Work areas in this profession include project management, building technology, construction science, land development, real estate, finance and marketing – from project start to completion. Construction management has the highest average salary in the U.S. architecture, engineering and construction industry. The national average pay is $115K, varying by experience and position.
Students will have many career options in the construction industry, such as:
Virtual design/construction manager.
Green building auditor.
Project controls manager.
Pursuing a graduate degree is also a viable option after graduation.
Students will have the opportunity to connect with leading companies in the U.S. via the annual Construction Management Career Fair. This event helps to expose students to job opportunities in many construction industry sectors, including commercial, residential and infrastructure in locations across the nation. Students can gain professional construction management experience through internships. These experiences will occur with agencies and businesses related to the student’s area of interest within the construction industry.
Opportunities for professional certificates to prepare for leadership in the industry are also available, including Construction Safety and Health Certificate from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration; LEED Green Associate credential; Associate Construction Certification from the American Institute of Constructors; and Certified Green Professional designation from the National Association of Home Builders.
Faculty members and advisors maintain close relationships with construction management companies, which can help with internships, scholarships and employment in this industry.
On Feb. 20, 2019, the MSU Construction Management Residential Construction Competition team took first place out of a competitive field of 37 four-year university teams from across the U.S. at the NAHB Student Competition in Las Vegas.
Student Services Office 517-432-3393 Human Ecology Building, Room 102
Available appointments are posted at the start of each semester for the entire semester. If no appointment times work for your schedule, please email your advisor to arrange an alternate appointment time. Schedule your appointment online. Note: Appointments are NOT available during the summer, Mid-May to mid-August. Advisors are available on a limited basis via email during the summer break.