Certificate in
Contract Management 100% Online

Learn to Manage a More Efficient Contracting Process and Prepare for Certification from an NCMA Education Partner

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Program Benefits

The Certificate in Contract Management program can help provide you with the knowledge and skills to effectively practice contract management in the public and private sectors and prepare you for National Contract Management Association (NCMA) certification exams.

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What you will learn:

Government Contracts

Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK)


Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)


Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

Prep for NCMA Certification

Villanova’s Contract Management program can help prepare you to sit for the following NCMA certification exams.

Certified Commercial Contract Manager (CCCM)

Validates your understanding of the practice of contract management in the commercial environment


Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM)

Shows that you are knowledgeable about the government regulatory environment and capable of executing its tenets

Median annual salary for contract

managers who hold certification*

*National Contract Management Association. 2018 NCMA Salary Survey

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth. Certificate program options do not guarantee career or salary outcomes. Students should conduct independent research for specific employment information.

Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM)

Demonstrates that you understand all facets of contract management in the commercial and government sectors

The Online Classroom

Each 100% online course in the Certificate in Contract Management program is designed to maximize your interaction and collaboration with your classmates and instructors. Build your professional network through an interactive online learning environment that fosters peer-to-peer learning and learn from the different perspectives of professionals in a variety of fields.

Successfully complete these three required courses to earn your certificate.

Essentials of Commercial Contract Management

Enhance Your Contract Management Expertise

Focus on the commercial contract management process from requisitioning through contract closeout

The curriculum in the Certificate in Contract Management program meets NCMA’s Contract Management Standard and aligns with the latest Contract Management Body of Knowledge, which teaches the evolution and expansion of the professional competencies that make up contract management. Courses are taught by faculty who are active practitioners, and are designed to help you develop a comprehensive understanding of contract management in the commercial and government sectors.

Essentials of Government Contract Management

Focus on performing the tasks necessary to track and report on the expenditure of taxpayers’ money

Advanced Contract Management

Gain an understanding of how to navigate modern contract laws – both federal and commercial

Who Should Enroll?

The Certificate in Contract Management program is designed for contract administrators, contract managers, sales or business development managers, project managers or others responsible for contracting projects.

Strengthen your negotiating skills for the private and public sector through a more thorough understanding of the contract management process.

Are you on active-duty, transitioning to the civilian workforce, or a veteran?

Villanova offers a 15% savings, per certificate course, to active-duty servicemembers, veterans, Guardsmen, Reservists and their spouses and dependents (upon verification of military status). 

If you are interested in furthering your education or career potential, you may be able to use your Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits for Villanova’s 100% online Certificate in Contract Management program, based upon your individual eligibility. 

This reduction is valid off the standard tuition fee rate of the listed courses offered by Villanova University with online administration by Bisk. This reduction is not stackable with other reductions, and you may not use this reduction in conjunction with other reductions. Reduction is based on eligibility requirements and proof of service.


Group and Corporate Rates are Available

We’ve worked with more than 300 employers representing industries ranging from healthcare and government to manufacturing, retail and professional services. Contact a corporate representative at 800-441-0187 for more information.


Why Villanova University?

By selecting Villanova University, you will receive the highest quality education, delivered by industry practitioners that are experienced in their fields.

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