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The MS in Construction Management offers a 36-credit program of study that includes a three-tiered core, which provides you with a broad foundation for the entire discipline of construction management; a capstone; and one 3-credit elective course or two 1.5-credit elective courses to further enhance proficiency and broaden understanding of related areas, including real estate. Students can complete this program in one year of full-time study, or in up to five years of part-time study.

Under the guidance of a distinguished faculty of prominent professionals in the real estate industry, students acquire knowledge of cutting-edge trends in real estate finance, real estate law, real estate economics and market analysis, as well as key aspects of the real estate development process, and asset and portfolio management.

The core curriculum of the graduate program in construction management is designed to provide a broad and deep foundation to serve you throughout your career.

Students are required to take all of the following courses.

Tier I

12 Credits

Tier I courses lay the groundwork for understanding the basic underpinnings of the building industry, including such topics as understanding methods and materials, construction practices, as well as legal principles and contracts common to the construction industry, company expenses, cost control, and cash flow.

Tier II

12 Credits

Tier II courses build upon the foundation laid in the first tier, examining the various approaches to quantifying and estimating specific project plans, the process of tracking and managing projects, learning the criteria for managing a safe construction site, as well as developing the project skills for planning, scheduling, and control.

Tier III

6 Credits

In Tier III,the emphasis is on the detailed tools and techniques for running a construction organization, while also acquiring the skills and the approaches needed for dispute resolution.

The capstone course encompasses and applies all prior course work, and requires the production of a professional-quality project analysis from initiation to completion. In each case, actual industry data and resources are researched and employed in the creation of a project.

Students are required to take the following course.