Master of Science in Construction Management

College of Architecture, Design & Construction Management

Part Time
Graduate Program
Masters Programs
Hybrid (Online and On Campus), Online

Program Description

2020 Best Construction Management Schools for Non-Traditional Students- College Factual

The Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) degree will prepare you for an exciting career in construction management. Combining courses in project management, business, construction, and real estate, the Master of Science in Construction Management degree will give you the skills and knowledge you need to oversee the planning, design and construction of a building from pre-design to closeout. In 2017, our Master of Science in Construction Management was named the Best Construction Management Program in the US by College Factual based on the “superior outcomes for those earning a degree in Construction Management.” Graduates of our program earn top dollar and secure a long-term position in the construction industry. Thesis optional.

Benefits of the program:

  • A flexible, part-time program that can be completed in as little as 2 years
  • Classes taught by distinguished faculty and industry experts
  • American Council on Construction Education (ACCE) accreditation

What to expect:

  • 10 classes
  • 5 semesters 
  • 30 credits

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  • Program Objectives

    • Mastery of core construction management competencies including planning, design, business and finance, executive management, leadership, decision-making, legal codes and real estate development
    • Ability to use applied classroom knowledge and current construction industry best practices to resolve real-world challenges
    • Acquire skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, effective communication, use of information and technology, risk management, professional ethics, advanced construction management, research methodology
  • Admissions Requirements & Tuition

    Applicants to the Master of Science in Construction Management program must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. You should be able to demonstrate competency in construction estimating, construction scheduling and management; these competencies may be gained through past work and/or academic experience, as well as through Wentworth’s Undergraduate Certificate in Managing Construction Projects. Other admissions requirements include:

    • Online application
    • Current resume
    • Official college transcript(s)
    • One professional letter of recommendation
    • Statement of purpose

    Tuition:

    • $1,135 per credit hour
  • Course Descriptions

    • Business Relations & HR ManagementUnderstanding human resources from an enterprise or project portfolio level – including negotiating in different cultures – and how to manage a diverse workforce where managers and employees may be in different countries.
    • Executive Management for CM – Using case studies and analysis, topics include leadership, authority and decision making, and ethics concepts as systems-thinking ways of winning cooperation from associates, customers and the construction project participants.
    • Business Finance & Investments – This course is designed to develop the financial skills and thought processes necessary to understand and implement financial policy decisions in a global economy and addresses the impact of legal, social, technological and ethical considerations related to the practice of corporate finance. This course stresses effective written and oral communication skills necessary for the design and implementation of financial decisions.
    • Advanced Project Controls – Covers the essential construction project controls necessary to be an effective project manager. Several key aspects of construction projects such as construction contracts, cost estimation, planning and scheduling, equipment costs and productivity, construction control and monitoring, and risk management are discussed.
    • Business Operations & Process Management – Focuses on effective planning, scheduling, use and control of resources; includes examination of design engineering, industrial engineering management information systems, quality management, production management, inventory management, accounting and other functions.
    • Modern Construction Delivery Methods – This course will expose students to current Architecture-Engineering-Construction (AEC) industry practices that are used to finance and manage the design and construction of capital facilities.
    • Construction Law for CM – This course will examine key legal concepts in the construction industry, including standard construction contract forms and documents, contractual relationships, risk allocation, procurement and contract formation issues, and alternative dispute resolution.
    • Real Estate for CM – Understanding the real estate development process from the point of view of the major players. Topics include the developer’s role, the relationship between owner/developer, architect and contractor, legal issues and the perspective of lenders and investor partners.
    • CM Elective – Choices include International Business, Economics & International Business, Research Methods, Conflict Resolution & Negotiation, Public Sector Construction, an MS Facility Management course or an MS Technology Management course.
    • Capstone in CM – This course will guide students in the development of their research topic. It integrates applied classroom and current industry practice and knowledge through observation and interpretation of realistic CM issues.
  • Accreditation

    The Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) program at Wentworth Institute of Technology is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).

