You’ll find Hastings College Construction Management graduates working in, managing and operating commercial, residential and highway construction businesses, in addition to construction-related finance and marketing. The tremendous academics and hands-on experiences at Hastings opens doors.
A partnership that benefits you
Our Construction Management program involves a major in Business Administration and minor in Construction Management at Hastings College, plus a partnership with Central Community College in Hastings. Through this partnership you’ll learn the technical aspects of construction while getting hands-on experience — even building a house! — and the leadership, communication skills and business management expertise from Hastings necessary to advance your career with a firm or succeed as an entrepreneurial business owner.
Preparing to manage
Construction managers coordinate and supervise a variety of projects, including the building of residential, commercial, and industrial structures. The Hastings College and Central Community College partnership prepares you to manage:
- Preparing and negotiating cost estimates, budgets and work timetables
- Communicating work progress and budget matters to clients
- Instructing and supervising construction personnel
- Responding to work delays and emergencies
You’ll help ensure that projects are completed on time and on budget!
Learn the full suite of business skills
You begin with introductory classes in specific business disciplines and conclude with a capstone seminar that integrates everything you’ve learned along the way.
- Organizational Dynamics
- Legal aspects of business
- Financial management
- Human resources
Go further with a Hastings education
Thanks to our small class sizes (most have fewer than 20 students!), and a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, you’ll work closely with faculty and your advisor to complete your degree in four years. In fact, most students who graduate from Hastings do so in four years!
Our block-style semester structure means you’ll take just one or two classes at a time — which really lets you focus more intently on each class. It also lets faculty devote more time to every student because they’re only teaching one or two classes in a block!
Graduate with experience
At Hastings, Construction Management students serve one and sometimes two internships, including through our exclusive Talent Pool program. All expand their understanding of the world by studying abroad during a two-week block their second year, and many take advantage of the two-week blocks to gather additional experiences and insight that help advance career options.
Every construction management major completes a capstone project, using case studies to solve real-world challenges. What does all this mean? You’ll graduate from Hastings ready to succeed.
At every step in your path you’ll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty. It’s an experience that’s true to Hastings College and you won’t find it anywhere else.
All the extras aren't extra
No-cost study abroad — During your third year on campus, you’ll spend a transformational two-week block studying abroad. And thanks to donors, you’ll experience this at no additional cost. France, Ireland, Peru, Spain, Honduras, the United Kingdom…where will you go?
Books included — Afraid of a $400 textbook? No more! We’ve eliminated the high cost of text books by working with our bookstore to provide all required textbooks. This will save you $1,000 or more each year.
iPad + Apple Pencil — We’ll set you up with an iPad and Apple Pencil — and help you learn how to best incorporate these tools into your studies. From digital notes (that you’ll never lose!) to pictures of lab setups, professors and students find creative, new ways to use this perfect combination of technology and teaching every semester!
Get involved beyond the Construction Management classroom
- Professional Business Leader’s Club
- Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership honor society)
In addition to these business-related groups, there’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings a great campus for student life.
Find scholarships for Construction Management majors
Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA and test scores. If you decide to pursue a business-related major, you can apply for the T-L Irrigation/Thom Business Scholarship. Plus talent scholarships for everything from speech (forensics) to the arts to athletics. The result? Every student receives at least $11,000 in scholarships (but most receive more!).
First employers for recent graduates
- Habitat for Humanity – Omaha
- Grunwald Mechanical Contractors
- VanKirk Brothers Construction
- Cherry Ridge Construction
- Gangwish Construction
- JRW Construction