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Certificate in Contract Management & Negotiation

Design, Negotiate and Support Legally Binding Agreements


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $3,999

About this Program

There are no future offerings of this program scheduled at this time.

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, business 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.

See Requirements


  • The legal aspects of contract design and management
  • The key elements of the purchasing and procurement processes and how to increase value to the organization
  • The details that shape the contracting process for goods and services
  • Negotiation frameworks and tools


  • Evaluate real-world contracts and create your own contract
  • Learn business systems and functional analysis for good contract practices
  • Participate in simulated contract negotiations

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.

Quarter 3


Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Closed Sessions

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