Overview

Change the face of the world of construction with this interdisciplinary postgraduate program designed to prepare you for a stellar management career. Receive cutting-edge practical and technical skills to manage people and large-scale projects within the construction industry.

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What You'll Learn

Through the Advanced Construction Management program, you will learn:

  • Construction Planning and Control: Get practical, hands-on experience on software that will help you attain the knowledge and ability to keep projects on time and schedule.
  • Procurement and Contract Management: Discover the intricacies of procurement and contract management which will aid in reducing disputes and settle claims - a pervasive industry problem.
  • Digitalization: Receive training on cutting-edge applications such as BIM, remote sensing, and more that will help you visualise the buildability and constructability of projects in advance. This proficiency will help you simplify the process, and ensure the projects are completed within the stipulated budget and duration, whilst maintaining quality.

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Program at a Glance

Offering a bespoke collection of construction management courses, the MBA ACM program preps you to spearhead the most advanced construction projects, and see them to their success.

Highlights

The program offers specially designed construction management courses along with various elective courses from different domains like Financial Management, Project procurement, Planning and control, Digital advances, Legal and organisation-related aspects, Business and Marketing, and more.

Location

Pune Campus


Seamlessly blending with Baner’s elite, cutting-edge lifestyle, our Pune campus will leave you enchanted with its state-of-the-art learning and living facilities.


Duration: Two years full time

Courses

Semester 1

Kick off the first semester with foundational understanding of the financial, managerial, statistical, and technical aspects of construction management.

This semester also equips you with analytical skills in estimation, quantity surveying, and project planning, among many others.

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  • Financial Management in Construction

    Learn to apply knowledge of concepts, methods, and procedures of financial accounting and financial management in corporate decision making.

  • Managerial Economics

    Analyse business/industry/project environment by gaining insights into tools and techniques of Managerial Economics.

  • Construction Project Communications

    Develop a holistic understanding of the various aspects of business and project communications and hone your managerial skills.

  • Statistical Applications in Construction

    Understand various facets of business by learning data analysis and interpretation.

  • Advanced Estimation & Quantity Surveying

    Equip yourself with procedures and steps to calculate various quantities and costs of the project.

  • Construction Methods and Technology

    Develop understanding and application of advanced construction materials and construction methods & techniques.

  • Project Planning & Control

    Gain solid foundation across the concepts and techniques to plan, schedule, monitor and control time, cost and resources on a project.

  • Project Procurement and Tendering

    Know the standard tendering procedures and types, be able to decide the suitable procurement method for a particular project, and value the impact of appropriate procurement and tendering system on project outcomes.

Semester 2

From understanding people and organisations to learning about quality management, safety procedures, and advanced tools used across construction projects, this semester upskills and prepares you to excel in both micro and macro environments.

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  • People and Organisations in Construction

    Build an understanding of both Micro and Macro Organisational Behaviour and the application of its principles in HRM.

  • Business Development and Digital Project Marketing

    Equip yourself with the basic aspects of project business, project marketing strategies & digital marketing strategies.

  • Construction Quality and Safety Management

    Gain an understanding of quality and safety related aspects of construction projects for effective execution.

  • Contracts and Claims Management

    Gain essential knowledge required to manage construction contracts and claims.

  • Site Administration and Control

    Learn the fundamentals of project coordination and supervision to manage construction sites.

  • Construction Equipment and Advanced Surveying Applications

    Develop understanding of various construction equipment and machinery used on construction project sites.

  • Building Information Modelling - I

    Achieve proficiency in building modelling, coordination, and collaboration aspects using various BIM-based tools.

  • Digital Applications in Project Management

    Build strong skills in Information Technology, Microsoft Excel, Primavera and Prochain software to set up projects in digital form.

Semester 3

Dive into the legal aspects of construction projects this semester, and also unearth the possibilities of building projects from a sustainable point of view.

This semester also introduces you to a project seminar that aids in a thorough understanding of the methods adopted for independent project research.

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  • Legal Framework and Taxation

    Acquire knowledge of the legal aspects of construction projects in every possible perspective, including the planning, execution, and monitoring.

  • Sustainability in Construction Projects

    Discover and learn about the recent innovative approaches and technologies to reduce environmental footprint and improve sustainability of real estate projects and urban infrastructure.

  • Research Methodology and Project Seminar

    Gain understanding of the research method that can be adopted for an independent research project.

Semester 4

Project Work

Dedicated solely to project work, this semester helps you understand and use research methods, critically examine their research topic, and arrive at coherent conclusions and suggestions.

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Electives

Over Semesters 3 & 4, you're encouraged to pick elective courses from the following:

General electives such as Leadership, Strategy, Valuation, Asset Management, ERP etc.

