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International Facility Management

Degree type
Bachelor of Business Administration
Language of education
English (100%)
48 months
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Type of institution
University of Applied Sciences

Program description

Facility Management is about ‘What does the customer want?’ a people-oriented vision. It is a proven fact that people function better in a pleasant environment, whether at work or their spare time

Facility Managers are responsible for creating this pleasant atmosphere in a building or an event. People who feel well aim for higher results and contribute positively to the objective of the organization or event. A Facility Manager is the pivot on which everything turns, who makes sure the organization’s objective and the well being of its employees is supported by optimal provision of services. Are you a real organisational talent? Are you interested in business administration and management studies? Are you good at improvising if something does not go according to plan? Do people think you have a serviceoriented character? Do you embrace hospitality? Are you the enterprising type? Can you easily convince people? Do you have a broad interest in people? If you answer most of the above questions with yes, then Facility Management is the right choice for you.

This process helps the organization as a whole to function better. It is how Facility Managers make a substantial contribution to the efficient operation of the organizations for which they work. In your future career you may be responsible for services (e.g. IT services, catering, cleaning, security and quality management) and/or building accommodation (e.g. management of building processes, maintenance of workplaces). This makes Facility Management (FM) a very broad study programme. Facility Managers can work practically anywhere. They work for large companies such as banks, insurance companies or multinationals, but also in the public sector in hospitals, schools, universities, etc. Facility Managers can also be found in the hospitality industry, such as in hotels, resorts, conference centres and holiday parks. In addition, you can work as a facility management consultant or even set up your own business - a security firm, for example.

International Facility Management Program Outline

Educating students thoroughly in the area of International Facility Management means hard work for students as well as lecturers. The first two years focus on providing a thorough grounding in the area of International Facility Management. After that, there are various options for determining your personal course of study. The following flow chart represents the course outline. The arrows indicate the points within the program where you can choose how you wish to continue your studies, allowing you to decide on the type of Facility Manager you want to become. A study coach will help you within this process.

International Facility Management Program Objectives

The International Facility Management program aims to prepare students for middle and higher management jobs in companies and organisations with key responsibilities in the fields of facility management, services management, and building management.

International Facility Management the program for you?

International Facility Management prepares students for careers both in the Netherlands and abroad. In our student population many nationalities are represented. Students come from all over the world including European Union countries, Eastern Europe, Middle America and the Far East. Students are expected to master written and spoken English. Throughout the program students give presentations and write reports in English. Teaching is supported by guest lectures and seminars are given by experts specialized in the field of Facility Management.

International Facility Management Career Prospects

First you have an international (bachelor of Business Administration) degree. Secondly Facility Managers can fulfill various executive positions: Head of Facility Organization, Hospitality Manager, New Development Project Manager, Relocation Coordinator, Catering Manager, Regional manager of Cleaning Services, Events Project Manager, Head of Safety and Security, Purchase Manager etc. So there are plenty of job opportunities for Facility Management graduates all over the world. An extra possibility is that International Facility Management students have the possibility to do a master's degree in one year.

International Facility Management Student Reviews

Read what current International Facility Management students have to say about the program. Ruth Himmans is from the Netherlands and chose Hanze University for its wide range of real-life projects that students get to particpate in during their study program. 

Read what students have to say about the International Facility Management program.

International Facility Management Related Programs

Besides International Facility ManagementHanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen offers a range of other Management related programs such as International Business and Management Studies.

See which programs are related to the International Facility Management program

International Facility Management Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the International Facility Management, program will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Hanze University of Appied Sciences Groningen.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the International Facility Management program.


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Admission requirements

Previous education

Secondary education at an advanced level.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6, IELTS listening: 6, IELTS reading: 6, IELTS writing: 6, IELTS speaking: 6, TOEFL paper based: 550, TOEFL computer based: 213, TOEFL internet based: 80

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