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  • Online Master's (MS) in Construction Management

    Overview


    Gregory Page, MS in Construction Management '17


    What can you do with a Construction Management degree?

    Drexel’s online Master's in Construction Management degree gives you the opportunity to develop the multidisciplinary skillset required of effective senior construction managers and supervisors. The program focuses on meeting the challenges of complex construction projects, challenging deadlines and increasing regulation. The program focuses on the technical knowledge, practical business decision-making, and leadership skills relevant to successfully managing construction operations.

    Graduates work as project managers, coordinators, estimators, schedulers, safety specialists, business development managers, suppliers, regulators, and other stakeholders involved with construction projects. Some rise to senior-level executive positions, while others own and operate their own firms.

    How do you become a construction manager?

    Step 1 – Earn your Bachelor’s degree: An undergraduate degree in construction management, engineering or architecture is preferred; however, if you’re changing careers, Drexel’s online Master’s in Construction Management curriculum and concentration options will provide the strategic thinking and action-based learning skills needed for your new career in construction management.

    Step 2 – Experience counts: Those considering a change in career should look for entry level positions or internship opportunities in a construction management firm. A management assistant position provides a first-hand knowledge of construction site operations.

    Step 3 – Earn your Master’s degree in Construction Management: Drexel’s online Master’s in Construction Management provides the technical competence, strong business acumen, and essential leadership skills needed to navigate the daily challenges construction managers face in successfully managing construction operations.

    Concentrations

    • Construction Project Management
    • Real Estate Development
    • Sustainability and Green Construction


    What makes Drexel’s MS in Construction Mangement stand out?

    • Quality - Technical competence and strong business acumen taught through rigorous, targeted graduate study.
    • Outstanding faculty - Drexel’s faculty has decades of construction management experience in both the public and private sectors, as well as union and open shop environments.
    • Highly-Interactive - Drexel’s curriculum engages and challenges, while remaining convenient for working professionals. All courses are offered online. No residency requirements or on-site classes are mandated, allowing you flexible participation.

    Online Open House

    Join us on Thursday, February 1st from 12 Noon - 1 p.m. EST to learn more about the program and have your questions answered by a Drexel representative. Register Today!


    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.

    Curriculum

    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Core Foundation Courses 
    CMGT 501Leadership in Construction3.0
    CMGT 505Construction Accounting and Financial Management3.0
    CMGT 510Construction Control Techniques3.0
    CMGT 512Cost Estimating and Bidding Strategies3.0
    CMGT 515Risk Management in Construction3.0
    Concentrations15.0-24.0
    You may pursue a concentration in one of the following areas: 
    Construction Management Project Management Concentration 
    CMGT 525
    Applied Construction Project Management 
    CMGT 528
    Construction Contract Administration 
    CMGT 530
    Equipment Applications and Economy 
    CMGT 532
    International Construction Practices 
    CMGT 538
    Strategic Management in Construction 
    CMGT 540
    Schedule Impact Analysis 
    CMGT 548
    Quality Management and Construction Performance 
    CMGT 550
    Productivity Analysis and Improvement 
    Real Estate Concentration  
    Select eight of the following: 
    CMGT 535
    Community Impact Analysis 
    REAL 568
    Real Estate Development 
    REAL 571
    Advanced Real Estate Investment & Analysis 
    REAL 572
    Advanced Market Research & Analysis 
    REAL 573
    Sales & Marketing of Real Estate 
    REAL 574
    Real Estate Economics in Urban Markets 
    REAL 575
    Real Estate Finance 
    REAL 576
    Real Estate Valuation & Analysis 
    REAL 577
    Legal Issues in Real Estate Development 
    Sustainability and Green Construction Concentration 
    CMGT 535
    Community Impact Analysis 
    CMGT 545
    Sustainable Principles & Practices 
    CMGT 546
    Sustainable Technologies 
    CMGT 547
    LEED Concepts 
    CMGT 558
    Community Sustainability 
    Culminating Experience 6.0
    CMGT 696
    Capstone Project in Construction Management I 
    CMGT 697
    Capstone Project in Construction Management II 
    Total Credits45.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Business, or non-technical degree from a regionally accredited university

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $1228 per credit.


    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

     

    Academic Calendar

    2017-2018 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2017

    September 25, 2017

    December 9, 2017

    December 11, 2017

    December 16, 2017

    Winter 2018

    January 8, 2018

    March 17, 2018

    March 19, 2018

    March 24, 2018

    Spring 2018

    April 2, 2018

    June 9, 2018

    June 11, 2018

    June 15, 2018

    Summer 2018

    June 25, 2018

    September 1, 2018

    September 4, 2018

    September 8, 2018

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