    The goal of ACCE is to promote and improve construction education in colleges and universities. By working together through ACCE, people representative of the total construction community and the public at large, construction educators and constructors, establish and maintain standards and criteria for accreditation, provide guidance to those programs seeking to achieve accredited status, and carry out the accreditation process. For more information visit: ACCE

    ACCE accreditation serves the interests of:

    • Students: by helping them identify institutions and programs that offer quality education in construction education.
    • The construction Industry: by enabling employers to identify persons who have the potential for making lasting contributions to the construction industry and their profession.
    • Owners / Users of Constructed Facilities and the Public at Large: by raising the professional caliber of constructors and thus the quality of the construction for which they assume responsibility.

    The development of professional skills and knowledge is a central requirement of an ACCE accredited master’s degree program. ACCE requires that all graduates accredited master’s degree programs be able to demonstrate mastery of the following:

    1. Create effective and professional written communications
    2. Apply critical thinking.
    3. Apply problem solving techniques.
    4. Apply decision making techniques.
    5. Apply research methods.
    6. Apply advanced communication technology.
    7. Apply professional ethics.
    8. Apply advanced construction management practices.
    9. Understand risk management.
    10. Understand the principles of leadership in business.

    Quality Improvement Plan (QIP)

     

    Quality Improvement Plan (QIP)

    Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM)

    Department of Construction Management

     

     

     

    College of Architecture, Design and

    Construction Management (CADCM)

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Quality Improvement Plan (QIP)

    Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM)

    Department of Construction Management

    College of Architecture, Design and Construction Management (CADCM)

     

    Introduction

    The Department of Construction Management (CM) and the College of Architecture, Design and Construction Management (CADCM) strive for continuous improvement to remain relevant as a provider of education in the continuously evolving construction industry.

    The CM Department employs various constituencies (current students, alumni, faculty, administrators, employers, industry advisors, subject matter experts and accreditors) in a structured assessment procedure that uses quantitative and qualitative data gathered from a variety of sources on a regular basis to affect change and improvement in the program as needed. The CM Department Chair in concert with MSCM faculty and the Director of Graduate Programs manage the QIP process. Any action taken because of assessment to modify the curriculum begins at the MSCM program level with recommendations being made to the Department Chair, by the CM faculty and the department’s Director of Graduate Programs. Before implementation, these recommendations must be approved by the Institute Curriculum Committee (ICC), the Graduate Program Committee (GPC) and ultimately by Wentworth’s Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost.

    The Master of Science in Construction Management program is directed by the Director of Graduate Programs within the Department of Construction Management in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction Management (CADCM). The MSCM program is a part time program and uses full-time and adjunct faculty as graduate instructors who are contracted employees for the CM department. All MSCM instructors are approved by the department chair, Graduate Programs Council (GPC), and constitute an academically qualified pool of practicing professional/subject matter experts (SME), as well as faculty from Wentworth’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction Management (CADCM), the College of Engineering and Technology (CET) – Department of Civil Engineering and Technology, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) – Department of Business Management and Facility Management. The Exhibit I below summarizes approved 2020 faculty for the MSCM face to face and online formats at the start of the graduate program in 2010 at Wentworth.

    Exhibit I

    Master of Science in Construction Management Program Faculty

     

    Name

    Rank

    Degree/Certification

    Years on Staff

     

    Joshua Anderson

    Adjunct

    MS

    10

    Fope Bademosi

    Assistant Professor

    Ph.D.

    1

    Payam Bakhshi

    Assistant Professor

    Ph.D.

