Overview

The Master of Construction Management (M.C.M.) prepares students for management roles in the Construction Industry. 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 curriculum will broaden educational and career options for students. The program features a forward-thinking state-of-the-art practice-based curriculum that prepares students with the knowledge, discipline, and, skills to lead design and construction-related organizations. Courses are offered in the evenings and weekends, to meet the needs of working professionals.

The 36 credit program is open to students with an undergraduate degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and related studies. Students not having earned a degree in Architecture, Engineering, or Construction related fields may apply to the program. Related experience or area of study will be considered and if deemed necessary by the Program Director, students may be required to take leveling (foundational) courses or attend our boot-camps before enrolling in the curriculum.

The program is a non-thesis program and consists of 36 credit hours. This includes

  • 15 credits of required core courses
  • 10 credits of professional practice core courses - practicums and internship
  • 5 credits technology core courses and
  • 6 credits of electives

Combined with other educational opportunities currently offered at the U-SoA or other academic units, students can create their future expanding their horizon in the job market.

Admissions

To obtain detailed program admission information, please reference our website https://mcm.arc.miami.edu or contact the Graduate Admission Office at Tel. 305-284-3060.

Curriculum Requirements

General Core
CMA 601Fundamentals of Construction Management3
CMA 620Construction Project Controls2
CMA 630Contract Documents2
CMA 694Codes, Standards and Regulations1
ACC 671Accounting for Decision Making2
BUS 610Communicating for Career Success2
LAW 257CONSTRUCTION LAW3
Professional Practice Core
CMA 670Construction Site Practicum (Materials and Methods Health and Safety)2
CMA 671Construction Management Practicum (Project Management)2
CMA 674Capstone Project3
CMA 676Interdisciplinary Design Studio/ Integrated Project Delivery3
Technology Core
CMA 640Virtual Design and Construction (VDC/BIM)3
CMA 642Emerging Technologies in Design and Construction2
Electives *6
Total Credit Hours36

Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
CMA 601 Fundamentals of Construction Management 3
CMA 630 Contract Documents 2
CMA 640 Virtual Design and Construction (VDC/BIM) 3
CMA 670 Construction Site Practicum (Materials and Methods Health and Safety) 2
ACC 671 Accounting for Decision Making 2
BUS 610 Communicating for Career Success 2
Elective * 1
 Credit Hours15
Spring
CMA 620 Construction Project Controls 2
CMA 642 Emerging Technologies in Design and Construction 2
CMA 671 Construction Management Practicum (Project Management) 2
CMA 676 Interdisciplinary Design Studio/ Integrated Project Delivery 3
CMA 694 Codes, Standards and Regulations 1
LAW 257 CONSTRUCTION LAW 3
Electives * 2
 Credit Hours15
Summer
CMA 674 Capstone Project 3
Electives * 3
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours36

*Electives must be approved by the Program Director.

Internship:

One semester internship as per academic calendar of 10 - 20 hours per week practical training is required for Master of Construction Management students. The practical training must be approved in advance by the faculty director. International Students in F-1 status are required to obtain authorization for CPT from the Department of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) prior to engaging in practical training.

Mission

The mission of the Construction Management programs 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, address the critical social, economic, and environmental challenges facing the construction industry and to make meaningful contributions in the shaping of the built environment.

Goals

  • To provide an integrative, flexible, and state of the art curriculum that prepares students with the knowledge, discipline and marketable skills, to become leaders in 21st century design and construction-related organizations;
  • To provide future construction professionals with the knowledge and quantitative skills required to understand, organize and control construction projects from conception to closeout;
  • To expose participants to technical skills and knowledge in architecture, engineering, construction, and cutting-edge technology in support of planning, analyzing, and solving construction problems;
  • To encourage our students, as future industry leaders, through the school's culture and resources to address the critical social, economic, and environmental challenges facing the construction industry; and
  • To encourage participants to make meaningful contributions to the shaping of the built environment.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will apply various management techniques and methods to efficiently and effectively plan and control construction projects.
  • Students will adopt and integrate emerging technologies and innovations in Construction Management practices.
  • Students will understand the value of and apply sustainable building practices to optimize the use of available resources.
  • Students will apply skills to manage creative teams and project processes effectively and efficiently.
  • Students will possess an understanding of the contributions made by design professionals to the construction processes, and can communicate and interact with design professionals within the multidisciplinary construction team.