Online Diploma in Acquisition Contract Management
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Boost your contract management skills
An online Diploma in Acquisition and Contract Management covers the basics of purchasing and materials management from the beginning of a contract through vendor identification and contract award. You’ll develop an understanding of each phase of the acquisition process including contract management, oversight, effectiveness and renegotiation.
Winter Classes Start on January 4
Program at a glance
11-week courses in the program
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In this program, you’ll study complex contracting processes and procedures, discovering ways to develop and manage long-term contracts. You’ll also explore the art of contract negotiation and other skills that can help expand your professional skill set.
Build your skills
- Evaluate an organization’s performance related to strategic goals.
- Develop operational concepts, organizational structures and functional area strategies to accomplish contract management goals.
- Use communication skills in a business environment to convey contract management policies, procedures and strategies.
- Develop action plans using management concepts and techniques to address real-world contract management challenges.
- Apply management approaches to foster an ethical culture in a contract management environment.
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Affording your certificate
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.
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Certificate conferral (one-time only)
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Ways to reduce your cost
Transfer up to 5 classes toward your diploma.
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Get actionable contract management skills
Your coursework in this program will help you gain a deep understanding of federal acquisition regulations and purchasing agreements. You’ll also discover the tools and techniques used to analyze cost and price factors and help organizations make better purchasing decisions. View all courses
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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.
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.
Diploma admission requirements
Before you can pursue your diploma, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
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