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The Graduate Certificate in Public Procurement and Contract Management can provide knowledgeable individuals with excellent job opportunities and career growth. Whether you're a student choosing a career path or you're a manager who wants to expand your skillset and leverage procurement and contract management to achieve your strategic goals, this graduate certificate can help open new doors and opportunities.
Hands-on experience: Access to internships and other opportunities
Networking benefits: Interact meaningfully with your professors and other public procurement and contract management professionals
Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Develop field-specific capabilities through applied practices and concepts
Managerial competencies in contracting: Engage critical thinking and analyses across all phases of the contract cycle
Strategic orientation of public procurement: Convince policymakers and senior managers that effective procurement can support an entity’s strategic goals
Procurement law and ethics: Acquire fundamental understanding of procurement and contracting legal and ethical principles
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This course provides an overview of procurement and contract management as a core function in public sector organizations. The course introduces the student to how properly-aligned, best practice acquisitions can support public entities
This course provides insight into why and how public sector contracts should be planned and formed properly. A strong emphasis is placed on the strategic role that procurement can play in public sector organizations and how procurement planning and source selection, in particular, fit into that role. |Cross listed with PADM 728)
Students entering the Certificate program in Public Procurement & Contract Management should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Certificate applicants enroll as Non-Degree Graduate Students thru the Office of Graduate Admissions. Please visit the Office of Graduate Admissions website. Applicants may also simultaneously apply to the Graduate Certificate program and the Master of Public Administration, or the Master of Business Administration.
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
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