Procurement & Contract Management (Bachelor of Business Administration)

Know how to get a good deal? Then try this … earn your online Bachelor of Business Administration in Procurement and Contract Management from Grantham University, and learn what it takes to become a procurement management professional.

What will I learn in the bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Contract Management online program?

You’ll learn strategies to help your organization get the best possible price on products and services for use or resell. You’ll tackle real-world scenarios for evaluating suppliers … negotiating contracts … and determining the quality of a product or service.

What careers can I pursue with a bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Contract Management?

From Purchasing Manager to Contract Negotiator, this degree program is designed to help you pursue a career in the field of contract management and administration1. And because these professionals and the skills they bring to the table are necessary in nearly every industry, including private and public sectors, you could work almost anywhere.

How long is this online procurement and contract management bachelor’s degree program?

At 123 credit hours, your degree program is designed to be completed in 38 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take every term.

How much will the bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Contract Management online program cost?

The undergraduate rate is $265 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships for those who qualify.

When can I start?

Courses begin monthly, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about the Procurement & Contract Management degree program, as well as our other accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.


Procurement & Contract Management (Bachelor of Business Administration)

The Procurement and Contract Management degree program is designed to provide professional education in the field of contract management and administration. This program is focused on both public and government contracting. Students will gain knowledge and skills in procuring, negotiating, and administering contracts with suppliers, distributors, and end-product users. Students will also be able to oversee financially and legally sound contracts as applicable to a variety of industries and markets.

Procurement and Contract Management Program Outcomes

After successfully completing the online Bachelor of Business Administration in Procurement and Contract Management Degree Program, you will be able to:

  • Apply and evaluate processes and procedures in developing and managing long-term contracts in both the private and public sectors
  • Develop and review contracts in the corporate world and government agencies
  • Explain the FAR requirements for acquisition planning, including: publicity, competition, qualifications, conflicts of interest, and teaming arrangements
  • Describe the government’s procurement options
  • Outline the contract close-out process from all sides, contractor, government and/or private entity
University Professional Outcomes

Grantham prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating critical life skills into the Procurement and Contract Management Program curriculum, including:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

Procurement & Contract Management (Bachelor of Business Administration)

Career Options for Online Procurement and Contract Management Degree

A Bachelor of Business Administration in Online Procurement and Contract Management from Grantham can help you pursue a management career in labor relations and human resources.

Potential career paths and positions include:

  • Buyer
  • Purchasing Agent or Professional
  • Purchasing Supervisor or Manager
  • Contract Negotiator
  • Procurement Clerk, Analyst or Manager

Employers can include:

  • Wholesale Traders
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Multi-National Corporations
  • Government – Local, State and Federal

Procurement & Contract Management (Bachelor of Business Administration)

Grantham University’s 100% online and professionally relevant coursework is designed to help you prepare for your next career.

