Course Offerings

Executive Construction Management Graduate Certificate courses are 100% online. Students will participate in live, interactive classes on weeknights from 7-9:30 pm (EST) for 15 weeks (10 weeks in summer). Students are able to complete the 12 required credit hours in 2 to 3 years. Courses are offered in a two-year cycle, with start dates available at the beginning of each Fall semester.

Course Descriptions

  • BCM 52000 - Preconstruction Project Management: Management and control of projects from authorization to start of construction. Project success factors, conceptual and parametric estimating, design planning and management constructability review techniques and value engineering methods. Real estate transactions. Land zoning, platting, development and pro forma calculations. BCM graduate students may register for this course without written departmental department or instructor approval. Non BCM students must obtain written department approval prior to registration. (3 credits)
  • BCM 52500 - Managing Construction Quality & Production: Advanced techniques for assessing the success of construction project management including schedule cost, safety and quality measurements. Impacts of pre planning, human factors, and communication systems on quality and productivity. Statistical methods for analysis of construction operations. BCM graduate students may register for this course without written department or instructor approval. Non-BCM students must obtain written department approval prior to registration. (3 credits)

  • BCM 53000 - Construction Operations & Strategic Management: Principles of construction company business management for U.S. companies. Executive-level construction functions including strategic planning, organizational structure, and ownership structure including succession planning. BCM graduate students may register for this course without written department or instructor approval. Non-BCM students must obtain written department approval prior to registration. (3 credits)
  • BCM 53500 - Construction Accounting and Financial Management: Accounting techniques, financial methods, and financial management for construction firm management. Analysis techniques for contemporary construction company accounting and finance practice with an emphasis on cash flow analysis and cash management. BCM graduate students may register for this course without written department or instructor approval. Non-BCM students must obtain written department approval prior to registration. (3 credits)
  • BCM 54000 - Law for Construction Managers: A study of the legal system and its impact on the construction process. The focus is on the legal obligations, rights and remedies pertaining to the construction company. Topics include bidding, contracts, and construction changes. BCM graduate students may register for this course without written department or instructor approval. Non-BCM students must obtain written department approval prior to registration. (3 credits)
  • BCM 54500 - Construction Management Training & Development: Identification, training and development of future company leaders. Mentorship as a required, managerial activity, effective delegation of responsibility, and empowerment of subordinates to take initiative. BCM graduate students may register for this course without written department or instructor approval. Non-BCM students must obtain written department approval prior to registration. (3 credits)
  • BCM 55000 - Risk Management in Construction: Analysis of the depth and breadth of risk in construction. Defining key terms and concepts used in various risk management arenas - legal statutes, precedent and case studies relevant to construction risk management, insurance, and surety bonding. Subjects include: contracts, torts, insurance, surety, safety laws, quality, and risk management models. Analysis of case studies to utilize risk management tools and identify issues and possible approaches. Project risk control including management of foreseeable hazards as well as unforeseen conditions. BCM graduate students may register for this course without written department or instructor approval. Non-BCM students must obtain written department approval prior to registration. (3 credits)

  • BCM 55500 - Construction Leadership & Marketing: Analysis of organizational leadership at the executive level. The goals of this course are to introduce and stimulate thought and discussion of leadership theories, characteristics and behaviors of successful leaders, contextual factors affecting leader effectiveness, dynamics of leader-follower relationships, communication, decision-making and contemporary challenges confronting organizational leaders as well as marketing theory, marketing vs. business development, the marketing process, and an introduction to a construction marketing dashboard. BCM graduate students may register for this course without written department or instructor approval. Non-BCM students must obtain written department approval prior to registration. (3 credits)