Construction Management



Construction Management, B.S.

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The construction management curriculum at the University of Northern Iowa was designed with input from Iowa contractors and professionals in the construction industry to ensure that our graduates meet the needs of this very important sector of our economy.

The program is conceptually based and demands that students possess a strong understanding of mathematics and science, engineering principles, architecture, business, liberal arts and construction sciences, along with the interrelationships between these disciplines. All of these areas of study, coupled with summer work experience, prepare graduates for entry-level positions in the construction industry. Graduates can handle marketing, financing, computer applications and decision making, as well as construction operations and procedures in a variety of office and field settings.

The major goals of the construction management program are to develop students’ managerial knowledge, specialized knowledge in the field of construction, a sense of professionalism and leadership, abilities to think and reason logically, human understanding, communication skills, and abilities to work effectively.


Plan of Study

Discover the courses you'll take as a construction management major in the Plan of Study.


Graduates of the construction management program typically find employment in the construction industry and related businesses. Placement opportunities in the state of Iowa and nationally have been excellent.

Examples of positions held by graduates

-Project manager
-General contractor
-Field engineer
-City planner
-Office management
-Planning consultant
-Construction accountant
-Construction marketer
-Planner and scheduler

Examples of firms employing graduates

-Design Build Associates, Davenport, Iowa
-Fru-Con Construction Co., St. Louis, Missouri
-Ellis Stone Construction, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
-CMPI, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota
-Peterson Contractors, Inc., Reinbeck, Iowa
-Peters Construction Corp., Waterloo, Iowa

Unique Features: 
  • Accredited by The National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT)

  • Several annual competitive scholarships ranging from $300 to full tuition

  • Program Advisory Board in addition to the Department of Industrial Technology Advisory Board

  • The Construction Management Student Club and other department-wide professional organization chapters

  • Dedicated departmental student computer labs

  • Hands-on experiential learning opportunities on campus and on site in industry

  • Dedicated faculty who have strong professional relations with industry and potential employers of program graduates

  • ITC buildingHoused in the Industrial Technology Center, featuring classrooms with state-of-the-art media facilities

  • Specialized laboratories with modern equipment and testing devices

  • Student computer laboratory for instructional and student use

  • UNI Construction Management Club promotes professional development, technical awareness and interaction with constructors at regional and national levels. Advisor: Dr. M.D. Salim, 273-2537.

  • Epsilon Pi Tau membership is open to students, teachers, and administrators of Technology Education, and executives from industry. Undergraduate members are selected from the top 10% of the junior and senior classes. Teachers, administrators and industrial executives are selected for membership on the basis of leadership and outstanding professional contributions and achievements. Membership is without regard to race, sex, or creed. Epsilon Pi Tau has 85 Chapters located at Colleges and Universities and 13 Field Chapters distributed strategically through out the United States and several foreign countries. Trustee and Co-Trustee: Dr. Charles Johnson and Dr. M. F. Fahmy.

  • Technology Education Collegiate Associations promotes professionalism, leadership, scholarship, service and fellowship among students in technology education. Advisor: Dr. Doug Hotek , 273-2538.

Scholarships & Awards: 

Several full-tuition industrial technology scholarships are available to incoming freshmen on a competitive basis through the College of Natural Sciences Mathematics, Science and Technology Symposium. Other scholarships are available through endowments and industrial donations to students majoring in industrial technology.

More information on department scholarships can found at Financial Aid.