Basic Contract Management Certificate-Curriculum 237 (Resident)

Program Officer

Matt Geiser, CDR, USN

Code GB, Ingersoll Hall, Room 219A

(831) 656-3953, DSN 756-3953 

Academic Associate

Brett Schwartz, CDR, USN

Ingersoll Hall, Room 306

(831) 656-6976

Brief Overview:

The Basic Contract Management Certificate is a graduate academic certificate program available to NPS resident and distance learning students.  Designed for students interested in basic concepts of Contract Management.  This certificate supports continuous acquisition reform initiatives mandated by Congress and senior leaders and also supports initiatives to educate operational warfighters in the business of contract management.  The certificate contributes to Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification in the Contract Management career field.  Requirements for Entry: a baccalaureate degree defined in section 4.2 of the Academic Council policy manual.  Entry Dates:  at the beginning of any quarter throughout an academic year (Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct).  Program Length:  for resident students, the certificate length flexible and students can take the classes in any academic quarter.  For the DL certificate, students will have three years to complete the course requirements.  Graduate Certificate Requirements:  requirements for the Basic Contract Management Certificate are met by successful completion of the four courses and graduate credit is obtained by maintenance of 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Basic Contract Management Certificate

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MN3303Principles of Acquisition and Contract Management



MN3312Government Contracts Law



MN3320Contract Cost and Price Analysis



MN3321Federal Contract Negotiations



This certificate requires the completion of four courses (at least 12 credits) that were not counted for another certificate.

The following courses are required:

  • MN3303 Principles of Acquisition and Contracting
  • MN3312 Government Contract Law
  • MN3320 Contract Cost and Price Analysis
  • MN3321 Federal Contract Negotiations