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Bachelor of Business Administration Acquisition and Contract Management


40 bachelor's courses
11 weeks long
$ 1525
Cost per course
Online program
Earn your degree on your terms.
Transfer courses
Get credits for classes taken – up to 28 classes maximum.
No-cost gen eds
Eligibility rules apply.

Why earn a degree in acquisition and contract management from Strayer?

Do you have a knack for striking bargains and negotiating agreements? With a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Acquisition and Contract Management concentration from Strayer, you can expand on those skills and put them to work.

Summer classes start July 1

What is acquisition contract management and why does it matter?

Employees with skills in cost and price analysis, contract and purchasing negotiation techniques and contract law can help make a real difference in company growth. You can learn and develop these skills by studying acquisition and contract management.

Is a BBA in acquisition and contract management good to have? It depends on what you learn.

  • Understand the contract life cycle management process, the principal activities involved and the common quality assurance and control mechanisms.
  • Demonstrate the successful application of contract management principles.
  • Develop policies to successfully execute all phases of the contract management process.
  • Integrate the knowledge of various business disciplines and contract law and develop relevant solutions to address contract life cycle management issues.

Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter. In general, Strayer University aims to keep the student-to-instructor ratio low.

How long does it take to get a degree in business administration?

  • There are 40 11-week courses in this program.
  • How many courses you take at a time will determine how long the overall program will be.
  • Strayer University credits are expressed in quarter hours.
  • One quarter hour of credit is granted for the successful completion of 10 contact hours per course.
  • The standard requirement for one course is for students to spend 10 to 14 hours in weekly work, including in- and out-of-classroom work, for a total of 135 hours by the end of the course. Strayer’s course design uses this requirement to meet applicable regulatory standards.

Accredited online university

Strayer University has distinct accreditations and affiliations that attest to our academic quality. We're committed to meeting quality standards, so you can earn a diploma you're proud to display. View the ACBSP student achievement information.

Estimate the cost of your degree

How much does a BBA in Acquisition and Contract Management cost?

The cost of a BBA depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks, and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the program.

Estimate the cost of your degree

How much does a BBA in Acquisition and Contract Management cost?

The cost of a BBA depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks, and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the program.

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Program cost breakdown

In most cases, Strayer’s BBA program consists of 40 courses, with the price of $1525 per course. There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee.

Transfer credits

Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can help reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. You can transfer up to four classes toward your bachelor’s degree (if approved). The Strayer transfer credit page has more information, as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program.

Scholarships and financial aid

There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up, reducing your end cost.

There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.

More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you discover career pathways in your field.

Private loans

Nonfederal loans can help pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs.

Military tuition assistance

Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military, as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about the Strayer University active military assistance program here.

Veteran benefits

In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for military training and life experiences.

What coursework do you need to specialize in acquisition and contract management?

The core classes for a BBA in acquisition and contract management will expose you to all aspects of government contracting while teaching you key functions of contract management – including negotiations, administration, fulfillment and completion. View all courses

What is a minor in college?

A minor is a group of five courses in a select subject area that can add depth to your resume and round out your degree. Pursuing a minor offers you the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in a secondary area of interest outside of your major and concentration.

How does a minor work?

Since you can use elective courses to complete a minor, in some cases you may not have to spend extra time or money on additional courses to complete your degree. Keep in mind that courses used to complete your major can’t be applied toward a minor.

Should you get a minor in college?

Getting a minor can help give you professional skills. It demonstrates your forward thinking, self-motivation and organization – all valuable skills in the workplace.

Sample courses

BUS 315 - Cost and Price Analysis

Covers establishment and administration of equitable pricing arrangements for goods and/or services. Analyzes the total price (cost plus profit) and the individual elements of cost (labor, materials, indirect costs, and profit). Emphasizes techniques for determining proper prices and estimating. Discusses methods of pricing research and development, and the selection of hardware and services.

BUS 319 - Principles of Federal Acquisition and Contract Management

Examines the federal procurement process and introduces concepts, policies, and procedures associated with government contracting. Discusses the programming, planning, and justification of program funding, formulation and earmarking procurement requirements, preparation of work statements and specifications, procurement requests, and acquisition planning.

BUS 340 - Contract and Purchasing Negotiation Techniques

Presents the theory, strategies, techniques and tactics for negotiating contracts, and principles and practices of negotiations for procurement. Includes preparation and conduct of negotiations and emphasizes interactions prior to/during negotiations and methods of dealing with situations under different types of negotiations. The focus is on federal government contracting.

LEG 440 - Procurement and Contract Law

Examine legal and regulatory aspects associated with federal acquisition and administration of contracts under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Topics include contract formation and award protests, standards of conduct, governmental liability, the dispute process, and administrative and judicial methods of resolution and procurement and contract disputes.

COM 100 - Communication at Work

Being an effective communicator is an essential skill for any profession. In this course, you will learn the secrets to writing, listening, and speaking with credibility in order to share your voice with the world.

BUS 100 - Introduction to Business

Provides a foundation in today's business operations with a focus on the major functions of a business (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). The course also provides an overview of business organizations and the competitive business environment, strategic planning, international business, ethical considerations, quality assurance and more.

What can you do with a BBA in Acquisition and Contract Management?

Your education can help you pursue your professional and personal goals. While Strayer cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore the potential impact you can have in the acquisition and contract management field.

Versatile skills for your future

The Acquisition and Contract Management concentration prepares students to establish and administrate equitable pricing and procurement processes. Students will learn legal and regulatory guidelines to support strategies for developing, negotiating and administrating contracts at the local and federal government levels. Students will develop skills and abilities focused on a government setting. 

In addition, students who complete this concentration will be prepared to:

  • Analyze contracts and purchase orders to make sure they comply with company policies.
  • Connect with material, equipment and supplies vendors to check the products’ availability and terms of sales.
  • Coordinate how to dispose of extra materials.
  • Create and handle purchase orders and internal requisitions for supplies and equipment.
  • Create guidelines, policies and protocols for purchasing and contract management.
  • Develop equipment and product specifications as a guide for evaluating bids.
  • Develop strategies to help clients reduce costs and save.
  • Hire and train in new staff members.
  • Keep a record of any material, equipment or supplies you’ve ordered and received.
  • Manage budgets for purchasing departments.
  • Manage staff involved in buying, selling and distributing materials, equipment and supplies.
  • Negotiate contracts and create policies with your clients’ suppliers.
  • Prepare bid awards for board approval and review the requirements for awarding bids.
  • Resolve issues between contractors and suppliers as they arise.

Bachelor of Business Administration admission requirements

Before you can pursue your bachelor’s degree, you have to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you need to get started for admission to the university.

A completed application and enrollment agreement, as applicable

A diploma from an approved high school or its equivalent

Official copies of transcripts from all other colleges or universities attended

A valid, current and legible government-issued photo ID

Learn more about the admission process at Strayer. Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.

Transferring to Strayer from another university?

Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.

International bachelor's students

We welcome international students.

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