Construction Management

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Construction is the largest and most diversified industry in the country, accounting for approximately 10 percent of the gross national product. The key professional in this vast enterprise is the “constructor”, a term given to the leaders and managers in the construction industry, having the responsibility for planning, scheduling, and building the projects designed by architects and engineers. These highly specialized efforts are indispensable in meeting the country’s growing need for new structures and environmental control projects.

The Construction Management Program at UNK prepares students for employment in a variety of construction related careers. Course offerings provide students with professional, technical, business, communication and leadership competencies. 

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Many graduates obtain the following positions:  

  • Superintendent
  • Project Manager
  • Contractor
  • Estimator
  • Scheduler
  • Safety Engineer
  • Subcontractor
  • Field Supervisor

Our Mission Statement:

“Provide a strong technical and managerial foundation for all sectors of the construction industry by focusing intently on communication, organization and leadership.”
  • Student Focused Faculty
  • Practical Laboratory Activities
  • Technologically Advanced Student Computer Labs
  • Required Summer Internship
  • Industry Involvement and Networking
  • Active Professional NAHB and AGC Student Organizations
  • Construction Management Partnership Program
  • Program is accredited by the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering. (ATMAE)

Prospective Students:

  • Scholarships are available exclusively for Construction Management students. Click here to view the full listing.
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Why Choose UNK?

  1. Small class sizes, personal service and attention from faculty and staff.

  2. Well equipped laboratory providing a superior learning environment.

  3. Ample opportunities to develop a sense of belonging to the UNK Construction program and campus community.

  4. “Real World” experiences contribute to learning and networking opportunities.

  5. Financial aid and scholarships are available through campus and private sector sources.

Active Learning

The UNK Construction Management Program provides a strong technical and managerial foundation in all sectors of the construction industry: commercial, residential, heavy civil, and industrial construction techniques and processes. Students encounter experiential learning opportunities in the classroom, during internships, and through annual competitions at ASC and NAHB. 

Student Involvement

Students gain additional educational experiences through active involvement in the Construction Management Organization (CMO). Students interact and network with fellow classmates, instructors and construction professionals. Student members enjoy all the benefits of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). 

Industry Connections

Students have the opportunity to meet industry professionals through program sponsored career fairs held exclusively for Construction Management students. Company showcases, community service projects and trips to state and national conferences are additional opportunities to develop networking connections.

Real World Experiences

A summer internship is required of all Construction Management students at UNK. Internships provide students with the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom and laboratories and the ability to experience the industry first hand. Permanent job offers are often the result. Internships are completed both locally and throughout the United States.

What Our Graduates Say!!

“When finding a career after graduation, I feel like I was granted a great leg up from those who went to other universities.”


“Students enjoy an open relationship with program faculty members who are always willing to help.”


“The classroom atmosphere was relaxed making it easy to learn.”