities Management upon successful completion of eight courses.

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    Additionally BU offers the following related certificate programs in Real Estate.

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