Business

School of Business

Construction Management Concentration

Construction shapes the physical environment within which people live, work, play and worship. It is estimated that the construction industry will need to recruit and train 275,000 workers per year (180,000 due to growth and 95,000 due to attrition) during the next ten years to keep up with industry demand. The MBA with a concentration in Construction Management offered at CBU’s Jabs School of Business provides industry professionals with the needed skills to stay competitive in this fast changing, globalized marketplace.

What is the job outlook?
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of construction managers is expected to grow by 17 percent over the next decade, creating an opportunity platform for professionals with the needed skills to become successful leaders within the built environment.

Who is this program designed for?
The construction management industry needs leaders with advanced business knowledge and strategic management capabilities. This program is designed for construction managers, owners, contractors, architects, engineers, commercial, residential and real estate professionals who desire to expand their horizon in this exciting industry.

What are the benefits of this degree?
Successful construction management positions require skills in planning, coordination, budgeting and estimating. Students in this program benefit from a unique teaching partnership between the CBU College of Engineering and the Jabs School of Business. Professors teaching in this program have diverse professional backgrounds and world-class academic credentials. The curriculum focuses on business foundations and industry specific skills which include but are not limited to Project Cost Estimating, Sustainability, Building Information Modeling, Applied Project Management, as well as Construction Safety Management and Labor Relations as it relates to the built environment.

Prerequisites

ACC250 Principles of Accounting I

ACC250 Principles of Accounting I

An introduction to financial accounting, involving its basic structure, the accounting cycles for service and merchandising enterprises, assets, liabilities, and accounting systems. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ACC250-B B Schwandt, Brittany Nicole 09/02/2014 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sch Business Building
250
Fall 2014 ACC250-C C Nelson, Karin H. 09/02/2014 Thursday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sch Business Building
106
Fall 2014 ACC250-A A Giles, Brizset Adriana 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Sch Business Building
252
Fall 2014 ACC250-D D Nelson, Karin H. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Sch Business Building
253
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BUS315 Business Statistics

BUS315 Business Statistics

This course includes the assembling and presentation of statistical data, probability distributions, sampling techniques, and statistical analysis. A project with practical problem solving is required. Prerequisites: CIS 270 and MAT 115, 123 or higher, or STA 144. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 BUS315-B B Donaldson, Darla R. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Sch Business Building
209
Fall 2014 BUS315-C C Lainson, Douglas L. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
104
Fall 2014 BUS315-A A Donaldson, Darla R. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sch Business Building
209
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CIS270 Business IT Application

CIS270 Business IT Application

This course will develop essential math and computer skills necessary to support the student's integration into the business program. Students will be introduced to the Microsoft Office suite application packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. In addition, they will reinforce essential math skills that support upper division requirements and integrate with computer software applications. Students will be expected to demonstrate integration of the math and software skills by the end of the course. Prerequisite: MAT 115 or STA 144. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 CIS270-B B Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center
B113
Fall 2014 CIS270-A A Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center
B113
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MKT333 Principles of Marketing

MKT333 Principles of Marketing

A study of the marketing functions, channels of distribution, selling, advertising, distribution, and marketing management for both retail and industrial businesses. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 MKT333-B B Winter, Natalie A 09/02/2014 Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
ONLN
Fall 2014 MKT333-A A Winter, Natalie A 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
125
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Core Courses

BUS503 Foundations of Management

BUS503 Foundations of Management

A foundational course for all MBA students. It is designed to ensure all MBA students have the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the MBA program. Students will be required to demonstrate competency in finance, global business, economics, organizational behavior, operations management, human resources, ethics, and law. This course will also help students bridge the scholar-practitioner divide through teaching research and critical thinking skills needed to be successful in the program. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 BUS503-B B Weniger, Marc 09/02/2014 Thursday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sch Business Building
202
Fall 2014 BUS503-A A Weniger, Marc 09/02/2014 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sch Business Building
202
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BUS510 Innovation and Technology

BUS510 Innovation and Technology

This course provides a relevant and current survey of information systems in relation to the use of technology to achieve innovative business success. The course takes both a strategic and practical approach to the issues organizations face in understanding and determining the application of technical solutions and strategic planning. The course is designed to deliver the tools for the MBA student to apply immediately in their business roles outside of the university. In the course the student will participate in open discussion, group activities, and topical research and reporting. (3 units)

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BUS515 Organizational Behavior

