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Designed For
Professionals who want to maximize the financial performance of their organization, improve their contracting process and advance in their career. Individuals with no procurement and contracting experience are advised to take the entire certificate series.
Online | Instructor-led
Six weeks
Plan for 3-8 hours of work per week
2.4 Units │ 24 Hours
Required Textbook
Contract Administration: Tools, Techniques, and Best Practices, G. Garrett,  ISBN-13: 978-0808022152

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Contract law can seem overwhelming when working in procurement and contract management, especially when you're searching for the specific answers to your exact issues. That's why this course from Oregon State focuses on contract law fundamentals with an emphasis on common real-world situations. This course will help you build your contract law knowledge and reinforce essential contract law principles.

In this expert-led six-week online course, you'll explore the many phases of managing contracts successfully through completion, with a strong focus on terms and conditions, the intricacies of change management, effective communication, negotiations, understanding claims procedures, identifying risks and more. You'll also have an opportunity to participate in discussion boards and projects in order to build your professional network and increase your contract law performance knowledge.

This course is a part of the Procurement & Contract Management Certificate which includes:


College Partner

This course is a collaboration with OSU College of Business. 


  • Brian Gatus

    Brian P. Gatus is Principal Manager of Supply Chain Management for Edison Material Supply, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern California Edison (SCE). He is responsible for leading a team of professionals in delivering effective procurement (sourcing, contracts & negotiations) and category spend management solutions for SCE's business enterprise supply chain. Mr. Gatus has a proven track record of success in leveraging spend, optimizing procurement controls, minimizing risk and improving product quality. With over 18 years of public and private sector experience, his areas of expertise include sourcing of various IT/OT hardware and software, complex contract negotiations, logistics, and execution of business process improvements. Mr. Gatus is recognized by the National Contract Management Association as a Certified Professional Contracts Manager and by the Institute of Supply Management as a Certified Professional in Supply Management. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and an undergraduate degree in Business Information Systems.