Master of International Construction Management:
University of Florida graduate education made accessible for construction professionals
With the tremendous growth in the international construction market, more and more companies are doing business across the international dateline. Under recently concluded World Trade Organization and Washington Accord treaties, construction industry professionals can practice their profession outside their country of citizenship for the first time ever. These agreements present corporations and individuals with ever-expanding national and international construction opportunities, but they need to understand how the construction industry operates on a global basis.
The University of Florida can help with its new Master of International Construction Management (MICM), an advanced degree program that fits your schedule and your needs. Using the newest technology that eliminates the need to attend any structured classes, this degree will prepare the graduate for positions of increased responsibility by providing a set of skills that will make each graduate a more valuable asset to their employer. This program is intended for the future leaders in the construction industry, people who are making vital decisions about the business of construction. Valued people who possess talents that a company can ill afford to loose if they were away pursuing an advanced degree. The University of Florida's Master of International Construction Management program can be electronically delivered at the student's location, or live in an on-campus classroom.
Future Needs That Influenced Establishing the MICM Program:
The MICM is designed to allow students with a computer and Internet access to "attend" classes "any time, any place, anywhere," and interact with faculty and classmates via e-mail, CD-ROM, streaming video, synchronous group discussions, asynchronous class presentations, and multimedia courseware. Students, who prefer a traditional on-campus learning environment, can choose to do so by attending the classes on-campus.
The program incorporates leading-edge interactive technology and proctored course final exams twice a year. In addition to their master's research thesis/project, MICM students are required to pass a comprehensive oral and/or written examination at the completion of the course work.
The objectives of the MICM program include:
- Learning how to perform research that directly contributes to the body of knowledge in the profession and that enhances construction company performance.
- Attaining a terminal degree for professionals who aspire to attain high level, executive management positions in international construction management.