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Build a Career with a Construction Management Degree!

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Have you ever wanted to build a park? How about design a house for a family? Have you ever wanted to build something for a major city’s skyline? Southern Miss can help you do all these with the fully online Construction Management degree!

What is Construction Management?

With a construction management degree, you’ll learn a wide range of skills to help you build anything from hospitals and schools to dams and bridges. If someone has to build it, you can learn how with this degree.

Construction Managers, also called General Contractors or Project Managers, plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise projects from start to finish. This means you are in full control of making your vision come to life.

Construction management isn’t limited to just the work in the field though. Contractors are also in charge of managing outside factors before, during, and after the project, including:

  • Legal regulations and requirements
  • Emergency and unexpected delay management
  • Hiring and coordinating subcontractors
  • Collaboration with Engineers, Architects and other specialists
  • Reporting to clients about progress and budget

What kind of jobs can you get with a Construction Management degree?

The growth of construction management jobs is expected to surpass 11% over the next ten years. That means you and the expertise you’ll gain from this degree are needed. The roles you can play with this degree include:

  • Building surveyor
  • Construction Manager
  • Site Engineer
  • Contractor
  • Sustainability consultant

With a degree in construction management, you will stand out and be better prepared than others looking to start their careers. With the fully online Construction Management degree from Southern Miss, you can start getting experience while you get your degree and put yourself even further ahead. For more information on getting started, check out our Construction Management page.

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