CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (BACHELOR’S COMPLETION DEGREE)

PROGRAM PLACEMENT RATE: 100%

ANNUAL AVERAGE SALARY: $90,470

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Experience Construction Management at Dunwoody

Dunwoody’s Construction Management bachelor’s degree builds the skills necessary to successfully lead and influence production teams, development projects, and businesses. This program is for students who are continuing on from Dunwoody’s Construction Project Management associate’s degree as well as current students, transfer students, or graduates from a two-year, construction-related program.

While at Dunwoody, you will learn disciplines such as:

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Construction Law
  • Field Engineering
  • Green Construction

During your final semester, you will complete a real-world capstone project. Throughout the capstone, you will learn how to finance projects, schedule employees, prepare estimates, and develop cost projections in a real-world setting.

Graduates are prepared for careers in both residential and commercial construction. In addition to entering the profession upon graduation, graduates can pursue advanced degrees. For example, a recent graduate was accepted into the Master of Engineering Management program at St. Cloud State University.

Additional benefits of Dunwoody’s Construction Management program include:
  • Instruction from practicing professionals. Your Dunwoody instructors—both full-time and part-time—are currently working in, or come from, industry.
  • Cross-departmental collaboration, including shared projects with Dunwoody’s Architecture, Graphic Design and Interior Design programs.
  • Hands-on service learning projects, including activities with nationally recognized organizations like Rebuilding Together Twin Cities, Builders Association of Twin Cities, and Second Harvest Heartland.
  • Opportunities to study abroad, increasing your exposure to cultural and global design. Previous Construction Project Management students have traveled to Spain and Cuba.
  • Involvement with the National Home Builder’s Association (NAHB), providing you with opportunities to participate in national competitions, network with industry professionals, and build your résumé.
  • Student organizations and clubs like the Association of General Contractors (AGC), which serve as fun and valuable extracurricular activities.
  • Access to the Construction Lab, which is used for testing construction and siteworks materials and fabrication construction assembling and contains a variety of tools including saws, routers, jointers, sanders and other construction tools as well as aggregate, sand, soil and concrete testing equipment.
  • All students lease a laptop loaded with construction software, including a suite of Autodesk products, Microsoft Project and Visio, Takeoff Suite, OnCenter QuickBid, Primavera Project Management Suite, Revu CAD Bluebeam, RSMeans CostWorks, Sage Timberline Accounting and Estimating and more.

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“Dunwoody has definitely prepared me for a career in residential construction. Industry professionals have input in our curriculum, which means that when I graduate, I will be trained in exactly what the industry is looking for. Not only am I learning management skills, like estimating and scheduling a project, but I have also had to chance to work a project from conception to hand-over.”

-Kaela Fahey, current Construction Project Management student