With trillions of dollars being invested in megaprojects across the globe and a steady expansion of residential, commercial, and infrastructure projects, the construction industry is poised for a bright future and will need well-trained managers to oversee projects to completion. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is an excellent time to invest in your career as a construction project manager. Employment in the field, in the U.S Economy, is expected to grow by 10% through 2028, faster than the average of all other occupations. The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University Executive Education’s online certification course will prepare you to manage schedules, budgets, risks, regulations, and personnel in a construction industry engaged in building the world’s new residences, office buildings, and hospitals, retrofitting existing spaces, and supervising infrastructure megaprojects.
Estimate of how much the world needs to spend on infrastructure by 2030Source: McKinsey & Co.
Annual pay in 2019 for top-tier construction project managersSource: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Expenditures on structures each year in the United StatesSource: Associated General Contractors of America
This course is designed for professionals working in the construction field who are interested in pursuing a more advanced management role. It will be particularly instructive for mid-career to senior construction professionals, project managers and engineers, especially those working in the construction, real estate, manufacturing, and transport industries. Here are roles well suited to this certification course:
Ibrahim S. Odeh focuses his studies and research on assisting construction firms with strategic management assignments in areas related to strategy and business development; infrastructure and construction market analysis; market entry strategy; and trends affecting the future of the construction market. The result of his work helped several companies in the decision-making processes to enter new geographical locations, expand to new markets, build new units within the same institutions, and differentiate firms during the pre-bidding process more...
Accounting company for small businesses contributes to the course content related to the Estimate to Completion or EAC lifecycle.
Architectural, engineering, planning, environmental, and construction management provider contributes to the course content related to defining the role of a construction manager, and BIM.
Large-scale development and infrastructure firm contributes to the course as a case study on its nationwide housing and infrastructure development program with Libya.
Architecture, engineering, and construction firm contributes to the course insights into construction bonds.
Public and private sector consulting firm contributes to the course content related to capital projects and infrastructure.
Global law firm contributes to the course features of construction contracts.
Project development and construction group contributes to the course best practices on EHS, as well as sustainability.
Large capital construction company contributes to the course content focused on identifying and managing international risks.
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Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a verified digital certificate of completion from EMERITUS in collaboration with Columbia Engineering Executive Education.Get Certified