Skip Navigation
top

Compare Programs

Find the right UMGC degree, specialization, or certificate for your professional and educational goals. Use the compare option to decide between multiple programs of interest.

Acquisition & Contract Management
Master of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


This program addresses many challenges faced by government contracting for specialized acquisitions. These acquisitions include contracts for services, research and development, and information technology. You'll learn to navigate ongoing demands for the implementation of performance-based contracts and competitive sourcing as competition for resources grows within the government and throughout industry.

Program Highlights

The Master of Science in Acquisition and Contract Management can help prepare you for careers in government and commercial organizations across multiple industries. The program addresses many challenges faced by government contracting for specialized acquisitions. These acquisitions include contracts for services, research and development, and information technology. You'll learn to navigate ongoing demands for the implementation of performance-based contracts and competitive sourcing as competition for resources grows within the government and throughout industry.

Required Courses

Foundation Course


  • (6 Credits, DCL 600M)

Core Courses


  • (6 Credits, ACM 610)

  • (6 Credits, ACM 620)

  • (6 Credits, ACM 630)
  • ((course.acm640!id))

  • (6 Credits, ACM 670)
Career Preparation
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend you take ((course.asc605!id)) to improve your computing skills. We recommend you take ((course.asc601!id)) to improve your graduate writing skills.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Exactly 6
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements
Military-Specific Details
State-Specific Details
Select Another Program
Business Administration
Bachelor of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


UMGC's career-focused bachelor's degree program in business administration is designed to help you compete for the jobs of today and tomorrow by building a comprehensive base of knowledge. This major will help you prepare for a variety of positions in for-profit, nonprofit, and public-sector organizations.

This program is also available as a minor.

In your business administration courses, you'll study accounting, business law, ethics and social responsibility, finance, human resource management and labor relations, strategic management, organizational behavior, marketing and sales, and statistical analysis.

Program Highlights
  • Plan and communicate a shared vision for the organization that will drive strategy, assist with decision making, and position the organization competitively
  • Design and create management and leadership plans
  • Evaluate qualitative and quantitative data
  • Communicate effectively across all levels of an organization
  • Develop, communicate, and implement policies and procedures to reduce cost and organizational risk and promote ethical practices
  • Manage people, time, and resources by using effective employment practices, encouraging team building, and mentoring junior members of the staff
  • Design and execute personal and employee development systems to enhance job performance and leadership skills
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, BMGT 110)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 220)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 221)

  • (3 Credits, BMGT 364)

  • (3 Credits, BMGT 365)

  • (3 Credits, MRKT 310)

  • (3 Credits, BMGT 380)

  • (3 Credits, HRMN 300)

  • (3 Credits, FINC 330)

  • (3 Credits, BMGT 496)

  • (3 Credits, BMGT 495)

Related Required Courses

Note: The following related required courses for the major are listed under general education courses and may be applied to general education or elective requirements.


  • (3 Credits, ECON 201)

  • (3 Credits, ECON 203)

  • (3 Credits, IFSM 300)

  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)

Electives


  • (3 Credits, COMM 390) (recommended)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you prepare for work in management and operations for nonprofit, for-profit, and public-sector organizations.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

Select Another Program
MBA (Master of Business Administration)
Master of Business Administration

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


UMGC makes it affordable and convenient to gain the business knowledge, practical skills, and door-opening credentials you need to propel your career to new heights. Courses in the MBA curriculum use high-quality online learning resources and emphasize teamwork, information literacy, technology fluency, systems thinking, ethics, communication, problem solving, and critical thinking. Additionally, the MBA offers you the opportunity to learn from highly qualified experts with significant managerial and leadership experience in emerging areas relevant to your career growth.

Program Highlights
  • Create and implement a personal leadership development plan
  • Foster mutual respect, trust, and high standards of ethics, performance, and teamwork
  • Assess and manage critical knowledge and skill gaps related to core organizational functions and managerial responsibilities
  • Complete a comprehensive analysis of the costs of operations, pricing options, financing, product mix, distribution channels, and supply chain relationships
  • Evaluate your cultural intelligence, ethical values, and skills in decision-making, and implement specific actions to leverage your strengths and further develop areas of relative weakness
  • Evaluate your organization's policies for managing legal and ethical risks, with a focus on contracts, agency, and tort law
  • Complete an audit of the technology and information systems and processes in your organizations
  • Design and develop a marketing plan for a new product or service in both domestic and international markets
  • Prepare a detailed project management plan for an initiative in a new international location that presents business, language, cultural, legal, and other challenges for your organization
  • Develop a comprehensive strategy for expanding your organization's products or services in a selected country
  • Prepare a personal professional portfolio that includes your key achievements, a brief summary of your strategic leadership skills, and your plan for goal and career advancement
Required Courses

Core Courses


  • (6 Credits, PRO 600)

  • (6 Credits, MBA 610)

  • (6 Credits, MBA 620)

  • (6 Credits, MBA 630)

  • (6 Credits, MBA 640)

  • (6 Credits, MBA 670)
Career Preparation

This MBA program is designed to help you prepare for management careers in business, government, or nonprofit organizations in areas such as team leadership, project supervision, and creation and implementation of business solutions.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend you have strong writing and analytical skills. We recommend ASC 601 if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills. If you need to improve your computing skills, we recommend you take ASC 605.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

The MBA degree program requires 36 credits of coursework. Courses must be taken sequentially. An introductory course (
(6 Credits, PRO 600)) may be waived for students who already have a graduate degree. You must complete each course with a grade of B or better to advance to the next course. The grade of C is not available for these courses.

Specialized Program Accreditation

This program has received specialized accreditation through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, known as IACBE, located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas. IACBE is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Further information on student achievement is available in the Public Disclosure of Student Achievement.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

Select Another Program

Contact Us

Our helpful admissions advisors can help you choose an academic program to fit your career goals, estimate your transfer credits, and develop a plan for your education costs that fits your budget. If you're a current UMGC student, please visit the Help Center.

Personal Information
This field is required.

This field is required.

Contact Information
Please recheck your email address.
This field is required.

Numbers only, between 10-15 digits.
This field is required.

International numbers, start with a plus sign (+) & country code

This is a required field.
Additional Information
This field is required.
This field is required.

By submitting this form, you are giving your express written consent without obligation for UMGC to contact you regarding our educational programs and services using e-mail, phone, or text, including automated technology for calls and/or texts to the mobile number(s) provided. For more details, including how to opt out, read our privacy policy or contact an admissions advisor.