In just twelve classes, the online diploma in acquisition and contract management exposes you to the complex processes and procedures in contracting, electronic business, and developing and managing long-term contracts.
Online Diploma in a Acquisition and Contract Management
Unravel the Complexities of Contracts
Improve Your Contract Knowledge
With a diploma in acquisition and contract management from Strayer, you’ll quickly:
- Enhance your marketability with skills in contract management
Learn about federal acquisition regulations and federal purchasing agreements
Analyze cost and price factors to help businesses and the government make intelligent purchasing decisions
Study the legal code that governs procurement and contract management
Enhance your contract negotiation skills
|Spring Classes Start:||April 1|
|Courses to Complete:||12|
|Cost Per Course:||$1,465|
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TRANSFER UP TO 28 CLASSES
Have you taken college courses in the past? With our evaluation, you can see how many of your previous credits could count toward a Strayer degree. Don’t waste time on credits you’ve already completed, transfer up to 28 classes towards your bachelor’s degree. We also accept transfer credits towards master’s degrees.
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Meeting You Where You Are
We know Strayer isn’t your only option for an online certificate or diploma. But, we can offer you an education based on the highest academic standards, a strong return on your investment, and the supports to maintain a school-work-life balance. Our flexible programs let you earn your degree while keeping your commitments to your family, friends, and career.
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- Curriculum designed by industry leaders
- Courses taught by experienced faculty
- Sought-after accreditations
- Pioneers in online education
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Each of us has times when we’re at our best. Our programs let you make the most of them.
- Work at your own pace
- Four sessions each year
- 24-hour online tech support
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Cost should never prohibit an education. We help you start from the best possible financial place for you.
- Financial advice – videos & in-person support
- Potential savings through eligible transfer and experiential learning credits
- Guidance when seeking financial aid
Key Courses in the Online Diploma in Acquisitions and Contract Management
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 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.
CIS 105 - Introduction to Information Systems
Get an introduction to the general purpose of information systems in organizations and the use of personal productivity software. Demonstrate tasks in common software applications, including word processing, web browsing, spreadsheet modeling, database management and presentation graphics.
FIN 100 - Principles of Finance
Get a foundation in business finance, starting with a conceptual framework for the financial decision-making process and an introduction to financial tools and techniques, including financial mathematics, capital budgeting, sources of funds and financial analysis. Topics include acquisition and use of short-term and long-term capital; financial markets, institutions and instruments; financial control; time value of money; cash, operation and long-range budgeting; and cost of capital.
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.
MAT 104 - Algebra with Applications
Apply algebra to a variety of fields of study including probability, statistics and finance. Explore mathematical modeling and set theory.
ACQUIRE THE CAREER YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED
Earning an online diploma in acquisition and contract management from Strayer University gives you the tools needed to pursue a leadership role in a public, private, or government organization — and fast. You’ll be prepared to excel as a contract specialist, purchasing manager, project manager or related role in a variety of settings.
Learn the basics of purchasing and materials management — from the beginning of a contract through vendor identification and contract award. You’ll be well-versed in each phase of the acquisition process including contract management, oversight, effectiveness and then re-negotiation when the time comes.
Your understanding of the federal acquisition regulations and purchasing process, cost and price factors and legal codes will make you a versatile professional, regardless of desired setting. Your newfound negotiation skills will be fine-tuned, arming you with the techniques and approaches necessary to effectively communicate and execute negotiations with potential vendors.
Twelve classes. A flexible online schedule. Make it happen. Take your career to the next level with your online diploma in acquisition and contract management from Strayer University.
Making it all possible
Financial Assistance & Tools
We can help you identify, understand and qualify for a variety of financial aid options.
The financial assistance that may be available to you includes:
- Federal financial aid programs
- Military education benefits
- Selected state grant programs
- Tuition benefit programs
Admission to a Strayer Certificate's Program
To qualify for admission to an associate’s degree program at Strayer, you’ll need to submit documentation of high school graduation or high school equivalent.
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Days. Nights. Weekends. Online anytime or on campus when it’s convenient for you. Our programs are designed for adults who lead busy lives. How?
- We continually update our online resources to keep up with the latest technology and facilitate a better student experience.
- We also have a campus near you, full of resources available to you whenever you might need them.