Master of Science in Construction Management

Purdue University's online MSCM merges construction project execution with executive management skills. Led by industry experts, the program shapes general and executive construction managers. Tailored for the construction sector, it mirrors an MBA, providing practical insights and sector-specific skills. Ideal for those with a relevant bachelor's degree and two years of experience, the flexible online MSCM promises accelerated career growth in a 24-month timeline.

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Purdue University’s online Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) equips aspiring construction leaders with the expertise to bridge project execution and executive management. Delivered by accomplished industry practitioners, the program focuses on cultivating general and executive construction managers.

Like an MBA but tailored for the construction sector, this program helps participants gain practical insights and industry-specific skills. Ideal for those with a related bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience, the online MSCM offers flexibility and accelerated career advancement, with a 24 month completion timeline.

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Purdue University’s online MSCM program trains construction professionals to excel in both project and executive management. Taught by industry experts, the curriculum, equivalent to an MBA, emphasizes construction operations and management. Ideal for those with a related bachelor’s degree and two years of experience, this 24-month program delivers career-enhancing skills.

  • • 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)

30 credit hours total

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

Career Outcomes

Unique Job Postings
projected growth
Median Advertised salaries

Top Job Titles

  • Engineering Managers
  • Project Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Directors of Engineering
  • Engineers

Top Industries

  • Engineering Services
  • Search, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical, and Nautical System and Instrument Manufacturing
  • Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools

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

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