Welcome to the Master of Science in Executive Management for Design and Construction (EMDC)

The Northwestern University online Master of Science in Executive Management for Design and Construction (EMDC) degree equips future executives with the advanced skills, strategies, and insights needed to become successful leaders.

Graduates of the EMDC program are prepared to advance into senior leadership positions in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry and related professions, working for companies, the military, public agencies, or nonprofit organizations.

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Quick Facts

Degree Name

Master of Science in Executive Management for Design and Construction

Duration

Two academic years (six courses per year)

Start Date

September 21, 2016

Course Structure

12 online courses (six core, six elective)

Program Features

  • Flexible part-time curriculum
  • Courses are taught by industry leaders
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Courses also count as Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Location

Online coursework

Cost

$4,202 tuition fee per course, plus textbooks and other fees, for the 2016-17 academic year

Tuition and funding information

Application deadline

November 15, 2016 (for winter quarter 2017 start)
February 15, 2017 (for spring quarter 2017 start)
August 15, 2017 (for fall quarter 2017 start)


Student Profile

Applicants to this program typically have eight or more years of experience in the design and/or construction industries. Common goals of candidates are to develop their talent for promotion into a senior management role or an executive position in a company or organization, embarking on a new business venture, advancement in their military career, transition from military to civilian work, or succession planning for family business.

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Why Northwestern University?

The Master of Science in Executive Management for Design and Construction goes beyond book learning and addresses the decision-making challenges encountered in design and construction today. The online courses are taught by industry leaders with over 20 years of experience and are relevant to AEC professionals, risk analysts, and public sector contract and procurement managers.