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DEFM423 - Mission Support Contracting II

Course Details

Course Code: DEFM423 Course ID: 4641 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course involves a research paper in which professionals apply the knowledge and skills to demonstrate their ability to negotiate fair and reasonable prices and to consider the legal implications for various contract situations. The research paper helps develop critical thinking, cost analysis, negotiation, and contract administration skills necessary for successful contract performance.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (LO):

1. Explain the importance of properly defining requirements.

2. Explain Better Buying Power and strategies to meet mission needs.

3. Demonstrate how the Defense Contract Management Agency can help with negotiation objectives, and a Defense Contract Audit Agency audit report can be prepared to meet a negotiation objective.

4. Define strategic sourcing and its importance.

5. Explain concepts related to source selection.

6. Explain contract cost/price analysis pricing techniques and business competencies needed to develop a negotiation objective

7. Explain ethical concepts and situations that have legal implications.

Please see the Student Handbook to reference the University’s grading scale.

NameGrade %
Forums 32.00 %
Introductions 2.00 %
Wk 1 Forum 2.00 %
Wk 2 Forum 4.00 %
Wk 3 Forum 4.00 %
Wk 4 Forum 4.00 %
Wk 5 Forum 4.00 %
Wk 6 Forum 4.00 %
Wk 7 Forum 4.00 %
Wk 8 Forum 4.00 %
Paper Assignments 32.00 %
Assignment 1: Week 2: Paper 1 8.00 %
Assignment 2: Week 3: Paper 2 8.00 %
Assignment 6: Week 6: Paper 3 8.00 %
Assignment 7: Week 7: Paper 4 8.00 %
Term Project Outlines 12.00 %
Assignment 3: Week 3: Term Project Part 1 â?? Outline 4.00 %
Assignment 4: Week 4: Term Project Part 2 - Abstract and Detailed Outline 4.00 %
Assignment 5: Week 5: Term Project Part 3 - Updated Detailed Referenced Outline 4.00 %
Term Project Paper 24.00 %
Assignment 8: Week 8: Term Project Paper 24.00 %

Additional Resources:

Additional Resources:

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) located at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html

Universal Commercial Code (UCC) located at http://www.law.cornell.edu/ucc

In the Course Materials folder there are PowerPoint presentations, leadership articles, and up to date APA handouts.

Netlibrary—you can read directly online. Note, printing is one page at a time and, depending on number of users at any one time, you may be locked out. http://ezproxy.apus.edu/login?url=http://www.netlibrary.com/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=224414

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.