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Bachelor of Science in Government Contract Management Degree Program Overview

Business professionals who work in government contract management are contract specialists with very distinct expertise. Working with government contracts is more complicated than typical commercial contract negotiations and specialized knowledge is most often needed. Potomac is one of the very few schools that provides this specialized program of study and graduates are eligible for government positions as well as private business and nonprofit positions.

B.S. in Government Contract Management Program  Learning Goals

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Government Contract Management are able to:

  •  Evaluate issues as business managers and apply ethical principles and sound judgments to resolve contracting issues.
  • Work in teams, apply customer needs analysis, procurement strategy development and source selection skills necessary for successful contract performance.
  • Demonstrate the use of effective written and oral business communication skills.
  • Prepare and analyze financial statements and managerial reports using various accounting standards, theories, and techniques.
  • Apply technology to analyze problems, develop business analyses and recommend management decisions and actionable strategies in pricing, cost analysis, and managing contract issues.

What You Will Learn

Business professionals who work in government contract management are contract specialists with very distinct expertise. Working with government contracts is more complicated than typical commercial contract negotiations and specialized knowledge is most often needed. Potomac is one of the very few schools that provides this specialized program of study and graduates are eligible for government positions as well as private business and nonprofit positions.

Core Courses & Requirements

  • MGMT 308 Government Contract Law
  • MGMT 326 Principles of Federal Acquisition (FAR and DAR)
  • MGMT 327 Performance-Based Contract
  • MGMT 330 Purchasing and Materials Management
  • MGMT 332 Cost and Price Analysis
  • MGMT 350 Contract Administration
  • MGMT 405 Business Development and Contract Proposal
  • MGMT 424 Negotiation Management
  • MGMT 450 Contract Modification and Options
  • MGMT 455 International Contracts Management

Available Concentrations

Accounting Concentration Courses

  • ACCT 290 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT 320 Intermediate Accounting III
  • ACCT 307 Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 308 Assurance and Audit Services
  • ACCT 402 Corporate Taxation

Finance

  •  FIN 310 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • FIN 320 Asset Management
  • FIN 330 Corporate Finance
  • FIN 340 Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • FIN 350 International Banking and Finance
  • FIN 400 Derivatives and Risk Management

Government Contact Management Concentration Courses

  • MGMT 308 Government Contract Law
  •  MGMT 326 Principles of Federal Acquisition (FAR and DAR)
  • MGMT 330 Purchasing and Material Management
  • MGMT 332 Cost and Price Analysis
  • MGMT 350 Contract Administration
  • MGMT 450 Contract Modification and Options

Healthcare Management Concentration Courses

  • HLTH 303 Information Systems for Health Systems
  • HLTH 400 Societal Health and Policy Issues
  • HLTH 403 Global Health Administration
  • HLTH 405 Healthcare Financial Management
  • MGMT 411 Total Quality Management
  • MRKT 427 Marketing Management

Information Management Concentration Courses

  •  MCAP 351 Management Support Systems
  • MICS 341 Systems Analysis and Design
  • MICS 455 Computer Networking and Telecommunications
  • MICS 461 Database Management

International Business

  • BUS 310 Export/Import Marketing
  • MGMT 303 International Business Management
  • MGMT 311 Supply Chain Management
  • MGMT 440 International Organizational Development Strategies
  • MRKT 424 International Marketing
  • MRKT 450 New Product Development (US and Global) Management Concentration

Management Concentration Courses

  • MCAP 303 Organization and Technology of Information Management
  • MGMT 360 Leadership
  • MGMT 365 Managing Conflict and Change
  • MGMT 417 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 424 Negotiations Management
  • MGMT 427 Operations Management

Marketing Concentration Courses

  • MRKT 350 Salesmanship
  • MRKT 424 International Marketing
  • MRKT 425 Consumer Behavior
  • MRKT 427 Marketing Management
  • MRKT 450 New Product Development (US and Global)
  • MRKT 490 Marketing and Social Media

Career Opportunities

A government contract management degree makes it possible to work successfully in acquisition related fields for both the government and private industry.

For information on jobs related to this program, as well as the U.S. Department of Labor Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes, please click on the links below to the O*NET website sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Positions Available with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Government Contract Management:

  • Associate – Regulatory Compliance
  • Associate Acquisitions/Procurement/Contracts
  • Associate Vice President
  • Business Application Analyst Associate
  • Client and Contract Support Specialist
  • Configuration Management Specialist
  • Contract Administrator
  • CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR I
  • Contract Administrators & Cost Estimators
  • Contract Administrators/Managers
  • Contract Analyst – Sr
  • Contract Excel Analyst
  • Contract Management Manager
  • Contract QA position!
  • Contract Recruiter
  • Contract Recruiter
  • Contract Specialist
  • Contract Trainer
  • Contract/Subcontract Administrators
  • Controller – Government Contractor
  • Controller for Government Contractors
  • Deal Management Associate
  • Director of Communications/Government Affairs
  • Entry Level Contract Negotiator
  • Executive Officer
  • Facility/Relocation Manager (Government Offices)
  • Federal Government – BSIC Analyst
  • Federal Government – BSIC Consultant
  • Federal Practice-FM-Associate
  • Field Contract Administrator
  • Financial Analyst with Government Experience
  • Global Vendor Contract Manager
  • Government – Senior Solutions Consultant
  • Government Budget Analyst
  • Government Business Development Manager
  • Government Contract – Administrative Assistant
  • Government Contracts Administrator
  • Government Contracts Administrator
  • Government Contracts Consulting Manager
  • Government Finance & Compliance Manager
  • Government Sales Manager
  • Government Services Project Manager
  • Government Sr. Financial Analyst
  • Government Subcontracts Administrator
  • Management/Supervisory Positions
  • Manager of Government Reporting
  • Reconfiguration Contract Review Manager
  • Research Associate
  • Senior Associate
  • Senior Contract Analyst
  • Sr Contract Administrator
  • Sr. Associate, Program Management
  • Sr. Contract Administrator
  • Sr. Contract Negotiator
  • Sr. Program Management Manager
  • Sr. Proposal Developer – Government Markets
  • Sr. Specialty Underwriter- Contract and Commercial Surety
  • Systems Engineer with contract program management exp.
  • Vice-President Sales – Government/ Military / Industrial Sales – Business
  • Development
  • VP, Federal Government Sale

Ready To Apply? Great! Here's What You Need To Do:

  • Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods.
  • Sign and submit an attestation of high school (or equivalent) completion.
  • Equivalencies include a GED Certificate. Home schooled students must present a diploma that meets the requirements of the state in which it was issued. (Students with non-US credentials please see International Student Admissions Requirements below).
  • Submit a completed application
  • Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended to be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, University of the Potomac.
  • Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
  • Submit certificates from any corporate education training or professional development programs. (Note: An ACE evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for corporate educational training.)
  • Submit military training documents. (Note: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.)
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