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OKCU Launches Government Contracting Program

The Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University is offering a certificate program in government contracting, set to begin in September.

The Government Contract Management Certificate program, which will meet Friday mornings on campus for 10 weeks, will show students how to work with local, state and federal government entities on contract acquisition and management. The program is designed for those who are new to the field, as well as current contract administrators and mangers responsible for government contracting projects.

Melissa Cory, director of the program, said due to the complexity of federal acquisition and procurement, students have much to benefit from instructors who have years of experience and in-depth knowledge of government contracting.

“Governments have many rules and procedures in awarding contracts to private enterprise,” Cory said. “Knowing how the system works can save a lot of time and frustration, and could also put a company in better position to win the contract.”

Courses will cover fundamentals of government contracting, government contract law, principles of Federal Acquisition Regulation and Acquisition Management System financial analysis, federal contract acquisition planning and strategy, and small and minority-owned businesses in government contracting.

Prerequisites are not required to enter the program. Tuition is $1,000 plus books. For more information or to register visit okcu.edu/business/gcm, or contact Melissa Cory at 405-208-5540 or mcory@okcu.edu.