To me, a building – if it’s beautiful – is the love of one man, he’s made it out of his love for space, materials, things like that

–Martha Graham

Why MBA in Construction Management

In India, the construction industry is in the starting phase and hence offers vast opportunities to construction management professionals. During the fiscals 2020 to 2025, sectors such as Energy (24%), Roads (19%), Urban (16%), and Railways (13%) amount to around 70% of the projected capital expenditure in infrastructure in India. The NIP was announced in the Union Budget and is aimed at helping India become a $5 trillion economy by 2025.

1. Plethora of Opportunities

Post Graduate candidates specializing in Construction Management could become Planning Engineers, Project Managers, Controllers and Monitors, Procurement and Coordination Executives, Project Cost Estimators, Project Risk Managers, Project Quality Managers, Project Leaders, Project Schedulers, Assistant Managers, and Planning Managers in construction companies in collaboration with specialists such as architects, structural engineers, electrical engineers, sustainability experts, finance experts, and others.

Job opportunities are plenty in Large Development Companies, International Consulting Firms, Multinational Firms, Government Sector Organizations & Construction Firms.

Dr. Saroj Mahapatra, Director, KSOM

2. Huge Scope

Total project capital expenditure in infrastructure sectors in India during the fiscals 2020 to 2025 is projected at over Rs 102 lakh crore. According to the Project Management Institute report, (Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017-2027) India will require 70 lakhs new project (construction) managers in next 10 years. India will emerge as the fastest-growing country in the world for project management-oriented employment.

3. Core Skill

As per research, as many as 97% of graduate engineers are seeking jobs either in software engineering or core engineering. However, only 3 percent of graduate engineers have the necessary skills to be employed in the product or software market, and close to just 7 percent can handle core engineering tasks.

Prof. Mohibullah, Program Chairperson, Construction Management


The pedagogy will comprise of lectures by specialized faculty, case discussions, and hands-on exposure to relevant software and tools. Concepts will be explained using examples drawn from the real life and will cover current trends and market practices. The institution’s education policy is centered on equipping the candidates with adequate tools to approach real-time problems with creative and dynamic, yet industry-relevant solutions.

Faculty Profile

Prof. Mohibullah

Program Chairperson, B.Tech - B.I.T Sindri, Dhanbad M-Tech - IIT Madras Worked at: Larsen and Toubro

Prof. Surya Narayan Mishra

B.Arch (IIT Kharagpur), PGPM (IIM Lucknow)

Prof. Bhuwandeep

B.Tech (Hons) IIT Kharagpur, PGDBM, (IIM Bangalore)

Prof. Joydeep Biswas

B. Tech (IIT–BHU, Varanasi), PGDM (XLRI Jamshedpur)

Board of Studies

Eminent professionals from the industry will share their experiences and enable aspiring students to broaden their vision. Technical talks will be conducted by very senior people from the construction industry.


Candidate Eligibility

60% career with graduation in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Design Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Instrumentation. Other engineering branches may apply too. Apply through KIITEE Management, KIITEE or your CAT/MAT/XAT/CMAT score. Working professionals may apply too.
Prior work experience will carry additional weightage in selection. Total Seats – 30

Course Module

MBA in Construction Management is covered in 4 semesters. Through classroom learning is given emphasis during the course, students are required to undergo live site visits and do mini projects at various construction project sites for which the information gathered from business/industry is analyzed and presented in the form of reports. Important project management tools like Primavera, MSP, MS Excel sessions will be provided to the student to equip them for better managing skills of the projects. Every student in the final semester of the program is required to undertake a project assignment under the guidance of a faculty supervisor. The student should choose a topic on which primary data is to be gathered and analyzed in order to prepare a dissertation, which is evaluated by a panel of experts.

The table below lists the subjects taught in MBA in Construction Management syllabus

Semester – I

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Human Resource Management
  • OB: Individual / Group Dynamics & OT
  • Legal & Ethical Aspects of Business
  • Managerial Computing & Software
  • Economic Environment of Business
  • Concepts & Models in Construction Project Management
  • Construction Methods & Technology
  • Construction Contract Management, Bidding & Tendering
  • Quantity Surveying & Estimation

Semester – II

  • Transforming Businesses through IT
  • Science & Art of Marketing
  • Business Operations & Value Chain
  • Logistics, Supply Chain & E-commerce
  • Statistics and Business Research
  • Strategic Management
  • Construction Equipment Management
  • Managing Risks in Construction Projects
  • Project Quality & Safety Management
  • Information Technology and Systems for Project Management
  • Summer Internship

Semester – III

Electives Bouquet

  • Business Development and Project Marketing
  • Public-Private Partnership in Infrastructure Development
  • Real Estate Development, Marketing & Management
  • The Legal Environment of Construction Projects
  • Managing Infrastructure Projects
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Bridge Construction Technology and Management
  • Roads and Highway Project Development
  • Port Infrastructure Construction & Management
  • Management of Oil and Gas Projects
  • Management of Underground Construction and Marine Structures

Semester – IV