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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato


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Mission Statement

The mission of the Construction Management program is to advance world-class project management for the built environment through effective teaching, research, and service.

Program Goals

The Construction Management program will provide quality undergraduate and graduate programs that foster student learning through a wide variety of instructional applications. This will be accomplished by the following goals:

  1. Curriculum: Offer globally competitive, technologically current programs that are recognized and respected for preparing students to enter the workforce.
  2. Advising: Provide effective academic and career advising to foster a commitment to life-long learning.
  3. Student Activity: Involve students in industry-sponsored events to facilitate students' professional development prior to graduation.
  4. Faculty Development: Provide opportunities that enhance professional growth, provide expertise to industry and government partners and promote active learning for faculty and students.
  5. External Support: Maintain a stable and effective Advisory Board to provide industry perspective and financial support to faculty and to grant students scholarships and job opportunities.
  6. Assessment & Planning: Implement planning and assessment methods that anticipate program needs to maximize available resources in support of our mission and goals.

Construction Management Classroom

Program Learning Outcomes PLOs

After graduation from Construction Management Program, a graduate shall be able to:

1 Create written communications appropriate to the constuction discipline
2 Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline
3 Create a construction project safety plan
4 Create construction project cost estimates
5 Create construction project schedules
6 Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles
7 Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes
8 Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects
9 Apply construction management skills as a member of a multidisciplinary team
10 Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process
11 Apply basic survey techniques for construction layout and control
12 Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process
13 Understand construction risk management
14 Understand construction accounting and cost control
15 Understand construction quality assurance and control
16 Understand construction project control and processes
17 Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project
18 Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction
19 Understand the basic principles of structual behavior
20 Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical, and piping systems