    10

    Ilyas Bhatti

    Associate Professor

    MS/ PE

    10

    Albert Caldarelli

    Adjunct

    MS/JD

    7

    Christine Cosma

    Associate Professor

    Ph.D. / PE

    16

    Gautham Das

    Associate Professor

    Ph.D. / PE

    8

    Laura Davis

    Adjunct

    MBA

    7

    Leonard DeLosh

    Associate Professor

    MS

    11

    Mark Edward Fitzgerald

    Adjunct

    MS

    6

    Karman Ghavami

    Adjunct

    Ph.D. / PE

    4

    William Kearney

    Assistant Professor

    M.S. / CCM

    8

    Scott Keilting

    Adjunct

    Ph.D. / PE

    7

    William Lyons

    Adjunct

    MS/JD

    4

    Thomas G. Massimo

    Adjunct

    MS

    10

    Hariharan Naganathan

    Assistant Professor

    Ph.D.

    1

    Carl Pearson

    Adjunct

    MS

    10

    Afshin Pourmokhtarian

    Assistant Professor

    Ph.D.

    3

    Cory Pouliot

    Adjunct

    MS

    3

    Justin Reginato

    Adjunct

    Ph.D. / PE

    7

    Monica Snow

    Associate Professor

    Ph.D. / PE

    19

    Gregory Starzyk

    Adjunct

    Ph.D. / PE/JD

    1

    Cindy Stevens

    Associate Professor

    Ph.D.

    21

    Clifford Tischler

    Adjunct

    MS

    8

    Cynthia C.Y. Tsao

    Adjunct

    MS / Ph. D.

    9

    Lindsey Wagner

    Adjunct

    MS

    6

    Michael Willett

    Adjunct

    MS

    4

     

     

    The CM Department’s Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) is the basis for continuous improvement of the Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) at Wentworth Institute of Technology (hereafter “Wentworth” or “the Institute”).  The QIP has three (3) major components:

    1. The Strategic Plan for Wentworth’s Construction Management Department MSCM Program.
    2. An Assessment Plan
    3. An Assessment Implementation Plan

    I.Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) Program Strategic Plan

    MSCM Program Mission

    The Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) program at Wentworth Institute of Technology is a graduate program of study for construction professionals. The program is designed to educate students in foundational post graduate management principles combined with relevant construction education and experience in topics that are specific to preparing and advancing professional skills in administrative and executive leadership positions in design firms, construction companies and related disciplines. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available which allow for a variety of employment or educational opportunities including but not limited to working for general contractors, real-estate developers, sub-contractors, construction management and architectural/engineering firms, as well as advanced education and teaching options.

     

     

    II.MSCM Assessment Plan

    The Assessment Plan includes the following:

    • MSCM Program Goals
    • MSCM Program Course & Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) Mapped to Required American Council for Construction Educators (ACCE) Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)
    • MSCM Evaluation Methodology

     

    Wentworth MSCM Program Goals

    To carry out the mission of the Master of Science in Construction Management program, the following program goals have been developed in order to prepare students academically for personal and professional success in the built environment.  The attainment of goals is evaluated through the program’s outcome assessment program:

    • Present opportunities to develop metacognitive and life-long learning skills for students seeking increasingly complex management responsibilities, new leadership roles and overall career advancement
    • Expose students to subject matter and industry experts and the latest technological and managerial/leadership advancements and their effects on the Construction Industry.
    • Prepare and develop students from related disciplines to advance into the field of Construction Management.

     

    Mapping of MSCM Program Course/Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) to American Council for Construction Educators (ACCE) Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)

     

    1. CONM7000 Executive Leadership in CM
    2. CONM7100 Modern Construction Delivery Methods
    3. CONM7200 Construction Law for CM
    4. CONM7250
    5. CONM7300 Real Estate for CM
    6. CONM7400 Advanced Project Controls
    7. CONM8000 Capstone Research in CM

     

    Consistent with Bloom’s taxonomy students in the MSCM program,

    • Create: students produce new ideas/products that integrate the knowledge they have gained,
    • Apply: students put information learned into context, and
    • Understand: students demonstrate they understand content by explaining, summarizing, classifying, or translating the information.

