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Online MS in International Construction Management: Career Outlook

Advance Your Career in the Growing International Construction Market


International focus

Students in Lebanese American University’s online Master of Science in International Construction Management build comprehensive knowledge and practical skills, graduating as experts prepared to manage all aspects of international construction projects.

  • Lebanese American University is ranked #1 in Lebanon for Engineering (US & World News Report 2024).
  • The MS in International Construction Management is the only program of its kind in the region and is delivered 100% online for maximum flexibility.
  • This degree is ideal for current professionals seeking advancement in the industry as well as those ready to begin a career in construction management.
  • Industry partnerships ensure you make valuable network connections while studying a curriculum relevant to today’s global marketplace.
  • Accelerate study option to bring your career forward and graduate in as little as 12-14 months.

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In-Demand Construction Management Careers

Contracts managers are the bridge between a construction company and their clients. They draft and negotiate contracts, conduct risk management and ensure that terms are accurate, up-to-date and clear. In addition, contracts managers maintain all documentation and serve as a central point of contact for all parties.1

In the construction industry, project managers are responsible for the administrative work involved in building projects. They estimate cost, manage timelines, conduct quality control and make sure construction goals are met on schedule and within budget.2

These construction management professionals ensure that the correct materials and tools are on site for construction projects. Senior quantity surveyors oversee inventory, control costs, facilitate timely delivery and work closely with suppliers and stakeholders for the project’s duration.3

Also known as construction managers, site managers oversee all parts of a construction project. They manage complex teams of contract workers and internal employees to maintain quality and ensure timely work completion. Site managers may also communicate directly with clients to update them on construction progress.4

Job Outlook and Industry Insights

The construction industry has become a rapidly changing landscape over the past decade, due in part to the impact of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and more. Another factor driving industry development is the recently concluded World Trade Organization and Washington Accord treaties, which now allow construction industry professionals to practice outside their country of citizenship. This change has expanded opportunities for construction business across borders, geographic regions and time zones, fostering significant growth at the international level.

With an international construction management degree from Lebanese American University, you can begin your construction career or advance in your current job, qualifying for leadership roles in commercial, residential, heavy and industrial construction.

  • The construction industry accounts for around one-tenth of the world’s GDP and 7% of employment.5
  • The Gulf Cooperation Council construction project market was worth an estimated $3.2 trillion in 2021 and continues to grow rapidly year over year.6
  • 68% of global wealth is currently in land and real estate.7
  • Buildings are the largest contributor to growth in the construction sector, with new contractor awards estimated to value $45.1 billion in 2022.6

Program Outcomes

Graduates of this program will:

  • Solve complex problems in managing international construction projects.
  • Apply advanced tools in international construction project management.
  • Make critical judgments based on a sound knowledge base.
  • Function effectively on a team while providing leadership.

Skills You’ll Gain

  • Project estimating and planning
  • Jobsite management
  • Risk analysis
  • Accounting and finance
  • Labor relations
  • Sustainable construction

Career Support

Career Services

Lebanese American University offers online resources to help students broaden their career choices and understand the value of their education in relation to employment.

Alumni Network

Become part of a community of +50,000 alumni from across the globe.

Resume and Cover Letter Development

We help you navigate the process of developing a resume and cover letter so you’re ready to pursue in-demand positions.

One-on-One Support

We guide each student based on their individual goals and strengths through a tailored curriculum and personalized attention.


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  5. World Trade Organization. Construction and related engineering services. Retrieved from
  6. Light Middle East, Intelligent Building Middle East. GCC’s construction sector to see US$111.8 billion worth in new contractor awards in 2022 – Ventures ONSITE. Retrieved from
  7. McKinsey Global Institute. The rise and rise of the global balance sheet: How productively are we using our wealth? Retrieved from