The Bachelor of Arts in Government Contracting and Acquisition prepares you for careers in the contract management profession, including government contracting within federal agencies or military and civilian defense establishments. In this online degree program, you’ll complete simulation-based scenario assignments created from real-world case studies. This program takes advantage of the Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK) as defined by the National Contract Management Association. Note: This program evolved from the former Military Management and Program Acquisition degree.
In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:
- Explain the acquisition cycle and process, and the use and application of a contract audit.
- Explain contract requirements, types of contracts, and contingency contracting authorities and structure.
- Demonstrate how a Defense Contract Audit Agency audit report can be prepared to meet a negotiation objective, along with the workings of a competitive discussion.
- Explain the elements of cost in overhead, and calculate a price and cost objective using simple regression analysis, learning curve analysis, and statistics.
- Explain the FAR requirements for forward pricing rates, billing rates, and final overhead rates.
- Explain the Joint Theater Support Contracting Command (JTSCC).
- Explain ethics standards expected of government and contractor personnel, along with appropriate laws, regulations, and policies for a routine procurement.