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Who is the course designed for? Practising facilities managers in any industry. Examples include financial services, central government, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, supermarkets, air transport, railways, the armed forces and the Environment Agency. Why study this course? ?Further develop your understanding of facilities management and gain a well-regarded qualification ?Study the application of FM practice and strategic management ?Acquire the skills and management expertise to enhance the performance of your business ?Become a Member of the RICS andor BIFM Course modules PART 1 - Fundamental elements of facilities management Facilities Management ? the Overview The Workplace Management Financial Management Principles Legal Studies PART 2 - A co-ordinated approach to facilities management Information Technology Operational Property Portfolio Planning Financial Planning and Control of Facilities Corporate Real Estate Management The Facilities Support Services ?Communic8? , a case study including four assignments PART 3 - Research Research Methods Dissertation Course outline PART 1 Facilities Management ? the Overview ? concept of facilities management as co-ordinated management of people, processes and workplace quality management benchmarking. The Workplace ? space planning and management building technology commercial property surveys. Management ? management theory essentials different forms of organisation psychology of workplace and people motivation leadership behavioural issues developing people statistics as a tool. Financial Management Principles ? accounting theory and methods asset and liability valuations budgeting and cash flow analysis decision making based on cost data industrial, commercial and property finance ratio analysis relevance of depreciation. Legal Studies ? English legal framework for FM basis of contractual and tortious liability legal estates in land employment law. PART 2 Information Technology ? information systems and technology types of installation intellectual property and IT legislation telecommunications FM support systems. Operational Property Portfolio Planning ? master planning action planning project planning change management relocations. Financial Planning and Control of Facilities ? facilities performance and financial management purchasing stock control space relocation issues FM role in new development taxation. Corporate Real Estate Management ? investment appraisal property management payback. The Facilities Support Services ? occupant support services premises support services resource decision making. Face-to-face teaching In Part 1 there are five days? teaching held in Reading, including one revision session prior to the examinations. Part 2 has four days? teaching, including a revision session prior to the examinations. There are two separate 1-day visits in Part 3. Assessment Part 1: assignments and examinations (50:50 weighting) in each module in. Part 2: five modules assessed by examination only and four assignments together make up the Communic8 assessment module. Part 3: coursework only Assignments You will complete assignments according to the timetable of the course as follows: Part 1: six assignments Part 2: four more complex assignments Part 3: two assignments plus dissertation Exams Exams are normally held in November and comprise: ?three 3-hour and two 1?-hour written papers in Part 1 ?three 3-hour and two 1?-hour written papers in Part 2 Dissertation Part 3 of the MSc programme includes a dissertation of 12,000?15,000 words. This will take the form of an in-depth investigation to test a hypothesis within a contextual framework, and will focus on a practical aspect of a course-related subject.

Who is the course designed for? Practising facilities managers in any industry. Examples include financial services, central government, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, supermarkets, air transport, railways, the armed forces and the Environment Agency. Why study this course? ?Further develop your understanding of facilities management and gain a well-regarded qualification ?Study the application...

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