Construction Management Major

Become an expert • Develop an edge with soft skills • Lead with conviction

Construction Management is a critical industry. JBU will prepare you to excel.

In the construction management major, you'll get practical, hands-on experience to prepare you for your career. You'll learn problem-solving skills that employers want. You'll land internships, compete in construction competitions and manage projects from beginning to end.

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What to expect as a Construction Management student at JBU

Become a CM Expert

JBU’s Balzer Technology Center has the space and equipment you need to become a true expert, and our faculty have years of wisdom to pass on to you.

Impress Potential Employers

You'll do more than swing a hammer. You'll learn to become the problem-solving leader employers want. You'll integrate engineering and design concepts, project management and business skills, and the latest computer applications and communication skills.

Start a Lucrative Career

Want a secure career? Your CM job can't be outsourced, and the average starting salary for JBU CM grads is around the same as a starting engineer. 

Manage an Entire Project

As part of your capstone course, you'll oversee a project from start to finish by planning, estimating, procuring materials, executing projects, supervising underclassmen students, and coordinating subcontractors for the job.

Land an Internship

You'll be heavily recruited for internships during and after college by numerous industry leading companies like Turner, Vaughn, Kiewit, Nabholz, Crossland, Manhattan, and Rausch Coleman, each of whom appreciates the value of the JBU Construction Management graduate.

Compete to Win

You'll design and build viable disaster shelters for the Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Shelter Competition, develop a major project proposal at the TEXO/ASC Student Competition, and tackle tough ethical issues at the AIC Ethics Competition.

Serve Around the Globe

You'll have the opportunity to spend a summer working service or missions organizations like Samaritan's Purse responding to disasters, managing community projects in underdeveloped countries, or building in economically depressed areas of the U.S.

Work with Accessible Professors

The full-time and adjunct faculty at JBU CM have extensive experience in the construction field and provide students with a clear perspective on the professional or service world they are preparing for.

CPC Certification

All Construction management majors are required to take the Associate Constructor Certification (Level 1) exam during their last semester at JBU. Details on this certification and exam may be found here. The Certified Professional Constructor Certification (Level 2) exam can be taken after graduating from an ACCE accredited school, successful passing of the level 1 exam, and completing four years of professional practice in managing construction. This CPC certification is an excellent proof of commitment to the ethics and professionalism in the field of construction.

The JBU program develops future construction professionals with the maturity, integrity, and self-confidence to be successful construction professionals. They also bring practical skills, are effective communicators and problem solvers, work well in a team-oriented environment, and bring a strong desire to add value.

Steve Clouten, DBIA

EVP Operations, Nabholz

Hear how CM majors apply their coursework

What could you do with a Construction Management degree?

Field Engineer

Provide technical engineering information to company supervision and crafts to ensure construction work complies with all engineering standards.

Assistant Estimator

Assist in gathering, calculating, and compiling cost data for use in bid proposal estimates for one or more discipline areas.

Assistant Superintendent

Assist in supervising craft employees assigned to a particular construction discipline work area such as concrete, reinforcing bar, excavation, erection of structural steel, duct work, or electrical piping.

Cost Engineering

Perform tasks related to the collection of cost data required to monitor project budgets and estimates. Learn to apply the principles and techniques of resource monitoring to specific tasks related to a portion of a project through on-the-job training.

Buyer

Purchase expendable construction materials and supplies, repair parts for company equipment, small tools, and administers service contracts.

Schedule Engineer

Perform tasks related to the collection and evaluation of data required to monitor project schedules. Learn to apply the principles and techniques of resource monitoring to specific tasks.

Quality of Control Engineer

Perform or assist in a variety of quality control engineering and inspection work related to a specific discipline such as civil, structural, mechanical, piping, welding, NDE, and/or electrical.

Labor Relations Assistant

Provide administrative and technical research support to corporate and/or project relations personnel.

Contract Administer

Coordinate, administer, and supervise routine on-site contract (or sub-contract) work, using standardized methods relating to the processing and recording of contracts for one particular project.

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