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Construction Management BS

Why Choose Construction Management at UCM?

  • Affordable - Ranked 10th of 50 best Value Schools for Construction Management - 2016
  • Guaranteed future employment - Nearly all graduates have found full-time employment two months prior to graduation
  • Faculty who care - Full time faculty with more than 70 years of U.S. industry experience and more than 70 years of experience teaching all the CM courses
  • Not just a number - Small class sizes (fewer than 20) in all upper level classes 

Why students choose Construction Management at UCM

  • “The UCM Construction Management Department has a great advantage because it offers a smaller academic community and access to the resources of a large university at the same time”
  • “Not only do you gain knowledge you will use every day, but you gain mentors and friends that you will always have, even after you graduate”
  • “Close to home and affordable”

What do UCM CM grads do?

What will you do with a UCM CM degree?

  • Oversee many different aspects of multi-million dollar projects, which may include:
    • Scheduling
    • Safety
    • Cost estimating
    • Design
    • Quality assurance
    • Value engineering
    • Commissioning
    • Construction inspection
    • Risk management
  • Coordinate and supervise all contractors and subcontractors
  • Facilitate communication between all team members on a project

 

Program Information

What is CM?

  • A $1.2M House
  • A $690M Stadium
  • A $250M Hospital

 All these projects and many more were successfully completed by graduates of UCM’s CM program

 Construction Management is a combination of specialized project management techniques used to manage planning, design, and construction of a project from beginning to end. 

CMGT Mission Statement

To provide a nationally accredited program of study designed to provide the technical, managerial, and general education needs of those desiring to enter or continue in a construction related professional career.

Program Education Outcomes

  1. Have effective oral and written communication skills and demonstrate the ability to contribute effectively to the benefit of teams.
  2. Apply construction management skills to develop and apply a project budget using the project estimate and schedule.  
  3. Produce and manage a construction schedule.      
  4. Be a professional, ethical, and socially responsible constructor.  
  5. Be capable and committed to providing a safe working environment on all construction projects.
  6. Utilize current construction management techniques and construction management technology to acquire, manage, and complete construction projects.  

Student Outcomes

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline
  2. an ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure, or program to meet desired needs
  3. an ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data, and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions
  4. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  5. an ability to understand ethical and professional responsibility and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  6. an ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze uncertainty

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

 

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

Annual Student Enrollment

125

136

134

154

 147

Annual Graduation

24

19

22

26

30 

Construction Management Student Groups

Each year UCM Construction Management students participate in the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Student Management Competition  in Nebraska City, NE.  The competition is among 16 schools offering construction-related degrees in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska.  The competition is based on real plans and specifications of Commercial, Design-Build, Heavy/Civil, and Residential projects already completed or underway.  Teams are given the plans and specifications and required to prepare complete estimates, schedules, cash flow projections, cost analysis, site layouts, methodology plans, and safety plans per the problem statement.  Representatives from industry that were involved with these real-world projects judge the written submittal and the formal presentation of the solution.

This is an excellent learning opportunity for our students, emphasizing technical, leadership, and teamwork skills.  The teams meet every Thursday evening in the fall semester to prepare the pre-qualification package, develop preliminary estimates and schedules, rehearse presentation skills, and review past bid packages and presentations in preparation for the competition.  Many companies that employ our students have commented that they look very favorably on candidates who have participated in this competition.  

  • SOCM

Student Organization of Construction Managers or SOCM is a club for construction management students to socialize outside of the classroom while still working on construction related projects. Examples of past projects include:

  • Walking trail around Lions Lake
  • Homecoming floats
 

Scholarships

UCM Scholarship Finder

For Any Major within the School of Technology

FIRST Robotics Scholarship (Incoming Freshman - STEM related)

Jacob M. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship (Including Graduate Students) 

Construction Management

Coleman Industrial Construction, Inc. Diane and Don Coleman Scholarship
Barton Riley Scholarship

Click link for Construction Industry Scholarship Opportunity.

Program Accreditation

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You will receive an education from an ATMAE accredited program.

Contact

Dr. Kyle Larson
Program Coordinator
COT 203C
Tel: (660)543-4746

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