Master of Science in Government Contracts
The master of science in government contracts (MSGC) degree program is designed to give working professionals the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the world of federal acquisition and is intended for professionals from a variety of acquisition-related jobs in both government and private industry. The 36-credit program blends the study of government procurement law and policy, taught by the Law School, with a core business curriculum taught by the School of Business. The innovative curriculum balances practice and theory, developing the skills that acquisition professionals need to become effective professionals, managers, and leaders. The MSGC program can be completed in as little as 24 months or as long as five years. Courses are offered in the evening and online.
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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 36 credits, including 25 credits in required courses and 11 credits in elective courses.
|DNSC 6202||Statistics for Managers|
|DNSC 6261||Introduction to Project and Program Management|
|GCON 6502||Formation of Government Contracts|
|GCON 6503||Performance of Government Contracts|
|GCON 6505||Marketing for the Government Marketplace|
|GCON 6506||Pricing Issues in Government Contracts|
|GCON 6515||Advanced Writing for Government Contracts|
|MBAD 6211||Financial Accounting|
|Students take 11 credits in elective courses selected from the list below*. One of the following courses must be included: GCON 6508, GCON 6509, GCON 6510, or GCON 6513.|
|GCON 6508||Comparative Public Procurement|
|GCON 6509||State and Local Procurement|
|GCON 6510||Foreign Government Contracting|
|GCON 6513||Procurement Reform|
|GCON 6511||Federal Grants Law|
|GCON 6512||Government Procurement of Intellectual Property Seminar|
|GCON 6514||Anti-Corruption and Compliance|
|GCON 6290||Special Topics (Interagency Acquisition Strategy)|
|PPPA 6051||Governmental Budgeting|
|*Other graduate-level courses offered by GWSB may count toward the elective requirement with program approval.|