The curriculum is designed to provide a broad theoretical and applied background in the managerial disciplines required to manage effectively the development, procurement, contracting, and channeling of material, services, and major systems.
The legal framework for acquisition contracts is examined. Needs assessments are translated into facilities procedures and operating methodologies as well as inventory, reliability and quality assurance, value analysis/engineering, and site and layout analysis.
Students will learn about the competitive and financial environment related to price proposals utilizing the techniques of cost and price analysis, life-cycle costing, and investment returns.
In addition, students will study physical distribution management, including warehouse management and layout, transportation, and customer service.
The degree is available online. Online courses require excellent organizational skills, self-direction and motivation to master the challenges of the environment.
The M.A. in procurement and acquisitions management is offered at the following locations: