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MS in Construction Management

The MS in Construction Management offered by the Schack Institute of Real Estate provides you with the insights, management, leadership, and technical skills for a career in a field that is experiencing explosive growth on a local, national, and global level. The program affords students a fast-paced and immersive experience in the heart of NYC, which boasts more than $60 billion invested in current construction projects. From the fundamentals of construction methods and technology to the emerging and growing areas of green building, BIM for virtual design, and urban development, our students are groomed with a stellar NYU education that prepares them for senior leadership and project management roles around the globe.

Advantage of NYU SPS’ MS in Construction Management Program

  • Located in the heart of New York City, the construction capital of the world
  • Flexible full- and part-time study options available
  • Faculty members who are working professionals in the construction industry and teach the skills and techniques they use on the job
  • Tiered core curriculum that focuses on methods and materials; building skills in cost estimating, safety, and scheduling; and developing the management and negotiation skills for project and organizational efficiency
  • Electives that focus in emerging areas— Green Building, Sustainability, Urban Development, Affordable Housing
  • Internships at leading construction management firms

Who Should Earn the MS in Construction Management?

Given the scale and scope of the MS in Construction Management, recent graduates as well as seasoned professionals who seek to change careers or advance in their current professional can benefit from this program of study. Its granular focus on construction management combined with a wide selection of electives in emerging fields afford the perfect balance for tailoring learning to meet the changing needs of industry while allowing students to explore a variety of professional options. Internships, study abroad, and networking opportunities provide those at all phases of their careers the critical connections for a successful career as a construction project manager & leader.

ALUMNI SUCCESS STORY

Olivia Epstein ‘22

Assistant Project Designer, The Renovated Home

Olivia Epstein enrolled in the NYU SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate with no experience in the construction industry, only a passion for real estate, construction, and managing projects. She was a full-time student in the MS in Construction Management, while holding down a full-time job. Epstein was particularly intrigued by the construction site visits the program offered, acknowledging their ability to help illustrate and support the lessons learned in the classroom. Her classes in "Construction Management Process," "Construction Safety Management," and "Construction Scheduling," culminated in a Capstone project that allowed her to demonstrate all that she had learned. Today she is an assistant project designer for The Renovated Home, a high-end design-build firm in NYC that focuses on residential apartment renovations.

Benefit from Visits to Major Construction Sites in NYC

The MS in Construction Management provides students with the opportunity to visit a wide range of construction sites and to hear directly from those individuals who are planning and running day-to-day operations. Through these excursions, students gain a "real-world" view of just what goes into the management of large-scale construction projects, as well as the knowledge and skills needed to ensure project success. The techniques, tools, and materials discussed in class are brought to life as students tour some of the largest and most complex projects in New York City, with more than $60 billion invested in current construction projects.

Learn From Expert Faculty Members

At the Schack Institute of Real Estate, you benefit from the knowledge and experience of faculty members who offer students insights into the complexities of planning a construction project and seeing it to fruition. They impart their knowledge while preparing students for leadership roles in the industry, providing the support, encouragement, and industry connections needed for students to thrive in the construction environment and build highly successful international careers. Here James Rengstl '13, an alumnus of the MS in Construction Management who is now a project executive for Turner Construction, shares a smile with Professor Richard Lambeck P.E., chair of the program.

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Gain Global Insights Through Study Abroad

MS in Construction Management students benefit greatly from study abroad opportunities that are available in the form of Global Field Intensives (GFIs). These experiences provide incredible perspective into the different methods of construction around the world, as well as diverse materials for building and/or renovating structures. Recent GFIs include a trip to London (pictured) where students toured major construction sites.

Internships and Job Opportunities

Through the Schack Institute for Real Estate and the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS, MS in Construction Management students have the opportunity to complete internships that provide the hands-on experience needed to accelerate their careers. Many of these internships evolve into permanent jobs. Our graduates go on to careers at a wide range of companies and organizations including the following:

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