MSc Construction Commercial Management University of Westminster ABE - Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment

Why study MSc Construction Commercial Management at University of Westminster?Due to the complexity of valuing and costing construction projects, commercial management has developed into a technical discipline, most commonly undertaken by quantity surveyors. Often quantity surveyors progress to become commercial managers, with responsibility for a commercial team and reporting to the project manager. This professionally accredited course will provide you with the principal skills needed in a wide range of commercial-related roles in construction companies, government agencies, consultancy and project management. With further education and experience, you can progress towards full professional qualification with the RICS and CIOB.Our graduates go on or continue to work in the construction industry, working for client organisations, consultancies, Tier 1 and 2 contractors, property developers, and others.

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This MSc Construction Commercial Management course at University of Westminster  aims to provide you with the knowledge and understanding to organise, plan and manage construction, financial and contractual arrangements, whether working in-house for a construction company or as part of a construction management consultancy. It provides a challenging, stimulating and professionally relevant course of study which is directly related to the procurement and financial management of construction projects within this rapidly changing industry.

It will develop your awareness of the importance of construction projects to clients, and the context within which projects are procured and undertaken, in particular the economic, financial, corporate, legal and regulatory constraints. You'll gain greater knowledge and understanding of the theories, concepts, principles, techniques, and intellectual and practical skills needed for effective procurement, financial control, risk assessment, supply chain management and more.

We examine the broad commercial considerations when managing construction projects and the strategic and organisational aspects. You will study seven core modules and choose one optional module.

Topics covered include: accounting; assessment of financial viability; budget planning, monitoring, and forecasting; estimating, tendering and procurement; cash-flow forecasting; contract administration, valuation, variations, disputes, claims and negotiation; risk management and value management; supply chain management; business development and planning.

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Job roles

This course will prepare you for roles such as: 

  • Quantity surveyors
  • Commercial manager
  • Construction manager
  • Project manager

Graduate employers

Graduates from this course have found employment at organisations including:

  • Bouygues UK
  • Costain Group Plc
  • Gleeds
  • MACE
  • TFL
  • Turner Townsend
  • Wilmott Dixon

Course structure

This course aims to provide you with the knowledge and understanding to organise, plan and manage construction, financial and contractual arrangements, whether working in-house for a construction company or as part of a construction management consultancy. It provides a challenging, stimulating and professionally relevant course of study which is directly related to the procurement and financial management of construction projects within this rapidly changing industry. 

We examine the broad commercial considerations when managing construction projects and the strategic and organisational aspects. You will study seven core modules and choose one optional module.

Topics covered include: accounting; assessment of financial viability; budget planning, monitoring, and forecasting; estimating, tendering and procurement; cash-flow forecasting; contract administration, valuation, variations, disputes, claims and negotiation; risk management and value management; supply chain management; business development and planning.

(CIH) Chartered Institute of Housing, TMI (Tourism Management Institute), CIAT (Chartered institute of architectural technologists), RTPI (The Royal Town Planning Institute)

  • Applicants with a Laurea Specialista, Diploma di Laurea, Corso di Laurea (prior to 1999), Licenza di Accademia di Belle Arti, Bachelors, Diploma Universitario with a minimum overall degree score of 90 can be considered for a relevant Masters programme.  
  • Exceptionally, consideration will be given to mature applicants who lack standard qualifications but have significant professional or managerial experience in a programme-related post.
Admission Requirements:
  • Bachelor
  • Equivalent qualification
The University offers a number of full tuition fee scholarships for UK/EU students.Visit the website for more information
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