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Government Contracting and Acquisition, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 2 months
    Duration
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The Bachelor of Arts in Government Contracting and Acquisition at American Public University System prepares you for careers in the contract management profession, including government contracting within federal agencies or military and civilian defense establishments. 
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Overview

Here at the American Public University System we offer a Bachelor of Arts in Government Contracting and Acquisition. In this online degree program, you’ll complete simulation-based scenario assignments created from real-world case studies. 

This program takes advantage of the Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK) as defined by the National Contract Management Association. Note: This program evolved from the former Military Management and Program Acquisition degree.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Explain the acquisition cycle and process, and the use and application of a contract audit.
  • Explain contract requirements, types of contracts, and contingency contracting authorities and structure.
  • Demonstrate how a Defense Contract Audit Agency audit report can be prepared to meet a negotiation objective, along with the workings of a competitive discussion.
  • Explain the elements of cost in overhead, and calculate a price and cost objective using simple regression analysis, learning curve analysis, and statistics.
  • Explain the FAR requirements for forward pricing rates, billing rates, and final overhead rates.
  • Explain the Joint Theater Support Contracting Command (JTSCC).
  • Explain ethics standards expected of government and contractor personnel, along with appropriate laws, regulations, and policies for a routine procurement.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    Courses Start Monthly

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 2 months
    • Duration description

      8-Week Program Format

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Acquisition Business Management
  • Program and Acquisition Management 
  • Defense Budget Development and Execution
  • Program Appraisal
  • Acquisition Test & Evaluation
  • Cost Analysis and Negotiation Techniques

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    520

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
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