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Course Code: DEFM531 Course ID: 4644 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
This course is a study in realistic scenario-based learning, where students work in teams to practice developing sound business solutions. Student course work is designed to contribute solutions to senior leadership and local supervisors and to provide resources for the contracting career field via a course community-of-practice.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|04/27/20 - 10/02/20||10/05/20 - 11/29/20||Fall 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
|06/29/20 - 12/04/20||12/07/20 - 01/31/21||Fall 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (LO):
LO-1 Define Acquisitions Management (within the DoD), and where management fits into the acquisition process
LO-2 Describe the major legislation acts that affect contracting and acquisitions
LO-3 Explain the concept of “Cost Estimating” within the acquisition community
LO-4 Explain important defense budget terms, such as Budget Authority, outlays, and obligations
LO-5 Define the concept of “Earned Value Analysis” within the acquisition community
LO-6 Describe the overall PPBE process to include the DoD’s Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System (PPBS)
LO-7 Describe the various types of procurement fraud and how to manage fraud.
LO-8 Describe the major sources of procurement standards and garner an understanding of the Procurement Integrity Act
Please see the Student Handbook to reference the University’s grading scale.
|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||42.00 %|
|Assignment 1: Week 1: Paper 1||6.00 %|
|Assignment 2: Week 2: Paper 2||6.00 %|
|Assignment 3: Week 3: Paper 3||6.00 %|
|Assignment 4: Week 4: Paper 4||6.00 %|
|Assignment 5: Week 5: Paper 5||6.00 %|
|Assignment 6: Week 6: Paper 6||6.00 %|
|Assignment 7: Week 7: Paper 7||6.00 %|
|Term Project Paper||26.00 %|
|Assignment 8: Week 8: Term Project Paper||26.00 %|
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
In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.
The OWL at Purdue
APA Style Homepage
|Book Title:||There are no required books for this course.|
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Not current for future courses.