University of Virginia

1827 University Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2628

Program Details

The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia offers a Graduate Certificate in Procurement & Contracts Management. The curriculum requires fulfillment of 24 credits—there are a total of eight courses required. The program may be completed in 18 months, if students take two classes per term. This certificate program may also be beneficial for mid-level and senior professionals who want to build their credentials in procurement and contract management in order to advance their career or increase their earnings. The curriculum is based off of the core competencies of the National Contract Management Association.

Additionally, the curriculum focuses on developing the needs of private industry and local, state, and federal agencies for professionally trained procurement/contracting officers, contracts administrators, and negotiators. For individuals who do not have any experience in procurement and contracts, they are advised to register in PC4010, Procurement & Contracting, prior to beginning the certificate coursework.

The required courses include some of the following: Procurement & Contracting Principles & Administration, Advanced Cost & Price Analysis, and Introduction to Project Management. The remaining credit hours are to be completed with electives; students must select two. The elective courses include the following: Seminar for Acquisition Personnel, Services Contracting, Seminar in International Procurement, and The Project Manager & Managing the Project Team, among others.

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    Individuals who have completed an undergraduate degree are invited to apply.

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    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

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