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Construction Management (18 Credits)

The purpose of the Construction Management specialization is to prepare professionals to serve as leaders within the construction management segment of the industry and who can promote the enhancement of the construction management discipline. Coursework within the specialization is directed toward applied research, the advancement of the construction organization, and professional management leading to the effective and efficient control of the construction process. Development of high quality communication practices for the construction management process is of paramount importance to the construction specialization. In addition, legal and ethical dimensions applied to the construction process will be an integral part of the specialization.

The specialization is open to persons having had undergraduate/graduate studies in construction management and/or related disciplines. Validated work experience in the construction industry is required.


  • To encourage applied research and the scientific method of problem solving as a means of improving the construction management professional.
  • To provide an educational environment for the advancement of construction education at the doctoral level.
  • To develop professional construction personnel who can promote construction management and construction education.
  • To encourage the respect for and importance of construction education to the economy of a global society.


Univ. Course   Sp 20 Su 20 Fa 20 Sp 21 Su 21 Fa 21 Sp 22 Su 22 Fa 22 Sp 23 Su 23 Fa 23 Sp 24 Su 24 Fa 24
BGSU CONS 6430 Adv. Est, Bid Strategy & CC     X     X     X     X     X
BGSU CONS 6420 Const. Mgmt. Plng & Sched. X     X     X     X     X    
BGSU TECH 6200 Project Mgmt in Applied Eng           X     X     X     X
BGSU TECH 6440 Eng. Economics     X     X     X     X     X
BGSU CONS 6410 Contracts & Disputes X     X     X     X     X    
ECU CMGT 6660 Quality Const. X     X                      
UCMO TMD 7320 Ethics & Prof     X           X            
UCMO TMD 6315 Adv Lgl Aspects       X           X          



Bowling Green State University (BGSU)
CONS 6430:  Advanced Estimating, Bidding Strategy and Cost Control (3 hours)

Subcontract scoping, quantity take-off, unit cost calculation, budgeting, and bidding strategy for buildings and heavy civil projects along with computerized estimating techniques such as Excel, HCSS, and Timberline


Bowling Green State University (BGSU)
CONS 6420:  Construction Management Planning and Scheduling (3 hours)

Principles and practical concepts essential to managing complex construction projects. Advanced construction project planning, scheduling, control, resource allocation, and earned value analysis using Primavera Project Management software. Quality management, procurement management, and cost-time trade off.


Bowling Green State University (BGSU)
TECH 6200:  Project Management in Applied Engineering (3 hours)

This course develops a foundation for successful completion of a technical project. It covers a wide range of fundamental concepts related to project management such as project management framework, project management process, project life cycle, and the ten knowledge areas of project management.


Bowling Green State University (BGSU)
TECH 6440:  Engineering Economics & Technical Strategic Management (3 hours)

Application of engineering economics principles related to evaluating alternative solutions and replacement and retention decisions


Bowling Green State University (BGSU)
CONS 6410:  Contracts and Disputes Resolution (3 hours)

Early recognition of actual or potential legal problems with an overview of the legal aspects of contracting and construction. Explore contract administration, uncover details about risk management, and avoid litigation.  Explore alternative dispute resolution techniques including mediation, arbitration, and litigation settlement techniques.


University of Central Missouri (UCMO)
TMD 7320: Ethics and Professional Issues of the Construction Process (3 hours)

The course presupposes no formal training in ethical theory. Emphasis will be on critical thinking skills applied to issues experienced by practicing professional in Construction Management.


University of Central Missouri (UCMO)
TMD 6315: Advanced Legal Aspects of Construction (3 hours)

An advanced course in legal aspects of the construction process. Prerequisite(s): INDM 5015 or instructor consent. 



East Carolina University (ECU)
CMGT 6660: Quality Control Systems (3 hours)

Current codes and procedures in sampling, engineering standards, testing procedures and guidelines, data analysis using computer modeling and statistical analysis.