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Construction Management

Build your skills and knowledge of the construction process from the conceptual development stage through the final construction phase with a major in construction management. Taught by U of M faculty and industry experts, you will gain tools that can be applied immediately on-the-job.

The University of Minnesota's Construction Management program is also fully accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), an assurance that it has met stringent industry standards of content and quality.

Prepare for the Real World

In this program you'll gain professional experience firsthand from faculty who focus on real issues, and relate classroom experiences to the workplace. The Construction Management program is:

  • Grounded in current industry practices and technologies
  • Multidisciplinary, to help you develop the broad base of knowledge you'll need
  • Supportive, with small classes, responsive advisers, and easy access to faculty
  • Flexible, with evening and online courses

Build Your Career

Whether you're a working professional seeking a part-time program or a full-time student with a strong interest in construction, this degree will prepare you for success. You'll gain essential knowledge in:

  • Design and construction technologies
  • Estimating
  • Contracts and specifications
  • Construction project management
  • Results measurement
  • Quality assurance

Choose a Track

In addition to core construction management competencies, you'll choose a track for focused course work. Choose from:

  • Commercial
  • Facility management
  • Highway/Heavy-Civil works
  • Residential

Each track has five to six required courses, in addition to the core construction management courses.

Program Update

Effective Spring 2014, students entering the Construction Management major will be required to complete the University of Minnesota Liberal Education Requirements as part of their bachelor's degree. See the Degree Requirements page for more information.

Take the Next Step

Attending an information session is the best way to learn more about how the Construction Management program can help you meet your goals. You'll hear from the faculty director about industry trends and careers, and an academic adviser will be available to help you plan your course of study.

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