The government contracting market sector is huge. At the federal level, alone, the U.S. General Accountability Office reported that annual obligations through contracts for goods and services exceeded $430 billion. Many of the federal agencies that contract for goods and services, as well as the contractors that carry out those contracts, are in the Washington DC metropolitan area. There is a need to prepare those Business School students who seek careers in government agencies or with government contractors with the skills and knowledge to promote success in their careers. A minor in government contracting will meet this need by providing students with an understanding of the best practices, processes, and methodologies of government contracting. Students will gain this understanding from a government agency’s perspective, as well as from a government contractor’s perspective.
At least eight credits of the minor courses must be unique to the Government Contracting Minor and not applied toward any other major, minor, or concentration. Students must achieve a grade of C or better in each course that is applied toward the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.
Total credits: 15
|BUS 315||Introduction to the Government Contracting Industry||3|
|MKTG 307||Federal Government Marketing||3|
|Choose 3 of the following courses:|
|ACCT 320||Introduction to Government Accounting 1|
|ACCT 472||Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting 1|
|FNAN 341||Introduction to Firm Valuation|
|MGMT 413||Organizational Development and Management Consulting|
|MIS 431||Data Mining for Business Applications|
|OSCM 320||Supply Chain Management in a Global Economy|
|OSCM 465||Government Contracting and Procurement|
Students may not earn elective credit for both ACCT 320 and ACCT 472 (students must choose one). ACCT 320 is recommended for non-Accounting students and ACCT 472 is recommended for Accounting students.