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Quick Facts

The basics at-a-glance

Degree earned: Master of Science in Executive Management for Design and Construction


Online program

Course structure includes video lectures and interactive webinars, online group projects, and guest speakers

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Complete the part-time program in ~two years

Classes start in the fall, winter, or spring quarters


Six core courses + six elective courses to customize your learning

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Fall quarter start:
August 15

Winter quarter start: 
November 15

Spring quarter start:
February 15

Application opens September 1

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Melissa MeadeEMDC Student

Discipline Leader - Buildings Engineering at Woolpert

“I credit my recent advancement in my company to the executive leadership topics we have been studying in the EMDC program.”

Joanna SzymelEMDC ’20

CEO, Founder of Guepard Group, Corp.

“The professors were an absolute delight, very informative, and real, which is very refreshing. I am very happy and satisfied with selection of the EMDC program, best choice I have made.”

Damon RanieriEMDC ’15

MPM Adjunct Professor and Director of Virtual Design and Construction at Leopardo Companies

“The operational knowledge shared by the industry experts teaching the classes opens your eyes to the soft skills needed to succeed as an executive.”

Paul ShawEMDC '22

Construction Supervisor at ExxonMobil

“My aim was to continue my education in a way that would help me grow from a project leader to an organizational leader. Northwestern's EMDC program proved to be exactly what I was looking for.”

Why Northwestern?

Unique program features

The Master of Science in Executive Management for Design and Construction online program goes beyond book learning and addresses the decision-making challenges encountered in the design and construction today.

Experience level

Designed for Your Experience Level

Sharpen your current technical skills and business acumen for senior-level leadership roles.

Fill in the gaps from your eight+ years of progressive experience to prepare for the next step in organizational leadership.

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Customizable curriculum

Customizable Curriculum

Complete six core courses tackling executive-level topics like law, finance, and business organization.

Customize your next six courses with electives that support your personal career objectives.

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Flexibility and Support

Learn via video lectures watched at your convenience and participate in collaborative webinars that make you feel like you are sitting right in the classroom.

Benefit from guest lecturers and group projects typically found only in on-ground programs.

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Taught by leaders

Taught by Industry Leaders

Learn from and network with seasoned industry leaders who augment coursework with present-day case studies and examples.

Participate in discussions that build upon your existing experience to prepare yourself for decision-making typically faced by senior-most leaders.

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Inside Our Program

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EMDC Announces BuiltX

The Master of Science in Executive Management for Design and Construction (EMDC) is proud to announce the Built Environment Exchange or BuiltX, the first in a new series of idea forums and networking events meant to benefit both EMDC students and professionals working in the built environment.

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