Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the students understand the importance and strategic support role of facility and property management to the core operations of different organisations. The students are familiar with the theoretical concepts and able to apply their new knowledge in practice. They can describe, analyse and solve typical issues of real estate as resources to the extent of constructing facility and property management solutions in a given setting and developing appropriate criteria for action.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 03.11.2021 - 10.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Anahita Rashidfarokhi Fathabadi, Ari Ekroos

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course introduces students to facility and property management as a strategic support function for the core operations of an organisation. The main topics covered are the real estate needs and strategies of different organisations, service provision in the field, the costs and sustainability issues of space use, and the potential added value of professional corporate real estate management.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures and assignments (preliminary and subject to change). The assessment methods and criteria will be defined in course syllabus.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    160 hours (6 cr) of lectures and independent work. The workload per activity type will be presented in the course syllabus.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    To be announced in course syllabus, MyCourses and lectures.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course is offered to students in the Master's Programme in Real Estate Economics and Master's Programme in Urban Studies and Planning (real estate specialization), students in Minor in Real Estate Economics and those exchange students who have been pre-admitted to the course. Open university students and others - only with a separate agreement, depending on the capacity. 

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn II

    2021-2022 Autumn II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.