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Construction Management

Grow with the Industry

NewSchool’s construction management program and courses are designed as interactive learning experiences, honing the skills needed in each part of the construction industry and the overall construction process. Our construction management students learn to take an architect’s design skill and manage every aspect of the decision-making process including material procurement, client meetings, budget, basic construction management law concepts and safety violations. While other construction management colleges may focus on niche concepts, we place a strong emphasis on developing business management skills, preparing our students for the industry’s current and future challenges with courses like construction safety, construction law, and project management. Our undergraduate construction management degree program is offered on campus in San Diego, giving students the opportunity to attend site visits, network with industry professionals, and obtain an internship for ongoing career opportunities in the rapidly expanding East Village neighborhood. Our fully online graduate degree can be completed from anywhere in the world, creating a global network of students and alumni.

Our Offerings in Construction Management

Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management prepares students to enter the construction industry, working with designers, owners, contractors, and architects. The curriculum teaches students how to develop leadership skills as a project manager, business acumen, and technological understanding of the current practices and theories in construction management. Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree program.

Master of Construction Management

The Master of Construction Management program is designed to develop professionals for advanced construction management theory and practice based on an interdisciplinary foundation of science, architecture, and business management. Created with working professionals in mind, this flexible program can be completed in as little as 12 months.* Learn more about the Master of Construction Management program.

Minor in Construction Management

To provide students with additional opportunities to broaden and enrich their educations, a minor is a program of study that is distinct from or supplements a student’s major.

Meet Our Program Chair

Stephen Matley

Steve Matley has over 25 years of experience in leadership and management in multiple industries. His business management and project management experience was cultivated in real estate, land development, and construction, involving commercial, institutional, residential and public works projects. He has held positions as a General Building Contractor, a Senior Project Manager for an ENR top 50 rated agency construction management firm and Vice-President of Land Acquisition and Forward Planning for a production homebuilder. In these positions, Steve successfully planned and executed numerous projects including educational complexes, high-rises, master planned communities, production homes, custom homes, public works and infrastructure projects. He has been designated as an expert witness in real estate, development, and construction-related litigation cases.

Click here to read a letter from the Chair of the Construction Management Programs at NewSchool, Stephen Matley.

Construction Management Advisory Board

NewSchool’s Construction Management Advisory Board includes leading professionals from the design community who provide advice and counsel to the administration and faculty on employment trends, market conditions, professional practice, curriculum opportunities, current construction methods, construction technology updates, and other critical information to advance the school’s mission.

Elevate Your Journey

Members of the Construction Management Advisory Board include:

  • Tracy Addis | Construction Manager, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
  • David Akers, P.E. | Senior Engineer, California Nevada Cement Association
  • Jef Farrell | Vice President/Operations Manager, Swinerton Builders
  • Jake Jaenicke, CMIT | Project Engineer, Balfour Beatty Construction
  • Frank Jones | Project Executive, DPR Construction
  • Diane Keltner | President, Synergy Electric
  • Phil Kern | Program Manager, Bureau Veritas
  • Diane Koester-Dion | President, I.E. Pacific, Inc.
  • Brad Hardin, RA, LEED AP | Global CTO, Black & Veatch
  • Keith Hsiueh | Project Architect, GSA
  • Lisa Sachs | Managing Principal, Cumming Corporation
  • Ron Sutliff | Principal, Integrated Project Management, LLC
  • Frank Young | First Vice President and Program Chair, American Society of Professional Estimators
  • Linda Young | Treasurer, National Association of Women in Construction Education Foundation