Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 

Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 

Earn Your Online BS in Construction Management

NMU’s unique construction management program is built specifically for your skillset. Whatever your current level of experience, Northern will help you level up your career.  

As a top ten program, the BS in Construction Management from NMU is built for professionals, preparing students for the faced-paced construction industry through experiential-based education taught by professors with experience in the field. Our advisory committee is also made up of professionals and alumni active in the construction industry. Their involvement supports student mentoring, establishment of program goals, the development of an innovative curriculum, guest speaking, and more.  

NMU encourages students of all genders to pursue a construction management degree through Women in Construction (WIC) activities and events that encourage women to consider a career in the construction industry. 

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What Will You Learn in NMU’s Online Construction Management Degree?

As a student in Northern Michigan University’s online construction management program, you’ll learn the skills needed to prosper in a variety of construction related careers from professors with real-world experience who are invested in your success. You’ll be prepared with skills in coordinating all phases of building construction including:

  • Estimating
  • Scheduling
  • Preconstruction
  • Interpreting scopes of work
  • Writing contracts
  • Purchasing materials

  • Working with subcontractors and vendors

  • Ensuring a project’s success

Courses focus on high-level concepts that explore theory, require critical thinking, hone problem-solving skills and in general prepare you to excel in an advanced career as a construction manager.

How much does it cost to earn a BS in Construction Management at NMU?

Total tuition costs can vary depending on a student’s level of experience. NMU offers up to 9 credits of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) via competency testing. There are other opportunities for PLA based on the students learning experiences.

Construction Management Career Opportunities with a Bachelor’s Degree

Graduates of NMU’s construction management degree online will find multiple opportunities to advance their careers. You’ll have the skills to pursue exciting projects in a variety of settings like airports, bridges, government buildings, hotels, educational buildings, hospitals, high voltage transmission systems, office buildings and so much more. The sky really is the limit.

You’ll also be prepared to demand a higher salary and benefits and be positioned in an industry with high growth potential.

Construction Manager – Median Pay

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Construction Manager – Projected Growth

from 2020-2030

Michigan Stats

for employment in the construction field

Online BS in Construction Management Admission Requirements

Are you ready to level-up your construction career? Construction professionals with 7 years of industry experience and the drive to succeed in a competitive industry can earn their online degree with a program that is set up for your success.    

Beyond the standard application for admission, the construction management bachelor’s degree requires: 

  • Completion of a supplemental application 
  • 7 years of construction industry experience (or the equivalent) 
  • Three professional letters of recommendation 

*Credits for prior experience are awarded based on the satisfactory completion of prior learning assessments, which are administered after admission to the program. 

Construction Management Curriculum

Total Credits Required for Degree 120 credits
CN 107 Construction Documents 3 credits
CN 110 Construction Processes 2 credits
CN 153 Introduction to Construction Design 3 credits
CN 156 Construction Systems and Methods 2 credits
NU 441 Leadership and Management in Nursing (Theory) 2 credits
CN 158 Concrete and Masonry 2 credits
CN 251 Construction Field Operations 3 credits
CN 252 Codes and Inspection *** 2 credits
CN 254 Construction Survey and Layout ** 3 credits
CN 278 Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems 3 credits
CN 283 Construction Estimating 3 credits
CN 353 Soils and Foundations 3 credits
CN 357 Legal Aspects of Construction 3 credits
CN 369 Construction Economics and Standard Practices 3 credits
CN 372 Advanced Design and Conventions 3 credits
CN 445 Property Development 3 credits
CN 450 Project Control 3 credits
CN 455 Construction Safety 3 credits
CN 459 Construction Management 3 credits
CN 489 Graduation Assessment for CN Majors 0 credits
Total Other Required Credits for Degree 16 credits
ACT 230 Principles of Accounting I 4 credits
MA 115 Precalculus [QUAR] ** 4 credits
MET 211 Mechanics-Statics 4 credits
MKT 230 Introduction to Marketing 4 credits

* Requires a “C” and a 2.25 GPA or better in all technical concentration courses.

** MA 115 is a prerequisite to CN 254 and will also count toward the general education requirement.

*** CN 252m is strongly encouraged for students who wish to pursue the 60 hours of pre-licensure training required to obtain a Michigan Builders License.

This major does not require a minor.

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