The BS-CM/MBA program is unique. It allows qualified students to earn both a BS degree in Construction Management and an MBA concurrently.
Students are required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). An admission index formula of 200 times the undergraduate GPA (4.000 system) plus the GMAT score is used as an admission score. The undergraduate GPA must be based on a minimum of 90 semester hours of course work, including MGMT 201 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT (3.00 c.h.), FIN 330 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE (3.00 c.h.), and MKTG 340 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING (3.00 c.h.). Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and a GMAT of at least 450 (i.e., an index of 1150) to be admitted to the program. Students may also take the GRE and receive a 152 on the Verbal Reasoning and a 152 on the Quantitative Reasoning to be admitted to the program.
Options to satisfy GMAT requirement:
All MBA students are required to either take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or qualify to waive the GMAT requirement based on the options provided in the following sections.
Option I: Complete the GMAT with a minimum score of 400 and satisfy the qualification score of 1,150 calculated as 200 * Undergraduate cumulative GPA + GMAT score.
Option II: Take the GRE with a minimum GMAT score equivalent of 400 and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
GMAT equivalent Score calculated as [-2080.75 + (GRE Verbal * 6.38) + (GRE Quant * 10.62)] must be at least 400.
Admissions Index Score calculated as GMAT equivalent score + 200 * Undergraduate cumulative GPA, must be equal to or greater than 1,150.
Option III: If you have earned a graduate degree (equivalent to a U.S. Master's or PhD) from a regionally accredited institution with cumulative GPA of 3.0 higher.
If your degree is from outside of the U.S., you will have to provide an official evaluation from any approved evaluation company that proves your master's is equivalent to a U.S. master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Current admission and enrollment in a graduate dual-degree program at select partner institutions, currently including MBA admission at Chungnam National University, Korea.
Option IV: Five (5) or more years of full-time substantive mid-level managerial work experience and/or military service with increasing levels of responsibility AND an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Option V: Ten (10) or more years of full-time substantive mid-level managerial work experience and/or military service with increasing levels of responsibility AND an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher.
All petitioners will need to provide one letter of reference from a supervisor who can verify your work experience and increasing scope of responsibility.
GMAT writing score must be 4.5 or higher to waive BSAD 592. GRE writing score must be a minimum of 3.5 to waive BSAD 592.
Prior to enrolling in the first 500-level course, students are expected to have completed a significant portion of the requirements for their undergraduate major and must have submitted an acceptable GMAT.
NOTE: CM Students are strongly encouraged to establish an academic advisor in both in Construction Management and Business Administration as early as possible in the process to ensure efficient academic planning. Students are also strongly encouraged to complete an internship prior to enrolling in graduate-level courses.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the CM program are expected to have the ability to:
- Apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and tools of the construction industry in construction activities;
- Select and apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and technology to construction problems;
- Perform standard tests, organize and interpret test data, and apply test results to improve construction processes;
- Function effectively as members or leaders on construction teams;
- Communicate effectively regarding subjects related to construction activities; and
- Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
Outcomes Assessment Activities
- To be eligible for graduation, all construction management majors are required to take an exit examination. The results of the exit examination are used in the evaluation of the program but have no effect on the student’s GPA.
- Graduates and their employers are surveyed on program satisfaction and job performance following their graduation.
- The CM Advisory Committee meets every year to review the three year cycle report and make suggestions for program improvement. The committee also meets with current CM students for an open discussion regarding the CM program.
The general education requirement for graduation includes a total of 35 semester credits in two categories: Skills Component and Knowledge Component. Please see the General Education Requirement section under Academic Policies for more information.
|ACCT 510||MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING||3.0|
|BSAD 502||BUSINESS ETHICS AND ENVIRONMENT||3.0|
|BSAD 575||INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS||3.0|
|ECON 510||ECONOMICS FOR MANAGERS||3|
|FIN 530||FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT||3|
|MGMT 511||PRODUCTION/OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT||3|
|MGMT 520||MANAGEMENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR||3|
|CIS 565||MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS||3|
|MGMT 585||MANAGEMENT POLICY AND STRATEGY||3|
|MKTG 540||MARKETING MANAGEMENT||3|
|In addition, the following MBA courses must be completed:|
|Approved Graduate Electives||6|
Students in the joint BS-CM/MBA program must complete:
- ACCT 201 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (3.0 c.h.), ECON 202 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (3.00 c.h.), FIN 330 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE (3.00 c.h.) and MKTG 340 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING (3.00 c.h.);
- The CM Required Course Core (excluding BSAD 302 ETHICS IN BUSINESS (3.0 c.h.), replaced by BSAD 502 BUSINESS ETHICS AND ENVIRONMENT (3.0 c.h.))
- The CM major within the College of Education, Engineering and Professional Studies and;
- All remaining specified MBA courses.
In order to minimize additional credits being required BSCM/MBA students must take the graduate courses MGMT 520 MANAGEMENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (3.00 c.h.), MGMT 511 PRODUCTION/OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (3.00 c.h.), and MGMT 585 MANAGEMENT POLICY AND STRATEGY (3.00 c.h.) in place of the 9 credits of Technical and Management Electives. If CM majors take different undergraduate courses, they will still be required take the needed MBA courses to complete both degrees.
In addition, students must satisfy all GPA requirements for the BS in CM and the MBA (see the MBA listing under the Graduate Programs section of the catalog).
Special Projects and Internships will not be substituted for required CM major courses. Independent Studies will not be substituted for required MBA courses.
In summary, the joint degree plan has the following requirements:
|Introduction to Computers||3|
|Business and Management 1||18|
|Construction Management Major||58|
|Technical and Management Electives||9|
|Joint Degree Total||145|
Independent Studies, Directed Studies, Internships, and Special Projects will not be substituted for core or required courses. They may count only as electives.
Students who complete part of the joint degree plan but decide to opt out of the MBA program and continue towards earning only the BSBA are granted credit towards the BSBA for 500-level courses taken as follows:
|500-Level Course Taken||300- and 400-Level Course Credit|
|ACCT 510||ACCT 495|
|BSAD 502||BSAD 302|
|ECON 510||ECON 308|
|MGMT 511||MGMT 311|
|MGMT 520||MGMT 301|
|MGMT 585||MGMT 485|
|MKTG 540||MKTG 495|
|BSAD 575, FIN 575, MGMT 575, MKTG 575||BSAD 475, FIN 475, MGMT 475, MKTG 475|