Program Core Credits: 51
General Education Core Credits: 27
Electives Credits: 45
Total Credit Hours: 123
Accreditation(s): DEAC
Program Core: 51
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: MGT150 Title: Principles of Business Management Credits: 3
  This introductory course provides students with a practical and concrete explanation of the concepts and techniques they will need as managers in today's new organizations. The sequence of topics follows the familiar pattern of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Throughout the course, the manager's role in leading and accommodating change is emphasized. The course also introduces the student to the issues of managing global businesses, especially the ways in which managers need to develop a global perspective in order to be successful. Issues in strategy, diversity, and entrepreneurship are covered extensively.
Course: BUS110 Title: Introduction to Federal Acquisition and Contract Management Credits: 3
  This introductory course teaches review the full acquisition life cycle from planning and requirements development to administration and closeout, including managing contracts. Students will gain a better understanding of the acquisition life cycle, roles of the key players within the acquisition team, and the management of contracts and negotiations.
Course: BUS120 Title: Introduction to Public Procurement Credits: 3
  This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of Government acquisition and contracting. It presents the fundamentals of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the federal acquisition and contracting processes of the five phase acquisition life-cycle procurement planning, requirements determination, acquisition strategies, Government contract law, contract types and methods, and acquisition management techniques and closeout requirements.
Course: MA215 Title: Business Statistics Credits: 3
  In this course students learn to apply descriptive and inferential statistics to solve business problems. Students perform statistical analysis of samples, compute the measures of location and dispersion, and perform linear and multiple regression and correlation analysis. Other topics include constructing a hypothesis, performing one-way and two-way analysis of variance, and making decisions under risk and uncertainty.
Course: ACC220 Title: Financial Accounting Credits: 3
  This introductory financial accounting course introduces the student to the important role of financial accounting in modernbusiness. The key role of financial accounting is to provide useful information to external users in order that a wide variety of economic decisions can be made. The course covers the theory and practice of accounting applicable to the recording, summarizing and reporting of business transactions. Topics include the different types of financial statements and accounts, asset valuation, revenue and expense recognition and appropriate accounting for asset, liability and capital accounts.
Course: ACC226 Title: Managerial Accounting Credits: 3
  This course is a continuation of Financial Accounting, shifting the focus from external reporting to internal needs of managers. Managerial accounting information helps managers accomplish three essential functions: planning, controlling and decisionmaking. The course provides students with an understanding of managerial accounting information to enable them to evaluate the usefulness of managerial accounting techniques in the real world. Topics include: managerial accounting terminology, budgeting, costing, breakeven analysis and cost-volume-profitability analysis. The methods of identifying and extracting relevant information from managerial accounting systems as an input to decision making and performance evaluation are stressed throughout the course.
Course: LAW220 Title: Business Law I Credits: 3
  This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the law that affects business operations including the topics of torts, contracts, commercial paper, and sales. New developments that affect the legal environment of business are presented from all three sources of law: statutes, regulations, and case law. The student will gain a thorough understanding of law that governs business and will gain an understanding of how new developments in technology affect business law.
Course: LAW265 Title: Business Law II Credits: 3
  This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the law affecting business operations, including the topics of debtor-creditor relationships, business organizations, government regulation, property and its protection, and the international legal environment. New developments on those topics are presented from all three sources of law: statutes, regulations, and case law. This course differs from Business Law I. This course includes more of the specific law that is written for specific business situations. The student will gain an advanced understanding of law governing business: debtor-creditor relationships, business organizations, government regulation, property and its protection, the international legal environment, and other topics. The student's knowledge of business law will increase in areas related to new developments in technology, especially computers and the Internet. In addition, the student will examine important cases, statutes, and regulation
Course: LAW210 Title: Contract Administration Credits: 3
  This course will provide learning opportunities for negotiation and administration of supply contracts. (This course is analogous to the Defense Acquisition University's Contracting 290). Course theory will focus on the interpretation and implementation of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), and will cover all phases of the acquisition life cycle starting with acquisition strategy planning and market research to ending with contract closeout. The phases to be particularly examined will be those that encompass negotiation between the government and the contractor such as negotiating a contract modification, resolving protests, and settling a contract termination. Students will work on case studies to simulate negotiating and administering contracts in a supply environment. Research, analysis, communication, and critical thinking skills will be utilized by the student to solve complex contracting problems. The breadth of material may permit students to also apply the course concep
Course: ETH301 Title: Business and Society Credits: 3
  This intermediate course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of business and how it relates to society as a whole. The major topics include the corporation in society, the business and the social environment, business and the ethical environment, business and government in a global society, the corporation and the natural environment, business and technological change. A systems-thinking approach is central to the course, wherein business, government, and society are so closely intertwined that an action that affects one will inevitably affect the others. The corporation's responsibilities to primary and secondary stakeholders, both economic and ethical, are studied in light of various social issues.
Course: FIN307 Title: Principles of Finance I Credits: 3
  This intermediate course examines the role of the financial manager in the overall management and control of a firm. Focus is placed on the use of analytical models for improving the decision-making process. Both the short-term management of working capital and the long-term planning of capital structure and investment strategy are covered. Topics include financial ratio analysis, the time value of money, valuation of stocks and bonds, free cash flows, capital budgeting and the cost of capital.
Course: INT405 Title: Multinational Management Credits: 3
