Online Master's (MS) in Construction Management Overview Gregory Page, MS in Construction Management '17What 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. ConcentrationsConstruction Project ManagementReal Estate DevelopmentSustainability and Green ConstructionWhat 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. 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 Construction3.0CMGT 505Construction Accounting and Financial Management3.0CMGT 510Construction Control Techniques3.0CMGT 512Cost Estimating and Bidding Strategies3.0CMGT 515Risk Management in Construction3.0Concentrations15.0-24.0You may pursue a concentration in one of the following areas: Construction Management Project Management Concentration CMGT 525Applied Construction Project Management CMGT 528Construction Contract Administration CMGT 530Equipment Applications and Economy CMGT 532International Construction Practices CMGT 538Strategic Management in Construction CMGT 540Schedule Impact Analysis CMGT 548Quality Management and Construction Performance CMGT 550Productivity Analysis and Improvement Real Estate Concentration Select eight of the following: CMGT 535Community Impact Analysis REAL 568Real Estate Development REAL 571Advanced Real Estate Investment & Analysis REAL 572Advanced Market Research & Analysis REAL 573Sales & Marketing of Real Estate REAL 574Real Estate Economics in Urban Markets REAL 575Real Estate Finance REAL 576Real Estate Valuation & Analysis REAL 577Legal Issues in Real Estate Development Sustainability and Green Construction Concentration CMGT 535Community Impact Analysis CMGT 545Sustainable Principles & Practices CMGT 546Sustainable Technologies CMGT 547LEED Concepts CMGT 558Community Sustainability Culminating Experience 6.0CMGT 696Capstone Project in Construction Management I CMGT 697Capstone Project in Construction Management II Total Credits45.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Business, or non-technical degree from a regionally accredited universityRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendationA 500 word essay on why you wish to pursue the programResumeAdditional requirements for International Students 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 Alumni, Military 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 Apply today for the MS in Construction Management Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.