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MSOE to offer Master of Science in Construction and Business Management

07/28/2010

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) will offer a Master of Science degree in Construction and Business Management in Fall 2010. The degree targets professionals who are working in, or have experience in, the construction industry.

"Business development is no longer restricted to those working in an office. Architectural engineers, construction managers and civil engineers are finding themselves responsible for bringing new business to their companies," said Dr. Steven C. Bialek, chair of the MSOE Rader School of Business. "The new Master of Science degree in Construction and Business Management at MSOE will help those working in the field advance their technical expertise and prepare them with necessary business development skills."

Professionals will learn the leadership tools necessary to compete in the ever-changing and highly competitive construction management environment. It provides students with advanced skills and understanding in construction project administration and business management. The new master's degree was created in conjunction with the MSOE Rader School of Business and the university's Architectural Engineering and Building Construction Department.

Courses will focus on business development, new and emerging technologies for construction and project delivery systems, and executive administration of construction firms. The degree prepares graduates for upper-management positions in the construction industry. msoe

As with all of the master's degree programs offered through the MSOE Rader School of Business, course delivery will respond to the unique scheduling needs of the students with face-to-face evening classes and Internet-hybrid classes. With MSOE's flexible scheduling options, students are in control of the amount of time it takes to complete the degree. Classes also will be offered at MSOE's outreach locations in Neenah, Wis., and Waukesha, Wis.

MSOE is an independent university with 2,600 students. MSOE offers 17 bachelor's degrees and 10 master's degrees in the engineering, engineering technology, architectural engineering and building construction, computer, business, nursing and health-related fields. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; and extremely high placement rates and starting salaries. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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