BUS515 Organizational Behavior

This course focuses on the relationships of individuals and groups within the organizational framework as it involves the nature, performance, and structure of organizational life. The course examines theories of organizational behavior and leadership methods with emphasis on integrating biblical principles. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 BUS515-A A Alderson, Keanon J. 09/02/2014 Thursday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sch Business Building
203
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BUS535 Econ Analysis Chng Bus Envrnmt

BUS535 Econ Analysis Chng Bus Envrnmt

This course surveys economic theory, techniques for recognizing and interpreting economic indicators, analyzing industries, price elasticity, and business and economic cycles that affect organizations and industries. Prerequisite: BUS 217, BUS 218, or BUS 503. (3 units)

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BUS539 Financial Management

BUS539 Financial Management

The course focuses on the application and development of management decision making and problem solving skills in the financial area. Specific topics of discussion include financial statement analysis, credit and operational risk, financial planning and budgeting, asset valuation, cash flow analysis and capital budgeting, and firm valuation from a value-based management and corporate governance perspective. Prerequisite: ACC250. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 BUS539-A A Christie, Stephen R. 10/27/2014 Thursday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sch Business Building
202
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BUS545 Global Business Management

BUS545 Global Business Management

This course focuses on management perspectives, economics, finance, culture, politics, legal, and organizational issues associated with international business operations. Course materials address business strategies, enterprise management alternatives, political and economics relations, comparative national systems, and the global economy. (3 units)

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BUS547 Strategic Management

BUS547 Strategic Management

Using the case analysis method, a course in which students learn the tasks of strategic management in the business firm: establishing an effective vision; setting strategic and financial objectives that are grounded in solid market data; forming and implementing an appropriate strategy; and evaluating organizational performance. With written, verbal, and presentation assignments, students develop the ability to identify, analyze, and make recommendations regarding strategic organizational problems in order to learn a variety of conceptual approaches to strategic thinking.(3 units)

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BUS593 Intrdscplnry Culminating Project

BUS593 Intrdscplnry Culminating Project

This course, by its very nature, is an opportunity for students to integrate and apply the summative knowledge and competencies accumulated during their MBA courses. The course is designed to assess cognitive, affective, practical and presentation skills. Students will integrate their Master’s coursework knowledge by developing an interdisciplinary final project that incorporates functional areas such as strategic management, operations, marketing, business law and regulations, finance, and HR issues. This project will encourage students to understand the internal mechanisms and structures of how firms build and sustain superior competitive positions and achieve long-run profitability. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 BUS593-A A Lainson, Douglas L. 10/27/2014 Thursday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sch Business Building
203
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Construction Management Concentration Courses

CON510 Construction Cost Estimating

CON510 Construction Cost Estimating

This course examines various systematic approaches to cost estimating for the purposes of developing estimates and budgets to be used for competitive bidding, negotiation, cost tracking and analysis. Topics include: quantity surveys; detail take-offs; equipment and labor costs; equipment utility; subcontracting; overhead; insurance and surety bonds; contract document analysis; risk identification and management; changes; value engineering; profit and evaluation of intangibles; and bidding strategies. (3 units)

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CON530 Cnstrctn Schdlng Intgrtd Prj Dlv

CON530 Cnstrctn Schdlng Intgrtd Prj Dlv

This course provides advanced techniques in schedule development and implementation for effective project management during the programming or construction phase of a project. It examines monitoring, updating, and controlling the project schedule; analyzing time-related change orders and delays; claims control; network and non-network models; resource leveling and algorithms, project diagnostics, optimum labor and equipment movement, relational databases, and dispute-avoidance considerations. Students will prepare a construction project schedule using computer software applications. (3 units)

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CON540 Cnstrctn Sfty Mgmt & Labor Rltns

CON540 Cnstrctn Sfty Mgmt & Labor Rltns

This course examines the management of worker and public safety for construction projects. It provides a comprehensive review of industry construction safety standards and public safety laws; OSHA regulations; legal and economic issues of safety; risk reduction; hazard recognition; accident investigation and analysis; and the development and management of worker safety programs. The course further covers the history of labor and management relations, union and open shop organization; labor laws, legislation, regulations, and agreements; economic power, jurisdictional disputes, grievance procedures, and negotiating techniques. (3 units)

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Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:
• Bachelor’s degree
• GMAT score
• GPA
• Essay
• References
• Interview