Through Saint Louis University's School for Professional Studies certificate in contract management program, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed for procuring, negotiating, and administering contracts with suppliers, distributors, and end-product users.
Learn to develop financially and legally sound contracts in a variety of industries in both domestic and foreign markets. Graduates will be able to apply the fundamentals of contract management accounting, performance monitoring, and financial analysis—as well as to demonstrate effective, ethical, and professional negotiation skills.
This program has been awarded Joint Certificate of Completion status by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). It is offered entirely online through SLU Online, with courses offered in eight-week terms.
As part of the School for Professional Studies, this 18-credit program offers working professionals like you a flexible option to meet personal career goals. With multiple start dates, you can begin working toward your certificate at any time.
Because of U.S. federal government requirements, employers that apply for, obtain and manage government contracts need to ensure that their employees can effectively navigate the contracting process.
While much of the curriculum in the contract management program focuses on government contracting, these same skills can be used in other contracting areas as well. As a result, graduates can pursue jobs such as a contracting specialist, pricing analyst, contracts administrator, procurement agent and contract/subcontract specialist in public or private sectors.
Age: 22 years or older (exceptions may be made)
Work Experience: At least three years or the equivalent
Education: High school diploma or composite GED score of at least 2250
Interview: Successful completion of a meeting with an academic coach (this can be done over the phone or on campus)
Grade Point Average: Minimum transfer cumulative GPA of 2.50 (unless qualified for conditional admittance)
Transcript: An official transcripts from the most recent institution attended
Scholarships and Financial Aid
There are two principal ways to help finance a Saint Louis University education:
Scholarships: awarded based on academic achievement, service, leadership and financial need. The School for Professional Studies offers numerous scholarships and awards specially for new students.
Financial Aid: provided in the form of grants and loans, some of which require repayment.
To determine eligibility for financial assistance, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) early for maximum consideration. FAFSA is available online at: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
For information on other scholarships and financial aid, visit the student financial services office online at http://finaid.slu.edu.
Graduates will be able to describe the contract management process from identification of need through contract close out.
Graduates will be able to explain the legal principles governing government and commercial contract transactions and applicable laws and regulations.
Graduates will be able to apply the fundamentals of contract management accounting, performance monitoring and financial analysis.
Graduates will be able to demonstrate effective, ethical and professional negotiation skills.
Graduates will be able to explain the global nature of the contract management industry and the legal principles that are applicable to international contracts.