Top Schools for Medical Facilities Management

Read about programs in medical facilities management, which refers to the day-to-day operations of nursing homes, hospices and other assisted care facilities. Learn about the degree options at three top-notch institutions, as well as other schools in the U.S. that offer programs for medical facilities managers.

Students looking for a good place to study medical facilities management may find a plethora of schools that offer quality programs. Here we explore some that either have programs that have been ranked as some of the best in the nation, or offer some form of unique training.

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Students who are interested in medical facilities management might consider programs at the following schools - four public universities and a renowned technology institute - that have all received high rankings from U.S. News & World Report. Both Missouri State University and Temple University offer 4-year undergraduate programs in facilities management; the program at the Rochester Institute of Technology culminates in a master's degree.

Missouri State University in Springfield, MO

School Highlight: Missouri State University's facilities management program is based on the International Facility Management Association's approved curriculum and body of knowledge.

Missouri State University (MSU) tied for #16 on the U.S. News & World Report list of best public schools in 2016. MSU's Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Facility Management program is one of very few in the country and offers four areas of focus, including one for the health care industry. Students can also pursue a minor in health care management and a graduate program in health administration.

Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY

School Highlight:The Rochester Institute of Technology's health systems administration certificate program is also available online.

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) tied for the 107th best university in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report in 2016. RIT offers a Master of Science (M.S.) in Facilities Management program, which has been approved by the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA). Graduate programs also include a certificate and an M.S. in Health Systems Administration with a focus on health care economics, finance, administration and legal issues.

Temple University in Philadelphia, PA

School Highlight: Temple University's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has a health care management component.

Temple University tied for 56th among the best public schools in the nation, as designated by U.S. News & World Report in 2016. Temple offers both a B.S. in Facilities Management and a minor in health care systems management that can be attached to any major. The Healthcare Management Program is a part of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, a national organization devoted to the improvement of health care delivery.

Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, MO

School Highlight: The B.S. in Health Management program offer pre-medical and medical scholars tracks.

In 2016, U.S. News and World Report ranked Saint Louis University tied for the 96th best school in the nation. The College of Public Health and Social Justice offers an undergraduate degree in health management a master's degree in health administration and Ph.D. in public health studies. The college also offers a dual degree program in health administration and law, health administration and business, and heath management, policy and health law.

Top Schools with Medical Facilities Management Programs

Here are few more schools that offer top programs for aspiring medical facilities managers.

  • College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL, offers facility management general and facility management technician certificates.
  • The program at Texas State University - San Marcos is a specialized Bachelor of Healthcare Administration (BHA) program that includes studies in medical facilities management.
  • At the University of Alabama at Birmingham students may choose a residential M.S. in Health Administration or an Executive M.S. in Health Administration program.
  • The University College at the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, is designed for working professionals in the health care industry and allows for a concentration in health services administration.
  • University of Toledo in Toledo, OH, offers a B.S. in Health Care Administration as a 4-year or 2-year program for students with an Associate of Science (A.S.) in a health care-related area.
  • University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee offers both undergraduate and graduate health care administration courses offered.

Students wanting to become medical facilities managers may find a number of programs that offer quality training. We've covered a few institutions, such as Missouri State University and Temple University, that have either been ranked by U.S. News and World Report or offer unique opportunities, such as programs designed for working professionals.

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