UCI Division of Continuing Education's Contract Management Certificate Program focuses on core competencies recognized by the National Contract Management Association. Coursework addresses the most up-to-date information available in the procurement and contracting fields – whether commercial, government or international. Students will develop a solid understanding of the contracting process and key elements of procurement and acquisition, including contract formation, negotiation, financial analysis and risk management. Students will also explore new business areas such as global outsourcing, international contracting, doing business with the federal government and building strategic alliances.
Who Should Attend
- Those working in large or small organizations, government and commercial entities, or as entrepreneurs
- Contract administrators, subcontractors, procurement managers, project managers, quality assurance personnel, and others looking to advance their career
- Engineering, law, business, paralegal professionals and others wishing to enter this field
Occupational summary for managers in the United States.
- Jobs: 419,060 (2016)
- Projected Growth: 6.10% (2017-2027)
- Annual Salary: $76k-$138k (25th-75th Percentile)
- Gain an understanding of the contract life cycle, subcontracting, outsourcing, developing strategic alliances, negotiation, financial analysis, and implementation
- Explore the components and processes of commercial and government contracting
- Expand your awareness of the legal, risk, and ethical issues related to contracting and procurement
- Understand and explain the foundational competencies and subject matter competencies of the National Contract Management Association's (NCMA) Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK), 5th Edition
- Courses may qualify for employer tuition reimbursement programs
- Principles of Business Contracts (3 units)
- Financial Aspects of Business Contracts (3 units)
- Contract Law: Formation (3 units)
- Contract Law: Performance (3 units)
- Contract Negotiation (3 units)
- Ethics in Contracting (1 unit)
About the School
In the U.S. News & World Report annual college survey, UC Irvine is ranked among the top 50 universities nationally, and ranks tenth among all public universities.