- 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.
- Contract Negotiation
- Business Contracts
- Contract Finance & Funding
- Government Contracting
- Contract Law Performance
- Online | Instructor-led
- Each course takes six weeks to complete
Plan for 3-8 hours of work per week
- 12.0 Units | 120 Hours
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We can customize this program to fit your organization's specific needs.
Procurement and contracts form the basis for business in a contemporary workplace. As organizations and businesses work together, agreements must be met to ensure that everyone's interests are served and protected. However, contract management can be a challenge. That's why our Procurement and Contract Management Certificate is designed to give you a strong foundation in the essentials of contract management so you have the knowledge needed to manage contracts effectively.
In our five-course online certificate, you will learn how to navigate core areas of contracts, including contract formation, negotiation, financial analysis and risk management. This program is designed for individuals working in, or looking to enter, the following fields:
- Contract administrators
- Consultants, entrepreneurs and subcontractors
- Engineers and quality assurance professionals
- Government and commercial entities
- HR professionals and procurement managers
- Paralegal professionals
- Project managers
Those who administer contracts but have little industry training will gain a newfound sense of knowledge and authority. Supervisors, managers and administrators will learn about the contracting process and advance their skillset. And everyone will benefit from the comprehensive coursework that covers cutting-edge details around commercial, government and international contracts.
"I'm so excited I was able to complete the certificate program requirements! I just want to thank Brian for his guidance during these classes. I enjoyed taking his classes and I learned so much. I had not taken classes since my college days and he made the classes interesting and applicable to real life situations. I'll be preparing for the NCMA CPCM exam this year. Thanks again for everything!"
Maria Burdette, Contracts Director
This course is a collaboration with OSU College of Business.
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.