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Quick Facts

The basics at-a-glance

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


Hybrid program

Starting in the fall 2024, the program structure includes online coursework and lectures, interactive webinars, online group projects, and quarterly, in-person, Weekend Intensive participation. Alternate programming may be provided for international students unable to travel to the U.S.

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Complete the part-time, hybrid program in four academic quarters (fall, winter, spring, and fall).

Classes start in the fall quarter.


12 units of curriculum combining five (5) online units of required courses, three (3) online units of elective courses, and four (4) in-person units of quarterly Weekend Intensive participation.

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Priority and Scholarship deadline:
January 31 (for both domestic and international)

Domestic deadline: 
August 15

International deadline: 
To be confirmed 

Application opens:
November 2

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Melissa MeadeEMDC '22

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

Northwestern Engineering's EMDC program is expressly designed to meet a need for senior professionals in the built environment sector to develop skills and insights to take on organizational leadership roles. This program prepares graduates for the decision-making challenges encountered in the design and construction industry 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 five core units tackling executive-level topics like law, finance, and business organization.

Participate in four Weekend Intensive units to advance team building and communication skills, and to interface with business leaders from across the industry.

Customize three additional units 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 live, 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 fully in-person programs.

Join your cohort, EMDC staff and faculty, and varied industry members during only one, in-person, Weekend Intensive unit each quarter.

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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 for the decision-making skills typically needed by the industry's senior-most leaders.

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