Diploma in Acquisition & Contract Management

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When you enroll in Strayer University's Diploma in Acquisition and Contract Management program, you'll have an opportunity to learn about contract purchasing and negotiation techniques, cost and price analysis, procurement and contract law, and other associated topics. If you'd like to learn more about the Diploma in Acquisition and Contract Management program, read on.

What Kind of Program Is It?

Strayer University's Diploma in Acquisition and Contract Management program is offered by the School of Business and consists of 54 credits. When you enroll in the degree program, you'll have an opportunity to study courses in areas such as business, accounting, computer information systems, and mathematics. Some specific topics include cost and price analysis, purchasing and materials management, procurement and contract law, and contract administration and management.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to Strayer University's Diploma in Acquisition and Contract Management program, you should have an interest in business, contract management, and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Applicants to Strayer University's programs should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Diploma in Acquisition and Contract Management program consists of 54 credits: Each class is 4.5 credits.

Acquisition and Contract Management Courses

ACC 100 Accounting I
BUS 100 Introduction to Business
BUS 107 Fundamentals of E-Business
BUS 230 Purchasing and Materials Management
BUS 315 Cost and Price Analysis
BUS 319 Principles of Federal Acquisition and Contract Management
BUS 330 Contract Administration and Management
BUS 340 Contract and Purchasing Negotiation Techniques
BUS 375 Project Management
CIS 105 Introduction to Information Systems
MAT 105 Introduction to College Mathematics

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

When you have completed Strayer University's Diploma in Acquisition and Contract Management program, you have the opportunity to pursue entry-level positions with government agencies and businesses and corporations. Job candidates should be excellent problem-solvers and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. Some possible job titles could include:

  • Contract Specialist
  • Acquisitions and Contract Manager
  • Procurement Analyst

Advanced Degrees

Although Strayer University's Diploma in Acquisitions and Contract Management program is designed to equip graduates for opportunities in entry-level positions, graduates could choose to pursue an associate's degree in the field offered by Strayer University. Current advanced degrees beyond the diploma level include:

  • Associate in Arts in Acquisition and Contract Management
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Business Administration (Acquisition and Contract Management Emphasis)