About Us | LSU Construction Management

About Us

The Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management is housed within Louisiana State University’s (LSU) College of Engineering.

Construction is the largest and most diversified industry in the world. The key professionals in this vast enterprise are Construction Managers (CM) who thrive within the business side of this industry.  They are the leaders who possess the business skills, experience, and education to manage the execution of any construction work in the private or public sector. Recognizing the rising complexity of new construction projects and the increased speed of technology, the CM Department is dedicated to providing the construction industry with a graduate ready to accept the challenges of today’s global market.

What Does a Construction Manager Do?

Our graduates are managers of the construction process. They enter the construction industry in various positions with the ability to lead, problem solve and use innovative applications on their projects. They quickly become valued members of a construction team and participate in planning, cost estimating, scheduling, supervision, and commissioning of a complete facility in a timely, safe and quality manner. They possess the professional knowledge to confidently interact with professional engineers, registered architects, and owners to solve problems that may arise. Upon entering the industry you may work in the field managing the construction activities, finances, and/or the labor resources. Alternately, one can be employed at the home office managing scheduling operations, estimating, bidding, contracts, marketing, etc. As one advances in experience and performance, opportunities open up to take positions such as a superintendent, project manager, CEO or a president. Eventually, your educational background and experience will easily lend itself to you being a consultant or business owner.

More information (such as national employment projections, national salaries, etc.) can be found online at Campus Explorer.


Construction Management MicroCred®

100% Online (MicroCred®)

Consists of 3 CM courses

You may start any course for this MicroCred at any time.

Admission to LSU is not required.

MicroCred® Information


Bachelor of Science

Now available as a 100% Online (Bachelor of Science)!

Degree Includes:

  • Business Administration Minor
  • Technical Sales Minor
  • OSHA Construction Safety & Health Certificate*
  • Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) Certificate
  • American Institute of Constructors (AIC) Associate Construction Certification
  • LSU Distinguished Communicator Certified Courses

Scored as a five-star occupation by Louisiana Workforce Commission

Ranked as a Best Value School

BSCM Information 


Post Baccalaureate Certificate

100% Online (PBC)

Consists of six core CM courses

Participates in graduation ceremonies

PBC Information

Master of Science

Professional path- 100% Online (MoS)

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best online engineering programs in the U.S.

  • Ranked 16th overall
  • Ranked 12th overall among public colleges and universities in the U.S.
  • Ranked 1st for Faculty Credentials and Training
  • Ranked 12th for Student Engagement
  • Ranked 10th in engineering programs for veterans

Executive path and Research path are available only to the campus students

MSCM Information 

Doctor of Philosophy

Ph.D. in CM

Ph.D. Information



Salary Earning Potential

Average starting salary for LSU CM graduates (based on LSU Career Services graduate exit survey AY 2021-2022):

Bachelor of Science

High   $104,000

Average $61,506

Low $41,600


Post Baccalaureate

High   $200,000

Average $80,380

Low $39,520


Master of Science

High   $250,000

Average $104,955

Low $52,000



Employment Opportunities

Graduates from our program go on to do amazing things with amazing companies, locally and beyond. You can find more information below on the types of jobs, employers, and employers who recruit our graduates below.


  • Scheduler
  • Estimator
  • Cost Control
  • Compliance
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Materials Manager
  • Equipment Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Consultant
  • Sales
  • Business Development
  • Building and Code Inspector
  • and more!

Types of Employers:

  • Industrial, Residential, Industrial or Commercial Construction Firm
  • General Contracting Firm
  • Special Trade Contractors (Plumbing, Heating, Electrical, Mechanical)
  • Real Estate Developer
  • Materials Supplier
  • Equipment Supplier
  • Engineering Firm
  • Consulting Firm
  • Local Government
  • Educational Institutions
  • Self employment
  • Sales
  • Oil and Gas
  • and more!

Our Graduates Work For:

Alliance Safety Council Fox Construction Company Moore Construction SITECH Louisiana
America's Home Place Inc. Galin Christenson Construction Management Moretrench Smith Tank & Steel
Arkon Group General Contractors Gator Millworks Pala-Interstate, LLC Southern Home Builders

B & K Construction Company, LLC

Golden Nugget Lake Charles Palmisano  Specialty Application Services, Inc.
Barber Brothers Contracting Co LLC Gordian Pat Williams Construction, Inc. Stuart & Company General Contractors
Barnard Construction CO, INC. Grady Crawford Construction Performance Contractors, Inc. The Brandt Companies, LLC
Bayou Lacombe Construction Gravel Road Builders and Construction Services Perrier Esquerre Contractors LLC The Lane Construction Corporation
Boh Bros. Construction Co., LLC Great River Industries Petrin, LLC The Lemoine Company, LLC
Boss Development & Construction Greater Metroplex Interiors PlanGrid The McDonnel Group
Broadmoor, LLC Harrison Contracting Primoris Service Corporation Theresa B.Jones Consulting
Cajun Industries, LLC Hensel Phelps Construction Co. Regal Construction, LLC Triad Electric & Controls 
CenterPoint Energy Iberia Bank Repcon, Inc. Turner Industries Group, LLC
Chaffe McCall LLP Insulations, Inc Rithm Solutions Group, LLC United Rentals
ConocoPhillips ISC Constructors, LLC Rogers-O'Brien Construction US Fusion
Contractors Educational Trust Fund Justin J. Reeves, LLC Roofing Solutions, LLC  Vaughn Construction
CORE Construction Kent Design Build Russel Pool Company, Inc.   Waskey
DR Horton, Inc. Louisiana AGC Ryan Gootee General Contractors Weeks Marine, Inc.
Evergreen Tractor & Equipment LS Womack Schneider Construction & Restoration,Inc Wesley Construction Company, Inc
Excel Construction Manson Construction Co. SeaLevel Construction Woodward Design+Build
First Light New Orleans Milton J. Womack, Inc. Shavers-Whittle Construction  
Fluor Corporation MMR Group, Inc. Shields | Mott LLP  

ACCE LogoAmerican Council for Construction Education
Our construction management undergraduate degree program was established in 1972 and has been accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) since 1982. The construction management MS graduate degree program has been accredited by the ACCE since 2016.