The Master of Science in Construction Management builds on the resources of an ACCE-accredited undergraduate Construction Management program as well as the extensive interaction with the construction industry’s most vibrant companies. The MS in CM Program is designed for experienced construction management working professionals with high potential for advancement into executive roles. Courses in the program will be taught by faculty drawn from across the University and from industry.
Enrolled as a cohort, students will follow a sequential, two-year course of study. This innovative program will employ a blended learning model that incorporates on-line, classroom and residential instruction, including two short-term, intensive practica consisting of lectures, computer-based simulation and team problem-solving that will encourage and promote student interaction with peers in the program.
The program is results-oriented, emphasizing the development of strong student competencies in financial and planning expertise for complex construction projects; optimizing change in the global marketplace; managing interdisciplinary teams; and research and problem-solving skills appropriate for executive level construction management responsibilities.
Developed in collaboration with leading construction companies, this program is designed to meet the current and emerging needs of the global construction industry.
Program Educational Objectives
During the first few years after graduation, we expect our graduates to:
We expect our graduating students to possess:
Graduate study in Construction Management program leads to the Master of Science degree. The program consists of 36 credit hours or 12 three-credit courses. The program will be completed in a two-year period with students (operating as a cohort) beginning in the fall semester by taking two courses; an online course and a classroom course. The typical course of study is illustrated below.
First Year (6 credits) – Fall
|CNST||510||Modeling and Simulation Techniques for Construction Management (online)||3 credits|
|CNST||540||Sustainable Construction (online)||3 credits|
First Year (3 credits) – Winter
|CNST||515||Project Enterprise Management and Control I (residential practicum)||3 credits|
First Year (6 credits) – Spring
|CNST||525||Pre-Construction Planning and Project Delivery (online)||3 credits|
|CNST||555||Advanced Construction Law (online)||3 credits|
First Year (3 credits) – Summer
|CNST||565||Customer Development and Winning the Construction Project (online)||3 credits|
Second Year (6 credits) – Fall
|CNST||520||Construction Negotiation (online)||3 credits|
|CNST||545||Construction Organization, Control and Logistics (online)||3 credits|
Second Year (3 credits) – Winter
|CNST||560||Enterprise Management and Control II (residential practicum)||3 credits|
Second Year (6 credits) – Spring
|CNST||530||Personnel Management and Law (online)||3 credits|
|CNST||570||Financial Planning for Construction Projects (online)||3 credits|
Second Year (3 credits) – Summer
Choose from one course below:
|CNST||550||Special Topics in Construction Management (online)||3 credits|
|CNST||580||Advanced Construction Safety & Risk Management (online)||3 credits|
|CNST||585||Topics in International Construction (online)||3 credits|
|CNST||595||Research Project (required for Master's Thesis) (online)||3 credits|
Total: 36 semester credits