Contract Management

Gain essential skills in contract management with curriculum developed in collaboration with National Contract Management Association (NCMA). Format: Online

This program is perfect for...

  • Professionals seeking formal training in contract management for public and private sectors
  • Current contract managers looking to enhance skills and advance their careers
  • Individuals interested in learning about contract bidding, negotiation and legal processes
  • Individuals pursuing careers in contract management

What you can learn.

  • Study negotiation techniques and strategies used in contract management
  • Become familiar with the types of, applications for and structuring of contracts
  • Learn the legal aspects of contract management
  • Get an introduction to international business contracting

Where Contracts Meet Success

two people looking over a paper contract

Designed for new or experienced professionals seeking to enhance their expertise and credentials in both the public and private sectors, our program offers a comprehensive curriculum covering the essential topics in contract management. Dive into the intricacies of international business contracting, where you'll learn to navigate cross-cultural nuances, legal frameworks, and global trade regulations. Explore negotiation principles and techniques to effectively advocate for your organization's interests and achieve favorable outcomes.

Understand the diverse types and applications of contracts, mastering the art of structuring agreements tailored to specific needs and industries. Delve into the legal landscape of commercial contracting, gaining insights into contract formation, interpretation, and dispute resolution. Whether you're a seasoned contract manager or looking to enter this dynamic field, our Certificate Program equips you with the knowledge and skills to excel in today's competitive business environment.

This certificate is eligible for Veterans Administration Educational Benefits and Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) training.

Format: Online
Duration: 6 months (half-time) / 9 months to 1 year (part-time)

PROGRAM CHANGE: The Contract Management program has been streamlined to better serve students needs. As of Summer 2024, the program consists of four required courses and no electives.

Students who declared candidacy before Summer 2024 are grandfathered into the original six-course program and are unaffected by this change. Students who wish to transition from the previous program to the new program, or who have questions about electives in the original program, please contact a program advisor at et@uclaextension.edu or 310-825-4100.


Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Required Courses
MGMT X 411.1
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MGMT X 411.2
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MGMT X 411.3
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MGMT X 411.4
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

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Estimated Program Tuition


Estimated program textbook/materials


*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

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