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Construction Management

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Advisor Information:

Bill Moylan, Ph.D.

206 Roosevelt Hall
(734) 487-2721
wmoylan@emich.edu

Admission Criteria:

Students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Admission to the Graduate School
  2. A minimum 2.7 Grade Point Average (or equivalent) in their undergraduate degree. Candidate transcripts from non-USA institutions are evaluated by Education Perspective, and equated into the 4.0 GPA system.
  3. The GRE and GMAT entrance exams are not required for the MSCM nor graduate certificate programs.
  4. A personal statement.
  5. Non-native English students will need to take appropriate “English as a Second Language” (ESL) exam and score at the acceptable graduate student level. These ESL scores are:  TOEFL score of 213 (CBT), 550 (PBT), 79 (iBT) or higher; MELAB score of 77 or higher; IELTS score of 6.5 or higher. Foreign students who do not score at this level are required to take appropriate ESL courses as a condition of their acceptance.
  6. All students pursuing the MSCM degree need to have completed an undergraduate / bachelor degree or certificate in a construction related discipline, such as, Construction Technology, Civil Engineering, Architecture, etc. The candidate’s undergraduate degree should include college level courses covering construction fundamentals, estimating, scheduling, construction technology, contracts, and construction management

Students without the requisite bachelor degree or do not have a construction background, and whom have a keen interest in pursuing the MSCM degree, are encouraged to consider the Graduate Certificate in Construction (CNS)  as appropriate preparation. The 18 credit hours of graduate level courses completed for the CCNS are directly transferable to the MSCM degree.

Alternatively, if the CCNS path is not appropriate, the student may choose to complete the undergraduate construction management courses that incorporate the required background requirements. These courses include:

  • CNST 201 - Construction Systems  3 hrs
  • CNST 229 - Analysis of Commercial Prints  3 hrs
  • CNST 302 - Contract Documents, Regulations and Specifications  3 hrs
  • CNST 304 - Construction Estimating and Bidding  3 hrs
  • CNST 361 - Planning and Scheduling  3 hrs
  • CNST 403 - Production Control  2 hrs
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Master of Science in Construction Management

The Master of Science in Construction Management program requires the completion of 36-38 hours of coursework to be distributed among required core courses and elective courses.

Core Courses: 18 hours

  • CNST 505 - Project and Program Management 3 hrs
  • CNST 511 - Construction Project Planning and Estimating 3 hrs
  • CNST 512 - Construction Project Scheduling and Control 3 hrs
  • CNST 616 - Analysis of Commercial Structures 3 hrs
  • CNST 624 - Project Productivity and Cost Control 3 hrs
  • CNST 630 - Research on Construction Processes 3 hrs

Construction Management Elective Courses: 6-8 hours

Six to eight hours from the following:

  • CNST 503 - Construction Delays and Claims 2 hrs
  • CNST 506 - Construction Law 3 hrs
  • CNST 508 - Production Control 3 hrs
  • CNST 526 - Mechanical and Electrical Construction Applications 3 hrs
  • CNST 527 - Industrial Construction 3 hrs
  • CNST 540 - LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations 3 hrs
  • CNST 550 - Fundamentals of Construction Project Management 3 hrs
  • CNST 590 - Special Topics 1 hr
  • CNST 591 - Special Topics 2 hrs
  • CNST 592 - Special Topics 3 hrs
  • CNST 597 - Independent Study 1 hr
  • CNST 598 - Independent Study 2 hrs
  • CNST 599 - Independent Study 3 hrs
  • CNST 645 - Occupational Safety and Health 2 hrs
  • CNST 648 - Principles of Construction Technology 2 hrs
  • CNST 679 - Special Topics 1 hr
  • CNST 680 - Special Topics 2 hrs
  • CNST 681 - Special Topics 3 hrs
  • CNST 682 - Workshop 1 hr
  • CNST 683 - Workshop 2 hrs
  • CNST 684 - Workshop 3 hrs
  • CNST 685 - Workshop 4 hrs
  • CNST 689 - Industrial Internship 2 hrs
  • CNST 693 - Seminar 1 hr
  • CNST 694 - Seminar 2 hrs
  • CNST 695 - Seminar 3 hrs
  • CNST 697 - Independent Study 1 hr
  • CNST 698 - Independent Study 2 hrs
  • CNST 699 - Independent Study 3 hrs

Project Management Cognate: 6-8 hours

Six to eight hours from the following

Leadership & Management of Teams:

  • Management Courses:

