Master of Construction Management/Executive Master of Construction Management

General

Programme Description

Overview

The Construction Management program at SoA is designed to broaden the educational and career options for our graduates, by providing an integrative, flexible, and state of the art curriculum that prepares students with the knowledge, discipline and marketable skills to become future leaders of design and construction-related organizations worldwide.

Two degrees are offered. The Master of Construction Management is designed to enhance the educational and career opportunities for graduates of architecture, engineering and construction programs by expanding the knowledge and skills of design and construction of the built environment. For experienced industry professionals seeking to enhance their career opportunities, an Executive Master of Construction Management is available.

The Master of Construction Management (MCM) is an interdisciplinary 36-credit program and open to graduates from Architecture, Engineering, and Construction related programs. The curriculum will broaden educational and career options for students. Formal knowledge and experience in project and construction management are highly sought after by, architectural and engineering firms, construction companies and real estate developers. The degree is STEM designated which allows international students to apply for OPT for up to 36 months after graduation.

The Executive Masters of Construction Management (EMCM) program is designed for accomplished professionals in the design and construction industry who are ready to take their career to the next level.

“Programs like Miami’s Master of Construction Management are the lifeblood and future of our industry. More and more we need young, talented and qualified professionals to support all of the exciting work here in Miami and across the south Florida region. Our partnership with Miami’s Master of Construction Management program is ripe with opportunity and is closely aligned with Balfour Beatty’s robust internship program. It’s an exciting time to be in construction and we look forward to working with the incredible talent that will come from this program.”

Scott Skidelsky

President | Balfour Beatty

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Testimonial

“The MCM program gives you the best aspects of an academic institution with top professors, facilities, and career support. At the same time, the program provides hands-on and real-world experiences. This combination allows you to begin adding value to the workplace immediately upon graduation.”

Ariel Newfield

Master of Construction Management

Class of 2018

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Why Construction Management at the School of Architecture?

School culture

The School of Architecture offers students a unique culture centered on creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. Our culture supports 21st-century learning by integrating technology in flexible learning spaces where students focus on project-based learning and practical experience.

Project-based learning

Students are exposed to learning in relevant, real-world contexts led by world-class experts and practitioners in the field.

Industry partnerships

The Master of Construction Management program is supported by a stellar Industry Advisory Board composed from the upper leadership of the most important players in the industry. In addition to steering the mission and goals of the program, members mentor students and provide a practical learning experience through internships and practicums in their organizations.

Job outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 11.1 percent employment growth for construction managers between 2016 and 2026. In that period, an estimated 44,800 jobs should open up.

Construction Managers made a median salary of $91,370 in 2017. The best-paid 25 percent made $121,570 that year, while the lowest-paid 25 percent made $69,470.

Mission

The mission of the program is to broaden educational and career options for our graduates and to provide an integrative, flexible, and state of the art curriculum that prepares students with the knowledge, discipline and the marketable skills to become future leaders of design and construction-related organizations worldwide. Students are encouraged, as future industry leaders of the industry, to address the critical social, economic, and environmental challenges facing the construction industry and to make meaningful contributions in the shaping of the built environment.

Vision

The program is committed to being a leader in the advancement and dissemination of design and construction management knowledge globally. As educators of the men and women who will facilitate, lead and implement the processes of constructing the built environment. We encourage, our students, as future industry leaders, to address the critical social, economic, and environmental challenges facing the construction industry and to make meaningful contributions in the shaping of the built environment.

Core Values

We believe in the value of knowledge as gained by experience and exposure to real-world problems and the importance of developing skills in management and the importance of developing skills in management, leadership, critical thinking, engagement, social responsibility and collaboration in the construction industry. We believe that these skills are crucial to the delivery of the built environment that exceeds the standards for time, money, and performance.

We value collaboration and partnerships with industry stakeholders to explore solutions that improve efficiencies in the industry and promote cutting edge practices and technologies and enhance student engagement and achievement in academics and extra-curricular activities.

We believe that learning does not stop at graduation. The lifelong learning initiatives are key to continued growth, debate and overall success of the industry.

https://mcm.arc.miami.edu/index.html

Last updated Jul 2020

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