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)
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 496 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 scored at the national average or higher 26 out of 31 times the exam has been given. In spring of 2016, 18 of the 20 MSUM spring 2016 CM graduates passed the national construction management exam for a 90 percent pass rate. The national average pass rate was 52 percent. In addition, the average test score for MSUM students was 76.1 percent, while the national average score was 68.8 percent. The MSUM results met or exceeded the national average in all 20 Construction Management Student Learning Outcome assessment categories.