Course Offerings

The MS in Construction Management courses are 100% online that lets you progress through the program at your own pace. The program features course electives in Executive and Sustainable Construction Management topics. The MS in Construction Management Technology requires 33 credit hours. Courses are offered in a two-year cycle, with start dates available at the beginning of each semester.

Course Descriptions

  • CM 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. (3 credits)
  • CM 52500 - Managing Construction Quality and 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. (3 credits)
  • CM 53000 - Construction Operations and 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. (3 credits)
  • CM 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. (3 credits)
  • CM 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. (3 credits)
  • CM 54500 - Construction Management Training and 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. (3 credits)
  • CM 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. (3 credits)
  • CM 55500 - Construction Leadership and 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. (3 credits)
  • CM 58100 - Sustainable Site Development: This course focuses on sustainable methods of site construction, provisioning and routing, processes, and evaluative measures and standards as they relate to construction and design. Coordination and communication between sub-contractors and managing conflicts are explored towards efficiency in both time and materials. Projects and exams are based around project precedents and case studies using established metrics and processes across the industry. (3 credits)
  • CM 58100 - Real Estate Development Process: This course provides a comprehensive overview of the real estate development process beginning with market analysis, legal considerations, feasibility, acquisition, entitlement, development and financing through construction completion, leasing and asset management. (3 credits)