     

    In addition, MSCM program students demonstrate mastery of the following ACCE SLOs

    1. Create effective and professional written communications

    2. Apply critical thinking.

    3. Apply problem solving techniques.

    4. Apply decision making techniques.

    5. Apply research methods.

    6. Apply advanced communication technology.

    7. Apply professional ethics.

    8. Apply advanced construction management practices.

    9. Understand risk management.

    10. Understand the principles of leadership in business.

     

    Refer to QIP attachments for mapping ACCE Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) to MSCM Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) for MSCM/CONM courses, see Attachments I, II and III.

     

    MSCM Evaluation Methodology

    The following assessment tools are used by the CM Department to evaluate the MSCM program. Assessment results are analyzed, and all areas of “Concern” or “Weakness” are reviewed by the CM Department. Specific areas of “Concern” or “Weakness” that appear in multiple assessment tools or over multiple assessment periods are scrutinized and may be the impetus for revisions to a specific course or courses and/or to the curriculum.

     

    Indirect

    Pre/Post Survey

    Exit Survey

    Alumni Survey

     

    Direct

    Capstone Project

    Industry Evaluation

     

    Pre/Post Survey

    An indirect assessment survey is conducted for MSCM/CONM courses. Questions are derived from the specific CONM student/course learning outcomes. This measurement for each CONM course asks identical questions to measure student perceptions of their skills and knowledge for each CONM course. The metric being used in the survey is a rating scale having five (5) choices, for example.

    I (MSCM student) have a complete understanding of how to recognize the role and responsibilities of construction managers within the framework of society and its natural environment.

    1. Strongly Agree
    2. Agree
    3. Uncertain
    4. Disagree
    5. Strongly Disagree

     

    The assessment target is for at least 80% of the students to “Strongly Agree” or “Agree” that they are able to meet each learning objective at the end of the course.  If less than 80% of the students respond in these two categories, it is considered an area of “Concern.” If less than 70% of the students respond in these two categories, it is considered an area of “Weakness.”

    MSCM Program Assessment Schedule

     

    CONM7000 Executive Management for CM – Fall Semester #1

    CONM7400 Advanced Project Controls – Spring Semester #2

    CONM7100 Modern Construction Delivery Methods – Summer Semester #3

    CONM7200 Construction Law – Fall Semester #4

    CONM7300 Real Estate for CM - Fall Semester #4

    CONM7250 Conflict Resolution & Negotiation - Spring Semester #5

    COMN8000 Capstone Project in CM – Spring Semester #5

     

    Exit Survey

     

    Students complete an anonymous on-line exit survey.  The survey allows the students to express their approval, criticisms, and/or thoughts concerning, program goals, program learning outcomes, courses and curriculum and are used to measure the relationship of the MSCM Program to ACCE SLOs on an annual basis.  Results are shared and discussed with faculty annually.  Changes to courses and curriculum are influenced by the information gathered.

    Students rate the effectiveness (5 choices) of the MSCM program in meeting the ten (10) ACCE Student Learning Outcomes.

    1. Very Ineffective
    2. Somewhat Ineffective
    3. Neither Effective nor Ineffective
    4. Somewhat Effective
    5. Very Effective

     

    The assessment target is for at least 80% of the students to respond in the top two categories for each question.  If less than 80% of the students respond in these two categories, it is considered an area of “Concern.” If less than 70% of the students respond in these two categories, it is considered an area of “Weakness.”

     

    Wentworth Alumni Survey

    Wentworth alumni are surveyed every six (6) years.  Data is collected and summarized by the Wentworth Alumni Office and reviewed by the CM Department Chair.

    The assessment target is for at least 80% of the alumni to respond in the top two categories for each question.  If less than 80% of the alumni respond in these two categories, it is considered an area of “Concern”.  If less than 70% of the alumni respond in these two categories, it is considered an area of “Weakness”.

