Strayer University

Diploma in Acquisition and Contract Management

Strayer University's Diploma in Acquisition and Contract Management program is designed to help prepare students for employment with corporations and government agencies in areas of contract management. Learn more about the Diploma in Acquisition and Contract Management program at Strayer University here.

Official Program Name:

Diploma in Acquisition and Contract Management

School Offering Program:

Strayer University

Degree Level:

Diploma

Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in applying to the Diploma in Acquisition and Contract Management program should have an interest in business and contract management. Applicants to Strayer University should have already earned a high school diploma or equivalent; however, graduate or specialized programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Diploma in Acquisition and Contract Management program at Strayer University introduces students to accounting, business operations and environments, and e-business technologies and strategies, including infrastructure, online storefronts, security, privacy, and legal and ethical considerations. Students can study purchasing and materials management, inventory control, cost and price analysis, pricing policies, and practices for institutional and governmental purchases. The program examines the federal procurement process, federal contract administration, and methods for negotiating contracts. Students also learn about procurement and contract law, regulations of federal acquisitions and contracts under the Federal Acquisition Regulation, standards of conduct, governmental liability, and methods of resolution dispute.

Learning Format:

Online and Campus-Based

Total Credits Required:

54 credits

Financial Aid:

Students enrolled in Strayer University may be eligible for federal grants and loans, employer tuition assistance, military benefits, state grants, institutional scholarships, and private loans.

Required Courses for a Diploma in Acquisition and Contract Management:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Strayer University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Acquisition and Contract Management (54 credits)

  • 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
  • LEG 440: Procurement and Contract Law
  • MAT 105: Introduction to College Mathematics

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Graduates of the Diploma in Acquisition and Contract Management program may wish to further their education by pursuing an advanced degree. Advanced degree programs can provide additional skills and training that can help prepare students for more challenging career opportunities. Degrees that graduates may wish to pursue may include the following:

  • Associate in Arts in Acquisition and Contract Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Acquisition and Contract Management
  • Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Acquisition

Career Paths:

Upon successful completion of Strayer University's Diploma in Acquisition and Contract Management program graduates may pursue entry-level positions at businesses and organizations that require contract management. Examples of positions graduates may wish to pursue include:

  • Acquisitions manager
  • Contract manager
  • Purchasing manager

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