Acquisition and Contract Management

Bellevue University

M.Sc. Online
24 months
585 USD/credit
585 USD/credit
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Contract specialists are critical to managing the complete life cycle of a contract – from procuring goods and services for business operations to distribution and closing out contracts. The Acquisition and Contract Management program at Bellevue University can be the catalyst to help advance your career as a contract manager.


If you currently are an experienced professional in the field, you'll be prepared for mid- to advanced-level roles in acquisitions and contracts in any industry. You'll also gain the specialized knowledge and skills required for careers in the military or federal government contracting entities and their contracting partners.

The Acquisition and Contract Management program at Bellevue University is offered as a flexible online degree. The advanced curriculum combines business, financial management, and procurement principles with emphases on:

  • Business relationships
  • Strategic sourcing
  • Risk management
  • Contract financing
  • Subcontracting plans
  • Supplier selection
  • Customer analysis
  • Contractor responsibility

You will be prepared to apply complex knowledge of the legislation, regulations, and methods of operations used in contracting, supply chain and logistics considerations, cost factors, and product requirements, to enhance acquisitions management practices. 

Program Outcomes

Successful completion of the degree will prepare you for mid- or advanced-level positions in federal government, civilian and military settings.

Graduates will form the following sets of skills:

  • Manage, supervise, or develop policies and procedures involving procurement of supplies, services, construction, or research and development; using formal advertising, request for proposal and negotiation
  • Evaluate contract price proposals
  • Administer or terminate and close out contracts
  • Know the legislation, regulations and business methods related to contracts, fiscal law, subcontracting, dispute and claims, fraud, debt, and terminations
  • Apply data analysis, critical thinking, and problem solving to contract management
  • Use time-series data and graphical tools to make forecasting and quality management decisions, as well as use visual and numerical tools to manage time and cost of projects
  • Plan and execute project schedules using critical path, PERT, and Gantt charts
  • Acquire and manage resources to plan and control the transformation of those resources into goods and services

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Project Management 
  • Business Decision for Contracting 
  • Legal Considerations in Contracting 
  • Cost Analysis and Negotiation Techniques 
  • Accounting for Performance Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • An official evaluation of foreign credentials
  • Verification of funds to show sufficient funds to study in the United States

Tuition Fee

  • International

    585 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 585 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    585 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 585 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Acquisition and Contract Management
Bellevue University