NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) has introduced a Master of Construction Management program, the university’s first program entirely online.

San Diego, Calif. - NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) has introduced a Master of Construction Management program, the university’s first program entirely online. The 48-credit, one-year program is designed to cultivate the leadership skills of working adult professionals and prepare them to excel in specialized management roles in the construction industry; classes start Oct. 3, 2011.

“Job growth in construction management is expected to increase by 17 percent by 2016,” said Dr. Steve Altman, president of the university. “This degree will prepare working adults for career advancement in the field, and satisfies the growing demand for highly skilled professionals with advanced degrees in the construction management field.”

The MCM, developed in collaboration with industry experts and designed to align with current and future industry thinking and practices, is offered through the construction management department and expands upon the Bachelor of Science in construction management degree. Courses will require students develop the financial, managerial and cognitive acumen of a construction industry leader; evaluate project logistics and devise strategies; investigate construction management technologies, innovations and processes; understand legal, economic and social relationships; analyze cost, safety and design issues; and apply globally sensitive and sustainability-minded perspectives to construction management knowledge.

Dynamic online learning experiences will include state-of-the-art construction management technology along with relevant to real-life situations to prepare graduates for success in the construction industry. Using integrated media, instructors take students inside construction sites and projects, examining issues from every angle, making side-by-side project comparisons and modeling varied scenarios. The learning environment replicates today’s project environment, allowing students to gain invaluable experience leading virtual project teams with members from all corners of the globe participating through videoconference and email.

For more information, visit www.newschoolarch.edu.