Public Procurement and Contract Management Online

  • Graduate Certificate
  • Strome College of Business
  • School of Public Service

This online graduate certificate program teaches you the skills and tools to be more effective acquiring and managing contracts for goods and services. You will also learn how to help organizations make better and informed decisions.

This certificate consists of five courses, and can be completed in as little as one year.

ODU's Graduate Certificate in Public Procurement and Contract Management has been accredited by the Global Standards Board of the International Federation of Procurement and Supply Management (IFPSM). Our certificate program is the first graduate level program in public procurement and contract management to achieve this distinction.

    • 15 credit hours

    You will take four core public procurement and contract management courses, then choose one elective course from public administration or engineering management.

  • Access course materials online from any location. Many classes don't have a scheduled meeting time, so you can fit class into your personal schedule. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

  • In-state Virginia Residents
    $599 per credit hour*
    Out-of-state Students
    $623 per credit hour

    Rates are effective Fall 2023 and subject to change.
    * In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

Note: earning a degree from ODU does not guarantee employment in the positions listed above. Explore more career information on our Career Coach website.

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.

  • After you have been admitted to ODU, please verify your intent to complete this certificate by filling out a PPCM Enrollment Form (PDF) and sending it to the department (instructions in the form).

    If you are an international student interested in taking this program online from your home country, please contact the ODU International Admission Office for assistance.