BS Management - Construction Projects

BS construction management are the hands on learners who are enrolled in a degree programs that allows them to tackle big scale projects later in their lives. Our graudates enjoy a variety of career paths as construction is the country’s largest and rapidly growing sector employing more than six million people. In the Bachelor’s in construction management program learners are able to study a mix of technical, managerial and business courses to acquire vital skills for their success in the construction industry.

Besides providing the fundamental knowledge of construction to the students, the bachelor’s degree also provides numerous opportunities to network and connect with the industry giants. Since our course curricula covers a broader spectrum of educational foundation that includes surveying, engineering graphics, accounting, business law, economics, physics, mathematics, geology, statistics, speech, English, social sciences, and humanities, they are picked by the leading construction companies around the country very soon after their graduation on leading roles.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

As a result of completing this program, students should be able to:

  • Technical skills compulsory to define and resolve practical construction problems.
  • Managerial skills essential to make and implement sound and timely decisions in a prudent and professional manner.
  • Broader perspectives of humanities, social, and natural sciences; and
  • The ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
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Information Research Methods 1 By providing an introduction to the scholarly research process, with an emphasis on using both print and electronic information resources and services, this course is designed to help Learners develop information literacy—the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information to become independent, life-long Learners.
College Algebra 3 This course is a general purpose algebra course. It is a skill oriented course with an emphasis on the development of these skills through the use of real data. A basic understanding of high school algebra is necessary. The use of a graphics calculator or computer software which has the same capabilities is required. If the Learner has access to a graphics calculator, the Learner should use it in the completion of all course objectives and assignments. However, if a computational and graphing device must be purchased, it is recommended that MathCad software be purchased. It is recommended that the Learner contact the faculty mentor within the first week of the course for the most economical source for this software.
Modern American History 3 This course is a study of the development of American characteristics and nationality from colonial beginnings through the period of Reconstruction, emphasizing the factors and forces which produced the Revolution, the Constitution, westward expansion, sectionalism and the Civil War. It also includes a study of the social, economic, and political forces that moved the United States through changing times from the post-Reconstruction era to the present, focusing on both domestic and foreign affairs in the country’s last century of development.
World's Religions 3 Provides an introduction to the historical, geographic, mythical, ritual, psychosocial, anthropological, and doctrinal differences among the major world religions.
English Composition I 3 The purpose of this course is to guide the learner through the writing process to develop expository prose with an emphasis on effective organization and on correctness. Utilizes exercises in developing, drafting, revising, proofreading in APA writing style for attaining collegiate writing skills.
English Composition II 3 This course focuses on applied writing using references, citations, and a bibliography. This course requires the completion of an 8-10 page research paper. This research paper may be on any subject of interest to the Learner. However, cited outside sources of information (rather than just your opinion) must be used.
Introduction to Meteorology 3 An introductory course about the atmosphere environment, intended to relate one's everyday experiences to meteorological concepts and to stress the understanding and application of principles. It explains the ‘how’ and ‘why’ behind the nightly weather reports.
Controversial Environmental Issues 3 This course presents major environmental issues facing today’s world, such as: political issues; the effect of technology; waste disposal and the future of the environment. Advocates for each side of the issues present their views. The Learner is expected to analyze both sides of the controversy as well as present his/her critical opinions.
Health and Nutrition 3 Focuses on the personal responsibility of health for a lifetime of physical, psychological, emotional and social well-being
U.S. Government 3 This course is an elitist introduction to American government. Elite theory is contrasted to democratic theory and to modern pluralist political theory and includes examining the U.S. Constitution, American political history, power structures, public opinion, mass media, elections, parties, interest groups, the presidency, Congress, the bureaucracy, the courts, federalism, protest movements, and public policy.
Sociology 3 Looks into the principles and problems of group behavior, socialization, culture, and social organizations.
Psychology of Business 3 This course teaches Learners how to apply established psychological concepts to improve personal effectiveness in business situations. It demonstrates practical application of these concepts through case studies of problem situations commonly occurring in the workplace.
