Course Summary
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9.5 days (76 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Project Management or Business Administration


The course objective is to work individually and in teams to practice developing sound business solutions as a valued strategic and expert business advisor. Students will learn to analyze complex contracting situations with emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, research, and risk reduction. Student course work is designed to contribute real solutions on real acquisition problems to senior leadership and local supervisors.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Contribute in a collaborative environment by providing timely feedback to team members and class
  • Apply critical thinking skills, problem solving methods, leadership skills, and risk mitigation techniques to contracting-related problems
  • Compile information and knowledge for currency in acquisition and contracting
  • Identify various methods to manage employee stress and constant change in the contracting working environment
  • Make a decision on a contracting dilemma that complies with the rules of ethics in contracting
  • Apply an industry and senior government contracting leader perspective to an assigned contracting policy issue

General Course Topics:

  • Building teams
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Leadership
  • Managing risk
  • Conflict management
  • Senior leadership project
  • Managing change and transition
  • Tradeoffs of source selection
  • Ethics and decision making
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

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Supplemental Materials