Master of Business Administration in Construction Project Management Online

Knowledgeable managers are crucial to the success of any construction project. By integrating an advanced curriculum on construction project management with a comprehensive business education, this online MBA program prepares business leaders to run projects that meet performance, operational, scope and sustainability goals on a national or international scale.


Start Date:

12/29/20
1/19/21

Program Overview

$11,850*
Total Program Cost
as few as 12 months
Program Duration
30
Credit Hours¹

Level up to in-demand leadership roles on major construction projects by adding applied business strategy to your field experience.

Equip yourself with the knowledge, models and tools to manage time, cost, quality, sustainability, risk, safety and human resources involved in complex projects in the building industry. In addition to construction-specific legal and safety practices, budgeting and sustainable design, you'll explore critical marketing concepts, strategic management and international business. Note: Some courses in this degree program use software only compatible with the Microsoft Windows operating system and will not be compatible with Mac OS.

Lamar University's College of Business is fully accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Due in large part to Lamar University's commitment to quality and nationally recognized faculty, the Lamar University MBA has been ranked a Top 10 MBA in Texas, and The Princeton Review ranked Lamar University's College of Business one of the Top 267 Business Schools in the nation.

In this unique MBA program, you will:

  • Explore applied business strategy, marketing concepts, strategic management and international business
  • Gain knowledge in construction-specific legal and safety practices, budgeting and sustainable design
  • Receive a comprehensive business education integrated with principles of managing multifaceted construction projects
  • Prepare for crucial leadership roles delivering projects that meet operational, scope and sustainability goals on a national or international scale

Program Advantages

  • 100% online courses allow you to study and attend lectures around your busy schedule with an accelerated, 8-week course format that enables you to graduate faster than in a traditional campus-based program. MBA students with an undergraduate business degree can earn their MBA in as few as 16 months.
  • Same nationally recognized faculty who teach on campus
  • Lamar University is a recognized leader in online education, providing students with opportunities to grow their careers through high-quality, affordable online degree programs
  • Lamar University's College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)—the international gold standard for business school accreditation

In this unique MBA program, you will:

  • Explore applied business strategy, marketing concepts, strategic management and international business
  • Gain knowledge in construction-specific legal and safety practices, budgeting and sustainable design
  • Receive a comprehensive business education integrated with principles of managing multifaceted construction projects
  • Prepare for crucial leadership roles delivering projects that meet operational, scope and sustainability goals on a national or international scale

Program Advantages

  • 100% online courses allow you to study and attend lectures around your busy schedule with an accelerated, 8-week course format that enables you to graduate faster than in a traditional campus-based program. MBA students with an undergraduate business degree can earn their MBA in as few as 16 months.
  • Same nationally recognized faculty who teach on campus
  • Lamar University is a recognized leader in online education, providing students with opportunities to grow their careers through high-quality, affordable online degree programs
  • Lamar University's College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)—the international gold standard for business school accreditation
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Tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing Master of Business Administration in Construction Project Management. Our tuition is affordable, and can be paid by the course.

$11,850 Total program cost without leveling courses
$14,218 Total program cost with leveling courses

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice due to action by the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.

In addition to the textbook, some courses may require ancillary course materials that may range up to $150 each. Use of additional resources are at the discretion of each professor.

Financial Aid

Ready to get started on your degree program online but need help finding ways to fund your education? We can help you discover student financing sources that include grants, loans and other payment options. Learn more about financial aid here.

Calendar

Our Master of Business Administration in Construction Project Management online program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Apply by:12/29/20
Start Class:1/19/21

8 week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Fall 210/13/202009/22/202009/29/202010/06/202012/07/2020
Spring I01/19/202112/29/202001/05/202101/11/202105/11/2021
Spring II03/23/202103/02/202103/09/202103/16/202105/11/2021

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Admissions

The Master of Business Administration in Construction Project Management online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

Online Application

Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.

Bachelor's Degree

Undergraduate degree from an accredited university.

Official Transcripts*

Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

Leveling Requirements

Students with non-business undergraduate degrees may be required to take three leveling courses: ACCT 5315, ECON 5300 and FINC 5300. An optional self-paced leveling course, BULW 5300, is also available. All international students are required to take BCOM 5300.

Students who are required to take an English proficiency exam prior to admission will also be required to take BCOM 5300. Students who score 7.0 or higher on the ILETS, or the equivalent score on the TOEFL, will be waived from BCOM 5300.

In addition, the MBA director may require the following courses for students whose academic backgrounds in business administration, grade point average, or work experience are limited: BUAL 2310, MGMT 3320, BCOM 5300, MGMT 3310 and/or MKTG 3310.

Pre-MBA

The Pre-MBA program allows students to take up to 9 hours of graduate level coursework to apply toward their MBA before taking the GMAT. In order to qualify for Pre-MBA admission, students must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. The GPA can be calculated using the applicant's undergraduate cumulative or last 60 hours. After completing your 9 hours you must submit an acceptable GMAT score to fully enroll in the MBA program.

University Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following standards:

  • A total of at least 1,000 points based on the formula: (200 x GPA) + GMAT score = 1,000 or higher

    -or-
  • A total of at least 1,000 points based on the formula: (200 x the GPA of the last 60 hours of undergraduate work) + GMAT score = 1,000 or higher

GMAT waiver

If applicants qualify for the GMAT waiver, based on the criteria below, please complete the GMAT Waiver Form.

Applicants with Business Undergraduate Degrees

The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be waived for applicants who have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA OR 3 or more years of increasing professional/managerial experience (with a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA).

Students who do not meet the academic requirements specified in the GMAT waiver will be required to submit a GMAT score, meet the MBA admission formula (200 x GPA) + GMAT = 1000, and submit a petition for re-admission.

Send transcripts to:

Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710

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Submit electronically to [email protected]

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*All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Lamar University Office of Admissions will no longer require or college community college transcripts for graduate applicants. Official transcripts from all other institutions will be required. However, if a department or program wishes to review a community college transcript for decision purposes, the department or program may directly request the applicant to submit the official community college transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions for processing.

Courses

The MBA in Construction Project Management online features graduate-level business coursework to provide you with the skills to manage increasingly complex projects in the built environment sector. Students with non-business undergraduate degrees may be required to take additional leveling courses. Several courses in this program teach you how to use software compatible with Microsoft Windows operating systems (not compatible with Mac OS).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
With today's technology, companies are able to collect tremendous amounts of data with relative ease. However, the data are usually meaningless until they are analyzed for trends, patterns, relationships and other useful information. The course will provide you with a variety of methods to help you analyze data sets and uncover important information. But data analysis is often only the first step in solving a problem. Acting on the analysis to make good decisions is the critical next step. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and approval of advisor.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will provide students an overview of the fundamental business processes and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems used to run organizations. The course will begin with an overview of business processes across the supply chain, and then will show how integrated processes create value, and finally the last third of the semester will be spent to demonstrate how these integrated processes fit into ERP systems by assigning students to participate in an ERP simulation system (ERPsim) strategy game.
BUAL 5380 or MISY 5340 will be selected in your core selection.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Application of accounting data in decision making; cost analysis as applied in the development of budgets and standards; accounting as a tool for cost and pricing; case problems, using the microcomputer as a decision-making tool, which require students to interpret and discuss their analysis in the context of managerial decision-making. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and ACCT 5315 or equivalent.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study in the depth of the principles and techniques of economics analysis applicable to the problems of business management. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, ECON 5300.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the financial policy of business firms along with the theory supporting that policy. Topics include capital budgeting, capital structure, cost of capital, dividend policy, and management of working capital, as well. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, FINC 5300 or equivalent.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an inter-disciplinary study of the international dimensions of organizational behavior. This course draws from different fields including psychology, sociology, economics and anthropology to create an understanding of human behavior in a global work environment. Course content includes topics such as cross-cultural management, cross-cultural communication, and global aspects of leadership, motivation, team management, and decision-making. The course will incorporate a variety of teaching and learning methods - short lectures, readings, research, discussions, cases, movies, student presentations. Student will demonstrate mastery of the material through class participation, group presentations, individual written assignments, and tests.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The capstone course for the MBA. Students are required to successfully complete this course to be eligible for graduation. The course assumes that the company success depends upon formulation of an astute "game plan" and the ability to implement and execute that game pan proficiently. The purpose of the class is to enable students to “think strategically,” consider the total enterprise, and to make long-term decisions in a global market environment. Prerequisite: Must be in last semester of course work and/or have approval of advisor.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An intensive study of specific marketing concepts and theories. Marketing strategies for the national and multinational firms are surveyed. Emphasis is placed on reading from current journals and other related publications. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Students will select three concentration electives from below.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Basic construction project management and scheduling procedures. Work breakdown structure, critical path method, and scheduling logic. Activity durations, status reports, resource allocation, and control. Covers elements of construction ethics. This course teaches you to use software compatible with the Microsoft Windows operating system only and is not compatible with Mac OS.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Estimation of construction project costs, direct and indirect, labor, depreciation, material and equipment. Overhead and profit. Topics in cost management include: financial statements, job cost accounting systems, equipment depreciation, forecasting and time value of money, and cost control procedures, bidding and computer-based estimating. This course teaches you to use software compatible with the Microsoft Windows operating system only and is not compatible with Mac OS.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of the concepts and tools used for the management and control of the construction jobsite, including topics of safety, equipment management, quality control. Covers elements of construction ethics.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Construction contracts for commercial projects. Contract procedures, bidding, changes, substitutions, specifications, insurance, bonding, claims, disputes, and payments. Responsibilities of owners and contractors. Covers national and local labor law and labor relations.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The study of safety standards, procedures and tools used in the construction industry. Emphasis on applicable safety codes, OSHA safety requirements, job safety analysis, and the history and impact of construction safety. Covers elements of construction ethics.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to the concept of sustainability and understanding of its impact on the environment and society. Covers fundamentals of sustainable technologies and practices for development and operation of built environment, including buildings and infrastructure. It addresses energy-efficient design and construction, as well as sustainable use of natural resources and renewable energy. It also introduces the USGBC LEED Certificate Program and economic analysis of sustainable practices.

*Price does not include leveling courses (if required). Distance learning fee is included in the tuition listed.
¹ Pending final approval by the THECB

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