Acquisition of Defense Systems

Course #MN3301

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This course introduces the principles and concepts that underlie successful defense acquisition management. The course focuses on management of the acquisition process for defense systems from the development of an initial desired capability or need through design, development, production, fielding, sustainment, and disposal. Students gain an understanding of successful acquisition as an interdisciplinary activity through contributions and applications of principles from business, management, and technical disciplines. The course also emphasizes the statutory, regulatory, and policy environment of acquisition. Numerous case studies illustrate the application of concepts and principles in actual acquisition programs. Defense Acquisition University (DAU) has granted MN3301 equivalency for ACQ 101, ACQ 201, ACQ 202, ACQ 203, BCF 102 and BCF 103. Prerequisites: None.

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Academic Calendar

  •  29 May 2023

    Memorial Day

  •  06 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter pre-graduation awards ceremony

  •  09 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter last day of classes