Master of Science in Administration Acquisitions Administration Concentration

Degree objective: The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Administration (MSA) Program is designed for students pursuing administrative careers. The program offers insight into human and organizational relationships; develops skills in oral and written communication; enhances the capacity for sound analytical judgment; and encourages the ability to see the "big picture" as it relates to an organization and its environment. Course work focuses on applied action grounded in theory and embraces the fundamental educational principles applicable to administrative issues in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, and stresses the ethical responsibilities of administrators. Concentration objective: Prepares administrators with a focus on acquisitions by providing a knowledge base in purchasing, regulatory concepts and related factors in acquisitions administration.

  

Degree Requirements 

 

36 credits

Core Requirements

 

18 credits

MSA 600

Foundations of Research Methods in Administration

3

MSA 601

Organizational Dynamics and Human Behavior

3

MSA 602

Financial Analysis, Planning and Control

3

MSA 603

Strategic Planning for the Administrator

3

MSA 604

Administration, Globalization and Multiculturalism

3

MSA 699

Applied Research Project in Administration

3

​OR MSA 698​Directed Administrative Portfolio​​3

Concentration Requirements

 

6 credits

MGT 533

Purchasing Strategy  AND

3

MSA 611

Contract Administration

3

Concentration Electives

 

9-12 credits

​MSA 504​Strategies and Proposals in Government Acquisitions​​3
​MSA 540​L​egal Considerations of Contract Administration​​3

IET 500

Production Concepts

3

IET 527

Industrial Safety Management

3

MGT 542

Inventory and Materials Mana​gement

3

MGT 543

Management and Control of Quality

3

PSC 514

American Public Policy Making

3

​PSC 522​Regulatory Processes and Administrative Law​3

PAD 712

Implementation and Reform of Public Programs

3

PAD ​714

Program Analysis and Evaluation

3

Cognate Course

Selected in consultation with academic advisor

0-3 credits

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