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Graduate Certificate inPublic Procurement & Contract Management

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Prepare for career advancement in contracting, acquisition, and procurement with a graduate certificate in public procurement & contract management.

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.

Jakya Brooks

A solid foundation is key to a successful career and I believe that this program is just that: a solid foundation. I feel that this certificate helps in giving a solid understanding of public procurement, contract administration, and the acquisition process. It gives students the ability to see what takes place within the procurement cycle from start to finish. This program secures the knowledge and experience ... that many organizations look for their in their potential employees.

- Jakya Brooks, Contract Specialist, Department of Homeland Security

See yourself in a new career in one year!

This certificate consists of four core classes (3 credits each for a total of 12 credits) and one elective course (3 credits).

Required core courses:

  • PPCM 726 - Introduction to Public Procurement
  • PPCM 728 - Public Sector Contract Planning and Formation
  • PPCM 731 - Public Sector Procurement Law and Ethics
  • PPCM 718 - Public Sector Contract Administration


Average Salary

for Procurement Manager, payscale.com


Career Opportunities

Purchasing Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Logistics Analyst & more!

News & Announcements

Learn about what a Graduate Certificate inPublic Procurement & Contract Management has to offer.

The PPCM Social was held on May 3, 2018 at the Norfolk main campus. The event provided networking opportunities for current students and alumni, announcements from industry leaders, and a keynote address on procurement fraud and abuse. Thanks to all who attended the reception!

Student Kouliga Koala and Program Director Joshua Steinfeld presented "Towards a Socially Responsible Procurement: Approaches and Challenges" at the 2018 Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) annual conference on April 7 in Chicago, Illinois.