Introduction to Statistics 3 This is a first course in basic statistics. The design of the course is to expose the student to both descriptive and inferential statistics. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how statistics can be used to be a better informed citizen in today’s world. Much of the statistical terminology, techniques, and conclusions will be studied and learned within a context, so that the learning is more meaningful to the students in both the academic and work place settings. Emphasis will be placed on applications and the mathematical formulae will be deemphasized. Graphing of data and computer or calculator statistical analyses will be required, with hand calculations of even the most elementary computations being discouraged.
Logic and Critical Thinking 3 This course helps learners to think more clearly, critically, and competently as well as sharpen reasoning abilities when encountering new and unexpected situations. Besides the development of higher order thinking, Learners will learn to formulate, analyze, and model problems, select relevant information in order to devise plans and test solutions. This includes an introduction to the principles of correct reasoning and their application. Emphasis is on improving the skills of thinking and reading critically, analyzing and evaluating arguments objectively, and constructing sound arguments based on relevant evidence.
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Human Resource Management And Development 3 Examines methods that organizations use to meet organizational goals through influencing worker attitudes, behaviors, and performance. Topics include recruitment, selection, training, performance appraisal, and compensation.
Organizational Behavior 3 Covers concepts of human relations and organizational behavior through the study of people's behavior at work. Develop understanding, attitudes, and skills leading to increased personal effectiveness.
Principles of Marketing 3 Emphasizes decisions made in developing both strategic and tactical marketing plans. Uses computer simulations, experiential learning assignments, and marketing plan development to demonstrate principles of market segmentation, product development, pricing, distribution planning, and promotion.
Business Statistics 3 Introduction to basic concepts and methods of probability and statistics, including the following topics: collection, description and presentation of data, probability, random variables, sampling, probability distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing, ANOVA, and selected non-parametric techniques.
Introduction to Business 3 Introduction to planning, organizing, decision-making, leadership and control in a business. Business disciplines of accounting, finance, information systems, management, marketing, and operations are introduced, along with discussions of business ethics and social responsibility.
Basic Business law 3 Provides an understanding of the legal basis of contracts and their enforcement in the areas of general contracts, contracts of commercial sales and of agency, and commercial paper.
Principles of Economics 3 An introduction to economics. The microeconomics portion covers consumer choice, the firm, value and price theory, and distribution theory. The macroeconomics portion covers national income analysis, fiscal policy, money and monetary policy, the commercial banking system, and the Federal Reserve System.
Business Process Analysis 3 Studies business decision management discipline using business rules, process models (e.g. flowcharts, unified modeling language, swim lanes), and information systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Emphasis on industry standards and business process management used to increase productivity.
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Foundation of Financial Management 3 Focuses on the financial management in general including statements review, analysis and reporting methods
Business Statistics 3 Introduction to basic concepts and methods of probability and statistics, including the following topics: collection, description and presentation of data, probability, random variables, sampling, probability distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing, ANOVA, and selected non-parametric techniques.
Rules of Marketing and Public Relations 3 Focuses on marketing principles and rules that controls business relations within the business or organization as well as the business and public relations between vendors and customers and/or consumers in general
Developing Management Skills 3 Methods of evaluation and development of applied management skills at the levels of lower, middle and senior management and methods to select leaders from working force
Practical Business Accounting 3 Comprehensive coverage of accounting and financial methods from the basics to reporting and analysis including comparison between manual and automated systems.
Essentials of Marketing Management 3 Covers the principals and essentials of marketing management including methods of planning, practice, analysis, evaluation and preplanning with marketing research methods
Essentials of Human resources Management 3 Focuses on human resources management including recruiting, benefits design, evaluation and legal management
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Essentials of Human resources Management 3 Focuses on human resources management including recruiting, benefits design, evaluation and legal management
Project management for construction 3 Introduction to Project Management for design and construction processes. Elements of planning, estimating, scheduling, bidding, and contractual relationships. Computer scheduling and cost control. Critical path method. Design and construction activities. Field supervision.
