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Public Procurement & Contract Management (Graduate Certificate)

The Graduate Certificate in Public Procurement and Contract Management can provide knowledgeable individuals with excellent job opportunities and career growth. Whether you're a student choosing a career path or you're a manager who wants to expand your skillset and leverage procurement and contract management to achieve your strategic goals, this graduate certificate can help open new doors and opportunities.

Public Procurement & Contract Management (Graduate Certificate)


Description


What is Public Procurement & Contract Management at ODU like?

The Graduate Certificate in Public Procurement and Contract Management can provide knowledgeable individuals with excellent job opportunities and career growth. Whether you're a student choosing a career path or you're a manager who wants to expand your skillset and leverage procurement and contract management to achieve your strategic goals, this graduate certificate can help open new doors and opportunities.

Program Highlights


What makes Public Procurement & Contract Management at ODU unique?

  • Hands-on experience: Access to internships and other opportunities

  • Networking benefits: Interact meaningfully with your professors and other public procurement and contract management professionals

  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Develop field-specific capabilities through applied practices and concepts

  • Managerial competencies in contracting: Engage critical thinking and analyses across all phases of the contract cycle

  • Strategic orientation of public procurement: Convince policymakers and senior managers that effective procurement can support an entity’s strategic goals

  • Procurement law and ethics: Acquire fundamental understanding of procurement and contracting legal and ethical principles

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Purchasing Managers

$121,810

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Includes wholesale or retail trade merchandising managers and procurement managers.

Compliance Officers

$71,540

MEDIAN SALARY


Examine, evaluate, and investigate eligibility for or conformity with laws and regulations governing contract compliance of licenses and permits, and perform other compliance and enforcement inspection and analysis activities not classified elsewhere.

Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers

$72,370

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate the selling, buying, leasing, or governance activities of commercial, industrial, or residential real estate properties. Includes managers of homeowner and condominium associations, rented or leased housing units, buildings, or land (including rights-of-way).

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

$71,450

MEDIAN SALARY


Research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas, or gather information to determine potential sales of a product or service, or create a marketing campaign. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

City of Newport News, VA, City of Chesapeake, VA, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic, AT&T Corporation, The New York Times

Courses


What are some courses offered in Public Procurement & Contract Management at ODU?

PPCM 726:
Introduction to Public Procurement


This course provides an overview of procurement and contract management as a core function in public sector organizations. The course introduces the student to how properly-aligned, best practice acquisitions can support public entities

PPCM 728:
Public Sector Contract Planning and Formation


This course provides insight into why and how public sector contracts should be planned and formed properly. A strong emphasis is placed on the strategic role that procurement can play in public sector organizations and how procurement planning and source selection, in particular, fit into that role. |Cross listed with PADM 728)

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Public Procurement & Contract Management at ODU?

Students entering the Certificate program in Public Procurement & Contract Management should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

Certificate applicants enroll as Non-Degree Graduate Students thru the Office of Graduate Admissions. Please visit the Office of Graduate Admissions website. Applicants may also simultaneously apply to the Graduate Certificate program and the Master of Public Administration, or the Master of Business Administration.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 571

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,394

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR


Name:

Joshua Steinfeld


Location:

2093 CONSTANT HALL, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-6049


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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