From technological advancements to worker safety and materials regulations to environmental protection, the job of a construction manager is more complex than ever. At Southern New Hampshire University, you can gain the real-world expertise and project management skills demanded by employers in your field by earning an online Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Construction Management program.
The specialized construction management degree program focuses on the planning and management of critical aspects of the construction process. You'll learn the tools, practices and strategies of construction management, including the relationship between estimating and budgeting for projects, materials and methods. You'll also evaluate quality control and equipment management and the implications of construction law, contracts and risk management in decision-making for different types and sizes of construction projects.
The online MS Management in Construction Management degree program will provide you with the skills needed to successfully plan and manage critical aspects of the construction process. Throughout the master’s in construction management online program, you’ll learn how to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your master’s in construction management online at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Over the next decade, population and economic growth will result in the construction of new residences, office buildings, retail outlets, hospitals, schools, restaurants and other structures. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for construction managers is projected to grow 11% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.* The need to improve portions of the national infrastructure will also spur employment growth as roads, bridges and systems are upgraded or replaced.
By earning an online MS Management in Construction Management degree, you'll be prepared for a variety of management roles within the construction field, including:
Construction managers often work from a main office but also visit the construction site, where they monitor the project and make daily decisions about construction activities. Daily responsibilities may include working with owners, contractors or design professionals; planning, scheduling or coordinating construction project budgets, schedules and activities; and inspecting or reviewing projects to monitor compliance with safety codes and environmental regulations.
In the master’s in construction management online program, you’ll examine budgeting, estimating and bidding strategies and explore the different facets of construction materials and methods. Courses focus on quality management and productivity levels of construction projects, as well as legal aspects of the construction industry.
Total Credits: 36
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies.