Online Associate in Arts in Acquisition and Contract Management
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Take control of a company’s ROI
Buyers, purchasing agents and supply chain managers ensure their companies receive the best value for what they spend. Earning an online Associate Degree in Acquisition & Contract Management from Strayer can help you understand how contracts, proposals, quality assurance and asset buying support a business and help it thrive in a competitive market.
Fall classes start on October 6
Program at a glance
11-week courses in the program
Cost per course
Earn your degree online with Strayer
Learn the ins and outs of purchasing
Acquisition and contract management involves preparing legal documents the right way so that businesses can operate to their fullest potential. This associate degree program will help you refine your negotiation skills and develop the tools to produce effective contracts.
Build your skills
- Apply analytical, technical and research skills to assess and measure the effectiveness of strategic goals and performance within an organization.
- Effectively use communication skills in a business environment to convey strategies, policies, practices and procedures throughout the organization.
- Formulate management approaches to foster a productive and ethical organizational culture.
- Provide effective leadership that promotes diversity and fosters an organizational culture that is motivating, adaptive to change and competitive.
Apply credits to bachelor’s degree
Make your credits count: Transfer up to 20 classes from your associate degree directly into a Strayer bachelor’s degree program.
Add essential skills to your résumé
The high-quality higher education you deserve
Affording your degree
At Strayer, you’ll find plenty of ways to make your tuition affordable, so you can worry less about your budget and get down to business.
cost per course
degree conferral (one-time only)
technology fee (one per term)
Ways to reduce your cost
Transfer up to 28 classes toward your bachelor’s degree.
Save up to 25% off the cost of your bachelor’s degree. Eligibility rules apply.
Corporate contract negotiation and you
Ready to grow the fundamental skills to help you take the next step toward a role in contract management and acquisition? Earning an associate degree in this field can get you ready for a position that supports companies’ successful growth. View all courses.
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.
With every dollar you spend, save, or invest, how confident are you that you are making the best financial decisions in today's economy? Knowing what drives the economy can help you understand all aspects of life, including jobs, income levels, consumer prices, trade, and general prosperity. In this course, you will explore key concepts of economics and personal finance. You will be equipped with the ability to leverage analysis tools, as well as economic reasoning and planning skills.
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.
Examines integral aspects of purchasing and materials management including function, organization, quality and quantity considerations, pricing policies, supplier selection, and ethical and legal implications. Reviews purchasing procedures, value analysis, inventory control, warehousing and traffic, capital equipment, make-or-buy decision-making, automation, budgets, and institutional and governmental purchasing practices.
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 general policies and procedures for federal contract administration in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Reviews 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. Discusses coordination with procurement activities and audit agencies.
Associate admission requirements
Before you can pursue your associate degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
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.
We welcome more than 1,200 international students from more than 110 countries.
Experience the Strayer difference
Your admissions officer and student services coach will mentor, motivate and support you from enrollment to the day you graduate.