Online Bachelor of Business Administration Acquisition and Contract Management
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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. This program can help boost your ability to administer and negotiate contracts in a competitive business marketplace.
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Program at a glance
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11-week courses in the program
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What is 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 Accounting good to have? It depends on what you learn.
- Understand how to use Excel and QuickBooks to provide accounting information for organizations.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of fundamental concepts and principles in accounting, including recording of journal entries and preparing and evaluating financial statements.
- Solve general problems relating to both personal and business federal income tax and learn to prepare both a personal and a corporate federal income tax return.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of accounting information to inventory planning and control, cost distribution and the use of mathematical and statistical models in cost accounting.
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.
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Strayer University is proud to be certified or accredited by four respected organizations. We’re committed to meeting quality standards, so you can earn an industry-recognized diploma you’re proud to display. View the ACBSP student achievement information.
Strayer University is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), www.msche.org. Strayer University’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. MSCHE most recently reaffirmed Strayer University’s accreditation status in June 2017, with the next self-study evaluation scheduled for the 2025–2026 academic year.
MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
How much does a bachelor’s in business administration 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 BBA program.
Estimate your tuition expenses and the length of your degree program with Strayer’s Personalized Education Plan Financial Calculator.
Program cost breakdown
In most cases, Strayer’s BBA program consists of 40 courses, with the price of $1,480 per course.* There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee. To get a more detailed estimate, use Strayer’s Personalized Education Plan Financial Calculator.
*Students enrolled in North Carolina and Pennsylvania have a cost per course of $2,490, but have 12 total courses.
Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. BBA students can transfer up to 28 classes toward the BBA degree (if approved).** Strayer’s 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.
**Students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration in North Carolina or Pennsylvania may transfer up to 4 classes.
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, 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.
There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.
Save up to $14,800 on your Strayer bachelor’s degree by accessing your general education courses through our affiliate, Sophia Learning.*
*Savings assumes transferring 10 courses taken at Sophia. Eligibility rules apply. Connect with us for details.
Transfer up to 28 classes toward your bachelor’s degree.
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 advance in your company and your career.
Non-federal loans may 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 Strayer’s active military assistance program here.
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 the minor, in most cases you won’t have to spend extra time and 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 give you a professional edge. It demonstrates your forward thinking, self-motivation and organization – all valuable skills in the workplace.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
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