Acquisition specialists are critical to the procurement of goods and services for organizational success. Our acquisitions administration graduate certificate will help you understand the acquisitions and contracting process so production never stops and contracts come off without a hitch. You'll have the option to customize a program for your specific career goals, from production control management to strategies in government acquisitions.
Why This Program & What You'll Learn
There's a lot more to purchasing than clicking "buy now" on a website. Organizations that handle this crucial process well, gain an edge on their competition. Negotiating contracts, managing budgets, knowing how to time inventory with production are all vital skills. In less than one year you can finish this program and you'll gain the knowledge you need to take your career, and your workplace, to the next level.
You'll learn from working professionals who bring an insider's perspective to the classroom. They'll show how efficient purchasing and supply chain management can be the difference between success and failure. And whether you study online or at any of the selected locations offering this certificate, you'll gain by collaborating with others.
We're not just flexible where and when you can study, though. You'll also get the chance to tailor your courses based on your professional goals. By the time you complete this certificate, you'll have a chance to explore areas such as:
- Regulatory concepts
- Administrative law
- Contract administration
- Best practices for contracting with the federal government
Whether you work someplace big or small, or for-profit or not-for-profit, here at Central Michigan University, you'll learn skills that will bolster your organization's bottom line.
Our acquisitions administration graduate certificate will sharpen your personal brand as you pursue your career goals.
- Extensive electives let you customize this certificate to meet your specific career goals.
- Credits earned toward your graduate certificate will transfer toward a Master of Science Administration with the Acquisitions Administration concentration.
- Courses are offered online and at select Global Campus satellite locations.
Careers & Outcomes
On-the-job learning is invaluable. But our graduate certificate builds your knowledge that much quicker—making you an invaluable resource to your employer.