Stakeholder & Financial Management & Health, Safety, and Security Overview

2 Units
Online Fixed-Date

Course Description

Master Construction Stakeholder Management

In this course, we will address Stakeholders in construction and how to identify understand their impact and influence throughout a project life cycle. Students will review case studies and discuss how to navigate labor unions, insurance, and regulatory agencies. Students will explore health, safety, security, and other environmental considerations to overcome common pitfalls and adversity in construction projects. Students will also learn about working in the field and the necessary zoning, signage, permits, and environmental programs to be aware of during a construction project. Finally, this course will also address Financial Management, funding, and analytical techniques to determine which projects are right for their organization and project teams.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This continuing education course is intended for those who seek to an understanding of a project manager's role within the construction industry.

Course Materials: 

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  • PMP-X804F Project Management Fundamentals
  • PMP-X805BD Introduction to Construction Project Management
  • PMP-X806BD Scope, Schedule, Cost and Quality Management
  • PMP-X807BD Resource, Communications and Risk and Procurement Management

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What You Will Learn

  • Gain mastery in stakeholder management at a level that will empower you to effectively relate and communicate with members of the community, labor unions, insurance and other regulatory agencies
  • Depict the HSSE considerations that could negatively impact your project and resources and realize how to adhere to requirements that will positively influence cost of safety, cost of environment, and cost of environment
  • Understand circumstances that must be addressed on every construction project in order to make certain you have proper zoning, signage, plans for emergencies, waste management, and hazard risk analysis
  • Complete an in-depth review of financial and accounting management and systems in order to have the ability to conduct analytical techniques


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Online Fixed-Date

Online Fixed-Date: Online fixed-date courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that enables you to collaborate with your instructor and other students in a shared, online learning environment. These courses have fixed start and finish dates, but as an online student you will have 24/7 online access to your classroom assignments, syllabus and course resources. Our online fixed-date courses allow you to work on your assignments anytime, although you are required to complete the assignments by specific dates.

How is the learning structured? In an online fixed-date course, you and your classmates will proceed through the curriculum together, collaborating in a shared learning experience. Each online fixed-date course is asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime, although required to complete the assignments by specific dates. The course is designed with learning modules where all of the content is grouped into weekly assignments. Each module covers one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments with due dates (which may include: written assignments, journal entries, research, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Discussion forum where you answer prompts from the instructor and interact with your classmates.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.


Great learning experience. Would have liked a more interactive approach with more engagement and in-class participation, but I understand how that can be challenging in an online program. Overall, very good experience and I feel that I am coming away with a solid understanding of the material.

Relevant information that will assist anyone who takes the program, regardless of experience, become better project managers and leaders.

Our instructor was very knowledgeable and made me feel like he was sincerely interested in seeing everyone in the class succeed. He offered great feedback and constructive criticism in a very non confrontational way.