A degree in construction management prepares you to take charge of building projects, from industrial buildings and roads to homes and hospitals.
It’s a demanding profession that sometimes requires long hours, but the rewards can be great. The average starting salary our recent graduates reported was over $60,000.
You will learn the basics of surveying, utility systems, construction, and materials. The construction management program focuses on building and commercial construction with some discussion of heavy civil, industrial, and residential construction.
You will also master the business and communications skills that are critical to completing projects on time and under budget. And you will also learn how to build sustainably to meet your clients’ needs and help preserve the planet.
Employers in this field place a high value on experience, so we encourage you to work in the construction trades as part of an internship, co-op, or summer job.
Jobs held by construction management graduates
- Project Manager
- Field Engineer
- Construction Specialist
Some employers of construction management graduates
- American Infrastructure
- Bechtel Corporation
- Black & Veatch
- CSX Corporation
- DTE Energy