Program electives from areas of Project Formulation, Pavement Management, Infrastructure for Airports, Ports, Highways, and Bridges, Highrise and Facilities Management, Assessment and Maintenance of Conventional and Pre-Engineered Structures, etc.

Domain electives with flexibility to specialise in or choose across the domains of Digitalisation, Project Planning and Control, and Project Procurement and Control.

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An enriching environment

Class Profile

Join a diverse community of learners who are ready to lead construction management teams in a variety of professional settings.

  • 20-22

    Average age

  • 90%

    Have a B.E./B.Tech degree

  • 8

    Average Courses Each Semester

  • 20

    Average Credits Per Semester

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Dr. Smitha Yadav
Program Director, MBA ACM

A Sr. Associate Professor at NICMAR, Smitha has done her Masters in Geotechnical Engineering and Ph.D (Construction Management) from SPPU, Pune. Her subject areas of interest are Estimation and Quantity Surveying, Tendering & Contracting, Contracts & Claims Management and Geotechnical Engineering. She has more than 25 research papers to her credit in various National and Internal Journals and Conferences in India and abroad. She has also handled a few consultancy projects for Govt. of Maharashtra – on trends in housing construction in Maharashtra and also on customization of Aurigo ERP Software to suit Indian conditions.

Smitha works with sheer passion towards facilitating a conducive environment to the students that helps them develop analytical and practical skills and apply them to real world problems. Her prime focus remains on the all-round development of students, while imbibing an environment of continuous learning and updated technological knowledge.

Dr. Sagar Malsane
Program Director, MBA ACM

An Associate Professor at the School of Construction, NICMAR, Sagar carries out his teaching duties towards Applications of BIM, Digitalisation, etc. His qualifications include a Ph.D. in the area of Building Information Modelling (BIM) (Northumbria University, UK), and a Postgraduate Degree in Construction Management (Loughborough University, UK).

Sagar believes in developing individuals who can demonstrate the capabilities of taking on practical challenges the construction industry is facing, and excel in solving those. He achieves that by facilitating an array of personalised instructions and experiences that will help students transition from one phase of their professional career to the next.

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Admission Requirements

  • Students with a regular bachelor’s degree in engineering from a recognised institution / university are eligible for admission in this program. .
  • A minimum of 50% aggregate marks at graduation level is required. Final year graduating students can also apply.
  • Applications received are evaluated and eligibility is established on the basis of the documents submitted. Eligible students are invited to appear for the selection procedure, which comprises Post Graduate NICMAR Common Admission Test (PG-NCAT), Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and Rating of Application (RA).

Your trajectory

Career opportunities

As an MBA in Advanced Construction Management, you can pursue the following careers:

Planning Engineer Quantity Surveyor
Billing Engineer Contract Manager
Safety and Quality Control Manager Valuer
Site Execution Engineer Business Development Manager
Infrastructure Execution Professional

FAQs

  • I have prior industry experience. Would it help me gain an edge in the selection process?

    Absolutely it would! Experience is an added advantage, and we do give students extra brownie points for it during the selection process.

  • What kind of financial aid do you offer to students who want to sign up for this program?

    Our recognition as one of the most sought-after universities in the field of Construction and Research has fostered a long and fruitful association with leading banks across the country. You can check out more information on it on our Admissions page. Note, however, that the final outcome of the loan process will be dependent on your eligibility as per the bank’s requirements.

  • Will I get on-campus placement support after completing the program?

    Undoubtedly! Along with bringing top-tier companies for on-campus recruitment, our exceptionally skilled placement cell puts in the best efforts to groom and prepare you for the next chapter of life.

  • What kind of companies visit NICMAR for recruitment?

    Only the best and the brightest! Every year, we’re visited by over 100 companies in the Indian construction industry like L&T, HCC, Afcons, SPCL, IRB Infrastructure, HILTI Realty, Godrej properties, Tata Consulting Engineers, JMC, Lodha group, Reliance Industries ltd, Jones Lang Lasalle, Indiabulls real estate, Fairwood consultants, Oberoi Realty, Al Tayer group, and many more.

  • What are the software packages taught as part of MBA ACM?

    You’ll be trained in globally recognised software applications used in the construction industry worldwide such as Microsoft Project, Prochain, Calquan, Oracle Primavera, CANDY, Microsoft Dynamics, ERP solution, SPSS, Stat Tool, @Risk, LeanPlanDo, and BIM packages of Autodesk during various terms with hands-on practice in computer labs.

  • Is it possible for me to pursue the Project Management Practitioner (PMP) certification while studying for MBA ACM?

    Definitely! Our MBA ACM program will prove extremely beneficial to you, should you wish to pursue a professional certification such as PMP. Check with your certifying agency for details on the eligibility and requirements.

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