Bachelor’s Degrees in Contract Management

The advanced study of contract management includes understanding how the areas of negotiation, communication and innovation couple together with the utility of law, best practices, compliance and project development and analysis in both typical and atypical business settings. Among the most common contracts that are vital to a business or organization’s success on a day-to-day basis are purchase orders, employment contracts and sales invoices.

What can I expect to learn in an undergraduate contract management program?

Students enrolled in a typical contract management bachelor degree program may graduate with a bachelor’s of business administration with a concentration in acquisition and contract management. The first component of this program is the study of business administration and it provides students with a broad, yet necessary, skill set that includes efficient decision-making and problem-solving techniques and proper communication skills, all while fostering innovative and creative thinking. Typical prerequisites include a high school diploma or an associate’s degree in a business- or management-related concentration from an accredited school, like DeVry University.

Relevant coursework in this program may include:

  • Business Ethics
  • Principles of Economics
  • Business and Acquisitions Law
  • Professional Communications
  • Research Skills
  • Sociology
  • Contemporary Economic Analysis

What careers can I pursue with a bachelor’s degree in contract management?

A bachelor’s degree in contract management prepares students for many entry-level positions. Depending on the area of interest and years of experience, if any, a graduate can work in a variety of roles. Careers ranging from sales managers, service leaders, operations managers, to quality control officials, and all the way to the title of chief executives, are on track with a bachelor’s degree in contract management. Other job titles may include:

  • Contract Administrator
  • Mergers and Acquisition Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Director of Acquisitions