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MAS in Real Estate und Facility Management

Take control of real estate: In the MAS in Real Estate and Facility Management you will learn to manage corporate divisions of the real estate industry on a tactical and strategic level. Building management, sustainable construction, the real estate market: this is where professionals like you are needed.

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Master of Advanced Studies ZHAW in Facility Management (60 ECTS)





CHF 34'000.00

Comment on costs: 

All fees are inclusive of documentation and record of performance, but exclude literature, travel, accommodation and food.

The costs of CHF 4'000 for the Master's thesis are charged to the companies issuing the order for the work. The fee includes the services of the Institute for the guidance days as well as the correction and grading of the Master‘s thesis.

There may be additional costs for the procurement of relevant literature.


ZHAW, Building ZL, Lagerstrasse 41, 8004 Zürich  (Show on Google Maps)

Language of instruction:


Immobilien- und Facility Management zählen zu den dynamisch wachsenden Fachbereichen – erweitern Sie Ihre beruflichen und persönlichen Kompetenzen und profitieren Sie davon, unterschiedliche Disziplinen zu einem einheitlichen Ganzen zu verknüpfen.

Michael S. Kauer

Objectives and content

Target audience

Individuals from the fields of Facility Management, architecture and engineering, as well as departmental managers.


Comprehensive understanding of management can be achieved only through the combination of technical, methodological and leadership competence. The Master of Advanced Studies in Facility Management enables graduates to

  • lead the Facility Management division at the tactical and strategic levels with a holistic orientation
  • develop and implement suitable solutions for complex problems
  • develop, organise and design services in the field of real estate and hospitality management where the demands of efficiency and quality often conflict with the interests of various stakeholders, such as users and owners
  • develop strategies and concepts for the field of facility management, plan their implementation and competently accompany the processes of change during implementation
  • create a theoretical framework for their own actions, which enables them not just to fall in line with fashionable trends, but to make informed decisions and to justify them
  • ensure the success and the development of a business unit


The focus of the continuing education courses is to provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary analysis of all areas of facility management. The entire range of courses is modularised.

  • CAS Energy management               
  • CAS Real estate life cycle management
  • CAS Real estate economics
  • ​CAS Building management
  • CAS Workplace Management
  • CAS Economics and processes
  • CAS Leadership
  • CAS Strategic Facility Management
  • Master's thesis


For methodology please refer to the respective CAS.

More details about the implementation

part time study

An MAS comprises 86 study days. An additional outlay of around 800 hours can be expected for self-study and writing the thesis.

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Enquiries and contact


Institute of Facility Management


Admission requirements

Applicants are admitted under the following conditions:

  • higher education and in addition at least two years of professional experience in a responsible position (project management or line experience) or
  • other qualifications (eg technical college, higher technical examination, BBT-recognized master's certificate) and professional experience of at least two years in a responsible position (management or project management experience) in Facility Management.

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ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Life Sciences und Facility Management
Gebäude ZL
Lagerstrasse 41
CH-8004 Zürich

+41 58 934 51 00