Understand and Apply the Acquisition and Contract Negotiation Process

A Strayer Associate in Arts in Acquisition & Contract Management degree 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. You’ll explore all aspects of preparing and executing the legal documents that allow businesses to operate, refine your negotiation skills, and gain the tools to produce stronger, more complete contracts for your organization.

Build Your Skillset with a Degree in Acquisition & Contract Management

The Strayer online Associate in Arts in Acquisition & Contract Management degree helps you develop and strengthen your contract negotiation skills while learning how to:

  • Master the request for proposal process, from identifying vendors to writing the proposal and making the award
  • Explore the contract management process, including oversight, quality assurance, and re-negotiation
  • Learn about federal acquisition regulations and federal purchasing agreements
  • Analyze cost and price factors to help organizations make intelligent purchasing decisions
  • Study the legal code that governs procurement and contract management
  • Improve your communication and analysis capabilities
  • Increase your professional net worth, and start on a path toward career advancement


Getting an Associate in Arts in Acquisition & Contract Management degree will also prepare you for a Strayer bachelors of business degree with a concentration in bachelor of business administration.