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LIKE TO BUILD THINGS? CONSIDER A CAREER IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT. EVERY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT – FROM BUILDINGS TO BRIDGES TO HIGHWAYS. THE INDUSTRY NEEDS PROFESSIONALS WHO KNOW THE INS AND OUTS OF THE TRADE. IT’S A GROWING FIELD THAT OFFERS JOB SATISFACTION AND HIGH SALARY POTENTIAL.

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As a construction management major, you take courses in materials, construction design, surveying, soils, project estimation, management and more. Our program emphasizes hands-on learning. You’ll spend a lot of time in the lab and in the field. And you’ll actually tackle projects for real clients. These experiences will teach you how to work on teams, communicate effectively, problem-solve and think critically. With these skills, you’ll be in demand in the workforce.

Large institutions just can’t provide the individualized attention and opportunity you’ll find here. Our construction management students visit and observe job sites. They assist professors with research, participate in national competitions and intern at leading construction firms. They star on our sports teams and lead student organizations.

Here, you won’t get lost in the crowd. You’ll be part of close-knit family. You’ll enjoy small class sizes and amazing friendships with your classmates. Our dedicated professors will get to know you. They will support you in your coursework, co-ops or internships, and career preparations. They will become personally invested in your success and open doors for you.

Upon graduation, you’ll be armed with the construction management skills to carve out a terrific career!

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OPPORTUNITY ABOUNDS

BE STRATEGIC

Strategize your future. A co-op or internship gets you on the fast track to a great job. In our co-op program you’ll combine coursework with supervised work experiences. Based on your interests and skills, we’ll match you with the perfect co-op or internship. Often, these experiences lead to offers of full-time employment. Students in the past have completed co-ops or internships at Alvada Construction/Kirk Brothers, Ferguson, Kiewit, Kokosing, Rudolph-Libbe, Turner, Tuttle-Touchstone, and Walsh.

BE A CHAMP!

We rock when it comes to competitions. Each year, our student teams compete against top-notch schools from across the country – and we come out on top! The Associated Schools of Construction (ACS), for example, sponsors a cool competition in which student teams race to put together a comprehensive proposal for a construction project. 



Corey Bettenbrock

THINK SUCCESS

COREY BETTENBROCK BS IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT ’12

“Construction management gives you hands-on experience that prepares you for the real world and your future career. There are endless opportunities with this degree if you are willing to go after them. I love what I do because there is never a dull moment and every project offers challenges and new lessons to learn.”

Corey Bettenbrock majored in construction management because he liked the hands-on curriculum that covered topics in engineering, business, management, math, science and even law. At ONU, he played football for three years, got involved in several student organizations, helped design houses and oversee construction projects for the Hardin County Habitat for Humanity, and engaged in several internships. He even traveled to Germany for several weeks with fellow ONU students to tour a variety of industrial sites. Today, he’s a project engineer with Rudolph Libbe Inc. in Walbridge, Ohio, where he manages large-scale construction projects and solar-energy projects in the commercial and industrial markets. 

OUTCOMES AND COURSES

SOLID OUTCOMES

  • ONU is the only private university to have programs accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).
  • In the last six years, 100 percent of our graduates were either employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
  • The typical annual salary for graduates is over $50,000.

COURSES

You will need 120 credit hours to earn a B.S. in Construction Management. The flexibility of the program and opportunity for electives allows students to obtain minors and also conduct co-ops and internships during the school year. Even select a industry path and become certified in sustainability by becoming a Green Associate, or further your PM skills with the Associate Constructor certification, or a BIM designer with Autodesk certifications. Construction courses include:

  • Construction Design
  • Applied Soils
  • Project Management
  • Urban Planning
  • Construction Method and Materials
  • Concrete Applications
  • Surveying
  • Construction Specifications
  • Bidding and Estimating
  • Human Resource Management

WHERE COULD YOU END UP?

POSSIBLE JOBS

  • Estimator
  •  Assistant project manager 
  • Crew leader 
  • Scheduler 
  • BIM designer 
  • Logistics manager
  • Field engineer 
  • Site superintendent
  • Project coordinator
  • Facilities manager
  • Residential construction entrepreneur

ALUMNI SUCCESS

Our students find employment opportunities in all areas of the construction industry from general contracting, oil and gas, electrical, concrete, bridges and highways, residential, and others including Alvada Construction/Kirk Brothers, Ferguson, Kiewit, Kokosing, Rudolph-Libbe, Turner, Tuttle-Touchstone, Wayne Homes, and Walsh.