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"IF WE COULD FIRST LEARN WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE ARE GOING, WE WOULD BE BETTER ABLE TO JUDGE WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT."

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Master of Construction Management (MCM)

School of Business and Economics
Atlantic International University


The Master of Construction Management (MCM) program objective is to help students develop the multidisciplinary skills required of effective construction managers. The program focuses on training professionals to meet the challenge of increasing owner demands, tighter project delivery times and increasing regulation. The Master of Construction Management (MCM) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Master of Construction Management (MCM) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)


Core Courses and Topics in Construction Management:

  • Construction Accounting and Finance
  • Project Controls-Budgeting and Estimating
  • Real Estate MarketsConstruction Management
  • Economics of Urban Land Use
  • Real Estate Law
  • Behavior and Organizations
  • Development Processes
  • The Approval Process
  • Environmental Systems
  • Structural Research
  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Management
  • New Ventures
  • Construction Methods and Equipment
  • Construction Labor Management
  • Heavy Construction Methods and Operations
  • Building Estimating
  • International Construction and Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental and Regulatory Compliance
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Negotiation and Deal-making
  • Design History and Criticism
  • Building Typologies

Orientation Courses:

  • Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Academic Evaluation (Questionnaire)   
  • Fundament of Knowledge (Integration Chart)   
  • Fundamental Principles I  (Philosophy of Education)
  • Professional Evaluation (Self Evaluation Matrix)    
  • Development of Graduate Study (Guarantee of an Academic Degree) 


Research Project in Construction Management:

Masters Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Master Thesis (7,500 words)
Publication: Each Master of Construction Management graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Career Center Master of Construction Management

Job Description Master of Construction Management

The Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) says the 120 most common responsibilities of a Construction Manager fall into the following 7 categories: Project Management Planning, Cost Management, Time Management, Quality Management, Contract Administration, Safety Management, and CM Professional Practice which includes specific activities like defining the responsibilities and management structure of the project management team, organizing and leading by implementing project controls, defining roles and responsibilities and developing communication protocols, and identifying elements of project design and construction likely to give rise to disputes and claims.

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