Principles of Acquisition and Contract Management

Course #MN3303

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This course is an introduction to the principles of government acquisition and contracting. It presents the fundamentals of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the DoD FAR Supplement; the federal acquisition and contracting processes, including requirements determination, acquisition strategies, government contract law, ethics, contract types, contracting methods, and acquisition/contract management techniques. This course offers DAU equivalencies. Prerequisite: None.

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Learning Outcomes

·       Develop a fundamental understanding of the principles, policies and practices of the acquisition and contracting processes.

·       Develop a framework for management and control of these processes.

·       Develop managerial competence to identify and deal with the key issues and concepts in acquisition and contracting.

·       Develop an ability to conceptualize implications of alternative policies and choose effectively among sound/viable alternatives.

·       Apply problem-solving and decision-making skills to complex contracting problems.

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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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