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Graduate Construction Management Education: A Senior-level, Industry-Based Delphi Study

9 pagesPublished: September 26, 2020

Abstract

Graduate education can be utilized by working professionals as an advancement to their careers. This paper presents the results of a Delphi survey sent to 31experts in the construction industry. A survey questionnaire was developed to ask the participants about their perceptions of the relevance of the current graduate-level construction management courses in developing senior-level construction managers. A curriculum analysis of 34 graduate CM programs in the United States was conducted. The resulting data from the curriculum analysis is utilized in developing the survey questionnaire. The study is part of a larger research Delphi study that aimed at identifying the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required for senior-level managers in the construction industry. Two phases of the survey were sent to participants in this Delphi study. The results of the study indicate that the current graduate programs in construction management across the United States of America are not adequately focused on developing senior-level construction managers.

Keyphrases: Construction Executives, Construction Management Education, Delphi study, Senior-level management

In: Tom Leathem (editor). Associated Schools of Construction Proceedings of the 56th Annual International Conference, vol 1, pages 178--186

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@inproceedings{ASC2020:Graduate_Construction_Management_Education,
  author    = {Ravi Teja Pathuri and John Killingsworth and Chris Harper},
  title     = {Graduate Construction Management Education: A Senior-level, Industry-Based Delphi Study},
  booktitle = {Associated Schools of Construction Proceedings of the 56th Annual International Conference},
  editor    = {Tom Leathem},
  series    = {EPiC Series in Built Environment},
  volume    = {1},
  pages     = {178--186},
  year      = {2020},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair, https://easychair.org},
  issn      = {2632-881X},
  url       = {https://easychair.org/publications/paper/jTzs},
  doi       = {10.29007/r2dd}}
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