Bachelor's Degree in General Business – Construction Management

Department of Business, Reese Construction Management

Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration
Major: General Business
Concentration: Construction Management
Hours: 120

General Business Construction Bachelor Degree

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Degree Description

Lamar University's Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in General Business – Construction Management to prepare you for an industry that employs over six million individuals and creates nearly $1 trillion work of structures each year.  

As cities grow, so does both the demand for Construction Managers and the career potential of our graduates. Build hospitals, universities or refineries, from an office chair or on site – the possibilities are as varied as our students’ interests.

Why Study Construction Management at Lamar?

The Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in General Business – Construction Management will give you a strong foundation in business while your construction management courses include hands-on training and a required internship so you graduate with real world experience.

Additional business coursework combined with high level knowledge of construction projects will make you competitive in auxiliary roles within construction companies, such as human resources, marketing, sales, purchasing and project management.

Watch the interview with Dr. Swerdlow to learn more about this concentration and the General Business degree program.

Career Paths

Construction Managers ensure construction projects are completed on time and on budget, without sacrificing the quality of work or the safety of their workers. From design to completion, construction managers work through the entire process of turning a blueprint into reality. For work as an estimator, scheduler or superintendent, additional coursework or training may be required.

Primary Careers

Construction manager, estimator, scheduler, superintendent

Career Areas

  • Construction management
  • Scheduling
  • Cost estimation
  • Safety management
  • Business owner
  • Project management

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Specialty trade contractors
  • Self-employed
  • Residential building construction
  • Nonresidential building construction
  • Heavy and civil engineering construction
Faculty Member NameMarleen Swerdlow, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Professor
General Business, Law
Faculty Member NameJ.Y. Choi, Ph.D.
Faculty Member NameVivek Natarajan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Marketing and Management
Faculty Member NameFrank Cavaliere, Ph.D.
Business Law