UCI Division of Continuing Education'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
“I enrolled in the Contract Management Program to gain a better understanding of
the various contracts that come across my desk as an office administrator. I was
most impressed with the open forum discussions in the online courses and the
instructors making sure to keep everyone involved with the weekly questions. I appreciated the fact that the classes weren't just about
taking an exam and passing it, as the instructors expected a bit more through
the on-line postings and papers, but did not overwhelm us with an unmanageable
Who Should Enroll
- Those working in large or small organizations, government and commercial entities, or as entrepreneurs
- Contract administrators, subcontractors, procurement managers, project managers, quality assurance personnel, and others looking to advance their career
- Engineering, law, business, paralegal professionals and others wishing to enter this field
Occupational summary for managers.
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Annual Job Openings
(Highly experienced workers can earn up to $183k)