Procurement and Public Contracting: The UDC Edge
The procurement and public contracting certificate program is a great way to enhance the value of your bachelor’s in business administration degree (BBA) at UDC. Courses take place in the evening, giving working students the flexibility needed to continue learning. UDC is one of a select few institutions in the country that offer a program focused on procurement.
In addition, UDC’s location in the District of Columbia has allowed us to develop relationships with procurement management and contracting professionals from the local and federal governments, who regularly share their knowledge and expertise with students.
Certificate in Procurement and Public Contracting
Procurement is an indispensable organizational function, particularly in government. There is always a need to buy or contract equipment, supplies and services. If not managed well, however, an organization will spend too much or spend too little, which can have a dramatic impact on business operations, competitiveness and the bottom line.
Working in procurement requires an attention to detail, the ability to identify and solve problems, and skills in communication, negotiation and interpersonal relations. The certificate program in procurement and public contracting at the University of the District of Columbia will help you apply those skills and learn how to:
- Understand management acquisition systems
- Negotiate and administer contracts with suppliers
- Manage the procurement process both in the public and private sectors.
- School of Business and Public Administration
- Learn more about applying for admissions to UDC
- Bachelor’s degree in business administration (BBA)
- Apply for a scholarship in the School of Business and Public Administration [PDF]
Curriculum and Requirements in the UDC Procurement and Public Contracting Certificate Program
The procurement and public contracting curriculum covers topics such as:
- Supply chain management
- Government contracts and acquisition systems
- Contract negotiation
- Cost and price analysis
- Procurement law
- Purchasing and procurement systems