Government Contract Management

Dive into the strategic landscape of the government contracting (GovCon) industry with the comprehensive graduate certificate in business fundamentals – government contract management from the Costello College of Business at George Mason University.

Explore the dynamic world of Government Contracting, a thriving sector generating over $500 billion annually at the federal level and equip yourself with the skills and knowledge to navigate its complexities.

Situated in the heart of Northern Virginia and the National Capital Region, our government contract management concentration within the business fundamentals certificate offers a focused curriculum designed to meet the evolving demands of the GovCon industry. Delve into essential business operations while gaining strategic insights tailored specifically for government contracting professionals or those looking to break into the industry. With a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, our program delivers a distinctive offering in this specialized field, preparing you for career advancement and success.

Leveraging the strong reputation and resources of The Greg and Camille Baroni Center for Government Contracting, coupled with our strategic location among prominent government contractors in the Washington, D.C. area, our certificate offers a blend of required and elective courses tailored to government contracting professionals seeking to enhance their expertise in public procurement.

Students who complete at least two certificate courses with grades of B or better can have their application requirements for the Costello MBA or master’s in management program reduced. Courses taken in this certificate can be applied to the Costello MBA or master’s in management

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Mixed Course Delivery Options
Course offerings include a combination of face-to-face and fully online formats.
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Flexible Schedule
Fall or Spring start; Complete the program in one year.
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15 Credits
Courses structured in 8-week modules.
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Pathway to a Master’s Degree
This certificate can be applied to the master’s in management or MBA degree programs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of a graduate certificate?

Earning a graduate certificate offers several significant benefits that make them appealing to professionals seeking to further their education. Among the most important of these include:

  1. Maximize Your Time and Money
  2. Develop a Specific Skill Set
  3. Advance Your Career or Make a Career Change
  4. Preparation for a Graduate Degree

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Diversity is one of Mason's core values; everyone is welcome here. Mason was recently named the most diverse university in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report. To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at Mason, visit the university's DEI website. Visit this page to learn more about DEI at the Costello College of Business.