Graduate Certificate in Executive Construction Management

Purdue's ECM Graduate Certificate combines academic rigor and practical training, empowering construction professionals for executive roles. Through four online courses, participants gain expertise in finance, law, risk management, marketing, and strategy. Designed for immediate real-world application, the program also acts as a gateway to the Master's in Construction Management, making it an ideal choice for aspiring industry leaders.

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Develop and understanding of management principles within the construction industry and equip yourself to succeed in leadership roles.

Purdue’s Executive Construction Management (ECM) Graduate Certificate equips aspiring construction leaders with essential skills for effective company-level decision-making. This online program combines academic rigor and practical training, offering a robust foundation in construction industry management.

Comprised of four courses, the curriculum covers crucial areas such as construction accounting, finance, law, risk management, marketing and strategy. Geared towards working professionals, this program has immediate real-world application and prepares students for executive roles. It also serves as a pathway to the master’s in construction management.

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Purdue’s ECM Graduate Certificate blends academic depth and practical training to prepare construction professionals for executive roles. Covering vital topics like finance, law, and strategy, this online program offers immediate real-world application and serves as a stepping stone to the Master’s in Construction Management.

  • Risk Management in Construction
  • Managing Construction Quality and Production
  • Construction Operations and Strategic Management
  • Sustainable Site Development
  • Construction Management Training and Development
  • Construction Leadership and Marketing
  • Construction Accounting and Financial Management
  • Law for Construction Managers
  • Preconstruction Project Management
  • Construction Leadership and Marketing
  • Real Estate Development Process

$750 per credit hour (In-State Residents)
$906 per credit hour (Out-of-State Residents)

12 credit hours total

Domestic students and permanent residents may qualify for the following types of financial aid:

Career Outcomes

Unique Job Postings
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Top Job Titles

  • Construction Project Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Estimators
  • Engineering Managers
  • Project Engineers

Top Industries

  • Engineering Services
  • Employment Placement Agencies
  • Commercial and Institutional Building Construction

Source: LightcastTM (2023). Unique job postings for July 2022-2023. Projected growth for years 2023-2033.

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