- Manage the unique requirements and expectations within the federal contracting and government acquisition system
- Formulate business strategies to be competitive and effective in the government acquisition and contraction market
- Demonstrate knowledge of the legal requirements related to federal contracting to minimize the risk to a firm
- Explore the business strategy behind acquisition management decisions
ONLINE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Acquisition
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|Next Start Date:||April 1|
|Courses to Complete:||10|
|Cost Per Course:||$2,955|
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Online MBA in Mergers and Acquisitions Courses
BUS 501 - Government Acquisition
Get an overview of government contracting and its unique nature to understand the differences between commercial and government contracting, with a concentration on the federal system. Use online resources to study the organization of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and how to interpret relevant subject coverage. The course incorporates current reforms in the acquisition management field and highlights emerging controversies for an up-to-date view of the profession.
BUS 505 - Business Strategies and Proposals
Formulate a business strategy to help your company compete in the federal acquisition market. Examine the approaches for business development and effective proposal preparation. Review the request for proposal (RFP) process in federal acquisition, including analysis of RFPs, preparation of proposals, reviews and follow-up actions.
LEG 505 - Government Contract Law
Explore acquisition management considerations of both the government and contractor, as well as processes for addressing legal issues 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.
ACC 556 - Financial Accounting for Managers
The course is designed with a focus on accounting to meet the needs of managers and stresses the interpretation and uses of accounting information. The information presented in the course is designed for a user of accounting information instead of the preparer. Key concepts include financial statements and ratio analysis, uses of accounting information for decision-making and planning.
COM 510 - Business Communications
Learn to become a successful communicator, a key skill for upper and senior-management positions. This course will focus on the areas of clarity, confidence, persuasion and passion, teaching students how to apply these traits to both their spoken and written words, as well as posture and body language.
BUS 520 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Analyze the interaction of individual, group and organizational dynamics that influence human behavior in business and determine appropriate management approaches to foster a productive work environment. Examine a variety of theories, models and strategies used to understand motivation and individual behavior, decision making, the dynamics of groups, work teams, communication, leadership, power and politics, conflict resolution, work design, organizational structure and culture, and managing change. Receive a conceptual base for interpreting, assessing, and influencing human behavior in an organization.
BUS 599 - Strategic Management
Examine the strategic management process and implementation of successful business strategies in the highly competitive and dynamic global environment. Analyze the impact of technology, government policy, and world economic and political forces on strategy formulation and execution. Exercise analytic, integrative and decision-making skills through the use of case analysis. Make decisions involving the core business functions, leadership challenges and global operations.
ECO 550 - Managerial Economics and Globalization
Apply relevant economic theory to develop a framework of analysis and techniques that you can use to decide how to allocate a firm’s scarce resources to achieve its objectives. Use economic analysis to support business strategy decisions that promote competitiveness in an environment of changing domestic and international market conditions, government regulations, trade policies and resource availability. Systematically analyze how global economic integration affects the production, input sourcing and pricing decisions of firms operating in different market structures.
FIN 534 - Financial Management
Understand financial concepts and review the basic tools and strategies for making financial decisions. Measure and compare risks across investment opportunities. Analyze how organizations choose the set of securities they issue to raise capital from investors as well as how organizations form a capital structure. Examine how the choice of capital structure affects the value of the firm.
LEG 500 - Law, Ethics and Corporate Governance
Examine and evaluate the legal environment and ethical challenges of management and organizations. Review approaches to enhance corporate accountability, foster an ethical work environment, ensure legal compliance and provide effective leadership. Analyze the impact of management decisions, corporate governance and the leaders individual conduct on a business ability to meet its obligations to stakeholders. Evaluate alternative courses of action from an economic, legal and ethical perspective to ensure management meets corporate responsibilities to create wealth, obey the law and observe society's ethical standards. Examine the key elements of effective corporate governance, the predominate schools of ethical thought in relation to strategic management and the ethical consideration for global operations.
MAT 510 - Business Statistics
This course explores how business leaders can apply statistical thinking to improving business process and performance. The course presents concepts related to statistical thinking with a business environment, statistical tool and techniques and formalized statistical methods.
MKT 500 - Marketing Management
Apply the major elements of the marketing process, including domestic and foreign market assessment, strategic planning and the development of an effective marketing mix (product, price, promotion and distribution) to create customer value. Analyze key marketing concepts, such as consumer/business buying behavior, market research, brand management, product development, pricing strategies and the design of marketing channels (promotion and distribution). Examine the integration of marketing with other functions in a business organization.
DEFINE YOUR LEGACY
You’ve decided that an MBA in Acquisition is the next logical step in your career. You need a strong program that allows you to become a true expert in this complex field without sacrificing the quality your day job demands.
Help your business stay competitive in the federal acquisition market. Strayer University’s rigorous program is designed to help you master the real-world scenarios that prepare you to effectively execute acquisitions and contracts, while maintaining the lifestyle flexibility you need.
Your MBA in Acquisition coursework covers every relevant facet of the field. Compare and contrast commercial and government contracting, prepare and analyze federal acquisition RFPs, and review the legal processes associated with acquisitions and contract administration in order to minimize risk to your business.
Develop the knowledge and insight to spearhead effective and valuable acquisitions and contracts. It starts with Strayer.