Construction Management Department Objectives


The vision of the Construction Management Department and the program is to be known as the program of choice for the built environment where people expect to go further than they thought possible by combining knowledge and the passion for positively influencing society.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Construction Management Department and the program is to develop global leaders and project managers for the built environment through project-driven learning, effective teaching, applied technology, research, and service in an inclusive environment. We strive to build leaders and develop healthy, productive, and sustainable communities through affordable learning pathways and creative research solutions.

Diversity, equity, & inclusion

Within the Construction Managment program at Minnesota State University, Mankato:

  • We are the collective sum of the individual life experiences and knowledge, innovation, self-expresssion, and unique capabilities of our students, industry advisors, faculty, and staff.
  • We build an inclusive program that fully represents diverse cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints.
  • We build industry leaders for an equitable future.
  • We build the foundation of belonging.

Program Objectives

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 objectives:

  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.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

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

  1. Create written communications appropriate to the construction 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 the contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.
  18. Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
  19. Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
  20. Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical, and piping systems.