    MSCM Capstone Assessment

    The MSCM Capstone is given as the final assessment target in the MSCM program, which is taken in the final semester. The direct assessment metric is for at least 80% of the students to demonstrate that they have mastered through their written project and presentation for each ACCE PLO. See CONM8000 syllabus and the listed presentation and final report rubrics which summarizes SLO attainment.

     

    Industry Evaluation

    For the Capstone in the student’s final semester, the construction community helps evaluate the capstone reports and presentations. Industry guests evaluate the overall knowledge and skills of a student, the CM capstone and the student’s readiness to enter in the construction industry.

    III.Assessment Implementation Plan Schedule

    Exhibit II

    MSCM Evaluation and Assessment Implementation Plan Schedule

     

    Evaluation

    Frequency

    Date

    Conducted By

    MSCM Courses

    Every semester

    Fall/spring/summer semesters

    Faculty and Institutional Research

    CONM Course Survey

    Every semester

    Fall/spring/summer semesters

    Institutional Research

    Interview and Survey

    Annually

    Spring/summer semesters

    Institutional Research

    Alumni Survey

    Every six (6) years

    Next survey 2024

    Alumni Office

    MSCM Capstone

    Annually

    Spring/summer semesters

    MSCM Faculty

    Industry Evaluation

    Annually

    Spring/summer semesters

    MSCM Faculty

     

     

     

     

     

    MSCM Program Findings and Changes (2015-2020) - Summary

    • In each accredited year, the CONM8000 Capstone Research in CM, the ACCE and course SLOs were consistently met and appropriately assessed, thus finding that CONM8000 Capstone Research in CM requirements remained in place and no changes required.
    • All CONM course SLOs were continually assessed and evaluated.
    • The Director of Graduate Programs continually evaluated MSCM program pre-requisites for applicants and course curriculums for enrolled MSCM students to ensure graduates are prepared for the rigor of CONM8000 Capstone Research in CM in the final semester, for example students became familiar with proper citation (APA standards) prior to enrolling in capstone course.
    • Continuous improvement of the ‘Capstone Guidelines’ document to clarify specific chapter requirements and avoid confusion over deliverable.
    • In fall 2020 Wentworth 2 and 3-year MArch students accesses CONM courses to meet their graduate elective requirement, specifically,
      • CONM 7000 Executive Management for CM
      • CONM 7100 Modern Construction Delivery Methods
      • CONM 7200 Construction Law for CM
      • CONM 7300 Real Estate for CM
    • Plan, develop and launch a new MSCM Graduate Certificate Program to increase CM enrollment, create a pathway into the MSCM program, meet a market demand/trend for “bite size” graduate courses, and create opportunities to develop new graduate courses and programs.

     

    ACCE Accreditation

    First ACCE Accreditation Visit

    March 2014

    Follow-up ACCE Accreditation Team Visit

    March 2015

    ACCE Accreditation

    July 2015

    ACCE Annual Assessment Report 1st Year

    May 2016

    ACCE Annual Assessment Report 2nd Year

    May 2017

    ACCE Annual Assessment Report 3rd Year

    May 2018

    ACCE Annual Assessment Report 4th Year

    May 2019

    ACCE Annual Assessment Report 5th Year

    May 2020

    ACCE Re-accreditation Report

    November 1, 2020

    Next ACCE Accreditation Visit

    March 2021

    ACCE Re-Accreditation

    July 2021

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Attachment I

    ACCE SLOs and MSCM SLOs

    Course Learning Outcomes

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Attachment II

    ACCE SLOs and Assessment Method

    Direct (X) and Indirect

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Attachment III

    MSCM SLOs and Course Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Methods

     

    CONM7000 Executive Management for Construction Management

    online learning modules, class deliverables, exams, papers, projects, presentations

    online learning modules, class deliverables, projects, presentations

    online learning modules, class deliverables, exams, papers, projects, presentations

    online learning modules, class deliverables

    exams, papers, projects, presentations

    papers, projects, presentations

    Develop a basic understanding of the general principals of the development and growth of project management

    weekly assignments, class discussion, final group project, on-line learning modules, exams, projects & presentations

