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MCM - Master of Construction Management

 

A Master of Construction Management offers the student a myriad of opportunities and exposure in the construction industry.   Our program, which is one of the largest construction management programs n the United States, prepares students from 16 different countries to enter the world of globalization. 

Amy Buck, a current MCM student
on the job in San Diego and lovin' it!

 

 

Sparks Grad Team
2010 Associated Schools of Construction Student Competition
Sparks Nevada
Graduate Team Cardinal won 1st place (L-R):
David Kang, Master of Science
Alison Lind, Master of Science
Daniel Camin, Master of  Construction Management
Chrisopher Golden, Master of Construction Management
 











 

 


 

The Master of Construction Management 

  • Reflects USC signature blend of professional and liberal education. Instructors are from a variety of areas in which USC enjoys prominence.
  • Educates multidisciplinary professionals to understand and execute the broad array of technical and non-technical activities associated with construction management. 
  • Covers the most current theories and practice, and prepare students for careers as industrial leaders in the real estate/construction industry. The program emphasizes the function of the Constructor in real estate development.  
Prerequisites
  • A Bachelors degree from an accredited institution with satisfactory GPA.
  • Some training in capital management and statistics.
  • Applicants with an undergraduate background that does not satisfy the course prerequisites will be counseled to correct the deficiency.
  • Must take the General GRE or GMAT test.
  • International students must take the TOEFL or IELTS exam.
  • Upon admission, all international students are administered an English proficiency examination during orientation. To be exempt from this exam, students must score a 250 or more on the computer-based TOEFL or 100 or more on the internet-based TOEFL (with a minimum of 20 in each section) prior to attending USC.
  • A professional experience in activities related to construction is preferred, but not required.
Program Requirements

The degree completion requires: 

  • A minimum of 33 units. Some course combinations may add to more than 33 units.
  • A minimum accumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (A=4.0)
  • The minimum time required for earning the degree is three semesters of full-time enrollment. This means that if you are admitted in the fall, you would follow a fall-spring-fall semester format and if you are admitted in the spring, you would follow a spring-fall-spring semester format.
  • Part-time enrollment is permitted
  • Most classes are taught late afternoons and evenings to accommodate working students.
  • Up to four transfer graduate units may be accepted from an accredited institution with the approval of the Department.
  • There is no thesis or comprehensive final examination requirement.
  • 16-17 units of core courses
    • ARCH 511L - Seminar: Building Systems (4)
    • CE 501 - Functions of the Constructor (3)
    • CE 502 - Construction Accounting and Finance (3) or ACCT 509 - Concepts of Financial and Management Accounting (4) or ISE 566 - Financial Accounting Analysis for Engineers (3)
    • CE 556 - Project Controls-Budgeting and Estimating (3)
    • CE 566 - Project Controls-Planning and Scheduling (3)
  • Track Requirement: Two courses, both from Track I or Track 2 or Track 3.
    • Track 1: Finance Track
      • FBE 400x - Introduction to Real Estate Finance and Development (4)
      • FBE 489 - Real Estate Capital Markets (4)
      • FBE 570 - Advanced Topics in Real Estate Finance (3)
      • FBE 589 - Mortgages and Mortgage-Backed Securities and Markets (3)
      • FBE 591 - Real Estate Finance and Investment (3)
    • Track 2: Real Estate Development Track (FBE 566 must be taken before FBE 565).
      • FBE 466 - Management of Real Estate Development: Feasibility Studies (4)
      • FBE 470 - Advanced Real Estate Analysis (4)
      • FBE 565 - Economics of Urban Land Use: Feasibility Studies (3)
      • FBE 566 - Real Estate Finance, Investments and Development (3) 
    • Track 3: Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Technology Track (CE 470 must be taken before CE 570)
      • CE 470– Building Information Modeling and Integrated Practice (3)
      • CE 469 – Sustainability (3) or CE 570 Building Information Modeling for Collaborative Construction
      • CE 570 - Building Information Modeling for Collaborative Construction (3)
  • The rest units of technical and advanced electives selected with advisor approval
    • Institutional/Professional Electives
      • FBE 565 - Economics of Urban Land Use: Feasibility Studies (3)
      • FBE 588 - Advanced Real Estate Law (3)
      • RED 546 - Development Processes (4)
      • RED 551 - The Approval Process (4)
      • RED 562 - Legal Issues in Real Estate Development (4)
    • Advanced Electives
      • ARCH 613L - Seminar: Structural Research (4)
      • ARCH 615L - Seminar: Environmental Systems Research (4)
      • BAEP 551 - Introduction to New Ventures (3)
      • BAEP 553 - Cases in New Venture Management (3)
      • BAEP 554 - The New Venture Business Plan (3)
      • CE 412 - Construction Law and the Property Development Process (3)
      • CE 462 - Construction Methods and Equipment (3)
      • CE 506 - Heavy Construction Estimating (3)
      • CE 557 - Advanced Building Estimating (3)
      • CE 558 - International Construction and Engineering (3)
      • CE 559 - Strategic Planning in Construction Engineering (3)
      • CE 590 - Directed Research in Civil Engineering (3)
      • CE 599 -  Special Topics in Civil Engineering (2-4)
      • ENE 502 - Environmental and Regulatory Compliance (3)  
      • ISE 525 - Intermediate Engineering Statistics II (3)
      • ISE 527 -  Advanced Quality Control (3)
      • ISE 561 - Advanced Engineering Economy (3)
      • ISE 562 - Value and Decision Theory (3)
      • ISE 564 - Performance Analysis (3)
      • FBE 565 - Economics of Urban Land Use: Feasibility Studies (3)
      • FBE 570 - Advanced Topics in Real Estate Finance (3)
      • MOR 548 - Strategic Human Resources Management (3)
      • MOR 551 - Performance Management and Performance (3)
      • MOR 569 - Negotiation and Deal-making (3)
      • RED 574 - Building Typologies (2)
      • RED 598 - Real Estate Product Development (2-4)

 Seasonal Offerings

  • ARCH 513 Seminar: Advanced Structure (4)
  • ARCH 515 - Real Estate Product Development (2-4)
  • MKT 560 - Marketing Strategy and Policy (3)