The Construction Management program is part of the School of the Built Environment in the BGSU College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering.

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Construction Management

The construction management program at Bowling Green State University prepares students for leadership and management roles in the rapidly expanding field of construction. The curriculum is a combination of architecture, engineering and business courses.

The Department of Construction Management is part of The School of the Built Environment which also includes the Department of Architecture and Environmental Design, providing interdisciplinary collaboration and synergistic interaction between the two fields.

Students can also earn a Master of Technology Management degree in construction management that offers a broad competency in construction management, business operations and problem solving.

Quality classroom experiences

Students are given a blend of course work and real-life experience including academic work in the classroom, application of concepts in laboratory workshops and cooperative education experiences. 

BGSU’s construction management program is one of only two programs in Ohio and 62 nationwide accredited by the prestigious American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).

Stand Out in courses like

  • Residential Construction
  • Surveying
  • Computer Application
  • Structural Design
  • LEED and Lean Fundamentals
  • Safety and Health Management
  • Estimating and Cost Control

Curriculum

Students learn blueprint reading, building material properties, structural analysis, computer applications, cost estimating, scheduling, surveying, safety, contracts, problem solving, networking, communications, management and leadership skills.

Construction management students are required to complete three co-op experiences with construction firms and have numerous opportunities to learn from and interact with the construction industry.

Our co-op program is one of 12 accredited co-op education programs in the nation.

Internships and Careers

The construction management program maintains a strong connection with the construction industry including companies like Rudolph Libbe Group, Kokosing Construction Company, E.S. Wagner Company and Kiewit Corporation. Many successful construction firms rely on our students and visit our campus regularly to recruit for co-op opportunities and employment after graduation.

Our graduates lead and manage critical construction projects as construction managers, estimators, project supervisors, operation managers and schedulers.

GO FAR in your career

  • Construction managers
  • Project supervisors
  • Operations managers
  • Estimators
  • Schedulers

In the past two years, construction management graduates have 100% job attainment.

College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering Admissions

The students in the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering are acquiring skills that make them marketable in a variety of careers including construction management. With two to three co-op experiences required and classroom settings with a mix of lectures and hands-on experience, our students' job attainment rate is exceptional.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in the Construction Management program are expected to:

  • Apply construction management skills that include cost estimating and control, construction scheduling, construction safety, construction document reading, construction methods and materials, ethics in construction, construction technical skills, and computer applications in construction.
  • Exhibit construction business skills that include construction financing, business management, and personnel management;
  • Communicate effectively in oral presentations, writing technical reports, and critiquing the work of others.

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).

More information on accreditation

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Construction Management program leads to professional licensure

More information on professional licensure

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Construction Management program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.