The pioneering Facility Management curriculum at Ferris State University has a proud record of providing a professional cutting edge facility management education. The program is recognized among professionals, corporations and associations as producing qualified, employable graduates with valued technical and management skills. Our graduates currently enjoy successful careers in facility management, architecture and in other professions of the built environment.
Facility Management is a dynamic, evolving profession that faces new challenges and opportunities created by technology advances and global business development. As defined within the International Facility Management Association's (IFMA) official statement, it is:
'...the practice of coordinating the physical workplace with the people and the work of the organization ... integrating the principles of business administration, architecture, and the behavioral and engineering sciences.'
The FSU degree is accredited by the International Facility Management Association for meeting the highest standard in facility management education. All courses in the curriculum are now qualified for Certified Facility Manager maintenance points.
Ferris State University offers three educational programs dealing with Facility Management designed to meet the needs of various individuals who plan to or currently deal with facilities.
"Architectural Technology and Facility Management programs provided me with the necessary skills to be successful in my chosen career. Courses and assignments challenged me to think critically about a problem or task, make informed decisions, and work in an efficient manner; all of which are skills that employer’s desire."
NATHAN VEENEMAN, AlUMNUS
AAS IN ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY, CLASS OF 2007, BS IN FACILITY MANAGEMENT, CLASS OF 2009, FACILITY MANAGER, GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY, GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN.