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Online Master of Construction Business | OU Online

16+ MONTHS

17 COURSES

32 HOURS

$985/CH

Build Career Growth

OU’s online Master of Construction Business program is designed to position construction industry professionals for job advancement and leadership roles. You’ll gain executive business skills and real-world experience, building on your planning, design, and construction knowledge. You’ll focus on financial management, business accounting, advanced construction concepts, leadership, and more, preparing you to advance your career in planning, design, and construction.

Format

Online Course Modules
Two In-Person Residencies (3 days each)

Admission Deadline

Rolling admissions (applications due 14 days before the intended start date).

Program Start Terms

Fall, Spring

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Benefits of the Construction
Business Master's Degree

Become a Competitive Candidate

Develop the knowledge and executive business skills necessary to excel in construction management and the real-world experience to succeed in the planning, design, and construction industries.

Develop Managerial Competencies 

Master the application of construction-related laws and regulations to negotiations and project development, emphasizing avoiding disputes through careful attention to planning. Develop negotiation, leadership, and communication skills across diverse teams and project stakeholders.

Flexible Format

Learn in a flexible, online format designed for working professionals. As you engage in online discussions with your professors and fellow students, you’ll gain valuable knowledge that will prepare you for career advancement in the design and construction industry. Two short in-person residencies will round out your experience in the program.

80%

OU Online graduates find employment within six months after graduation

60%+

OU Online graduates report earning an annual salary of $75,000 or more

78%

OU Online students say the skills they gained in their program made them more competitive in their career field

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Pursue Your 
Construction Business
Master's Degree

Take the next step in your career with a degree from the University of Oklahoma. Applications are reviewed year-round for fall, spring, and summer sessions. Choose your program, choose your start, and apply today.

Program Breakdown

The University of Oklahoma’s online Master of Construction Business program is a collaborative program between the Gibbs College of Architecture and the Price College of Business designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in executive business processes in the context of construction management. Students in the program come from varied backgrounds and will be prepared to advance their careers in the design and construction industry. The diversity of the students in the program makes for an excellent educational experience for all involved.

Students learn to effectively analyze managerial information and technology management data to make decisions and utilize qualitative and quantitative research methods to develop financial plans, forecasts, budgets, and other essential documentation.

Students will master the application of construction-related laws and regulations to negotiations and project development, emphasizing avoiding disputes through careful attention to planning, while developing negotiation, leadership, and communication skills across diverse teams and project stakeholders.

Course Sequence:

  • Introduction to Construction Management
  • Construction Business Development
  • Advanced Lean Construction
  • Advanced Leadership in Construction 
  • Advanced Construction Law
  • Experiential Learning in Design & Construction
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financing Management 
  • Investments 
  • Financial Modeling
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Negotiations 
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Production/Operations Management
  • Business Ethics/Legal
  • Managerial Economics 
  • Construction Management Capstone

How to Apply

To apply to the online Master of Construction Business, students must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or appropriate international equivalent).

Students should have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate studies.

To apply, students must:

  • Complete the online application at https://gograd.ou.edu/apply/
  • Submit a current resume
  • Provide official college transcripts from all institutions
  • Submit a personal statement
  • International students must demonstrate English proficiency

Applicants may be required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), depending on their work experience and prior education. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed individually.

The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before classes start. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks of submitting a completed application.

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form below, and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.

If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page. 

Graduate tuition waivers cannot be applied to OU Online programs. OU Online programs qualify for the OU Faculty/Staff Tuition Waiver & Fee Exemption, and we encourage you to check your eligibility.  

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If you have questions regarding financial aid for your online program, please get in touch with the Online Aid office by emailing onlineaid@ou.edu or calling 405-325-2929.

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Same Academic
Excellence

 

Like every OU Online program, the Master of Construction Business is built on the foundation of world-class University of Oklahoma faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success. 

An Investment in Your Future

Earning a Master of Construction Business degree from OU Online gives you the skills to succeed in a growing and evolving field. It also gives you access to career support and an expanded professional network as part of the global OU alumni community. Stand out where the industry is moving while enjoying the potential for higher pay, career advancement, and new opportunities.

Tuition and fees for the program are $31,520 ($985 per credit hour). Books and additional materials are not included. 

Once accepted into the program, students must submit a $350 nonrefundable deposit within two weeks. Deposits are applied toward tuition expenses and secure a student’s place in the upcoming class. There is no application fee for this degree.


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Our Online Programs

Every OU Online program is built on the foundation of world-class faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.

Our OU Family

When you graduate from an OU Online program, you’ll join the network of 250,000 OU alumni and be forever part of the OU family. Become part of the tradition of excellence that OU has established in its 130-year history.

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