Construction Management


The Construction Management Profession

Construction Management Program at MSU prepares future leaders for a variety of sectors in the construction industry including commercial and residential.

Commercial Construction

Residential Construction


Why Study Construction Management at Michigan State University

The program has one of the highest placement rates and average starting salaries within the college and the university.

Established in 1948, the Construction Management (CM) Program at Michigan State University 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.

In 2015, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) 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 96% of May 2017 CM bachelor’s degree graduates secured jobs prior to or within one month of graduating. Starting salaries averaged $61,667.

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.

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