The Postgraduate Facility Management course is a renowned register (CPION) course in which the latest developments in facility management are investigated from a broad business administration approach. In addition, the Postgraduate Facility Management course is unique in guiding the participant towards a well-founded vision of the future of facility services in their own organization.
Participants bring in their current issues which are addressed from a business perspective. The issues have serious consequences for the management of facility services. At the level of the organization as a whole, the Facility Manager is asked to contribute to the development of the company or institutional policy. In the Postgraduate Facility Management program, a lot of attention is therefore paid to the relationship between the facility and primary processes from a strategic perspective.
Participants acquire knowledge and skills in the following areas:
- Translate the institutional or corporate strategy into a strategic policy;
- Analyzing and (re) designing work processes;
- Initiate and manage change processes;
- Maintaining an effective personal management style.
During the course, professors from various universities offer presentations, case studies and exercises. The introduced theory is applied by participants in small groups of seven to fourteen participants through concrete assignments in their own practical situation and further deepened in the training.
During the meetings, much attention is paid to changes that take place in their own organization and the contribution that the participant can make to this. The training is unique in guiding the participant to a well-founded policy vision or advisory report on facility services in their own organization. A lot of time is also spent on the personal development of the participant.
Each training group has a varied composition. It consists of driven Young Professionals in combination with experienced to very experienced professionals. This composition ensures that everyone's individual network is broadened and deepened. Over the years, former participants still come together. In this way, innovations and changes, strategies and practical issues are continuously exchanged. Ifmec facilitates these network meetings through its events around an annual research agenda.
During the training, they work on a policy plan or advisory report for their own organization. This policy plan or advisory report serves as a test for obtaining the Post-HBO diploma.
The course is included in the Postgraduate register of the Post Higher Professional Education Foundation. Each participant receives a certificate from the Ifmec Academy as proof that all parts of the training have been completed. An examination committee, composed of representatives from the professional field, assesses the final report. If this (Register) training has been successfully completed, you will receive a diploma that will be included in the Graduation Register.
After obtaining the Postgraduate diploma, it is possible to enroll directly in the MSc. Facility Management. This is because Post-HBO is accredited as part of this MSc at the PPA Business School in Paris. This means that 50% of the modules have already been passed through Postgraduate. This training is designed using blended learning (distance learning and group meetings).
The Postgraduate training takes place on two days every six weeks, making it easy to combine with work and family. In the period between the meetings assignments and learning projects are carried out. With sufficient enrollment, a course starts in January (10 months) and September (13 months).
Participation is open to Graduate students who have at least two years of relevant work experience. In consultation, denial of the training requirement is possible, if sufficient relevant work experience and / or additional studies can be demonstrated.
The training costs, exempt from VAT, are € 5,950 (2020 price level). This includes study material and accommodation costs (ad € 1,450).
Usually the training is paid for by the employer, because a lot of useful knowledge enters the organization. If you finance the training yourself, you can enter the training as a deductible item at the Tax Authorities - click here for more information from the Tax Authorities.
Ifmec Academy centrally located
The training meetings are held at the Ifmec Academy, centrally located at Landgoed Zonheuvel, Amersfoortseweg 98 in Doorn.