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Master of Science in Construction Management

Master of Science in Construction Management

Drexel University

University City Campus, Philadelphia, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode Online

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The Master of Science in Construction Management program gives professionals the opportunity to develop the multidisciplinary skills required of effective construction managers. The program focuses on training professionals to meet the challenge of increasing owner demands, tighter project delivery times and increasing regulation. The program provides the leadership skills professionals need to navigate the many daily challenges construction organizations face in successfully managing construction operations. Three concentrations are available: construction project management, real estate, and sustainability and green construction. Program Goals The program is designed to increase the students' breadth and depth of knowledge in the principles and practices of construction management. The program serves as an excellent platform to develop senior management for the region's construction industry. Graduates of the Master of Science in Construction Management program will: Exhibit strong technical and managerial skills; Apply scientific methodologies to problem solving; Think critically; Exercise creativity and inject innovation into the process; Operate at the highest level of ethical practice; Employ principles of transformational leadership; Concentrations Three concentrations are available: Construction Project Management This concentration provides the knowledge and skills required to successfully manage complex construction projects. Topics include the hard skills of project management, such as estimating and budgeting, time management, and planning. Other topics include managerial and legal aspects of construction contract administration, international construction practices, strategic planning, quality management, and productivity analysis. Real Estate In this concentration students explore the knowledge and skills required to create, maintain, and build environments for living, working and entertainment purposes. Relevant issues include project finance, real estate as investments, design and construction, operations, development law, environmental remediation, public policy, market analysis, and architecture. Sustainability and Green Construction Sustainable development means integrating the decision-making process across the project team, so that every decision is made with an eye to the greatest long-term benefits. Currently, in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system, the construction process represents a significant portion of the effort required to achieve high performance building programs. This concentration is intended to explore these concepts in detail.