Master of Science
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Master of Science in Management – Acquisition and Contract Management

The goal of the Master of Science in Management – Acquisition and Contract Management is to prepare individuals for advanced leadership positions in the private, public and military sectors with specific skills and competencies in management and identified concentration areas.

Admission Requirements

The applicant to the program must have a bachelor's degree; however, the degree need not be in business administration. Students who are graduates from other fields are encouraged to apply. Students with an undergraduate business degree or courses may be able to waive the program prerequisite based on an evaluation of their undergraduate academic transcripts. Prerequisite courses are required of a student whose undergraduate major is outside the business area or who has not previously completed the courses in these prerequisite areas. The exact number of needed prerequisite courses depends on courses completed during the student's undergraduate studies.

The GRE or GMAT may be required for admission evaluation purposes. General admission requirements and the process for applying are discussed in the Academic Overview of the university catalog. Individuals who do not meet the stated requirements for regular admission may petition to take graduate courses for credit as a continuing education applicant.

Degree Requirements

The degree of Master of Science in Management – Acquisition and Contract Management is conferred upon students who have successfully completed 33 credit hours of graduate coursework plus other course requirements as listed on the student's approved graduate program plan.

Students without adequate undergraduate background will be required to complete all or part of the program prerequisites. Students may choose elective courses with the approval of both the faculty advisor and the program head. Students with undergraduate credits for courses that they believe are equivalent to the program prerequisites should consult with their advisor concerning waiver of those prerequisites.

Program Prerequisite (noncredit for this program)

MTH 1701 College Algebra

Note: In addition, computer literacy is required as a prerequisite. It can be demonstrated by the applicant’s undergraduate coursework, passing a proficiency examination offered by the extended studies department or by completing a suitable computer course.

Required Courses (8 courses) CREDITS
MGT 5000 Financial Accounting 3
MGT 5002 Corporate Finance 3
MGT 5011 Management Theory and Thought 3
MGT 5013 Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 5020 Applied Management Project* 3
MGT 5033 Human Resources Management 3
MGT 5101 Leadership Theory and Effective Management 3
MGT 5106 Organizational Communication   
Electives (3 courses) 9
MGT 5084 Materiel Acquisition Management  
MGT 5211 Procurement and Contract Management
MGT 5212 Advanced Procurement and Contract Management
MGT 5213 Contract Changes, Terminations and Disputes
MGT 5214 Cost Principles, Effectiveness and Control
MGT 5217 Contract and Subcontract Formulation
MGT 5218 Contract Negotiations and Incentive Contracts
MGT 5231 Government Contract Law
MGT 5240 Business and Legal Aspects of Intellectual Property
MGT 5270 Special Topics in Contract Management


*Serves as the capstone course for this program.