Acquisition and Contract Management Bachelor's Degree

A bachelor's degree program in acquisition and contract management teaches you about contract negotiations and company management. Ahead you'll learn about the topics covered in these programs and the career outlook for this field. Schools offering Procurement degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Will I Learn In an Acquisition and Contract Management Bachelor's Degree Program?

There are a very limited number of colleges that allow you to earn a Bachelor of Science in Acquisition and Contract Management. You may be able to find a college that offers a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in acquisition and contract management. The degree program is designed for students interested in learning business who want to focus on contract management, the purchasing of company goods and management skills.

Along with building an educational base in business, you'll gain a sense of how to manage long-term contracts, make requests for proposals and understand contract law. The degree can be obtained in about four years, but part-time students are more likely to finish the program in about six years. Because the degree program is hard to find, online studies are rare.

What Kind of Classes Might I Take?

Your classes are likely to cover business, management, economics and law. Your degree program may also teach you about the differences between federal contracts versus private business and government contracts. Some of your courses may include:

  • Principles of accounting
  • Business statistics
  • Acquisition and contract management pricing
  • Acquisition and contract management negotiations
  • Government contract law
  • Risk management
  • Organizational communication
  • Business ethics
  • Strategic management

What About After College?

Once you earn your degree, you may be able to find employment as a manager or supervisor overseeing a company's contracts and goods. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the job outlooks for administrative services managers will grow at an average rate with a strong demand for facility managers (www.bls.gov). Employment is likely to increase by 12% between 2008 and 2018, the BLS projects. Earnings of managers often vary greatly depending on the industry and nature of work. Those with a bachelor's degree or higher in the field will have the best employment prospects and salary potential.

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