Drafting and Plan Reading 3 Theoretical and Hands on training course covers introduction to architecture, architectural drafting fundamentals, basic architectural drawings, presentation methods, foundations and construction systems, framing systems, electrical and mechanical design drawings and drawing management and support services.
Building Services Engineering 3 Focuses on Climate Change, Post Occupancy, Built Environment, Energy Economics, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Heat Demand, Heating, Water Services, Electrical, Lighting, Condensation, Gas, Plant & Service Areas, Fire, Protection, Room Acoustics and Mechanical Transport
Surveying and Setting Out Technology in Construction 3 To analyze and evaluate the way in which the construction industry has improved due to surveying instruments, in terms of increased productivity and greater degree of accuracy. One of the key forces in modern construction is to develop a technologically advanced and competitive construction industry which is able to deliver high quality buildings and infrastructure. So how important is surveying and setting equipment in the modern construction industry in helping to increase productivity by cutting costs, reducing time and increasing the quality of the work? The results and findings in this book should help shed some light on surveying technology and should be especially useful to professionals in the construction industry, students looking to do more research in the area of surveying or anyone else who is interested in the general topic of surveying and setting out.
Construction Documents and Specification 3 Comprehensive, practical, and professional guidance to understanding the purposes and processes for preparation of construction specifications using real-world document examples that reflect current writing practices shaped by the well-established principles and requirements of major professional associations
Construction Accounting & Financial Management 3 Master the principles of financial management, and adapt and apply them to the challenge of profitably managing construction companies. Students learn how to account for a construction company’s financial resources; how to manage its costs, profits, and cash flows; how to evaluate different sources of funding a company’s cash needs; and how to quantitatively analyze financial decisions as well as gaining hands-on experience through example problems and practice problems. It integrates content that has traditionally been taught through separate accounting, finance, and engineering economics texts. 
Project Management 3 Focuses on project definition, selection, planning, scheduling, implementation, performance monitoring, evaluation and control. Some advanced concepts in resource constraint management and design matrix are included. Emphasis will be on product, service and process development and emerging concepts related to development on the internet.
Finite Elements 3 Differential equations Focus on formulation and application of the finite element to engineering problems such as stress analysis, heat transfer, fluid flow and electromagnetics. Detailed course description: Focus on formulation and application of the finite element method to engineering problems such as stress analysis, heat transfer, fluid flow and electromagnetics. The course material is organized in three chronological units one month each: (1) the finite element formulation for one-dimensional problems, such as trusses, electrical and hydraulic systems, (2) the finite element formulation for scalar field problems in two dimensions, such as heat transfer and (3) the finite element formulation for vector field problems such as elasticity, and (4) finite element programming and usage of commercial finite element program. Topics include: finite element formulation for one-dimensional problems, such as trusses, electrical and hydraulic systems, scalar field problems in two dimensions, such as heat transfer, and vector field problems such as elasticity and finally usage of the commercial finite element program. 
Project Planning, Scheduling and Control 3 strategies for dealing effectively with team members, clients, senior managers and other key stakeholders and is the perfect prescription for project success including Chapters on Full-spectrum Project Management and how to manage a virtual project team, Managing and facilitating project meetings, Techniques for dealing with contractors and Guidelines for setting up a project office.
Construction Safety and Health 3 A definitive review and comprehensive introduction of the construction industry best practices and fundamental concepts of environmental health and safety management systems for the Construction Management field. 
Quality Improvement 3 Focus on quantitative aspects of quality improvement, Lean Enterprise, Six Sigma, Experimental Design, and Taguchi’s and Quality Engineering with comprehensive coverage of fundamental statistical quality improvement concepts. A practical state-of-the-art approach is stressed throughout, and sufficient theory is presented to ensure that students develop a solid understanding of basic quality principles.
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Graduation Research Project 3 Examines a topic chosen by the learner in order to develop and broaden professional or personal skills and knowledge, especially in applying skills learned in coursework to a specific business or industry.