Construction Management

School of Planning, Design & Construction


Dr. Janice Hironaka
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Phone: 517-432-3393

The Construction Management major is designed to provide students with a background in managerial, technological, economic, social, political and environmental aspects of residential and commercial construction. The systems approach used includes project management, construction science, land acquisition and development, real estate, finance, management and marketing. Michigan State University’s Construction Management major is nationally accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). Only about half of all four-year programs in the country are accredited.

MSU boasts the first independent Construction Management doctoral major in the country.

Career opportunities for Construction Management majors include supervisory and managerial employment within commercial and residential contracting, land development and real estate organizations; material distribution systems; financial institutions; and governmental agencies. Graduates of the Construction Management program are some of the highest paid professionals who graduate from Michigan State University.

The construction industry is a trillion-dollar operation that represents 12 percent of the GNP and is one of the largest employers representing 6 percent of all private sector jobs. Studying construction management at Michigan State University helps students gain the knowledge to develop rewarding careers in a demanding industry. Positions can range from project management and construction to a construction company owner.

To see courses required for this major, visit the Construction Management major listing on the MSU course catalog.

Career Opportunities
Building Equipment Contractors
Commercial Building Construction
Residential Building Construction
Building Contractors
Project Management
Project Engineer
Production Supervisor
Site Manager
Construction Coordinator

A sampling of companies hiring MSU grads
Acciona Energy NA
Alberici Constructors Inc.
Aristeo Construction Company
Barton Malow Company
Bovis Lend Lease
DeMaria Building Company
Denn-Co Construction
E&K Companies
Granger Construction Company
Graycor, Inc.
Hensel Phelps Construction Company
I. Comm Corporation
Jacobs Constructors
Kiewit Group
M.A. Mortensson Company
Mass. Electric Construction Company
McCarthy Building Companies
Norfolk Southern
Perini Corporation
Pulte Home Corporation
Shaw Electric Company
Skanska USA Building Inc.
The Christman Company
The Walsh Group
The Whiting-Turner
Tippmann Group
Turner Construction Company
Western Summit Constructors