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Earn Your BA in Government Contracting and Acquisition Online

Understanding the complexities of government contracting requires specialized knowledge and application to ensure process integrity, achieve efficiency, adhere to best practices, and consider cost factors. American Public University (APU) offers an online bachelor’s degree in contract management and acquisition based on the gold standard of the discipline—the Contract Management Body of Knowledge, developed by the National Contract Management Association.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and programs start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule.

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ACBSP Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs


APU's Bachelor of Arts in Government Contracting and Acquisition has earned specialty accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

Essential Coursework

This in-depth study of government contracting within federal agencies and military and civilian defense operations involves coursework in program and acquisition management, defense budget development, strategic planning, and joint contingency contracting.

Real-World Foundations

APU’s program follows the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).

Hands-On Learning

This program focuses largely on practice, rather than theory. You will work with simulation-based scenarios using real-world case studies to hone your understanding of industry best practices.

Peer Collaboration

APU’s program is widely respected because of its unique student population. You will learn from faculty and alongside peers representing government and other public sector communities, as well as the military.

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