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Commercial Track


Foundation Course (2 credits)

Managing with Building Information Modeling (CMGT 4003)
AutoCAD for Construction Managers CMGT 2019 can substitute only if you've already taken CMGT 4003.

Required Courses (17 credits)

Course Name Credits Offered
Surveying and Mapping (CEGE 3202) 2 fall, summer
Materials and Structures I (CMGT 4544) 4 fall
Materials and Structures II (CMGT 4545) 4 spring
Construction Accounting (CMGT 4201) 2 fall
Building Energy Systems (CMGT 4542) 3 spring
Building Envelope Design and Construction (CMGT 4562) 2 fall

Technical Electives (8 credits)

Course Name Credits Offered
Management and Human Resource Practices (ABUS 4104) 3 fall, spring
Real Estate Development and Finance (ABUS 4217) 2 fall
Architecture and Ecology (ARCH 4561) 3 spring
Building Testing and Diagnostics (SSM 4416) 2 spring
Renewable Energy Technologies (BBE 4733) 3 spring
Environmental Engineering (CEGE 3501) 3 fall, spring
Steel and Reinforced Concrete Design (CEGE 4401) 3 fall, spring
Building Codes for Construction Managers (CMGT 4073) 1 fall, spring
Managing Erosion and Sediment Control (CMGT 4081) 1 spring
Directed Study (CMGT 4193) 1–3 every semester
Additional Internship (CMGT 4196) 1 every semester
Facility Quality Assessment and Commissioning (CMGT 4215) 2 spring, odd years, online
Advanced Construction Estimating (CMGT 4422) 2 spring
Topics in Construction Management (CMGT 4550) varies fall, spring
Construction Industry through Time and Tomorrow (CMGT 4000) 2 fall, even years, online
Innovative Contracting (CMGT 4001) 1 fall, odd years
Lean Construction (CMGT 4002) 1 spring, odd years, online
Introduction to Environmental Health & Safety (CMGT 4301) 3 fall, odd years, online
Environmental Health Principles (CMGT 4302) 3 spring, even years, online
Introductory Statics and Structures for Construction Managers (BBE 3101) 3 varies
Landscape Construction: Site Systems and Engineering (LA 3571) 3 fall
Facility Programming and Design (CMGT 3024W) 2 fall, even years, online

Questions? Connect with Construction Management enrollment advisor Willie Wong: wkwong@umn.edu or 612-625-2529. 

Career Outlook

Office. Medical. Retail. Hospitality. Public service. Entertainment. Education. Industry. Tenant improvements.

Commercial projects generally serve public or private stakeholders and a broad constituency of user groups. 

Your business card might read:

  • Project Engineer
  • Project Superintendent
  • Estimator
  • Scheduler
  • Safety Coordinator
  • Quality Control Coordinator or Tester
  • Construction Accountant
  • Project Manager
  • Project Principal
  • Owner’s Construction or Project Representative
  • Preconstruction Services Consultant
  • BIM (Building Information Modeling) Modeler or Coordinator
  • Architectural Construction Coordinator
  • Marketing and Development Principal

Types of companies you could work for:

  • General Contractors
  • Specialty Sector Contractors: Electrical, Mechanical, Energy, etc.
  • Subcontractors
  • Material Suppliers and Distributors
  • Equipment Suppliers and Distributors
  • Testing and Inspection Company
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Corporations with extensive real property holdings