Master’s Certificate of Acquisition & Contracting
This program provides knowledge of the planning, analysis, decision-making and control tools necessary for making and implementing effective financial decisions.
This Master’s Certificate program provides you with a sophisticated and deep knowledge of acquisition, contracting and procurement processes and how these interrelate with standard business management processes of finance, law, operations, marketing and technical management. Emphasis is on preparing you to apply what you have learned in the professional environment.
A newly accepted student at Patten must enroll in their first class within 90 days of acceptance. A student is subject to dismissal from the University for Unsatisfactory Academic Progress if they do not meet this deadline.
To earn your Master’s Certificate in Acquisition & Contracting you must accrue 18 credits. It’s required that your course of study include Federal Government Contracting and Pricing & Financial Management of Government Contracts, the two fundamental disciplines. Apart from those, you may elect to explore any four of seven subject areas.
Start By Taking the Required Courses . . .
Federal Government Contracting — Course 601
Pricing and Financial Management of Government Contracts — Course 619
Then Take Any Four of the Following Courses . . .
Government Contract Law — Course 603
Business Development and Proposal Preparation — Course 613
Risk Analysis and Management — Course 679
Contract Management and Administration — Course 631
Negotiation – Principles and Practices — Course 635
Source Selection and Contract Award — Course 651
Program Management — Course 625
Managing Projects — Course 627
Once You Complete...
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