Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine the value of a master's degree in construction management in southern Idaho. A telephone and Internet survey was employed to determine the value that members of the construction industry in southern Idaho place on construction management (CM) degrees, both graduate and undergraduate. The survey included 27 self-described general contractors who are members of The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) in regions 3 and 4 in the state of Idaho. Regions three and four include Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Ketchum, Burley and surrounding communities. Following the compilation of surveys, it was found that the group of participants 1) knew there was a bachelor's degree in CM; however, some didn't realize there was a master's degree in CM; 2) felt that education is sometimes over rated; 3) perceived no difference in hiring an undergraduate v. a graduate in terms of monetary value. There was a perceived value in a master's degree itself.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Technology

Rights

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Date Submitted

2006-07-21

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd1506

Keywords

master's degree, graduate degree, construction management, Idaho, general contractors, AGC, value, CM, Undergraduate, bachelor's degree

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