    See rubric in syllabus

     

    Demonstrate the importance of understanding – challenges, opportunities for success, and excellence in project management

    Demonstrate depth in understanding strategic planning to achieve excellence in managing projects.
    Demonstrate an understanding of Portfolio Project Management.
    Develop an understanding of the process of office operations.
    Demonstrate an understanding of the integration of the different principles of and processes in managing projects
    Illustrate proficiency of the different principles governing corporate culture.

     

    CONM7100 Modern Construction Delivery Methods

    weekly assignments, in class discussion, weekly assignments

    weekly assignments, in class discussion, weekly assignments

    final group project

    weekly assignments, in class discussion, weekly assignments and exams

    weekly assignments, in class discussion, weekly assignments

    final group project

    Identify and describe modern construction delivery methods.

    weekly assignments, class discussion, final group project, on-line learning modules, exams, papers, projects & presentations

    See rubric in syllabus

    Compare and contrast advantages and challenges of implementing each method.

    Track and plan for the company resources required to implement each method.
    Outline the project organization required to implement each method.
    Articulate the influence each method has had on the AEC industry.

     

    CONM7200 Construction Law

    discussions, on-line learning modules, exams

    weekly discussions, on-line learning modules, exams, papers

    in-class discussions, on-line learning modules, exams, papers, projects

    discussions, on-line learning modules, exams, papers, projects & presentations

    discussions, on-line learning modules, exams, papers, projects & presentations

    discussions, on-line learning modules, exams, papers, projects & presentations

    Identify critical legal issues and concepts arising on a construction project.

    weekly assignments, in-class discussions, on-line learning modules, exams, papers, projects & presentations

    See rubric in syllabus

    Demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of industry standard construction contract documents.

    Assess the respective roles of the parties involved in the design and construction process.
    Allocate risk among the various parties to a construction project (owner, contractor, construction manager, designer, subcontractor, etc.) as determined through contract provisions and case law.
    Analyze and interpret key construction contract provisions and the legal implications of each in the context of potential claims or changes to a construction contract.
    Use the provisions of the construction contract to advocate and defend changes or claims to a construction project.
    Use alternative dispute resolution options to resolve construction disputes.

     

    CONM7250 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

    discussions, on-line learning modules, exams, class deliverables

    on-line learning modules, exams

    on-line learning modules, exams, papers, projects & presentations, class deliverables

    discussions, on-line learning modules, exams, papers, projects & presentations class deliverables

    Develop working knowledge of the major dispute avoidance and resolution techniques.

    discussions, on-line learning modules, projects & presentations, exams, papers, projects & presentations

    See rubric in syllabus

    Demonstrate basic negotiation skills.

    Understand the basic legal framework surrounding construction dispute resolution.
    Understand the steps of dispute resolution within the context of risk management.
    Analyze the appropriateness of particular ADR systems in the context of a particular project delivery system.

     

    CONM7300 Real Estate Development

    weekly assignments, in class discussion, quiz

    weekly assignments, case study, in class discussion, group project, quiz

    weekly assignments, in class discussion, group project, quiz

    weekly assignments, in class discussion, case study , group project, quiz

    Apply an understanding of financial feasibility analysis as it relates to real estate development

    weekly assignments, in class discussion, quiz, group project, case study and weekly research

    See rubric in syllabus

    Demonstrate knowledge of the various participants in the real estate profession and their unique perspectives

    Discuss "real world" development deals through case studies
    Differentiate the major property types, their unique attributes and their supply and demand characteristics
    Analyze a real estate development opportunity to determine its relative value through residual analysis.

