Academic Program

The Construction Management (CM) program knows experience beyond the classroom is vital to student learning and development. In order to promote excellence and to better serve the construction industry, our partnership ladder makes funding support more effective for all stakeholders.

The Construction Management major provides students with high-quality educational experiences that will develop the technical and managerial knowledge and skills necessary for successful leadership roles in the building construction industry. The Construction Management major is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).

Owners today are demanding high-quality structures with an array of complex technological building systems. Buildings must also be affordable and often are built to aggressive schedules. Constructors need to efficiently and safely manage their labor, materials, and equipment resources. These requirements demand a highly educated construction professional who is able to manage the complexities of modern building construction.

Construction Management is an interdisciplinary curriculum that provides students a background in construction management, administration, and technology; architectural and engineering principles; business; and applied science and mathematics. The goal of the sequence is to prepare construction professionals capable of managing projects to completion of a project from plans prepared by design professionals. Coursework emphasizes the allocation and coordination of labor, equipment, and material in order to achieve completion of projects safely and at maximum efficiency of time and cost. The program focus is on production rather than design, and management capabilities rather than craft skills.

Awards and Activities

2012-2013 Student Chapter Competition: Final Four

Illinois State hosts a Construction Management Career Fair every semester, connecting our in-demand students with some of the nation’s largest builders and contractors.


Chapter Information

  • Illinois State University
    120A Turner Hal Campus Box 5100 Normal, IL 61790-5100 USA
  • Faculty Advisor:
    Randy Jacobs
  • Sponsoring Affiliate:
    MCA of Chicago