Contracts set the parameters for how goods and services are procured for business. From drafting and managing contracts to purchasing and acquisition, you can help prepare and execute the documents that allow business operations to flow. A Strayer associate degree in acquisition and contract management helps you build a foundation in key acquisition processes, gain practical knowledge of contract law, learn how to make requests for proposals, and acquire skills for contract negotiation and management.
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85% of Strayer associate degree recipients responding to our survey said their degree had an impact on meeting their professional or career goals.
— OIRAE Graduates Survey, April 2013
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ACC 100-Accounting I
Understand accounting concepts, assumptions and principles. Study the analysis and recording of business transactions, the adjusting process and the procedures necessary to complete the accounting cycle. Progress to illustrating merchandising operations and merchandise inventory accounting, exploring internal control and cash, and explaining accounting procedures for receivables.
BUS 100-Introduction to Business
Get a foundation in business operations through a survey of the major business functions (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). Take a high-level look at business organizations and the business environment, strategic planning, international business and quality assurance.
BUS 230-Purchasing and Materials Management
Examine integral aspects of purchasing and materials management, including function, organization, quality and quantity considerations; pricing policies; supplier selection; and ethical and legal implications. Review purchasing procedures, value analysis, inventory control, warehousing and traffic, capital equipment, make-or-buy decision making, automation, budgets, and institutional and governmental purchasing practices.
BUS 319-Principles of Federal Acquisition and Contract Management
Examine the federal procurement process and introduces concepts, policies and procedures associated with government contracting. Discuss the programming, planning and justification of program funding; formulation and earmarking of procurement requirements; preparation of work statements and specifications; procurement requests; and acquisition planning.
BUS 330-Contract Administration and Management
Understand the general policies and procedures for federal contract administration in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Review the responsibilities of contract administration including pre-and post-award activities, contract oversight, quality assurance, compliance, financing, cost controls, documentation, terminations and disputes, and subcontract management. Discuss coordination with procurement activities and audit agencies.