Concrete Industry Management program added at Texas State University

The Concrete Industry Management program — a business-intensive program that awards students a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management — has announced the addition of CIM to the curriculum of Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, beginning in spring 2009.

“Given the fact that Texas is ranked second nationally in terms of volume of ready-mix concrete production and the number of plants, the CIM program is a very timely addition at Texas State University-San Marcos,” said Vedaraman Sriraman, Texas State department chair of technology, in a press release.

The goal of the CIM program is to turn out broadly educated graduates who are grounded in basic business management and knowledgeable of concrete technology and techniques. They should be able to manage people and systems as well as promote products or services related to the concrete industry. The program includes a broad range of courses, from English and history to science and mathematics.

CIM currently has programs at Middle Tennessee State University, Arizona State University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and California State University, Chico.

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