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Construction Management

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What is Construction Management?

The job of a Construction Manager is to plan, budget, organize, and supervise construction projects from development to completion. Construction Management involves the planning, scheduling, evaluation, and controlling of construction resources and activities, with optimization of project cost, schedule, quality, and owner’s satisfaction. The Construction Management program provides graduates with the necessary skills in: 

  • Estimating project costs and budgets
  • Planning and scheduling project progress and timetables
  • Administering the contract
  • Managing job site and operations by coordinating onsite activities
  • Managing project quality
  • Managing project safety

The major in construction management leads to the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Construction Management. Graduates of the Construction Management (CM) program enter the industry as project superintendents, field supervisors, project managers, or owner’s representatives for a variety of construction related firms such as general contractors, specialty subcontractors, construction managers, designers, developers, consultants, or owners.​ With topics including planning and scheduling, surveying, safety, law, and materials and methods, you will be ready to take on the challenges of the jobsite and construction projects. Students will learn to:

  • Select and apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and technology to construction problems
  • Perform standard tests, organize and interpret test data, and apply test results to improve construction processes
  • Function effectively as members or leaders on construction teams

How will this degree enhance my career?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Construction Managers is expected to grow 16 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.

As overall construction activity expands, population and businesses grow, and buildings are retrofitted to be more energy efficient, the need for qualified individuals to oversee these projects will increase. As opportunities for construction managers continue to rise, candidates with a bachelor's degree will have the best job prospects.

possible career options with a degree in construction management

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