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  • MS in Construction Management

    Overview

    Drexel’s accredited online Master's in Construction Management degree gives professionals 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.

    Concentrations

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

    Program Features

    • 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 students in a convenient format for working professionals. All courses are offered online. No residency requirements or on-site classes are mandated, allowing students flexible participation. 

    Curriculum

    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
    Students 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

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two professional letters of recommendation
    • A 500 word essay on why you wish to pursue the program
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    How to Submit Supporting Documents

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2014-2015 is $1123 per credit.

    This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

    This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military.

     

    Academic Calendar

    Term 
    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2014     

    September 22, 2014

    December 5, 2014

    December 8, 2014

    December 13, 2014

    Winter 2015 

    January 5, 2015

    March 16, 2015

    March 17, 2015

    March 21, 2015

    Spring 2015 

    March 30, 2015

    June 8, 2015

    June 9, 2015

    June 12, 2015

    Summer 2015 

    June 22, 2015

    August 29, 2015

    September 1, 2015

    September 5, 2015

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