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MBAs in Acquisition Management

Graduates lead successful careers as contracting officers, directors of contracts, program managers, force development officers, test evaluation officers, acquisition logistics officers, and more.

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Acquisition & Contract Management (Curriculum 815)

The Acquisition and Contract Management curriculum is an interdisciplinary program which integrates management theory, accounting, economics, finance, behavioral science, management theory, operations/systems analysis, and specific courses in acquisition and contracting. The curriculum includes a concentration option in strategic purchasing. View curriculum details below. 

Eligibility

The Five U.S. uniformed services; Department of Defense and Federal employees; International officers and Government employees; and Defense contractors.

Requirements for Entry

Baccalaureate degree with above-average grades is required. Completion of at least two semesters of college algebra or trigonometry is considered to be the minimum mathematical preparation. An Academic Profile Code (APC) of 345 is required for entry. International students should refer to the Admissions section for current TOEFL and entrance requirements.

Delivery Mode

 Resident

Entry Dates 

January and July

Program Length

Six Quarters

Degree

Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a focus on Acquisition and Contract Management for curriculum 815 and Master of Science in Contract Management for curriculum 835.

Acquisition & Contract Management Subspecialty

Completion of this curriculum qualifies naval officers as Acquisition and Contract Management Subspecialists with a subspecialty code of 1306P, Army officers as Functional Area 51C, and Marine Corps officers with a 9656 MOS. The curriculum satisfies mandatory Defense Acquisition University (DAU) contracting courses required by the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA).

Typical Subspecialty Jobs

Contracting Officer, Director of Contracts, Contracts & Business Policy

Curriculum Sponsor 

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Acquisition)

Contact Information

Academic Associate: Dr. Rene G. Rendon, Associate Professor, rgrendon@nps.edu
Program Officer: CDR Colleen Jackson, SC, USN, cljackso@nps.edu

Applications for this program are handled through the Admissions Office at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Apply now through the Admissions Office.

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Systems Acquisition Management (Curriculum 816)

The Systems Acquisition Management curriculum is an interdisciplinary program designed to integrate business principles, program leadership and management theory, operations analysis, and systems engineering applications. It is uniquely tailored to federal government acquisition management and intensive exposure to the fundamental principles of the acquisition environment.

Eligibility

The Five U.S. uniformed services; Department of Defense and Federal employees; International officers and Government employees;

Requirements for Entry

Baccalaureate degree with above-average grades is required. Completion of at least two semesters of college algebra or trigonometry is considered to be the minimum mathematical preparation. An APC of 345 is required for entry. International students should refer to the Admissions section for current TOEFL and entrance requirements.

Delivery Mode

Resident

Entry Dates: 

January and July

Program Length 

Six Quarters

Degree

Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with specialization in Systems Acquisition Management

Acquisition & Contract Management Subspecialty

Completion of this curriculum qualifies naval officers as Acquisition and Contract Management Subspecialists with a subspecialty code of 1306P, Army officers as Functional Area 51C, and Marine Corps officers with a 9656 MOS. The curriculum satisfies mandatory Defense Acquisition University (DAU) contracting courses required by the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA).

Typical Subspecialty Jobs

Program Manager/Deputy Program Manager/Program Office, Force Development Officer, Test & Evaluation Officer, Acquisition Logistics Officer

Curriculum Sponsor

Director, Acquisition Career Management, and Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology): ASA/ALT (DACM)

Contact Information

Academic Associate: John T. Dillard, jtdillar@nps.edu
Program Officer: CDR Colleen Jackson, SC, USN cljackso@nps.edu

Applications for this program are handled through the Admissions Office at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Apply now through the Admissions Office.

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