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
“As a current procurement professional at a private nonprofit higher education institution, I would highly recommend the Contract Management Program at UCI Extension because it has provided me with increased knowledge and skills related to both private and government contracts. It has prepared me not only with the increased knowledge and skills in contract interpretation, negotiation, and contract law within my current job duties, but has also given me the ability to assist our management team with various different procurement projects.
Furthermore, it prepared me to pass the Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) exam through the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). This program was definitely worth the investment!”
Daniel Vest, CPCM