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
“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.”