  • MGMT 501 - Management: Concepts, Principles and Practice 3 hrs
  • MGMT 505 - Organizational Theory and Behavior 3 hrs
  • MGMT 509 - Strategic Human Resource Management 3 hrs
  • MGMT 513 - Business Communications Seminar 1 hr
  • MGMT 550 - International Management: A Cultural Perspective 3 hrs
  • MGMT 567 - Business Communication: Specialized Organizational Report Writing 3 hrs
  • MGMT 570 - New Venture Creation 3 hrs
  • MGMT 576 - Corporate Social Policy 3 hrs
  • MGMT 600 - Leading Innovation and Change 3 hrs
  • MGMT 602 - Theory and Techniques of Organizational Development 3 hrs
  • MGMT 603 - Corporate Entrepreneurship: Innovation and Technology Commercialization 3 hrs
  • MGMT 604 - Strategic Communication and Ethical Decision-Making 3 hrs
  • MGMT 610 - Diagnostic Techniques and Research Methods 3 hrs
  • MGMT 611 - HR and Technology 3 hrs
  • MGMT 613 - Leadership in Business Organizations: Theory and Practice 3 hrs
  • MGMT 614 - Growth Strategies for Entrepreneurial Ventures 3 hrs
  • MGMT 615 - Organization Design and Strategy 3 hrs
  • MGMT 616 - Negotiation and Influence Applications for Business 3 hrs
  • MGMT 617 - Social Entrepreneurship 3 hrs
  • MGMT 618 - Staffing Organizations 3 hrs
  • MGMT 620 - Compensation Management 3 hrs
  • MGMT 621 - Benefits Administration 3 hrs
  • MGMT 622 - Current Issues in Human Resources Management 3 hrs
  • MGMT 625 - Management in Unionized Settings 3 hrs
  • MGMT 628 - Human Resource Development 3 hrs
  • MGMT 636 - Current Topics in Entrepreneurship 3 hrs
  • MGMT 638 - Building Continuous Improvement Teams 3 hrs
  • MGMT 648 - Communication and Organizational Effectiveness 3 hrs
  • MGMT 656 - E-Business Strategy 3 hrs
  • Communication Courses:

  • CTAC 504 - Creativity and Communication 2 hrs
  • CTAC 505 - Assertiveness Skills for Professionals 2 hrs
  • CTAC 506 - Persuasion in the Modern World 2 hrs
  • CTAC 507 - Negotiation Skills for Professionals 2 hrs
  • CTAC 508 - Small Group Decision-Making 2 hrs
  • CTAC 509 - Communication for Leaders 2 hrs
  • CTAC 510 - Listening Skills for Professionals 2 hrs
  • CTAC 511 - Readings in Interracial/Interethnic Communication 2 hrs
  • CTAC 512 - Conflict Resolution Skills for Professionals 2 hrs
  • CTAC 575 - Studies in Listening Behavior 3 hrs
  • CTAC 642 - Communication and Negotiation 3 hrs
  • CTAC 643 - Communication Activism and Change 3 hrs
  • CTAC 644 - Communication and Conflict Management 3 hrs
  • CTAC 645 - Interpersonal Communication 3 hrs
  • CTAC 647 - Communicating Culture and Race 3 hrs
  • CTAC 648 - Organizational Communication 3 hrs
  • CTAC 649 - Small Group Communication 3 hrs
  • CTAC 650 - Community Communication 3 hrs

Project Quality Management:

  • QUAL 546 - Total Quality Management 3 hrs
  • QUAL 548 - Tools for Continuous Improvement 3 hrs
  • QUAL 549 - Problem Solving for Quality Improvement 2 hrs
  • QUAL 552 - Quality Planning 3 hrs
  • QUAL 555 - Quality Auditing 3 hrs
  • QUAL 556 - Human Aspects of Continuous Improvement 3 hrs
  • QUAL 559 - Cost of Quality 3 hrs
  • QUAL 568 - Lean Service Quality 3 hrs

Project Risk Management:

  • ACC 511 - Accounting for E-Commerce 3 hrs
  • ACC 548 - Information Systems Audit and Control 3 hrs
  • ACC 550 - Professional Internal Auditing 3 hrs
  • AVT 507 - Risk, Safety and the Air Transport Industry 3 hrs
  • CLRA 501 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3 hrs
  • CNST 503 - Construction Delays and Claims 2 hrs
  • COSC 653 - Software Requirements Engineering 3 hrs
  • ECON 535 - Issues and Techniques in Medical Economics 3 hrs
  • ECON 605 - Managerial Economics 3 hrs
  • EM 505 - Managing Engineering and Technology 3 hrs
  • EM 519 - Applied Engineering Project Management 3 hrs
  • EM 520 - Engineering Value and Economic Analysis 3 hrs
  • EM 580 - Engineering and Enterprise Integration 3 hrs
  • EM 609 - Professional Project Management 3 hrs
  • FIN 540 - International Finance 3 hrs
  • FIN 625 - Securities Analysis 3 hrs
  • FIN 660 - Advanced Financial Management 3 hrs
  • FIN 670 - Risk Management with Derivatives 3 hrs
  • HLAD 523 - Medical Practice Management Care 3 hrs
  • IA 622 - Risk, Vulnerability and Physical Analysis 3 hrs
  • IA 645 - Data Mining for IA Security 3 hrs
  • IS 632 - Global Dimensions of Information Technology 3 hrs
  • LAW 550 - International Business Law 3 hrs

Note:

Students must complete a minimum of 14 hours split between the Construction Management Elective Courses and Project Management Cognate

Capstone: 4-6 hours

Choose one of the following two options:

Option I - Development Project: 4 hours

  • CNST 690 - Development Project/Thesis 1 hr Project Proposal
  • CNST 692 - Development Project/Thesis 3 hrs Project Execution & Report

Option II - Thesis: 6 hours

  • CNST 690 - Development Project/Thesis 1 hr Research Proposal
  • CNST 691 - Development Project/Thesis 2 hrs Research Analysis
  • CNST 692 - Development Project/Thesis 3 hrs Research Report and Publication

Program Total: 36-38 hours