The Construction Management minor will equip you with the industry insight and business skills you need to succeed in the construction management field, managing projects from design and engineering through final commissioning. You'll gain access to industry professionals and up-to-the-minute developments in construction methods and technology, and you'll be prepared to lead design, engineering, real estate, and ownership teams.


The Construction Management minor is available to any student currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at the University of Minnesota.

Admission Criteria

To apply, you should have:

  • earned 45 credits
  • a 2.5+ GPA


Required Courses for the
General Construction Management Minor

Course Name Credits Prerequisites
Introduction to Construction (CMGT 3001W)* 3 None
Building Codes for Construction Managers (CMGT 4073) 1 45 semester cr or consent of instructor
Construction Documents and Contracts (CMGT 4011) 3 CMGT 3001W, 45 semester cr
Construction Planning and Scheduling (CMGT 4021) 3 CMGT 3001W, 3011**, 45 semester cr
Construction Estimating (CMGT 4022) 3 CMGT 3001W, 3011**, 45 semester cr
Construction Safety and Loss Control (CMGT 4031) 3 CMGT 3001W, 45 semester cr
Construction Management Capstone (CMGT 4861) 3 CMGT 4011, 4021, 4022, 4031


* CMGT 3001W Introduction to Construction may be waived with CMGT faculty director approval and relevant experience. If waived, a total of 19 credits must still be earned with a CMGT elective.

** CMGT 3011 Construction Plan Reading, or an equivalent course, or proficiency in construction plan reading, is a prerequisite for several courses in the minor. CMGT 3011 will not count toward the 19 credits.

Course Catalog | Course descriptions and prerequisites
Class Schedule | Courses details by semester

Admissions Advising

Jeff Olsen Krengel enrollment advisor

Meet Jeff Olsen Krengel

I work with prospective students interested in our undergraduate applied science majors and those who want to design their own degree program. I’m available to answer your questions and help you find a program that meets your needs.

In my free time, I can be found reading, running with my son, or visiting a brewery. I am an avid sports fan cheering for the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota United FC, and Liverpool FC. 

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