Construction Management

Sound managerial decisions are critical to successful construction projects that are finished on time and on budget.
Degree Type: BS

Are you looking for an exciting career in construction with high-paying jobs waiting on you when you graduate? 

If so, our new Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program, pending ACCE accreditation, might be just what you are looking for. While 鶹ý has offered a concentration in this field for the last five years, we will welcome our first cohort of students on campus in 2023. 

Housed within the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, our Construction Management program is the first and only one like it in the Memphis area, and with great relationships with many of the big construction companies in town, there are plenty of opportunities for students to earn hands-on experience and learn from the pros. 

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Program Highlights

Why Construction Management Might Be For You

  • If you like civil engineering but are more interested in focusing on planning and managing people
  • If you like seeing a project through from start to finish
  • If you like working with your hands
  • If you like being part of a team that is responsible for the planning and implementation of a project 
  • If you want to make a competitive salary at a competitive job right after graduation 

Internships with Major Corporations

An internship during your study provides you with first-hand management experience. 鶹ý Construction Management students have the opportunity to intern with the following companies:

  • Allen & Hoshall
  • Fisher Arnold
  • Flintco
  • Linkous Construction
  • MMC Materials
  • Process Systems, Inc.
  • Risk Strategies
  • Tri-State Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Contractors

What You’ll Study

The Construction Management Concentration requires 123 credit hours. You’ll take 鶹ý general education and liberal arts courses, plus courses in:

  • Project Scheduling
  • Building Information Systems
  • Electrical System Construction
  • Geomatics
  • Construction materials
  • Project Safety
  • Construction estimating and cost control
  • Heavy construction equipment
  • Codes and provisions
  • Land development
  • Mechanical System Construction

Construction Management Minor

The Construction Management minor requires you to complete the following courses in addition to your major degree requirements:

  • Two Construction Management courses
  • One Construction Engineering course
  • Three Business courses


Graduates of the Construction Management program are prepared to work in many different environments where management contributes to the success of construction projects. You’ll be prepared for a career as a:

  • Project manager
  • Field Superintendent
  • Estimator
  • Planning and Scheduling

Is Construction Management for You?

The Construction Management Concentration combines two sets of skills. You’ll excel in this field if you:

  • Adapt quickly to new information or situations
  • Communicate well verbally and in written communications
  • Enjoy working with people
  • Can delegate well to others
  • Have an aptitude for engineering and construction
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Enjoy building things with your hands

Five Year BS/MSEM Program

The School of Engineering also offers an Accelerated Five-Year BS/MSEM program that allows you to combine a bachelor of science (technical) with a master of science (management) degree that you can complete in five years.
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