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Government Contracting Courses

Terry McCune, Government Contracting Instructor
Learn the legal framework of government contracting in order to grow your business and empower your employees.


Mount St. Mary’s University is pleased to announce its first two government contracting courses, BUS 342 and BUS 343. These two undergraduate accredited classes are equivalent to the Defense Acquisition University's CON 090. Both classes are held at the Frederick Campus only.

The contract management profession can be characterized by vigorous activity undergoing continuous change and development. As such, contract management professionals are highly experienced and well educated.

BUS 342 Government Contracting I (3 semester hours)
Oct 22 - Dec 12
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 9:30 p.m.

This course provides an introduction to the major phases of contracting – planning, formation and administration and focuses on the policies and procedures that apply to the acquisition planning phase including the selection of different contracting methods.

BUS 343 Government Contracting II (3 semester hours)
Jan 7 - Feb 27 29
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 9:30 pm
This course provides the principles of contract formation that apply to all methods of contracting and will compare and contrast the solicitation and evaluation of offers using sealed bidding and competitive negotiation.  It will explore the policies and procedures pertaining to bid protests and the basic principles of contract administration. Successful completion of both classes will meet the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) equivalency for CON 090, which can be applied toward DAWIA certification in contracting, level I. BUS 342 is a prerequisite for BUS 343.

"The CON 90 equivalency course at Mount St. Mary’s offers both the convenience of schedule and location—only two nights a week at the Frederick Campus. As a business development manager selling
 services to a highly competitive Federal industry, the Government Contracting I & II courses expanded my knowledge of fixed price/cost contracts and the rules that apply to each according to the FAR. They’ve added value to my career-growth and improved my ability to compete overall.  From the business/sales side of Federal contracting, I’m better prepared for my meetings with contracting officers and specialists. I speak their language using terminology that communicates services and solutions
." —Steve Lamberson, Business Development Manager, Federal Contracting

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Terry McCune
(301) 447-5908

16300 Old Emmitsburg Road | Emmitsburg, MD 21727
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Frederick Campus | 5350 Spectrum Drive | Frederick, MD 21703
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