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Construction Management accredited for five years

The Construction Management program has been fully accredited for the next five years by the American Council for Construction Education.

2011-08-04
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release [8-3-11]

The Construction Management program has been fully accredited for the next five years by the American Council for Construction Education.

The council is recognized across North America as the accrediting agency for baccalaureate and associate degree programs in construction management and other construction fields.

“The fact that the accreditation committee granted a full accreditation for five years, with required reports after each of the first three years, is an outstanding recommendation for a newly accredited program,” said Brian Wasserman, chair of the Construction Management Department.

Minnesota State Mankato’s 27-year-old Construction Management program has more than 350 students, making it one of the 20 largest such programs in the United States.

The program integrates construction fundamentals with applied business skills. Students learn to lead projects and enterprises, influencing and overseeing each step of the building process.

Graduates work for commercial, highway, industrial, residential and trade contractors, as well as with facilities management firms and material suppliers. They work as schedulers, estimators, safety directors, cost controllers, field and facilities managers, assistant superintendents, project engineers and general contractors. Many ultimately operate businesses of their own.

The program started in 1974. An advisory board was created in 1982 to help raise funds, advise curriculum development and provide internship opportunities, among other things.

Today more than 1,100 program graduates are employed throughout the United States and several foreign countries. Seventy-five percent are employed by Minnesota companies.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,393 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.
 

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