     

    CONM7400 Advanced Project Controls

    Create a project schedule using Microsoft Project or Primavera P6 as a tool for generating and maintaining the schedule

    discussions, on-line learning modules, exams, papers, projects & presentations class deliverables

    See rubric in syllabus

    Evaluate risks and uncertainties associated with construction projects

    Apply proper tools and techniques to quantify project risks

    Evaluate different types of contracts, project delivery methods, legal structures, and organizational structures for construction projects

    Analyze construction project costs and apply different types of estimating methods

    Evaluate different types of schedules and apply PERT method

    Apply schedule compression and analyze time-cost trade-off

    Evaluate construction cost accounts and code structure

    Analyze various costs of owning and operating equipment

     

    CONM8000 Capstone Project in Construction Management

     

    weekly assignments, project, on-line learning modules, class deliverables, final project & presentation

    See rubric in syllabus

    Analyze and integrate information to conduct critical, reasoned arguments.

    Capstone in CM Project Report–

    Introduction Letter

    Chapter 2 Business Plan

    Chapter 3 Project Financing and Contracts

    Chapter 4 Project Operations, Process Management and Site Logistics

    Chapter 6 Construction Delivery Method

    Chapter 8 Applied Research

    Design, evaluate, and implement strategies using advanced construction management concepts and practices.

    Capstone in CM Project Report–

    Chapter 2 Business Plan

    Chapter 4 Project Operations, Process Management and Site Logistics

    Produce effective and professional communication in written and oral formats.

    Capstone in CM Oral Presentation

    Capstone in CM Project Report

    Put into practice computer systems, productivity tools, software, and other information and communication technology.

    Capstone in CM Project Report–

    Chapter 4 Project Operations, Process Management and Site Logistics

    Chapter 5 Project Budget and Schedule

    Chapter 7 Risk Management

    Apply practical management decision-making tools and techniques and leadership best practices.

    Capstone in CM Project Report–

    Introduction Letter

    Chapter 1 Firm Organization and Operations

    Chapter 2 Business Plan

    Demonstrate knowledge from industry experiences and keep up to date on developments, best practices, as well as tools and techniques in the field.

    Capstone in CM Project Report–

    Chapter 1 Firm Organization and Operations

    Chapter 3 Project Financing and Contracts

    Chapter 4 Project Operations, Process Management and Site Logistics

    Chapter 6 Construction Delivery Method

    Recognize, weigh, and analyze risks associated with complex construction projects.

    Capstone in CM Project Report–

    Chapter 2 Business Plan

    Chapter 7 Risk Management

    Identify ethical dilemmas in construction and apply practical skills to ethical situations.

    Capstone in CM Project Report–

    Chapter 1 Firm Organization and Operations

    Chapter 3 Financing and Contracts

    Examine, evaluate and articulate innovation in construction in an organized and coherent manner

    Capstone in CM Project Report–

    Chapter 1 Firm Organization and Operations

    Chapter 8 Applied Research

    Develop and conduct valid, data-supported, and appropriate research in construction management.

    Capstone in CM Project Report–

    Chapter 8 Applied Research

    Chapter 9 References

     

Program Curriculum

  • FIRST YEAR

    Fall Semester (total credits 6)

    • MGMT 7000, Business Relations & Human Resources Management
    • CONM 7000, Executive Management for CM

    Spring Semester (total credits 6)

    • MGMT 7050, Business Finance & Investment
    • CONM 7400, Advanced Project Controls

    Summer Semester (total credits 6)

    • MGMT 7150, Business Operations & Process Management
    • CONM 7100, Modern Construction Delivery  Methods
  • SECOND YEAR

    Fall Semester (total credits 6)

    • CONM 7200, Construction Law for CM
    • CONM 7300, Real Estate for CM

    Second Year, Spring Semester (total credits 6)

    • CONM8000: Capstone Research Project in CM (3)  

    Elective

    • Construction Management
    • Facility Management
    • Technology Management

    Summer Semester (total credits 6)

    • CONM 8000, Construction Management Thesis (optional)

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