Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
BFM 3000
2 weeks
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 contract financial management


The course objective is to, in a mock program office environment, use current acquisition programs to research, analyze and evaluate program financial data in order to develop briefings for senior leadership to make programmatic decisions. This dynamic course will require hands-on application and strategic analysis during small group collaboration sessions while making ethical cost effective, performance, quantity and schedule trade-offs, and managing risk to achieve programmatic milestones.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Assess the importance of the planning phase within the PPBE process
  • Assess the importance of the programming phase within the PPBE process
  • Assess the importance of the budgeting phase within the PPBE process
  • Assess the President's budget flow through the Congressional Enactment process to include Congressional Appeals (Marks)
  • Assess the importance of the Apportionment process within the PPBE Execution Phase
  • Determine compliance with fiscal laws and regulations
  • Analyze and report the planning structure, programming, budgeting, execution, ethics, decision support, risks, and contract types for an Acquisition Category (ACAT) I program
  • Develop and defend the ethical implications of the U.S. Government and industry decisions
  • Analyze and report on the implications of the PPBE structure, ethics, risks, and contract types for Acquisition Category (ACAT) I and II programs
  • Analyze and report the strategy for contracts to include contract types and risks
  • Synthesize the importance of accounting with the financial management realm in relation to
  • Create a program brief to analyze the program acquisition strategy and program financial performance

General Topics:

  • Planning
  • Fiscal law
  • Contract oversight
  • Accounting
  • Programming
  • Budgeting
  • Budget presentation and enactment
  • Decision support
  • Ethics
  • Milestone reviews
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Examinations
  • Other
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Group Assessment

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials