Concrete and Construction Management
Heather Brown, director
The major in Concrete Industry Management is designed to produce broadly educated, articulate graduates, grounded in basic science and mathematics, who are knowledgeable about concrete technology and techniques and are able to manage people and systems and to promote products or services related to the concrete industry. Examples of opportunities in the field include technical sales of products used to manufacture concrete; operations management of a concrete production facility; sales and marketing of production, construction, and finishing equipment; product distribution, supply chain management, and logistics; project management for a concrete or general contractor; work as a concrete specialist in an architectural/engineering firm or government entity; and support positions such as writer or editor for a technical magazine or professional/trade association management.
The Production, Sales, and Service concentration is geared toward developing technical managers for ready mix, block, and precast concrete production facilities as well as their suppliers, such as admixture, aggregate, cement, and equipment companies. Position opportunities include operations management, sales and sales management, marketing management, human resource management, technical service and quality control, or environmental and safety management.
All students in the Production, Sales, and Service concentration are required to choose a business-related cognate from the list below in addition to the CIM major requirement of completing a Business Administration minor. Twelve (12) hours must be successfully completed in a single chosen cognate area prior to graduation.
Students majoring in the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program must receive grades of C (2.00) or better in all CIM courses in order for the courses to count toward graduation. A minimum grade of C (2.00) is required in all CIM classes that are prerequisites to other CIM classes.