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Construction Enterprise Management CMGT 8435

Construction Management - CMGT Course

Course details

Participants will be introduced to the primary elements of the start-up and management of a construction company. Start-up sections include strategic planning, business plan development and marketing. Construction management sections include strategic alignment, bidding, estimating, procurement, costing, changes to the contract and a communication workshop. Health and safety responsibilities of a construction project will be introduced from the perspective of the prime contractor.


  • Acceptance into the BTech Construction Management degree program.




$662.26 - $677.65 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2023

Below is one offering of CMGT 8435 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.

CRN 63420


Tue Apr 11 - Tue Jun 27 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 63420
  • $662.26
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 11 - Jun 27 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby


Course outline






This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of CMGT 8435 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 44214


Tue Sep 05 - Tue Nov 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 44214
  • $677.65
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 05 - Nov 21 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 403

Monika Sauer

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Please note: this is will be the only instance that CMGT 8435 is offered in the Fall term.


This course offering is full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define competitive bidding, estimating, and closing processes.
  • Identify business related risks.
  • Identify sources of potential clients.
  • Explain effective change order processes.
  • Discuss the role of a prime contractor on project work sites.
  • Describe the importance of effective communication and organizational skills that are required for businesses to thrive in a competitive construction market.
  • Illustrate ways to develop client relationships through strategic alignment, partnering, and marketing.
  • Demonstrate the different responsibilities of the owner, consultants, and contractor on a project.
  • Analyze one’s capabilities and resources in relation to business start-up requirements.
  • Select the appropriate business entity document for specific business formats.
  • Develop a Business Plan.

Effective as of Fall 2022

Related Programs

Construction Enterprise Management (CMGT 8435) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Construction Management
    Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time


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