Koosha Jamali

Document Type

Honors Thesis


Those who wish to begin their careers in construction management do so primarily with either construction trade experience or academic backgrounds. There are narrow pathways through educational institutions for those seeking construction management careers. Many universities do not offer construction curriculums. Instead, students often study architecture or civil engineering as a gateway to the industry. Some work as tradesmen and move on to managerial positions. As those options are neither direct nor efficient, the solution would be to offer specific degree plans for construction management practices. Some universities provide construction management. However, there is a demand for much more. This paper highlights the need for additional construction management programs and their benefits for the industry and those seeking to work as construction managers. This journal intends to recognize the opportunity to invest in the iv extensive construction management educational market. In addition, this paper aims to attract attention to the role of construction management scope-specific university programs in improving construction operations. The results of this study exemplify that the teachings of The University of Texas at Arlington’s Construction Management (CM) program were especially beneficial to the careers of many CM graduates—finally, the call for more institutions to follow this practice.

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Faculty Mentor of Honors Project

Bijan Shapoorian



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