PROC - Procurement
2014-2015 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Effective 1 June 2014 through 31 May 2015
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This course is an overview of acquisitions and materials management. Students examine the functional roles of those individuals having responsibility in this area. The course includes discussion of acquisition law, operations management, pricing, negotiations, and logistics.
Development, procurement, and management of major systems are studied. Systems management, life-cycle acquisition, and project management as a multifunction managerial and systems concept are examined.
Students examine the theory and practice of acquisitions management and the control of materials in a business enterprise. Engineering, production, marketing, finance, transportation, warehousing, and inventory control and the relationship of these activities to the acquisitions management function are investigated.
Students participate in seminars designed to examine contemporary issues in procurement and acquisitions management. The professional seminar supplements the core and elective courses in the area of procurement and acquisitions management by focusing on issues of current and special interest. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs. Graduate students may apply a maximum of 3 credit hours of these seminars as electives to meet the credit-hour requirements for graduation. This course may not be completed by directed study.
The legal framework for acquisition contracts is examined. Students review the Uniform Commercial Code as it relates to acquisitions and basic contract law.
Needs assessments are translated into facilities procedures and operating methodologies. The course includes an analysis of inventory, reliability and quality assurance, value analysis/engineering, and site and layout analysis.
The student reviews the competitive and financial environment related to price proposals utilizing the techniques of cost and price analysis, life-cycle costing, return on investment, and cost-benefit analysis.
The course involves scope, strategies, and objectives related to negotiated acquisitions. The preparation, conduct, and documentation of the negotiation process are included.
The student reviews the area of physical distribution management, including warehouse management and layout, transportation, and customer service.
Students will examine contracting, focusing on complex, non-commercial acquisitions. Through lecture, case study, exercises, and other action teaming activities, students will be challenged to accept their roles as business advisors and to apply ethical principles and sound judgments to resolve contracting issues. Prerequisite: PROC 5000 or an equivalent introductory course in procurement and acquisitions management.
This course reinforces pricing skills taught in the basic Pricing and Negotiation course and further develops skills in pricing, cost analysis, and managing contract issues. Integrated Program Teams (ITPs) are established to resolve simulated case studies. Each ITP is required to demonstrate its ability to recognize, resolve, and provide advice on pricing issues. Students will appropriately use price and cost analysis in developing pre-negotiation objectives so that a fair and reasonable cost or price position can be supported. Prerequisite: PROC 5830 or an equivalent basic pricing course, and a general understanding of the government acquisitions process.
Current and significant issues in procurement and acquisitions management are examined. The course focuses on existing theories and practices, with emphasis given to new and emerging topics in the field. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs.
The law and legal processes associated with government procurement are explored. An overview of government procurement and acquisitions management is presented, with particular attention given to the legal framework in which these activities must take place.
The student is expected to synthesize and integrate the learning experiences acquired in procurement and acquisitions management and to evaluate the research and current topics relative to this major. Techniques used to accomplish these goals may vary. Prerequisite: completion of all other required courses in this major.
PROC 9950 Travel Course-Issues in Procurement & Acquisitions Management (3)
Current and significant issues in procurement and acquisitions management are examined. The course focuses on existing theories and practices, with emphasis given to new and emerging topics in the field. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs. This course includes a mandatory short -term travel component.