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®
Consists of 3 CM courses
You may start any course for this MicroCred at any time.
Admission to LSU is not required.
Bachelor of Science
Now available as a 100% Online (Bachelor of Science)!
- 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
Post Baccalaureate Certificate
Consists of six core CM courses
Participates in graduation ceremonies
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
Doctor of Philosophy
Ph.D. in CM
Salary Earning Potential
Average starting salary for LSU CM graduates (based on LSU Career Services graduate exit survey AY 2021-2022):
Bachelor of Science
Master of Science
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.
- Cost Control
- Human Resource Manager
- Materials Manager
- Equipment Manager
- Project Manager
- 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
- and more!
Our Graduates Work For:
|Alliance Safety Council
|Fox Construction Company
|America's Home Place Inc.
|Galin Christenson Construction Management
|Smith Tank & Steel
|Arkon Group General Contractors
|Southern Home Builders
B & K Construction Company, LLC
|Golden Nugget Lake Charles
|Specialty Application Services, Inc.
|Barber Brothers Contracting Co LLC
|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
|The Lemoine Company, LLC
|Boss Development & Construction
|Greater Metroplex Interiors
|The McDonnel Group
|Primoris Service Corporation
|Theresa B.Jones Consulting
|Cajun Industries, LLC
|Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
|Regal Construction, LLC
|Triad Electric & Controls
|Turner Industries Group, LLC
|Chaffe McCall LLP
|Rithm Solutions Group, LLC
|ISC Constructors, LLC
|Contractors Educational Trust Fund
|Justin J. Reeves, LLC
|Roofing Solutions, LLC
|Kent Design Build
|Russel Pool Company, Inc.
|DR Horton, Inc.
|Ryan Gootee General Contractors
|Weeks Marine, Inc.
|Evergreen Tractor & Equipment
|Schneider Construction & Restoration,Inc
|Wesley Construction Company, Inc
|Manson Construction Co.
|First Light New Orleans
|Milton J. Womack, Inc.
|MMR Group, Inc.
|Shields | Mott LLP
American 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.