Government Contracting

Effective June 1, 2014

Current catalog information can be found in the 2013-14 Catalog (PDF)


This program offered by Walker School of Business & Technology

Program Description

The graduate certificate in government contracting program is designed for contracting practitioners new to government contracting who want to enhance their skills and understanding of contracting acquisition management. The program emphasizes both theory and practice allowing students to learn the underlying principles and use of the current tools in the field.

Webster University, in a strategic partnership with the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), provides classes for Department of Defense (DoD) workers in the Acquisitions, Technology and Logistics workforce. For important information regarding the certificate in government contracting program equivalencies with DAU CON courses, visit the Webster/DAU Partnership website.

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Program Curriculum

The curriculum requires 18 credit hours of specialized courses in contracting, acquisitions management, pricing, negotiations, and procurement law. These government contracting certificate courses are equivalent to certain Defense Acquisition University (DAU) courses and can be used to meet the educational certification requirements of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). Specifically, the 18 credit hours required for the graduate certificate in government contracting must include the following courses:

  • PROC 5000 Procurement and Acquisitions Management (3 hours)
  • PROC 5830 Pricing (3 hours)
  • PROC 5840 Negotiations (3 hours)
  • PROC 5860 Government Contracting (3 hours)
  • PROC 5870 Pricing and Contract Integration (3 hours)
  • PROC 5890 Government Procurement Law (3 hours)

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Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission Section of this catalog for general requirements.

Send all admission materials to:

Office of Admissions
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

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