Procurement and Contracts Management Certificate

Starts May 13, 2024
12 credits

10 Months

3-8 Hours/Week

Fully Online

Course Type:

12.0 CEUs

Program Description

Procurement and contracts form the basis for business in a contemporary workplace. As organizations and businesses work together, agreements must be met to ensure that everyone's interests are served and protected. However, contract management can be a challenge. That's why our Procurement and Contract Management Certificate is designed to give you a strong foundation in the essentials of contract management so you have the knowledge needed to manage contracts effectively.

In our five-course online certificate, you will learn how to navigate core areas of contracts, including contract formation, negotiation, financial analysis and risk management. This program is designed for individuals working in, or looking to enter, the following fields: 

  • Contract administrators 
  • Consultants, entrepreneurs and subcontractors  
  • Engineers and quality assurance professionals  
  • Government and commercial entities  
  • HR professionals and procurement managers 
  • Paralegal professionals  
  • Project managers  

Those who administer contracts but have little industry training will gain a newfound sense of knowledge and authority. Supervisors, managers and administrators will learn about the contracting process and advance their skill-set. And everyone will benefit from the comprehensive coursework that covers cutting-edge details around commercial, government and international contracts.

You can register for any of the five courses individually, or you can register for the complete certificate.

Program Structure

Courses are instructor-led week-to-week cadence, with assignments, discussion boards, and learning assessments (quizzes) opening on Monday and to be completed by the end of the week. This gives students flexibility to review materials at their leisure. Additionally, recorded lectures and video recordings are available to enhance learning objectives.


Program Schedule

Contract Law Performance

May 13 - June 23, 2024

Contract Negotiation

July 15 - August 25, 2024

Business Contracts

September 9 - October 20, 2024

Contract Finance & Funding

November 4 - December 15, 2024

Government Contracting

January 13 - February 23, 2025