Academic Program Proposal

Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
University of Maryland University College
Proposal
Master of ScienceAcquisition and Contract Management 10/14/2017Approved10/23/2017
Acquisition and Contract Management Program Description
The purpose of restructuring the curriculum to create a freestanding M.S. in Acquisition and Contract Management is to 1) strengthen the curriculum and better align it with the needs of employers via competency-based teaching and learning approaches and 2) clarify the content of the degree and simplify the pathway to completion so that it can be more readily communicated to prospective and current students and employers. <br> <br>The proposed M.S. in Acquisition and Contract Management program is aimed at those with academic and/or professional backgrounds in acquisitions, logistics, and contract management. These include early or mid-career individuals with experience in the military, public, or private sectors who desire to expand their knowledge and skill set in acquisitions and contract management in order to enhance their opportunities for career growth and development. <br>&nbsp; <br>The Acquisition and Contract Management program supports the need for the advancement and evolution of knowledge as it addresses many challenges faced by government contracting for specialized acquisitions. <br>