MBA in Construction Economics & Quantity Surveying

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Noida: 10671

Quantity surveyors, also known as construction economists, comprise a crucial role in the built environment project life-cycle. Generally, a quantity surveyor’s role can be understood from these two dominant perspectives:

What is an MBA in Construction Economics and Quantity Surveying

MBA in Construction Economics and Quantity Surveying prepares you to excel as professional advisors on cost and commercial matters by enriching your knowledge in the following domains:

  • Quantity Surveying
  • Project Management
  • Data Analytics and decision making
  • Project support and value-added activities - Valuation, Contracts and commercial management
  • Business Development & Strategy - Techno-commercial aspects

After completing an MBA in Construction Economics and Quantity Surveying, you can work in domestic and international commercial offices, residential, hotel, hospital, institutional buildings, industrial buildings, roads, highways, bridges, and infrastructure.

Noida Campus

For NS (Non Sponsored) category - min 50% marks in Graduation with min score of MAT - 500/GMAT – 500 / CMAT - 150 Or percentile in CAT/XAT - 75 / NMAT - 60  Or Amity Written Test on the day of Interview.

For S (Sponsored) category - min 50% marks in Graduation with min score of MAT-450/GMAT- 450/ CMAT - 100  Or percentile in CAT/XAT - 65 / NMAT - 50  Or Amity Written Test on the day of Interview.

Preference will be given to Engineers & Architects

Careers and job roles in Construction Economics and Quantity Surveying

MBA in Construction Economics and Quantity Surveying offers a lucrative career to QS in terms of growth and earnings. Looking at industry 4.0, there are a plethora of opportunities in the domestic and international construction markets that a QS can avail. 

After completing the program, you will acquire the requisite competence to work in real estate development firms, construction companies and contractors, consulting firms as well as financial institutions across all essential stages of the project lifecycle, such as:


Design economics, Value Engineering and cost planning – Added value to design solutions

Procurement and tendering– Optimise cost and procurement opportunities

Contract practice and administration – Administer construction contracts

Quantification, costing, monitoring budgets and Commercial management– Assessment of completed work costs

Life cycle costing – Establish the total cost and spend profile of the project over its anticipated life span

Benchmarking costs - Establishing KPIs and benchmarking them


Firms that recruit our QS students

RICS SBE is one of the top-most post-graduate colleges in India that attracts over 100+ industry leaders to recruit its students.

Some of the major firms that regularly visit RICS SBE during campus placement time are:

Construction Economics and Quantity Surveying Alumni talks - videos

Vaibhav Pal,
A student of MBA in Construction Economics & Quantity Surveying talks about the program in detail for people looking for a career in Quantity Surveying. Vaibhav has also been placed in Chaun Lim Constructions Pvt. Ltd, Singapore.
Sree Charan,
An alum of RICS SBE flagship course MBA in Construction Economics & Quantity Surveying talks about the role that a Quantity Surveyor professional plays in Indian Market and what the growth opportunities are.
Nomomita Kujur,
An RICS SBE alumni of MBA in Construction Economics & Quantity Surveying (2017-2019) program, is currently working as an Assistant Manager, Merlin Group.
Mohit Saluja,
An RICS SBE alumni of MBA in Construction Economics & Quantity Surveying program currently works as a Cost Consultant at CBRE. Mohit clears some myths about Quantity Surveyors in India and also explains his roles & responsibilities. He also shares insights into the RICS SBE curriculum and how it helped him in his professional career.

International exposure

MBA in Construction Economics and Quantity Surveying curriculum has been designed to give you hands-on, industry-led, international experience. With the projects from across the globe, you will get familiar with diversity, which will help you adjust well in the international markets.

Also, during the campus placement, you can attend interviews for international firms, which will act as a stepping-stone of your glorious career in the international territory.

Hear what our industry leaders have to say

The graduates have come up well and have picked up in our business without much training. They are always one step ahead of their peers of other institutes and we continue to hire from RICS SBE in the future as well.
The need for professionals has always been high. I have worked with the alumni of RICS SBE, and they bring enthusiasm, skill-set and ability to the team we continue to work with RICS and grow with the firm.
RICS SBE which is built by the industry is providing students with wholesome professional expertise. It is catching up to the demand of the industry.


Highlights of the Construction Economics and Quantity Surveying program

You will gain keen knowledge on:

Management aspects for decision making

Technical aspects for a QS

Core QS competencies such as quantification and costing, Procurement and tendering, contracts, Commercial Management, 

Financial Management of Construction Projects, 

Technology and people involved in achieving project success

You will be learning from our world-class faculty, who have prior work experience in the industry. Also, you can access our well-furnished computer labs to develop certain technical skills.

Skills & competencies

Skills and competency upgradation are possible by joining the well renowned chartered memberships of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Briefly, RICS SBE works towards enhancing your Technical Skills, Software skills and Soft skills.

Technical Skills: It refers to knowledge and application in pre-and post-contract management.
Software Skills: It includes knowledge of MS Excel, CostX, Candy CCS, BIM, Primavera and MS Project.
Soft skills: It comprises of time management, communication, presentation, numeracy, analytical, negotiation, team building, and critical thinking skills.


Career pathway

Quantity surveyors can begin their career as Asst. QS, Junior QS, Asst. Cost Manager, and Asst. Manager contracts to achieve the post of Asst. Vice President (AVP) OR Asst. Director or General Manager (GM) in the next 10-12 years.

After completing MBA in Construction Economics and Quantity Surveying from RICS SBE, you can tap out plenty of career opportunities available in the Middle East, Singapore and other parts of the world.



2 year fee for MBA Construction Economics and Quantity Surveying:

INR 12,28,000/- (Noida)

Prof. (Dr.) Deepak Bajaj FRICS

Director and Head of Institution, RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University, Noida

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what our students say

I am currently working at Faithful+Gould. Although an office is completely different from a classroom, I've had a chance to put my acquired skills into practice. It feels great to work for a world-class organisation, where there are so many challenges and opportunities to progress.
Abhijeet Punyani
Placed with Faithful+Gould, Dubai as Trainee Quantity Surveyor
RICS SBE helped me improve my managerial skills and I could get Deputy Manager position in Egis India Consulting Engineers Pvt LTD through campus placements with a good package.
Sree Charan Kasina
MBA CEQS 2016-2018,
Placed at Egis India Consulting Engineers Pvt Ltd.
I am handling all the QS and commercial aspects of two residential building projects in Dubai. It gives me a sense of pride to excel at my work. I am also working towards becoming an MRICS.
Mithil Haldankar
MBA CEQS 2016,
Placed SPCL Dubai as Quantity Surveyor