Academic Marketplace (formerly Education Partners) organizations provide training and continuing education opportunities for the NCMA community and the contract management profession. Opportunities include advanced degree, specialized training courses, and certificate programs. NCMA provides no endorsement of the companies listed below.
Our Academic Marketplace Participants:
733 N. Dodsworth Avenue
Covina, CA 91724
Affordable Online Master’s Programs Tailored to Your Career Needs
Master’s Degrees & MBAs
Acquisition and Contracting
Supply Chain Management
Financial Management and Pricing
Leadership and Management
We Know Your Business
American Graduate University (AGU) is a leader in academic excellence, providing accredited graduate programs in specialized fields relating to contract and acquisition management to busy working professionals in both business and government. Whether your goal is to upgrade your skills, enhance your knowledge, or advance to the next level of your career, you will find an AGU graduate program that can prepare you for that next step in your future. AGU’s highly relevant courses will also help you excel at your current responsibilities.
AGU – The Leader in Flexible Self-Paced Online Learning
As one of the first schools in the distance learning arena, AGU has a long history of offering professionals the flexibility of earning a master’s degree from anywhere in the world. In fact, we’ve been doing it since our establishment in 1976, well before the advent of the internet and online learning. Our current course format combines traditional text-based learning with web-assisted educational technology for completing coursework -- all done at your own pace from anywhere in the world. Our focus is on student learning delivering a quality education with flexibility that fits your schedule.
We keep tuition as low as possible so that cost is not a barrier for earning a graduate education. At under $12,000 for a master’s degree program, tuition is affordable and considerably less than most graduate programs. In many cases, tuition costs are covered by employer tuition assistance programs. Course tuition includes all textbooks and course materials.
Accomplished Faculty, Friendly Staff
Our faculty is comprised of experts in their fields, possessing extensive practical and research experience in both the government and private sectors. They consistently receive high marks from students for their teaching skills, relevant knowledge, and availability to students. The AGU Staff is available to help whenever you need assistance.
AGU is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a national accrediting agency granting accreditation to distance education institutions. AGU is also an NCMA Education Partner, a Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider, and a Defense Acquisition University Partner.
Admission and Year-Round Enrollment
No need to wait -- enrollment is open all year. Simply apply online at www.agu.edu and begin your studies any time you choose. Credit transfer for up to six credits from another approved institution including Defense Acquisition University is available. If you have questions or need help, call or email an Admissions Advisor.
Learn About Your Educational Options – Speak to an Advisor
Visit www.agu.edu for information about programs and courses and contact Admissions Advisor Laurie Mejia who can assist you with your options. Take the next step toward a bright future!
Tel: 626-966-4576, ext. 1007
Toll free: 877-351-9060
GW's new Master of Science in Government Contracts (MSGC) program is unique in the world—blending the study of government procurement law and policy taught by the Law School with a core business curriculum taught by the School of Business. The program is designed to give working professionals the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the world of federal acquisition, and is intended for professionals from a variety of acquisition-related jobs in both government and private industry.
Built upon the Law School's world-renowned Government Procurement Law program, with more than fifty years of educating successful government procurement lawyers and professionals, this unique program blends the study of government procurement law with a grounding in sound business principles. The innovative curriculum balances practice and theory, developing the skills that acquisition professionals need to become effective professionals, managers, and leaders.
The 36 credit hour curriculum can be completed in as little as 18 months, and you can get started in Fall (late August) or Spring (January) semesters.
The program is led by prominent NCMA members:
- Daniel Gordon, Associate Dean for Government Procurement Law, former OFPP Administrator, and member of the NCMA Board of Advisors
- Steven Schooner, CPCM, Fellow, Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law and Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program, and member of the NCMA Board of Advisors
- Christopher Yukins, Professor of Government Contracts Law and Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program, and Past President of Tysons Corner Chapter
For program curriculum and course descriptions, admission guidelines, or to apply, visit the program website at http://business.gwu.edu/msgc.
Government Contracts Courses
- Formation of Government Contracts
- Performance of Government Contracts
- Government Contracts Cost and Pricing
- Comparative Public Procurement
- Government Procurement of Intellectual Property Seminar
- Government Contracts Seminar: Anti-Corruption in Procurement
- Government Contracts Seminar: Public Values & Foreign Affairs Outsourcing
- Government Contracts Capstone: Research and Writing Project
Core Business Courses
- Organizations and Leadership
- Mathematics and Statistics for Management
- Financial Accounting
- Financial Markets
- Financial Management
- Microeconomics for the World Economy
- Introduction to Project and Program Management
- Marketing Strategies for Federal Acquisition
Call us at 202-994-2693 or email us at email@example.com to find out more!
600 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20024
General Phone: 888-744-4723
General Fax: 866-329-4723
Graduate School USA provides training and professional programs that enable government acquisition and contracting professionals to develop the competencies needed for mission accomplishment. We offer a range of courses to meet your professional needs, whether you want to manage a contract, perform the duties of a contracting officer’s representative (COR), or evaluate a technical proposal. Our courses explore the highly complex federal acquisition process, in a stimulating environment, for a community of learners who value networking and sharing experiences. Committed to supporting our clients with practical, real-life applications that assist them in doing their jobs, we deliver the training solutions that only a valued partner with more than 90 years of federal government experience can provide.
