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International Facility Management | BREDA UNIVERSITY

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International Facility Management | BREDA UNIVERSITY

As a facility manager, you will be responsible for the management of services and processes, which support the core business of an organization. Facilities managers make sure that an organization has the most suitable working environment for its employees and their activities.

Facilities managers are involved in both strategic planning and day-to-day operations, particularly in relation to buildings and premises. Likely areas of responsibility for the Facility manager include: building and grounds maintenance; cleaning; catering and vending; health and safety; procurement and contract management; security; space management; utilities and communications infrastructure.

85% of our graduates are (very) satisfied with this programme. 83% would recommend it to family and friends (source: HBO monitor)

Since the International Facility Management programme prepares you for an international career, you will have plenty opportunities to gain international experience like study trips and a placement abroad. Moreover you will have the possibility to participate in an exchange programme. Exchange programmes are offered by the University of: Helsinki, Finland, Jyvaskyla, Finland, Flagstaff, USA, Kufstein, Austria and Dublin, Ireland

International Facility Management has been awarded a label of excellence for close collaboration with the facility management industry by the Dutch Government and also has received an international accreditation by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), which gives your diploma added international recognition.

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has recognized NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences as a BIFM centre, the first one in mainland Europe ! As a result, Breda University of Applied Sciences is qualified to award the level 5 diploma in Facilities Management to its students of International Real Estate and Facility Management.

Starting date: September 2018

You can apply until: August 15 2018

Degree title: Bachelor of Business Administration

Programme intensity: Full-time

Program duration: 4 years

Fast track: 3 years

Language: English

Program location: Breda

Tuition fee per year: € 2,060. 

The two first year modules are offered on alternating basis.

“Knowing the fundamentals of Facility Operations”

This module is an introduction to Operations Management and Management Information Systems in facility management organizations, in combination with practical training in the in-house training company Sibelicious. You will work in several outlets such as catering, service desk, storeroom, restaurant and kitchen. Next to that, you learn the basic principles of emergency response.

“Understanding the Facility Management Industry”

You will learn how to deal with the basics of Finance, Economics, Marketing, Business Law & Ethics and Investigative Abilities in relation to the facility  management industry.

Year 2 and 3 consist of a total of 4 modules, the second and the third of which are offered on alternating basis.

“Developing People and Organizations”. Take a close look at behavioral aspects of working with people in organizations. (Courses: Oganisational behaviour, Business Law & Ethics, Investigative Abilities and Economics)

“Managing Business Performance and Innovation”. Learn how to deal with customer relations, service marketing and pricing strategies. (Courses: Accounting, Operations Management, Management Information Systems and Marketing)

“Exploring the International Facility Industry”. In this 5 month practical placement you will experience living and working in a real life, cross cultural facility environment abroad.

Year 3 - Main phase II

“Creating Excellence in Facility Management”. The main focus of this module is strategic management. It examines the corporate strategic possibilities of organizations and encourages you to integrate, at a strategic level, what you have learned in previous courses, based on investigative abilities.

Year 4 – Graduation phase

You choose a personalized context in which you will perform your bachelor’s thesis and have the possibility to complete a personalized curriculum component (e.g.a minor, work placement, advisory report, business plan). Under the supervision of a personal coach, you will work on your final thesis, which you will defend at the end of the year.

When you study International Real Estate and Facility Management, you will take part in the “Management Development Programme”. With this programme you can develop your personal and professional skills, in order to get the best out of yourself. The Management Development Programme will be continuously ongoing through your 3 or 4 years of study.

The first year of the Management Development Programme will, among other topics, address report writing and referencing, Excel and other relevant ICT skills, time management, communication skills and teamwork. In addition you will be introduced to different learning styles and you will learn how to reflect, in order to manage and steer your personal development, by setting SMART goals.

Fast track (3 years)

Basic entry requirements are: a Greek high school diploma (Apolitirio Geniko Lykeio), with a general grade of at least 10. The fast track is available for Greek students dependent on your high school diploma grades. A grade of at least 17 in one or more of the following subjects is preferable for successfully following this courses: Mathematics/Statistics and Economics.

All international applications will be decided on a case by case basis, to ensure the standard of the diploma will be appropriate for the fast track.

 All courses and examinations will be in English, so you need a good command of spoken and written English.

As an international applicant, you will also be required to demonstrate sufficient results of one of these tests:

CAE (Cambridge Advanced Certificate), or CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)

IELTS test (minimum overall band score of 6.0, and minimum subscore of 6.0 for speaking)

TOEFL test (minimum score of 80 internet-based, and minimum subscore of 20 for speaking)

Greek high school diploma (Apolytirio Genikou Lykeio), with a general grade of at least 10.  A grade of at least 15 in one or more of the following subjects is preferable for successfully following this courses: Mathematics/Statistics and Economics.

Applying for the academic year of 2018-2019 will be possible from 1 October 2017 until the application deadline of 1 May 2018.

In case you have not obtained your secondary school diploma yet, you can already apply by submitting your current grade list.

Ultimate closing date for applications: August 15, 2018

We advise you to apply before May 1. Breda University of Applied Sciences has the right to refuse applications by students which meet the admission requirements, but which are sent after May 1.  

Breda has a growing number of students, which is why accommodation in Breda can be scarce. Unfortunately, Breda University of Applied Sciences has no campus or student rooms of its own and, therefore, it will be your own responsibility to find accommodation in Breda. Rental prices for a student room in Breda vary from €300 to €500 per calendar month. However, you will most commonly find rooms to rent for around € 400. Make sure you book a room in time (preferably in the early spring), so you have the best chances to book the room that suits your wishes. Unfurnished rooms can be cheaper to rent than furnished ones and since most rooms in the Breda are unfurnished, you may need to furnish your room yourself. This doesn’t have to be expensive as there are many DIY stores, second hand stores and second hand websites and Facebook pages.

If you want to find a good place to live in time, Breda University of Applied Sciences encourages you to subscribe to Klik voor Kamers (Click for rooms). This is a joint initiative of the three housing corporations in Breda: Laurentius, Singelveste Alleewonen and WonenBreburg.

For more information on booking a room, please contact us on: info@studyinholland.gr

Today’s International facility manager is transforming more and more into a strategic advisor to corporate management; he/she monitors the beating heart of an organization. Our graduates work all over the world, across the entire spectrum of the facility management industry at for instance: multinationals, banks, airports, hospitals, event planning agencies, catering, cleaning and security organizations.

If you want to obtain a more in-depth view, you can choose a Master’s programme, in the field of Facility Management, for example:

Master in Facility and Real Estate Management (Zuyd University of Applied Sciences)

Master in Supply Chain Management

Master in Human Resource Management

Master in Business Communications