Northwestern’s online Master of Science in Executive Management for Design and Construction (EMDC) program equips aspiring future executives with 8 to 10+ years of progressive experience with the enhanced skills, strategies, and insights needed to become successful senior leaders in the design and 
construction industries.

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Preparing professionals 
for senior roles in the design and construction industries

MS in Excecutive Management for Design and Construction

Bridge the Gap Between
 Technology and Business Strategies

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“EMDC covers so many subjects you likely won't come across otherwise that will add to your character and skill set. If you are driven to move beyond your current role and take ownership in an organization, this is the program, and it's time to invest in yourself.”

Sarah Stickney (EMDC ’21)
VP of Project Development, Command Mechanical Group

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TOP-TIER INSTRUCTION

Learn from seasoned industry leaders who bring a wealth of experience to the classroom and augment coursework with present day case studies and examples.

INDUSTRY COLLABORATION

Benefit from the EMDC program directors' numerous industry contacts and vast networks and interact with leading industry professionals throughout 
the program.

CAREER SUCCESS 

Graduate well-prepared with knowledge of the topics senior-level executives tackle and with the soft skills needed to succeed. Benefit from Northwestern's vast 
alumni network.

TOP-TIER 
INSTRUCTION

Learn from seasoned industry leaders who bring a wealth of experience to the classroom and augment coursework with present day case studies and examples.

INDUSTRY 
 COLLABORATION

Benefit from the EMDC program directors' numerous industry contacts and vast networks and interact with leading industry professionals throughout 
the program.

CAREER 
SUCCESS

Graduate well-prepared with knowledge of the topics senior-level executives tackle and with the soft skills needed to succeed. Benefit from Northwestern's vast 
alumni network.

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“The operational knowledge shared by the industry experts teaching the classes opens your eyes to the soft skills needed to succeed as an executive. And at the same time, the program shines a light on the financial indicators and accounting concerns executives work with daily to make sure their companies succeed.”

Damon Ranieri
Adjunct Faculty, 
Director of Virtual Design and 
Construction at Leopardo Companies

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combines classroom-style learning and interactive group work to cover business, management, and strategy topics.  Graduates of EMDC leave prepared to lead in architecture, engineering, construction, the military, and public or nonprofit agencies.

EMDC goes beyond book learning to address the decision-making challenges encountered in design and construction today. The program transcends the tactical skills of project management and emphasizes the strategic competencies and insights needed to direct an organization through a  curriculum that 

Flexibility

Earn a master's degree part-time, online, and within two years.

COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM

Courses taught in topics including law, finance, business organization, succession planning, and leadership prepare students for executive-level discussions and decision-making.

Customizable


Elective coursework is a substantial part of the EMDC curriculum and is designed to target the objectives of individual career goals.

ONLINE CONVENIENCE

Capture the in-person experience via an online platform that encorporates video lectures, and enables collaboration on group projects and participation in interactive webinars

unique 70/30 blend of technology and business coursework

principles and newer,  emerging technologies. Business courses (30 percent) in finance, marketing, and management provide a framework for students to understand how to translate their technology ideas into practical business solutions.

MSIT provides an intensive and unique curriculum across three fundamental areas: communication systems and networks, computing systems engineering, and business and management principles. Technical courses (70 percent) focus on fundamental engineering

WHY NORTHWESTERN?

“The operational knowledge shared by the industry experts teaching the classes opens your eyes to the soft skills needed to succeed as an executive. And at the same time, the program shines a light on the financial indicators and accounting concerns executives work with daily to make sure their companies succeed.”

Damon Ranieri
Adjunct Faculty, 
Director of Virtual Design and 
Construction at Leopardo Companies

MS in Excecutive Management for Design and Construction

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