Program Overview

The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Procurement & Contracts Management. The curriculum is 30 credits, which may be completed through fulfillment of a total of 10 required courses. The program may be completed in 22 months, if students take 2 classes per term. This program is also offered completely online. This certificate program may be ideal for individuals who want to build their credentials in procurement and contract management in order to obtain entry-level positions in a variety of settings, including the private and public sectors.

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. Upon successful completion of the certificate program, students may be prepared for positions in these areas.

The required courses include the following: Procurement & Contracting, Contract Administration, Cost & Price Analysis, Government Contract Law, Negotiation of Contracts & Modifications, and Seminar in Procurement & Contract Management. The remaining credit hours are to be completed with electives. Students must select four electives. The elective courses include the following: Subcontract Management, Source Selection, Government Contract Computer Law, International Business Negotiations, Purchasing & Materials Management, and a couple others.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Individuals with a high school diploma or equivalent are invited to apply.

    School Overview

    The University of Virginia, commonly referred to as UVA, is a public research university that was founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States. Jefferson, who is known as the father of the university was UVA’s first president, and served on the universities original governing board, which was known as the Board of Visitors, along with James Monroe and James Madison.

    UVA offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, as well as educational specialist and professional degrees. The university’s schools and colleges include:

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    • Curry School of Education
    • Darden School of Business
    • Mcintyre School of Commerce
    • School of Architecture
    • School of Continuing and Professional Studies
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