Construction Management Courses & Curriculum

Students may enter the construction management program as incoming freshman, internal transfers, and external transfers from other universities or technical/community colleges. If you choose to enroll in MSUM’s Construction Management program, you will learn the management skills which allow you to coordinate and manage people, processes, materials, equipment, budgets, schedules, and contracts as well as the safety of employees and the public. Construction Management graduates hold a variety of job titles, such as project manager, project engineer, estimator, scheduler, or construction manager.

The curriculum includes coursework under general topics:

  • Construction Materials, Analysis, & Design
  • Cost Estimating - Quantity Survey, Pricing, & Productivity
  • Scheduling and Project Control
  • Project Management and Administration
  • Heavy/Highway Operations and Analysis
  • Business and Management
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum (LASC)

Degree Options

Computer Requirements

The Construction Management program requires junior-level students to have access to windows based laptop computers in the curriculum coursework. (Apple/Macintosh based computers will NOT work.) All CM majors who enroll in CM 230 Construction Estimating I, which is generally at the beginning of the junior year, will be required to purchase and utilize laptop computers in their CM coursework. CM 230 is the beginning of a 4-semester sequence of courses where laptops will be required for their junior and senior years. Freshman and sophomore level CM courses are exempt from this requirement.

Advising Information

AIC Construction Certification Exam

All Construction Management (CM) students sit for the CPC Level 1, Construction Fundamentals Exam when they are enrolled in the CM 492 Capstone Experience. The exam, developed and monitored by the American Institute of Constructors Certification Commission, has been given each semester since 2000. MSUM students have consistently scored above the national average in all 17 Construction Management Student Learning Outcome Assessment categories.