Procurement and Acquisitions Management (MA)


DRAFT 2016-2017 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG

This catalog becomes effective 1 June 2016 through 31 May 2017

Please see the Graduate Catalog Archives for a PDF version of the current 2015-16 Catalog,
as well as for PDF versions of past catalogs.

This program offered by Walker School of Business & Technology

Program Description

The curriculum is designed to provide a broad theoretical and applied background in the managerial disciplines required to manage effectively the development, procurement, contracting, and channeling of material, services, and major systems.

This program is offered online and at a number of campuses in the United States. Please see the Campus Locations section of this catalog for a list of campuses where this program is offered.

acbsp logoThe MA in procurement and acquisitions management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to explain the important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques, and theories used in the field of procurement and acquisitions management.
  • Students will be able to effectively apply important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques, and theories used in the field of procurement and acquisitions management when analyzing complex factual situations.
  • Students will be able to effectively integrate (or synthesize) important facts, concepts, principles, and theories in the field of procurement and acquisitions management when developing solutions to multifaceted procurement and acquisitions management problems in complex factual situations.

Program Curriculum

The 37 credit hours required for the master of arts (MA) or the 49 credit hours required for the master of business administration (MBA) must include the following courses for a major/emphasis in procurement and acquisitions management:

  • PROC 5000 Procurement and Acquisitions Management (Requisite Course) (3 hours)
  • PROC 5810 Acquisitions Law (3 hours)
  • PROC 5820 Operations Management (3 hours)
  • PROC 5830 Pricing (3 hours)
  • PROC 5840 Negotiations (3 hours)
  • PROC 5850 Logistics (3 hours)
  • PROC 6000 Integrated Studies in Procurement and Acquisitions Management (3 hours)
  • WSBT 5000 Career Success for the 21st Century (1 hour)

In addition, the student chooses elective courses offered in this major and/or from the program curricula of other George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology majors.

If the requisite course is waived, the student must choose an elective course from this major or from the program curriculum of another George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology major. Students pursuing dual majors who have the requisite course(s) waived will complete only the remaining required courses for the dual majors.

Admission

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