Construction Finance Management

Maintain the financial health of your construction company

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Work Experience

Who Is This Course For?

The Construction Finance Management course is designed to provide industry professionals with the two most essential skills in construction and development: finishing a project on time and on budget. Participants will learn how to control costs and monitor project cash flow and will get hands-on experience working on a breakeven analysis of construction tasks. The course is ideal for:

  • Finance professionals in construction/real estate/civil engineering looking to learn about the different aspects of financing and estimation specific to construction or infrastructure projects and grow their understanding of real estate finance for development projects and investments

  • Construction project managers seeking to understand the different aspects of financing a project and are interested in learning to predict and mitigate financial risks to ensure projects are completed on time and on budget

  • Construction engineers/managers looking to progress in their career by developing a better understanding of construction finance management and learning the fundamentals of budgeting and cost estimation for construction projects

  • Founders/senior executives of construction and real estate firms who want to understand finance and cost estimation for small- and large-scale projects, how to calculate the profitability of projects before they begin, and the profitability and risks involved in their current as well as future undertakings

  • Investors in construction/real-estate/private equity looking to gain a deeper understanding of financing in this sector, identifying the financial viability of the project, and making calculated investments that yield profits

Course Highlights

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200+ Video Lectures

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10 Discussions

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14 Assignments

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3 Live Webinars

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5 Real-World Examples

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how to estimate and control costs during various stages of a construction project

  • Learn how to calculate the quantity takeoff, labor, and equipment costs for construction projects

  • Discover how to track project costs using the Earned Value Method (EVM)

  • Calculate cash flows to determine revenue generation

  • Analyze technology workflows and describe their efficiencies

  • Determine the profitability and feasibility for of various development projects

  • Master financial planning for financing development projects

  • Use decision tree analysis to evaluate the viability of projects

  • Identify and mitigate risks involved in a construction project

  • Apply lean methodology to construction cost estimation and control


This 12-week course provides a deeper understanding of real estate finance for development projects and investments, including budgeting, cost estimating, and predicting and mitigating risks.


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Senior Lecturer of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia Engineering; Founding Director, Global Leaders in Construction Management

Dr. Ibrahim Odeh is the founding director of the Global Leaders in Construction Management (GLCM) research initiative at Columbia University. Here he teaches courses in the ar...



Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a verified digital certificate from Emeritus in collaboration with Columbia Engineering Executive Education.


Financing Options

Climb Credit*

We offer financing options with our partner, Climb Credit*. Click here to learn more.

*Applicable for US Residents

Flexible Payment Options For All

Flexible payment options allow you to pay the program fee in installments. Click here to see payment schedule.

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Early registrations are encouraged. Seats fill up quickly!

Flexible payment options available.

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