Which Schools Offer Online Contract Management Courses?

Training in contract management prepares students to maximize company profitability and minimize risk by creating and approving legally binding contracts, ensuring compliance and carefully tracking and negotiating changes as the contract is carried out. Many schools offer online courses that allow a contract manager to improve his or her skills and prepare for certification exams. Schools offering Procurement degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Contract Management Training Courses Online

Online courses and training in contract management may be available from public universities providing distance education or from private, non-profit colleges that may also offer on-campus classes. The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) requires candidates for its certification programs to have completed continuing education courses. NCMA-approved online contract management courses count toward these continuing education prerequisites for certification. The three schools below are just some of the options for training in contract management.

Important Information About Contract Management Courses

Common Courses Contract Pricing and Negotiation, Strategic Purchasing and Logistics, Materials Management
Possible Careers Pricing analyst, Contracts Administrator, Procurement agent
Continuing Education 60 hours over five years for recertification
Degree Levels Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's degree programs

University of Maryland University College (UMUC)

One of the 11 schools in the University of Maryland system, UMUC is a public school in Adelphi, MD. The graduate acquisition and supply chain management certificate program includes courses in negotiation, contracting and procurement.

  • Accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Five courses equaling 15 semester hours, plus one orientation course for no credit
  • Total tuition: $6,744 in 2014-15 (in-state), according to U.S. News & World Report

School for Professional Studies at Saint Louis University

This private (Jesuit) non-profit university offers contract management training on campus or online. After completion of the coursework, you could earn a certificate, or you could minor in contract management and major in another field as part of your undergraduate degree program.

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, NCMA-approved
  • Six courses equaling 18 credit hours
  • $620/credit hour in 2015-16, according to the university's website (certificate)
  • Undergraduate tuition (if pursuing a degree): $38,700 in 2015-16, according to the university's website

Villanova University Online

Online certificate programs in contract management are offered by Villanova University's Office of Continuing Studies, in conjunction with the University Alliance. These programs don't give college credit. Villanova offers the Master Certificate in Commercial Contract Management and the Master Certificate in Government Contract Management.

  • NCMA-approved
  • Three courses in each certificate: two of which are shared in common
  • Total tuition: $5995 per certificate in 2016, according to the university's website

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