Construction Management

About the Major

A major in Construction Management prepares you for a career in the construction industry. Students in the program blend design and engineering concepts with essential skills in business and construction management. Construction Management students also gain aptitude in estimating documents, scheduling contracts, planning project execution, measuring results and ensuring quality, and project management. Read more about the major.

Common Entry Level Job Titles

  • Project Manager
  • Owner Representative
  • Project Engineer
  • General Superintendent
  • Construction Superintendent
  • Contractor
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Building Inspector
  • Project Assistant

Types of Employers

  • Architectural firms
  • Specialty trade contractors (HVAC, plumbing, electrical, etc.)
  • General building contractors 
  • Self employment
  • Government agencies
  • Engineering firms

Alumni Internship and Volunteer Contacts

Search for students' previously completed experiences related to this major (to get ideas- not to get a list of openings) at: z.umn.edu/experiencedatabase. Database is updated through Summer 2018 semester only.

Salary and Employment Statistics

See the employment and salary page for statistics on the most recent graduates and previous years.

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