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Construction Management


Established in 1948, the Construction Management (CM) program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). It offers a Bachelor, Masters and PhD in Construction Management.

For public information about the program consult our Program Assessment and Action Plan

Construction Management is a profession of both the management and technological aspects of the construction industry. CM students take classes in management, contracts, finance, estimating, scheduling, project management, real estate, structural design, accounting, building codes, business law, safety, and materials. They are provided opportunities to receive real world experiences through a well established internship program.

Teaching focuses on:

  • Construction Project Management

  • Sustainable Built Environment

  • Housing

  • Construction Management Information Systems

  • Lean Construction

  • International Project Management

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently reported that Michigan was one of several “states adding a high number of new construction jobs for the past 12 months” (Michigan added 12,400 jobs for a 8.7% gain).

The MSU Construction Management Program is pleased to report that 100% of December 2014 CM bachelor’s degree graduates secured jobs prior to or within one month of graduating. Starting salaries averaged $57,000.

According to the 2014 Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S. Bureau of labor Statistics, 78,200 new high-level construction managers will be needed by the year 2020.

More information/Helpful Links:

Public Information: Program Assessment and Action Plan

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