UCI Division of Continuing Education
510 E. Peltason Drive
Irvine, CA 92617
UCI Division of Continuing Education's instructor-led online Contract Management Certificate Program focuses on core competencies recognized by the National Contract Management Association. Coursework addresses the most up-to-date information available in the procurement and contracting fields – whether commercial, government or international. Students will develop a solid understanding of the contracting process and key elements of procurement and acquisition, including contract formation, negotiation, financial analysis and risk management. Students will also explore new business areas such as global outsourcing, international contracting, doing business with the federal government and building strategic alliances.
- Gain an understanding of the contract life cycle, subcontracting, outsourcing, developing strategic alliances, negotiation, financial analysis, and implementation
- Explore the components and processes of commercial and government contracting
- Expand your awareness of the legal, risk, and ethical issues related to contracting and procurement
- Understand and explain the foundational competencies and subject matter competencies of the National Contract Management Association's (NCMA) Contract Management Body of Knowledge(CMBOK), 6th Edition
- Courses may qualify for employer tuition reimbursement programs
Contract Management Program Courses
- Principles of Business Contracts
- Financial Aspects of Business Contracts
- Contract Formation
- Contract Performance
- Contract Negotiation
- Ethics in Contracting
Continuing Education Credit
Earn CPE credit towards NCMA certification and recertification with this program.
NCMA Member Exclusive Discounts
NCMA members receive a 10% discount on tuition fee for any course in the Contract Management or Supply Chain Management Certificate Programs.
Use code NCMA10 during registration checkout.
More than Contract Management Training
UCI Continuing Education delivers a full range of training solutions for the contract management professional. Additional programs include Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Business Analysis, Organizational Leadership and Communication, Strategic Leadership Development, and more.
All courses are available 100% instructor-led online.
To view our complete program list, visit https://ce.uci.edu.
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Contact: Gina Cho
The University of Dayton is a U.S. News - Top 125 National University in Dayton, Ohio, home of Wright Patterson and the Air Force Materiel Command. The University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and our Law School is fully accredited by the American Bar Association. The University has about 8,000 undergraduate and 2,200 post-graduate students from across the United States and more than 40 countries.
WHAT SETS OUR PROGRAM APART
A law degree for non-lawyers or lawyers
Our Online Master of Studies in Law Degree (MSL), American and Transnational Law in Government Contracting and Procurement is unique. This is a law degree, designed and taught by top government and industry contracting and procurement experts. Our program is 100% aligned to your career and prepares professionals to perform the entire acquisition and contracting life-cycle.
Efficient and Effective
At just 30 credits, our online Master of Studies in Law degree program is perfect for the working professional. Each class meets just one night a week from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm EST. The whole degree can be completed online in as little as 20 months. The cost per credit hour for 2018-19 is $1178. We offer three 14 week terms per year and new students can start every January, May, and August.
Tuition and Tuition Assistance
Our full-time experienced financial aid specialists help you take advantage of every benefit. Our degree is eligible for significant tuition assistance by all branches of the military, government agencies, and many corporations in the government sales and contracting industry. You can also use Veteran educational benefits, the federal financial aid program, and we offer a tuition deferment contract for employers.
Contracting and Procurement has been identified by USA Today as One of the Top 20 In-Demand Careers Making over $100,000. In addition to earning a Master of Studies in Law degree, you will earn a Government Contracting and Procurement Specialist Certificate and all of your classes and hours will count toward your NCMA certification or recertification. Our full-time experienced career placement specialists will help you prepare, meet employers, and explore opportunities to advance your career.
To learn more, go to: go.udayton.edu/govcp or call 937.608.2298 to begin advancing your career today.
Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) offers 30+ professional non-credit programs and courses designed to help students enhance their resumes, expand their professional networks, and learn first-hand from industry
experts. Through a robust suite of non-credit-bearing professional education programs and courses, CPS provides professionals with immediately applicable skills and knowledge in areas that are in high-demand by the industry.
Explore the following 100% online certificate programs:
• Agile Contract Management
• Lean Six Sigma
• Agile Management
• Applied Project Management
• Business Analysis
• Business Intelligence
• Business Process Management
• Information Security Management
• Human Resource Management
• Organizational Leadership
Several certificate programs are also available to help prepare you for certification exams in disciplines such as project management, Lean Six Sigma, human resources, agile management, and more.
Villanova’s Certificate in Agile Contract Management program teaches best practices in the commercial and government contract management sectors and incorporates Agile methodology to help you manage a more efficient and adaptive contracting process. Learn all stages of the contracting process from requisition to contract closeout.
The program may also help prepare you for the following NCMA certification exams:
- Certified Commercial Contract Manager (CCCM) - Validates your understanding of the practice of contract management in the commercial environment.
- Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM) - Demonstrates that you understand all facets of contract management in the commercial and government sectors.
- Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM) – Shows that you are knowledgeable about the government regulatory environment and capable of executing its tenets.
By successfully completing a course and/or full certificate program, you may earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to apply toward industry certification or recertification requirements. CEUs are subject to review and approval by the associated certifying body.
Gain Contract Management Knowledge for Your Military or Government Career
Whether you're an active-duty servicemember, a veteran, or working in government, contracting and negotiation skills are vital. Villanova's professional certificate programs can help you develop your knowledge and skills to
advance your education and career potential. Villanova also offers exclusive savings to military and government personnel.
Why Villanova University?
- Villanova is ranked among the top 50 national universities according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Colleges” rankings.
- Participate in weekly live, virtual class sessions with instructors and classmates.
- 24/7 classroom access from a computer, tablet, or mobile device with internet access.
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