The Le Moyne College government Systems Management Certificate program prepares individuals to conduct business with the government by providing them with the necessary legal and regulatory framework. Upon completion of the program, students possess a solid foundation in the government procurement process, financial and accounting systems, and contracting basics. They also gain an understanding of various government regulations such as Federal Acquisition Regulations and Cost Accounting Standards.
The course work is designed to introduce both professionals and current undergraduate students to government contracting through case analysis, statute and case law readings, and seminars. Students also participate in a capstone course in which industry experts engage them in an analysis of current government contracting cases. Throughout the program, guest speakers and case studies provide students with access to information from industry and academia. Prerequisite: An introductory Management information Systems AND an introductory Accounting course (or their equivalents), are required in course work or through experience.
Experts in the field of government contract management are in high demand. As many current specialists and managers prepare to retire, new professionals will be needed to succeed them. in 2010, federal, state and local governments accounted for over 40 percent of gross domestic spending. The same year, the top 100 government contractors were awarded more than $130 billion in government contracts. Managers to oversee these contracts will be in especially high demand in the coming years. By obtaining general knowledge in this area, individuals will be extremely valuable to employers in both government and industry. in addition, current contracting, accounting, finance and program management professionals will benefit from this program as a training resource.