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Online Acquisition and Supply Chain Management Education at UMUC

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Founded in 1947, UMUC is one of 11 accredited, degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland (USMD). Offering a broad range of cutting-edge classes, UMUC has earned a global reputation for excellence as a comprehensive virtual university and for focusing on the unique educational and professional development needs of adult students. Headquartered in Adelphi, Maryland, UMUC has classroom locations in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, Europe and Asia, and provides award-winning online classes to students worldwide.

As a globally-focused university serving more than 90,000 students worldwide, UMUC offers an unparalleled breadth of programs, each tailored to meet the needs of the marketplace. Whatever your field of interest, you’re sure to find the program that will equip you with the knowledge and skills to advance your career.

University of Maryland University College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, one of the six regional accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. UMUC is governed by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents and certified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

Academic Programs

Graduate Programs

MS in Management with Acquisition and Supply Chain Management Specialization

The Acquisition and Supply Chain Management specialization is designed for individuals who are involved in contract administration or procurement activities in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. The courses in this program provide a foundation for understanding both the strategic and operational aspects of the procurement function.

Career: The MSM program prepares graduates for a number of entry-, mid-, and high- level positions, as determined by a student’s work experience. Depending on a student’s background and an employer’s criteria, graduates of the Procurement and Contract Management specialization may qualify for these positions: Contract Specialist, Contract Officer, Contract Manager/Administrator, Procurement Specialist, Procurement Manager /Administrator, Purchaser/Buyer, Logistics Specialist, Logistics Analyst, Logistics Manager/Administrator etc.

Graduate Certificate in Acquisition and Supply Chain Management

The certificate in Acquisition and Supply Chain Management is designed to familiarize participants with the broad concepts and strategies of procurement and contract management. Major topics include the foundations of pricing and negotiations, basic aspects of contracting, procurement of services and products, aspects of commercial transactions, logistics, and materials management.

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