Our Professional Contract Management certificate program develops and prepares future leaders and subject-matter experts in contract, acquisition and procurement management.
Students will learn different components of contract management in the context of commercial, government and international contracting. The curriculum is also complemented with specialized knowledge and workforce skillsets to make graduates more competitive in the job market.
Our program is developed in alignment with the Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK) core competencies. This material equips students with the fundamental knowledge of the profession and prepares them for professional certifications.
The Certificate in Professional Contract Management consists of seven required courses totaling 93 hours of lecture and discussion. 9.3 Continuing Education Units will be awarded to the certificate graduate.
Upon completion of the certificate program, graduates will:
- Understand the terms, conditions, formation and administration of government and commercial contracts
- Have the basic skills to manage the contract lifecycle
- Understand and apply basic contract laws
- Be able to serve as the subject matter expert for contractual and acquisition matters in their organization
- Possess negotiation strategies and skills
- Understand contract management from the supplier/seller's perspective
- Understand the basic elements of international contracts and agreements
- Be ready to make recommendations to an organization's contractual policy and procedure
- Entry to mid-level contract management professionals
- Administrative professionals seeking career advancement
- Procurement professionals looking to advance their career
- Business and financial professionals seeking exposure to cross-functional skills
- Supply chain professionals looking to transition into contract management
- Law and paralegal professionals looking to specialize in contract administration
- Project Managers working with a variety of contracts
Although there are no prerequisites for this program, it is recommended that students have a bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Law or a related field, and/or at least three years of combined experience in business administration, finance, contract and procurement management, supply chain, or contract law.