EXECUTIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: AN ANALYSIS OF EXISTING NATIONAL PROGRAMS AND CURRENT INDUSTRY PARTICIPATION

Executive Education in the construction industry is a vital tool for developing and refining all levels of managers. Construction executives need, along with their technical skills, good human relation abilities to manage their staffs, proficiency in management to run a business and propitious business skills for building a company's competitive advantage in today's business world. Executive education programs can be university-based, in-company, or developed and delivered by private organizations or societies. Research into existing programs and the administration of a survey resulted in a better understanding of what the executives in the construction industry want from executive education programs. In-company programs are sometimes preferred for the convenience and flexibility they offer and for the ability to be tailored to the specific interests of the company. University-based programs offer a more structured and formal educational experience with the ability to interact and network with outside businesses and industries. University-based programs are generally targeted to all industries and offer general management and functional management programs. Private organizations and societies offer industry-specific courses that can be utilized both on an in-company basis or externally at designated locations throughout the year. The familiarity of the administering agencies and their knowledge of construction issues are key to their popularity. Executives in the construction industry have firm beliefs of how educational programs should be structured and taught. The value of education was acknowledged in all facets of this research. The participation in executive education programs was both a company-specific issue and an economic one.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Center for Construction Research and Education, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Tomlinson-Dykens, S A
  • Publication Date: 1992-2

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 317 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00629166
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PACT Rept No. 92-5, CCRE 92-7
  • Contract Numbers: DAAL03-87-K-0005
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 27 1993 12:00AM