Entrepreneurial Leadership degree with a Concentration in Construction

Build a Solid Future

Earn your bachelor’s degree in business from DWU with a construction management emphasis from Mitchell Tech. DWU has partnered to give you the best of two worlds: hands-on construction education in Mitchell Tech’s excellent labs combined with strong business, communication, and teamwork skills learned at DWU. Your career will be enhanced to allow you to practice your skills and climb the management ladder faster and with confidence.  Business and construction management will help you build a great future! (This program may take a student as much as five years to complete; therefore it does not fall under the university’s four-year guarantee.)

This program is for you if you want to pursue a career in the construction field, have an interest in managing or owning your own company, or want to understand the business of construction.

What's the difference?

  • Combine best practices of the construction trade and business management
  • Learn entrepreneurial leadership skills that will help you focus on problem-solving and communication
  • Spend a part of your day on the job site at one of MTC’s outdoor labs building a home for a family and return to the classroom for critical skills classes like financial management, business ethics, entrepreneurship and more 
  • Find a job with a local employer or begin the process of starting your own business
  • Participate in college athletics if you maintain nine credits at DWU

There is a present and ever-growing need in the construction industry for qualified and educated individuals who are prepared to hit the ground running and become futureleaders. The joint effort between DWU and MTC to create this unique program will provide a great opportunity for future generations to gain the knowledge and skill set to become successful and productive leaders in our industry.” — Doug McCune, Operations manager at Puetz Corporation, Mitchell

Classes Will look Like…

Construction Management Concentration

  • Building Methods
  • Material Takeoff
  • Construction Contracting & Leadership
  • Building Materials
  • Project Timeline & Cost
  • Advanced Building Materials
  • Construction Documents

DWU: Bachelor’s Degree Coursework

  • Innovation and Problem Solving
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Principles of Management
  • Financial Management for Organizational Leaders
  • Leadership and Communication
  • Business Ethics and Social Policy
  • Organizational Behavior

Find more of the classes you will take in our academic catalog.

Program Features & Policies:

  • You may have the option to participate in college athletics if you maintain nine credits at DWU (NAIA requirement) and 12 credits total.
  • Courses at MTC will typically begin after your freshman year at DWU.
  • You can earn your bachelor’s degree within four years if you follow the plan you create with your adviser.
  • Because of this agreement, financial aid will apply to both institutions, as long as you maintain a minimum of 12 credits between both schools.
  • Dakota Wesleyan University scholarships will be prorated based on credit hours enrolled at DWU.
  • Credits taken at MTC need to be preapproved.
  • MTC enrollment caps may apply.

Get to Know Your Professors

Ryan Van Zee

Ryan Van Zee

Executive Director of the Kelley Center | Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship


Phone: (605) 995-2902

Any Questions?

Your DWU adviser will work closely with you and the faculty at MTI to be sure your coursework will help you meet your goals.

Contact us – just call admissions at 605-995-2650 or email us at admissions@dwu.edu.

We would love to share information with you via email or if you like, we will send it right to your door.

Any Questions?

Your DWU adviser will work closely with you and the faculty at MTI to be sure your coursework will help you meet your goals.

Contact us – just call admissions at 605-995-2650 or email us at admissions@dwu.edu.

We would love to share information with you via email or if you like, we will send it right to your door.