The Project Management Institute expects the creation of almost 16 million new project management jobs across the world by 2020, making this one of the best times to take the steps to grow your career and move up the industry ladder. A positive growth in the construction industry has also been projected by think tank Global Construction 2030, who predict that the global construction market will grow by $8 trillion in the next 13 years fueled by buoyant markets in the USA, China and India. Meanwhile, in the UK, latest PMI figures show the construction industry enjoyed the fastest growth in new orders in almost a year at the end of 2016, which is a great sign for a positive 2017. This optimistic growth outlook means more jobs are becoming available with the Confederation of British Industry saying job creation is likely to be higher in construction than many other industries. Getting further qualifications is one of the best way to make your CV stand out when roles become available.
Here at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), we are thrilled to offer the online MSc in Construction Project Management, a course accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). You can undertake our flexible online course while you’re in employment, with the opportunity to study from anywhere in the world. Here’s why we think you should consider this course:
You can keep working wherever you are in the world
The course is fully delivered online, with no requirement to come to campus, fitting flexibily around your employment commitments. The content is hosted through our cutting-edge online virtual learning environment, enabling you to complete the modules and assignments wherever you are in the world, and at a time that is convenient to you. Working while you learn also means you can immediately apply the new skills you learn and continue to earn while you study.
You’ll learn new things
The online MSc Construction Project Management is accredited by RICS, who recognise the depth and value of the course content. In an ever-changing industry, you’ll learn about contemporary construction from experts, helping you to understand the latest developments and the effect they are having upon construction. You’ll also deepen knowledge in subjects such as lean project production, which is vital in today’s budget-conscious society. You’ll gain skills to tackle corporate strategy and financial management, enabling you to assess complex company issues and work to problem solve. Modules such as Cost Studies also aim to develop your appreciation of how to estimate and cost a project or building at different stages.
Your employer will see your new skills straight away
In order to progress your career in a booming industry, keeping abreast of contemporary theory and practice puts you ahead of the competition. Stuart Teare is a former MSc Construction Project Management student: “I regularly use the skills I learned on the MSc, because the range of modules on the course links in perfectly with the industry and consulting environment. Not only is the construction knowledge important, but additional skills learned through non-construction related modules are arguably the most critical.”
2017 looks set to be a positive year for the construction industry across the world, which makes it an ideal time for you to consider taking the next step to furthering your career.
To find out more about NTU’s online MSc Construction Project Management, complete our online form or call the admissions office on 0800 032 1180 (UK) or +44 (0)115 941 8419 (international).