Construction Management (M.S.)
The Master of Science in Construction Management provides students with both the academic and applied analysis, knowledge, and skills necessary for success to compete in the global construction marketplace. The program provides the research-based expertise necessary to solve complex problems in the management of multimillion and billion-dollar construction projects, and aims to develop competencies essential for success and leadership through two levels of course curriculum. The curriculum provides a challenging framework of learning opportunities that blend the best of theoretical and applied analysis, foster experiential learning, and build strong connections to the industry.
Admission to the Master of Science in Construction Management is highly selective. Requirements include superior performance in attaining the bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Successful candidates must demonstrate strong writing skills with the ability to effectively communicate concepts and ideas subtly and succinctly. Basic verbal, quantitative, and communications skills are assessed prior to matriculation, and any deficiencies corrected prior to beginning the program’s core courses. A GMAT/GRE is not required but may be submitted by students for consideration towards admissions. The committee also considers the nature and extent of previous work with preference given to those possessing a minimum of two or more years of professional experience.
|REAL 5051||Advanced Construction Contracts, Claims, and Dispute Resolution||3|
|REAL 5052||Construction Financial Management||1.5|
|REAL 5054||Construction Cost Estimating and Bidding Strategies||1.5|
|REAL 5056||Construction Scheduling and Impact Analysis||1.5|
|REAL 5058||Pre-Construction Project Planning and Development||3|
|REAL 5060||Construction Project Delivery||3|
|REAL 6051||Advanced Construction Methods and Materials||3|
|Select 9 credits from the list below.|
|REAL 6300||Applied Project||3|
Construction Management Electives
Courses in this group have the CONM attribute.
|REAL 5002||Real Estate Finance||3|
|REAL 5104||The Real Estate Development Process||3|
|REAL 6001||Real Estate Financial Modeling||1.5|
|REAL 6004||Adaptive Reuse and Sustainability||1.5|
|REAL 6006||Development Project Leadership, Management and Communications||1.5|
|REAL 6008||Affordable Housing||1.5|
|REAL 6009||Commercial Leasing||1.5|
|REAL 6010||Development Project Finance||1.5|
|REAL 6011||Building Systems, Operations, and Maintenance||1.5|
|REAL 6013||Real Estate Management||3|
|REAL 6014||Land Use Law||1.5|
|REAL 6016||Real Estate Entrepreneurship Business Planning||1.5|
|REAL 6021||Special Topics in Construction||1.5|
|REAL 6022||Special Topics in Real Estate||1.5|
About the Curriculum
The 18-credit core curriculum is designed to give students an in-depth mastery of the academic disciplines and applied functional areas necessary to every construction and real estate project professional’s success. The core leaves students with essential analysis, critical thinking and decision-making skills while creating a common student experience that fosters community. Students are required to complete all 18 core credits. The core requirements of the Master of Science in Construction Management are designed to ensure that every graduate has a grasp of the most important elements of construction project planning and management, contracts, methods and materials, estimating, scheduling, financial and cost management, risk assessment, risk management, quality control, communication, leadership, ethics, and negotiation while the electives allow each student to pursue a specific subject area.
The 9-credit elective course requirement offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in specialized topics of their choice. Students may assemble their own elective sequences or select the courses that are part of the Advanced Certificate in Real Estate Management.
The 3-credit capstone is the culmination of all the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program. Students must be able to assimilate all that they have learned in the core courses and apply it within the context of a real-world setting. Subject to adviser pre-approval, students undertake an Applied Project (REAL 6300) under the direction of a faculty supervisor, that upon completion demonstrates professional-level mastery of the subject matter involved.