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 students are also required to rent a laptop from NMU for many of the courses. These laptops are specially prepared for students with the software programs they will need in their courses.

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

per year

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 referrals

*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 Degree120 credits
CN 107Construction Documents3 credits
CN 110Construction Processes2 credits
CN 153Introduction to Construction Design3 credits
CN 156Construction Systems and Methods2 credits
NU 441Leadership and Management in Nursing (Theory)2 credits
CN 158Concrete and Masonry2 credits
CN 251Construction Field Operations3 credits
CN 252Codes and Inspection ***2 credits
CN 254Construction Survey and Layout **3 credits
CN 278Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems3 credits
CN 283Construction Estimating3 credits
CN 353Soils and Foundations3 credits
CN 357Legal Aspects of Construction3 credits
CN 369Construction Economics and Standard Practices3 credits
CN 372Advanced Design and Conventions3 credits
CN 445Property Development3 credits
CN 450Project Control3 credits
CN 455Construction Safety3 credits
CN 459Construction Management3 credits
CN 489Graduation Assessment for CN Majors0 credits
Total Other Required Credits for Degree16 credits
ACT 230Principles of Accounting I4 credits
MA 115Precalculus [QUAR] **4 credits
MET 211Mechanics-Statics4 credits
MKT 230Introduction to Marketing4 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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