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Principles of Business Contracts

A required course in the Contract Management Certificate Program.

Course Description

Gain a broad understanding of business contracts, learning the basics of what it takes to procure, negotiate and administer contracts that are binding. Understand how to ensure the success of the contract by acquiring an insider's view of contract administration, negotiation, and financial analysis, while learning how to select the most appropriate type of contract and understand business contract principles. Explain the specific language and terms used in business contracts, the elements of a business contract, the bodies of law that govern business contracts, the various contract types available and how used, the life cycle of a contract from determination of the need to close-out.

NOTE: This course uses live sessions via Zoom.  A device with audio and visual will be needed to participate. The following student guide provides additional resources/information on how to use and access your courses Zoom sessions.

  • Details
  • $792
  • September 20, 2021 to November 28, 2021
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00179
  • ID/Units: MGMT X407.1  (3.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: FALL 2021


James Leverentz, M.B.A. has over twenty years in the contracting field. He has managed contract and purchasing organizations responsible for a wide array of products and services. Experience encompasses contracts and agreements with the U.S. Government, domestic and international commercial firms and foreign governments.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Required Textbook(s):

Book - ISBN: 9780940343924
NCMA, 6th ed, National Contract Management Association

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START09/20/2021Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
OL-LEC10/04/2021Monday7:00 PM8:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC10/25/2021Monday7:00 PM8:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC11/15/2021Monday7:00 PM8:00 PMZoom---
END11/28/2021Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---