Bachelor of Science in Government Contract Management

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Reach your career goals with a government contract management degree

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.

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Government Contract Management Degree 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.

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Government Contract Management Courses & Curriculum

To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Government Contract Management, students must earn 120 credit hours. Unless noted otherwise, all courses carry three semester credits hours. Program requirements are listed below.

Lower Division Requirements (60 credits)

18 credits
  • COMP 110 Computer and Office Applications
  • ENGL 101 English Composition I
  • ENGL 102 English Composition II
  • GNED 112 Student Success Strategies
  • MATH 106 College Mathematics MATH 110 College Algebra
12 credits
  • ACCT 101 Principles of Financial Accounting I
  • ACCT 110 Principles of Financial Accounting II
  • ECON 201 Principles of Economics
  • FIN 230 Fundamentals of Finance
21 credits
  • BUS 110 Foundations of Business
  • BUS 202 Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • BUS 230 Business Ethics and the Legal Environment
  • MGMT 210 Introduction to Project Management *
  • MGMT 211 Project Management Knowledge Areas 1 *
  • MGMT 212 Project Management Knowledge Areas 2 *
  • MGMT 230 Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 235 Introduction to International Business
  • MRKT 110 Principles of Marketing

*These three courses and MGMT 411 Total Quality Management, and MATH 323 Research and Statistical Analysis, prepare a student for the examination leading to certification as a Project Management Professional.

3 credits elective courses

Upper Division (60 credits)

Prerequisites for Upper Division Courses
  • Successful completion of general education course requirements
  • Successful completion of lower division core courses
12 credits
  • ENGL 395 Research and Report Writing
  • MATH 323 Research and Statistical Analysis
  • PSYC 201 Principles of Psychology
  • SCIE 312 Environmental Science and Sustainability
30 credits
  • MGMT 308 Government Contract Law
  • MGMT 326 Principles of Federal Acquisition (FAR and DFARS)
  • 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 Negotiations Management
  • MGMT 450 Contract Modification and Options
  • MGMT 455 International Contracts Management
Any 18 credits of upper division courses or one of the concentrations below

Project Management Certifications

The courses listed below prepare students for the examination leading to certification as a Certified Associate Project Management Professional, Certified Federal Contracts Manager, or Certified Commercial Contracts Manager.

  • MGMT 210 Introduction to Project Management
  • MGMT 211 Project Management Knowledge Areas 1
  • MGMT 212 Project Management Knowledge Areas 2
  • MGMT 411 Total Quality Management
  • MATH 323 Research and Statistical Analysis

In addition, the following class
MATH 323 is required to prepare students for the examination leading to certification as Project
Management Professional (PMP).

  • MGMT 308 Government Contract Law
  • MGMT 326 Principles of Federal Acquisition (FAR and DFARS)
  • MGMT 330 Purchasing and Material Management
  • MGMT 332 Cost and Price Analysis
  • MGMT 350 Contract Administration
  • MGMT 450 Contract Modification and Options
  • ACCT 307 Cost Accounting
  • MGMT 308 Government Contract Law
  • MGMT 326 Principles of Federal Acquisition (FAR and DFARS)
  • MGMT 327 Performance-Based Contract
  • MGMT 350 Contract Administration
  • MGMT 450 Contract Modification and Options

Combining the upper division courses in both groups above prepares students for the
examination leading to certification as a Certified Professional Contracts Manager.

Government Contract Management Requirements & Outcomes

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

  • Apply the fundamentals of management, finance, law, and operations to the administration of government contracts.
  • Evaluate competitive proposals using government contract specification framework.
  • Manage contract performance and compliance.
  • Analyze contract liability with a business cost and price strategy.
  • 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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Bachelor in Government Contract Management Jobs & 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.

  • Logisticians
  • Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing Agents
  • Cost Estimators
  • Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators
Logistician

Planning Analysts research and report data regarding cost, feasibility, and profitability on short- and long-range strategic plans.

Purchasing Manager, Buyer, or Purchasing Agent

Small Business Owners plan, direct, and manage all functions from operations to marketing to accounting, ensuring business health and profitability.

Cost Estimator

Sales Managers direct the business development activities of sales personnel, ensuring revenue targets are met or exceeded.

Claims Adjuster, Appraiser, Examiner, and Investigator

Planning Analysts research and report data regarding cost, feasibility, and profitability on short- and long-range strategic plans.

Small Business Owner

Small Business Owners plan, direct, and manage all functions from operations to marketing to accounting, ensuring business health and profitability.

Sales Manager

Sales Managers direct the business development activities of sales personnel, ensuring revenue targets are met or exceeded.

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Government Contract Management Concentrations

Accounting Concentration Courses

  • ACCT 290 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT 307 Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 320 Intermediate Accounting III
  • ACCT 330 Assurance and Audit Services
  • ACCT 402 Corporate Taxation

Finance Concentration Courses

  • 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

Healthcare Management 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

  • CBSC 320 Information Security
  • MCAP 303 Organizational Technology and Information Management
  • MCAP 351 Management Support Systems
  • MICS 341 Systems Analysis and Design
  • MICS 455 Computer Networking and Telecommunications
  • MICS 461 Database Management

International Business Concentration Courses

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

Bachelor in Government Contract Management Frequently Asked Questions

Government Contract Management is one of our undergraduate programs. This program provides you with the skills for successful contract negotiation and management and how to apply these techniques while seeking government contracts. You will gain a better understanding of how government projects are awarded and how to navigate the federal procurement legislation, process, and politics.

Depending on whether you will choose to study full-time or part-time, on-campus or online, earning a Bachelor’s in Government Contract Management will typically take you four years to complete. However, you can choose an accelerated program to complete your degree in less time.

UOTP aims to provide qualitative education at an affordable price. So we can assure you that it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to get your degree. You can have a clearer idea of how much you will be spending on your education by calculating your school cost. Not to forget that UOTP offers financial aid, scholarships, and other financial resources to keep your education affordable.

If you are to obtain a degree in Government Contract Management, you will be eligible for a number of job positions. As a graduate, you are prepared for jobs in government, commercial industry, and nonprofit organizations. As such, you will have plenty of options to choose from.

Yes, you can. The University of the Potomac gives you the opportunity to choose whether you want to enroll in an on-campus or online Government Contract Management program. It is entirely up to you to choose how you want to get your degree.

It all starts with you deciding to study Government Contract Management. After you make sure that you meet the UOTP admission requirements, you check the application deadline and start with the application procedures. Not to forget that you can always contact an admission officer to help you with the whole process.

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