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Overview of Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) Degree in Contract Management

Majors Overview March 20, 2014

Aspiring government contract managers business may be aided by enrolling in Business Administration degree programs through courses in contract law or contract management. Coursework is devised to teach individuals to manage, plan and organize government contracts. Students enrolled in these programs can focus on one of several concentration options, including Accounting, Finance or Operations Management.

Admission criteria typically require incoming students to hold a GED certificate or high school diploma.


Coursework is devised to include contract law within a broader business law program or as an independent program option. Coursework may also include:

•Business ethics
•Small business management
•Cost management
•Financial accounting
•Record keeping

Job and wage Outlook

A slower than average job outlook of 4% has been predicted for purchasing managers, buyers and purchasing agents over the 2012-2022 decade (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)). In February 2012, contract managers took home an average annual salary ranging between $44,017 and $129,334, after profit sharing and bonuses.

Continuing Education Choices

Those who successfully obtain a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in can pursue continued education by earning a Master of Business Administration aimed at advancing in the field or gaining a greater level of specialization in a particular area of interest. Schools also offer Doctoral of Business Administration programs.

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