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An acquisition and contract management degree will expose you to all aspects of government contracting at the federal, state, and local levels. You’ll focus on key functions of contract management, including negotiations, administration, fulfillment, and completion as you:

  • Understand the contract lifecycle 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 lifecycle management issues

 

AT-A-GLANCE

Summer Classes Start:

July 1

Courses to Complete:

40

Cost Per Course:

$1,465

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ONLINE BACHELOR OF ACQUISITION AND CONTRACT MANAGEMENT COURSES

COURSES IN CONCENTRATION

  • BUS 315 - COST AND PRICE ANALYSIS

    Learn how businesses can establish and administer equitable pricing arrangements for goods and/or services. Analyze the total price (cost plus profit) and the individual elements of cost (labor, materials, indirect costs and profit). Learn techniques for determining proper prices and estimating. Discuss methods of pricing research and development, and the selection of hardware and services.

  • 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.

  • BUS 340 - Contract and Purchasing Negotiation Techniques

    Get a background in the theory, strategies, techniques and tactics for negotiating contracts, as well as the principles and practices of negotiations for procurement. Prepare and conduct negotiations, with an emphasis on interactions and negotiation strategy. Focus on federal government contracting.

  • BUS 375 - Project Management

    Address the fundamentals of project management methodologies and examine their application to business. Review the stages and activities in the project life cycle, organization for business project management and various project control and evaluations processes. Consider negotiation and human resource management concerns in project management.

  • 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 of procurement and contract disputes.

COURSES IN MAJOR

  • BUS 302 - MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS

    Review fundamental management concepts and techniques that contribute to effective management and provide a foundation for the development of a wide variety of business skills. Focus on the roles, the environment and the primary functions of the manager (planning, organizing, leading, controlling), as well as the skills required and various techniques used to perform these functions. Follow the development of management principles and their integration into modern management theory. Topics include the communication process, motivation and operations (production) management.

  • BUS 309 - BUSINESS ETHICS

    Apply ethical principles to typical business challenges. Focus on the ethical perspectives of business decision-making and policy development in a variety of key areas including individual behavior, human resource management, work environments, marketing, property rights and international business. Analyze case situations to illustrate the application of various ethical approaches (utility, individual rights and justice) in managing organizations.

  • BUS 475 - BUSINESS AND SOCIETY

    Explore the role of primary and secondary stakeholders, both within and outside organizations. Investigate ethics and social responsibility and review where organizational activities fall within different continua. Examine the broad forces in business, society and globalization and how stakeholders can influence results in both business and society.

  • BUS 499 - BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CAPSTONE

    Examine the processes by which organizations formulate strategy, implement policy, and evaluate outcomes in the highly competitive and dynamic global environment. Focus on the ethical implications of strategic choices throughout the course. Exercise your analytic, integrative, decision-making and business communications skills through the use of case analysis and decision making.

  • ECO 100 - PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

    Get a basic overview of macro- and microeconomic principles and concepts. Understand the economic dynamics of market forces affecting competition, different economic systems, the role of government in the economy and economic aspects of international trade. Discusses the labor market, interest rates and the supply of money, and the performance of a national economy. Apply economics to business decisions, considering such principles as opportunity costs, diminishing returns and the marginal principle.

  • LEG 100 - BUSINESS LAW I

    Analyze the process by which substantive rights and duties are enforced, including legal pleadings, discovery procedures, pre- and post-trial motions, jurisdiction, venue, trial by jury, equity and previous adjudication problems.

  • MKT 100 - PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING

    Get introduced to basic marketing principles and concepts. Focus on the development of marketing strategy and the major components of the marketing mix, (product, price, promotion and distribution). Review the critical environmental factors of markets — domestic and international — and customer behavior characteristics that affect marketing operations. Understand how marketing integrates with other functions in a business organization.

YOUR SUCCESS IS NON-NEGOTIABLE

The key to growing your business lies with successful contract management. The ability to administer and negotiate contracts and manage the process from award to termination are both critical to thriving in a competitive business marketplace.

 

With an acquisition and contract management bachelor’s degree, you will be prepared to serve as liaison between your business and its partners.

 

Strayer University’s online Bachelor of Business Administration program offers a concentration in acquisition and contract management that teaches you how deals are sealed. You will become well-versed in subjects like cost and price analysis, 

contract and purchasing negotiation techniques, and contract law.

 

Learn about price determination and and cost estimation. Review Federal Acquisition Regulation policies and procedures for federal contract administration. Discover how law and regulatory policies affect federal acquisition and administration of contracts.

 

Be the respected leader who gets the deal done. Earn an acquisition and contract management bachelor’s degree from Strayer.

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