Master Real Estate and Facility Management
Real Estate and Facility Management are on the way to become grown up management disciplines. Managers understand that without a secondary process a primary process cannot exist. Real Estate and Facility Management are considered nowadays as important parts of the overall business. As a result of this development managers of RE and FM departments are more involved in the company’s strategy than ever before and this involvement is not only from a secondary process viewpoint. RE and FM and the core business are partners in a kind of joint venture for the benefit of all the stakeholders. Departmental borders get blurred and all business processes interfere. Therefore the FM and RE managers have to think and to manage in terms of strategy, choices, visions and goals of the overall business.
Planning should be done in the context of the company business plan. It is important to understand the relationship between the company's business plan, the facility/real estate management plan, and the single strategy of the business units. Incorporated in the task of the manager are two focal points: The first is the use of organisational objectives, both long- and short term. The second is the effective management of the facility/real estate departmental unit(s) within the organisation. Important in his field is the focus on the total environment of the organisation: local, regional, national and global; because a facility and RE manager is acting in relationship with- and being responsible for the global world.
During their Facility& Real Estate Management study, students will develop towards management positions in Facility and Real Estate at a strategic level, both in profit and non-profit organizations. Eighty percent (!) of graduates from this Master immediately gets a job.
Where most other programmes require previous work experience, the Master in Facility & Real Estate Management offers opportunities to continue your study directly after obtaining your Bachelor degree.
Facility & Real Estate Management requirements
Contrary to most other Msc programmes, the European Master in Facility & Real Estate Management does not require any work experience. It is open to all students with a Bachelor degree in Facility Management, Real Estate or other relevant studies (e.g. Hotel Management, International Business Studies). Good command of English (both written and spoken) is obligatory.
• As the program is delivered in English, proficiency in English is required certified by an IELTS 6.0 or Toefl 550, Toefl 213 Computer-based, 79-80 iBT or Cambridge Advance exam or an alternative certifcate of C1 level issued by the University’s academic secretary.
• A certificate from the university which states that the applicant has completed a Bachelor Degree program, of at least 180 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System), and allows him/her to enrol in a Master’s Program.
• Two reference letters and one motivation letter.
It is possible to defer your admission if you are unable to attend the program. If you want to do so, please contact us as soon as possible. We will then reserve a place for you in the next intake. Please note that deferment is only allowed for two years.
If you need financial assistance to study the master, we strongly recommend that you contact international agencies in advance of your study program at HMSM. A number of nongovernmental donor organizations in the Netherlands and abroad may supply funds for this purpose. Individuals looking for this type of assistance are advised to apply to the nearest office of these organizations.
Scholarships may also be granted by the Dutch government to foreign students through NUFFIC, within the framework of cultural agreements concluded between the Netherlands and other countries. Information on how to apply for these scholarships is available at your nearest Dutch Embassy or Consulate.
Last updated November 11, 2015