  This advanced course provides an introduction to multinational management. The course is designed to familiarize students with the dynamic, interrelated challenges and opportunities of operating an international business. It addresses issues of world trade, international investment, world financial markets, and business policy and strategy. It provides the student with conceptual frameworks and theoretical explanations applicable to the daily challenges of a practicing manager faced with cultural differences, global marketing, multinational finance and accounting, and taxation.
Course: MGT468 Title: Organizational Behavior Credits: 3
  This course introduces students to concepts and principles of organizational behavior. Students investigate the impact that individuals, groups, and structures have on behavior within organizations, for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organization's effectiveness. Topics addressed include motivation, leadership, communications, group structure and process, attitude and values, and the change process.
Course: BUS303 Title: Business Negotiations Credits: 3
  In this course, students will analyze and evaluate the fundamentals, major concepts and theories of bargaining and negotiation. Case studies will provide an experiential approach to learning the strategies and tactics of negotiation while examining power and emotions in interpersonal conflict and its resolution. International and cross-cultural negotiations and ethical standards will be covered in this course.
Course: FIN310 Title: Procurement Pricing Analysis Credits: 3
  This is a comprehensive course designed to convey a thorough understanding of the price evaluation process. The topics range from understanding the cost and price environment to documenting the award decision. The student will gain knowledge in the competitive and financial environment related to price proposals by learning the techniques of cost and price analysis, life-cycle costing, return on investment, and cost-benefit analysis.
Course: PRJ450 Title: Project Management Credits: 3
  This advanced course identifies the components of modern project management and shows how they relate to the basic phases of a project, starting with conceptual design and advanced development, and continuing through detailed design, production, and termination. Topics covered include project organization and structure; project planning and control; human behavior in the project setting; and project management information systems. The course places stress on integrative concepts rather than isolated methodologies. It relies on simple models to convey ideas and avoids detailed mathematical formulations, though some of the more important mathematical programming models are presented.
Course: BUS491 Title: Procurement and Contract Capstone Credits: 3
  In this course, students will gain an understanding of the value and importance of leadership development in successful contracting (buying/selling) and acquisition organizations. Through realistic scenario-based learning, students will discuss and practice the development of sound business solutions as a valued strategic and expert business advisor. Students will learn to analyze complex contracting situations with emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, research, and risk reduction. Exercises and a case study are designed to contribute real solutions on real contracting and acquisition problems.
General Education: 27
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Course: GU101 Title: Student Success Credits: 3
  This course provides students with the foundation of knowledge and skills needed for today's online college environment. Students will explore their own preparedness for online learning through examination and analysis of their own skills, traits, and behaviors. In addition, students will acclimate to the online college environment through specifically-designed activities which provide opportunities to acquire necessary skills, behaviors, and understandings which are essential for academic success.
Course: CO101 Title: Introduction to Public Speaking Credits: 3
  This course provides students with a broad overview of public speaking, including such topics as audience analysis, idea generation and development, speech organization and speech delivery. Topics include how to outline speeches, create effective introductions and conclusions, use appropriate language and control nervousness. In addition, students examine guidelines for and practice delivering informative and persuasive speeches. Students will record themselves delivering speeches, thus they will need to know how to use a webcam and how to upload video files from their devices into the assignment dropbox in the Learning Management System.
Course: CS105 Title: Introduction to Computer Applications Credits: 3
  Students are introduced to basic computer concepts as well as techniques and tools for folder and file navigation and manipulation. Students explore the fundamentals of an office productivity suite, developing skills in word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications.
Course: EN101 Title: English Composition I Credits: 3
  This course develops written communication skills with emphasis on understanding the writing process, analyzing readings and practicing writing for personal and professional applications.
Course: GP210 Title: American Government I Credits: 3
  This undergraduate course provides an introduction to American government and politics. Topics include the concept of a constitutional democracy, federalism, first amendment rights, equal rights under the law, political culture, political ideology, interest groups, lobbying, and political campaigns and elections.
Course: GS102 Title: Introduction to Life Science Credits: 3
  This course gives the student a broad overview of the following biological processes and topics: the anatomy of the cell, cell division, species diversity, and species classification. This course attempts to relate the subject matter to everyday occurrences.
Course: HU260 Title: Strategies for Decision Making Credits: 3
  This course is about becoming a better thinker in every aspect of your life: in your career, and as a consumer, citizen, friend, parent, and lover. Discover the core skills of effective thinking; then analyze your own thought processes, identify weaknesses, and overcome them. Learn how to translate more effective thinking into better decisions, less frustration, more wealth - and above all, greater confidence to pursue and achieve your most important goals in life.
Course: MA105 Title: College Algebra Credits: 3
  An introductory level course on the fundamental concepts of algebra. Topics include equations, polynomial and rational functions and graphing, and exponential and logarithmic functions.
Course: GU299 Title: General Education Capstone Credits: 3
  GU299 is the capstone course for Grantham University's general education program, and it serves a dual purpose. First, GU299 helps students bridge the gap between the broad-based learning they experience throughout their general education courses and the discipline-specific learning they will engage in as they move closer toward degree completion. By highlighting the specific skills and knowledge they attained through their general studies and working with them to incorporate those skills and that knowledge within their specific academic areas, students will achieve a greater awareness of how knowledge is intertwined, and better recognize how information drawn from one experience can be applied directly toward another, leading them to become more actively engaged, socially-aware citizens of the various communities to which they belong.

*Students are required to complete all general education required courses before enrolling in GU299.
Procurement and Contract Management is not yet approved for Federal Student Aid (Title IV) educational benefits.