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Certificate in Contract Management & Negotiation

Design, Negotiate and Support Legally Binding Agreements


Program Details

  • Location: Downtown Seattle
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $3,579

Next start date:

October 2020

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About this Program

Contracts are the linchpin of most business transactions. Once two entities enter into an agreement, it can have far-reaching consequences for both sides. Government agencies, nonprofits and commercial enterprises of all sizes rely on contract management professionals to ensure their contracts serve their business objectives and are responsible, sustainable and bulletproof.

In this three-course certificate program, you’ll acquire the skills and learn the strategies to effectively develop, negotiate and manage contracts and contracting relationships. We’ll examine the legal and financial aspects of contracts and explore how they are designed and modified. Become a contracts expert and propel your career.


Professionals who create or manage contracts and want to advance in the contract management field, and practitioners of associated business functions like procurement, supply chain and sales.

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  • The legal issues of contract design and management
  • The key aspects of the purchasing and procurement processes
  • The details that shape the contracting process for goods and services
  • Negotiation frameworks and tools


  • Participate in simulated contract negotiations
  • Evaluate real-world contracts during team exercises
  • Learn business systems and functional analysis for good contract practices

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

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Learning Format


Attend classes part time at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Learn More »

Program Sessions


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