Career – what can you do with a construction management degree?
Construction managers may not lay bricks or pour concrete. But from conception to completion, they are at the helm of our built environment.
Some construction managers are in charge of overseeing all the moving parts at every stage. Others focus on becoming highly specialized in a single phase, aspect or type of project.
BGSU construction management degree graduates can generally expect job stability and competitive wages. Our alumni have gone on to assume prominent leadership positions at industry vanguards, including companies like:
- Rudolph Libbe Group
- Kokosing Construction Co.
- E.S. Wagner Company
- Lathrop | Turner Construction Co.
- Kiewit Corp.
Jobs in construction management require wide-ranging technical, managerial and leadership skills. Examples of daily duties include:
- Supervising progress, safety and compliance on construction projects of all types and sizes
- Preparing budgets and cost estimates
- Collaborating with architects, engineers and trade workers
- Negotiating with subcontractors and vendors
- Formulating strategies for eco-friendly development
The Department of Construction Management teaches the technicalities of the trade along with the skills you’ll need to collaborate and lead teams.
First-year students complete general requirements (BG Perspective courses) in written communication, mathematics, social and behavioral sciences, humanities and arts, natural science and cultural diversity.
Second year, we lay the foundation in core studies, with introductory courses in architectural design, construction document reading and topics in construction.
Advancing to the third and fourth years, students delve into the more complex core curricula, such as:
- Structural design
- Estimating and cost control
- Construction methods and practices
- Mechanical and electrical systems
Construction management co-op program
BGSU construction management students must successfully complete three co-ops with construction companies as part of our curriculum. Co-ops are graded and carry credits. These are onsite, paid positions directly related to your major.
Co-ops fuse classroom academics with practical job experience. You gain relevant skills, bulk up your resume and develop a professional network. Many students receive full-time job offers after graduation from their co-op employers.
- Construction Document Reading
- Structural Design
- Construction Surveying
- Building Information and Modeling for Construction
- Estimating and Cost Control
- LEED and Lean Fundamentals
- Computer-Aided Design for Architecture
- Construction Safety and Health Management
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 Degree is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) and is in good standing. The Cooperative Education Program within the College of Technology, Architecture and Engineering at Bowling Green State University is accredited by the Accreditation and Council for Co-Op & Internship.
Updated: 11/29/2023 02:29PM