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NCMA Education PartnerContract Management

Strategic management of the business deal and customer/supplier relationships
 

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Overview

UC Irvine Extension's 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.

“Managing over 400 hundred vendors for a $9B financial institution, vendor contracts are a big part of my responsibilities. In the UC Irvine Extension Contract Management Program, I gained immediate knowledge that I could use in my job and found several textbooks I have been able to utilize as reference tools at work. The classes were a great opportunity to network with instructors and other contract professionals. Most importantly, the UCI staff and instructors were very knowledgeable and responsive to student questions and concerns.” Phyllis Lindley
Program Graduate

Program Benefits

  • 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.
  • Earn CPE credit towards NCMA certification and recertification. One unit in Contract Management Program equals 10 NCMA CPEs.
  • Understand and explain the foundational competencies and subject matter competencies of the National Contract Management Association's (NCMA) Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK), 4th Edition.
  • Courses qualify for employer tuition reimbursement programs.

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Who Should Attend

  • Those working in large or small organizations, government and commercial entities, or as entrepreneurs

  • Contract administrators, subcontractors, procurement managers, project managers, quality assurance personnel, and others looking to advance their career

  • Engineering, law, business, paralegal professionals and others wishing to enter this field

Certificate Eligibility and Requirements

A certificate is awarded upon completion of six required courses with a grade of ā€œCā€ or better for a total of 16 units (160 hours) of instruction. To become an official candidate in the program, students pursuing the certificate must submit a Declaration of Candidacy. Students are encouraged to declare candidacy as soon as possible, but no later than after the third course in the program. To receive the certificate after completing all program requirements, students must submit a Request for Certificate. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in his/her first course. Students not pursuing a certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

On-site Training Available

Through Corporate Training, we can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organization's specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.

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