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Contract Management (Minor or Certificate)

Saint Louis University’s contract management program covers senior-level contract management roles such as business development, capture manager and proposal manager work. In addition, the program instructs you about procuring, negotiating and administering contracts with suppliers, distributors and end-product users.

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Minor in Contract Management

Students already pursuing an undergraduate degree at SLU’s School for Professional Studies can take 18 hours in this area for a minor in contract management.

You will become proficient at developing financially and legally sound contracts for use in a variety of industries in domestic and foreign markets. These skills can prepare you to become a certified contract manager or to apply for other positions in the contract management field.

Offered through our School for Professional Studies in partnership with the Boeing Co., the contract management program is available online in eight-week sessions.

Certificate in Contract Management

If you've already obtained a bachelor's degree or higher, or if you meet the prerequisites, SLU offers a stand-alone certificate in contract management. Gainful Employment Disclosure


Coursework for both the minor and certificate consists of six required courses for a total of 18 credit hours.

  • PMGT 1020: Fundamentals of Contract Management
  • PMGT 1030: Project Selection and Scope
  • PMGT 2020: Project Data Analysis
  • PMGT 3010: Proposal Management
  • PMGT 3030: Contract Supplier Administration
  • PMGT 3050: Government Contracting: FAR and UCC

Because of U.S. federal government requirements, employers that apply for, obtain and manage government contracts need to ensure that their employees can effectively navigate the contracting process.

While much of the curriculum in SLU’s contract management program focuses on government contracting, these same skills can be used in other contracting areas as well. As a result, our graduates can pursue jobs such as a contracting specialist, pricing analyst, contracts administrator, procurement agent and contract/subcontract specialist in public or private sectors.

  • Andrew Molnar, PMP

Additional faculty members who teach in this program are professionals currently working in the contract management field.

Tuition and Fees

$640/ Credit Hour

$25.00 Technology Fee

View a List of Tuition and Fees for 2017-18

If you are an employee of the Boeing Co., you can be reimbursed for tuition upon completion of a course, including up to $150 for required books.

Applicant Criteria

Students interested in studying contract management at SLU must apply directly to the School for Professional Studies. Applications are accepted and processed on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply for admission at least one month before the beginning of the term in which they wish to enroll.

To be eligible for admission, School for Professional Studies students must be at least 22 years old (exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis). Students must have a high school diploma or a GED composite score of at least 2250, and have at least three years of work experience or the equivalent. Students must also successfully complete an admission meeting with a SPS admissions counselor.


Earn Your CFCM, CCCM or CPCM Certification

The National Contract Managers Association (NCMA) will accept coursework completed as part of this minor or certificate to fulfill its continuing education requirements and help you work toward CFCM, CCCM and CPCM certifications.