Which is the best university for Masters in Construction Management?

Question by Maverick: Which is the best university for Masters in Construction Management?
I have been browsing web sites that provide information on best grad schools and rankings in corresponding years. Moreover, these talk about a generalized college ranking. Can someone suggest me how should I go about the selection of courses and best universities. Previous to this, I have been asking the same question in many blogs, orkut and facebook but I end up reading posts by people saying that their university is the best. Please be specific as to why you chose a particular university. Thanks.

Best answer:

Answer by raflorsheim
Maverick-

You contacted me directly, but Yahoo! Answers says that you do not allow email and it was impossible to respond to your email. Therefore:

First of all, you seem to be looking to become an architect, but are asking whether it would be better to study Construction Management or Project Management. Frankly, if you want to become an architect, you need to study Architecture, not either of the above programs. While both might be good things for an architectect to know, neither is necessary, and neither would qualify you to become an architect. Usually, Contruction Management would prepare you to become a contractor, and Project Management would be one course, or a concentration, within an MBA or graduate engineering program.

As far as I know, there is no such thing as a “work permit program” for students. If you come to the U.S. as a student, you are not allowed to work here. There is a special visa you can get for practical experience for one year following the completion of your academic program. It will allow you to stay and work in the U.S. for one year, but then you will have to go back to your own county, in almost all cases. It also does not guarantee that you will find a job, and many companies have no interest in hiring someone who will have to leave in a year. Most companies are not all that interested in hiring international students. They may need people with specific skills which are hard to find, but I don’t think that is in any way the case for those with backgrounds in architecture or contruction management.

Campus recruitment at most schools is open to everyone, but in reality, international students do not participate because they are not eligible for the specific jobs. Since your email suggests that you are from some other country, you would have to go back to that country after graduating before beginning to search for a job. Most companies cannot consider hiring you in the U.S., because they would realize that you would not be eligible to take a job with them.

I honestly don’t know which are the best universities in this field. It is not one in which I have any knowledge.

As for scholarships, scholarships at the Master’s degree level are rare for anyone. Of those which may be available, very few would be open to international students. Most universities see international students as desirable because they pay full tuition, and unless someone were an incredibly unusual candidate, they would not be interested in offering them the few scholarships they may have available. Grants, which are usually given by the government to encourage further study, are even less available to international students. Your best bet, and the one I see used most by international students, is to get a scholarship from your own government to study abroad.

Most companies do not work with the student to extend their stay and get them a work visa. It is expected that the student themself will do this, before looking for a job in almost all cases. It may be different if you were a senior, respected architect who wanted to work in the U.S., but since U.S. companies can hire U.S. students, they are usually unwilling to go out of their way to hire an international student.

The future of contruction management is hard to predict. For the next few years, the prospects are pretty grim, given that most of the current global economic problems began with bad loans for home-buying. At this point, credit has been tightened up, and it is hard for people to get into the market and buy or build. Presumably, that will all get easier after a few years, but right now, this is not a good field to get into.

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What is the best discipline in MBA to enroll that will be suited to become CEO of an international company ?

Question by VENKAT: What is the best discipline in MBA to enroll that will be suited to become CEO of an international company ?
In future, if I wish to be the CEO of a big international company what will be the best discipline in MBA that will be the most suited for this position ?

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Answer by vasundhara
In my view., I think General Management which covers all sorts of management in brief would be helpfull…

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What is the origin of the stock market?

Question by Clifton M: What is the origin of the stock market?
When our country was founded, businesses just bought and sold things using a medium of exchange. When, how and why did the stock market evolve? I may sound ignorant, but I think that a lot of people have the same question. I also think that most publicly traded companies care more about their stock price than anything else. The company that I work for posts it on their web site every day, (like it’s going to motivate employees to work hareder to make it go up). Who decides increase or decrease the stock price? Is this just an arbitrary decision, or is it scientific?

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Answer by eaglesonaperch
this sums it up

http://www.hermes-press.com/wshist1.htm

by the way, this is where the terms ‘bull market’ and ‘bear market’ originated as well…if the tree was full of ‘bullitins’ it was known as a bull market.
when the tree was ‘bare’ it was known as a bear market.

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Spirit of Kindness Awards

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Recommend a reliable web host with great tech support?

Question by jade: Recommend a reliable web host with great tech support?
I need a new web host. I’m not interested in cheap, fly-by-night companies, but I need a solid hosting company that will provide great tech support for the variety of small websites I will be hosting with them. Any suggestions or advice is greatly appreciated!

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Answer by therapy_reject
Heres an answer that doesnt look like an advertisement…….

I use and recommend HostGator. I’ve been with them for a while and never had any problems. From what I hear, their tech support is quick and helpful. They guarantee server uptime, and have great support for server side scripting. The plans arent too expensive, I’m paying 9/month for unlimited data/bandwidth/domains. Sure I could probably find it cheaper somewhere else, but like you I dont care for cheap fly by night companies.

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of using facebook as a business profile?

Question by Tygrysita: What are the advantages and disadvantages of using facebook as a business profile?
I need to know why should I put my company profile in Facebook. What are the advantages that I will gain from doing so?

Please I really need this question answered. If you do know it, please be kind to put your answer.

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Answer by StarStar
First off, beware of the Nike answer, that is SPAM.

Advantages of using facebook as a business profile:

– it is a world-wide social network, therefore you are likely to be able to contact people across the globe.

– more will be aware of what it is you are trying to promote, because it is out in the public domain.

Disadvantages:

– hackers/spammers (be sure to change your password frequently)

– be sure to approve your comments

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Where can I go to found out sold home days on the market?

Question by stdugg: Where can I go to found out sold home days on the market?
I know a realtor can access this on the mls but is there somewhere on the web a non-professional can access this info?

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Answer by A D
You don’t say where the property is located and it may be different there.

In my area, if a property is offered for sale through a REALTOR, the “Days on Market” count is internal information on our MLS system and not public information.

Some of our Title Companies have web sites that will give some marketing information for sales market areas, but the marketing time is for the whole areas, not specific properties.

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