Current Term Classes - Procurement and Contracts Management - Graduate

Fall 2017

Class registration opens on August 7.

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PC 5010: Procurement Policy & Practices
Online Asynchronous* | Available Aug 22-Dec 5 | *Synchronous sessions TBD. 
Covers all subchapters of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), providing an intensive review of practical technical, business and contractual issues that the government deals with in establishing and managing a federal contract. Topics include acquisition process, governmental acquisition plans, inspection and termination as well as some of the basics necessary for contracts and acquisition personnel.
Kenneth Buck | 3 GR credits | Required  

PC 5020: Advanced Cost and Price Analysis
Online Asynchronous* | Available Aug 22-Dec 5 | *Synchronous sessions TBD. 
Covers basic contract types and how to determine the costs for each. Includes how a business functions financially and how pricing decisions are made for a specific commodity; market versus cost-based pricing decisions; methodologies used in the development of cost analysis studies; and life cycle costing.  Prerequisite: PC 4030.
Instructor TBA | 3 GR credits | Elective  

PC 5040: Advanced Contract Management
Online Asynchronous* | Available Aug 22-Dec 5 | *Synchronous sessions TBD. 
Increases knowledge of the principles of contract formation and administration. Major topics include: market research, acquisition and source selection planning, contract types and financing, RFPs, protests, subcontract administration, contract finance and debt collection, contract payments and prompt payments, terminations, delays, quality assurance and changes, claims and closeout. Prerequisite: PC 5010.
Francis Spampinato | 3 GR credits | Required  

PC 5060: Federal Acquisition Case Studies
Online Asynchronous* | Available Aug 22-Dec 5 | *Synchronous sessions TBD. 
Provides a basic understanding of the laws and principles of law that affect government contracting; various case scenarios dealing with ethical considerations; and an understanding of the changes as brought forth in FASA, FARA, and ITMRA.  Prerequisite: PC 4020 or 5010.
James Rich | 3 GR credits | Required  

PC 5130: Advanced Services Contracting
Online Asynchronous* | Available Aug 22-Dec 5 | *Synchronous sessions TBD. 
Provides the opportunity for intensive review and workshop experience in the current predominant policies and procedures of services contracting. Laws, regulations, policies, and procedures that are currently superior in influence and that are drawn from all stages of the services contracting acquisition cycle will be covered  Prerequisite: PC 5070 or instructor permission.
Michael Giboney | 3 GR credits | Elective  

PC 5160: Strategic Customer Relationship Management
Online Asynchronous* | Available Aug 22-Dec 5 | *Synchronous sessions TBD. 
Explores how contractors obtain and retain federal customers with significant emphasis on: analysis, marketing, sales, proposals, and client retention strategies.
Gladis Griffith | 3 GR credits | Elective

PSPM 5030: Introduction to Project Management
Online Asynchronous* | Available Aug 22-Dec 5 | *Synchronous sessions TBD.
Introduces students to the various aspects of the project life cycle and project management. Explores best practices and the application of these best practices for project success.
Edward Kropp | 3 GR credits | Elective  

PSPM 5230: Project Management: Leadership and Managing the Project Team
Online Asynchronous* | Available Aug 22-Dec 5 | *Synchronous sessions TBD. 
Analyzes the difference between leadership and management in the project management environment. Evaluates the role of the project manager as team leader, and reviews the application of various leadership and management techniques to project management.
Michael Powers | 3 GR credits | Elective