Complete a Masterâ€™s Degree in Procurement and Acquisitions Management and Lead in the Workforce
Organizations of all types â€” corporations, nonprofits and government agencies â€” need highly skilled supply management professionals. Get the education and training to excel in this role with a Master of Arts in Procurement and Acquisitions Management from ËÄ»˘Ó°ĘÓ. Youâ€™ll also have the option to complete dual masterâ€™s degrees, which includes a Master of Business Administration (MBA) option to gain advanced leadership skills.
Become a Procurement and Acquisitions Management Pro â€” On Your Terms
Discover how to get the right products at the best prices, on time to the people who need them, when you choose Webster to complete your Masterâ€™s in Procurement and Acquisitions Management degree.
Youâ€™ll learn the differences between procurement and acquisitions, and become an expert in supply market research, supplier analysis, strategic sourcing and contract negotiations. In the process, youâ€™ll enjoy:
- Flexible course offerings, online (asynchronous) and at select U.S. campuses
- Small class sizes with one-to-one interaction
- Applied learning and access to faculty who are also business and supply chain professionals
Designed for working adults, the Masterâ€™s in Procurement and Acquisitions Management program is flexible. Individuals who take one class every nine-week term without interruption will complete the program in approximately 30 months or 2 1/2 years. Individuals taking more than one class per term will finish sooner. The program can be completed in as little as 18 months for individuals taking two classes every nine weeks without interruption.
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Choose Webster for a Master's Degree in Procurement and Acquisitions Management
Attend a Nationally Ranked Institution
Webster is consistently ranked among U.S. News & World Reportâ€™s annual â€śBest Collegesâ€ť in categories that include â€śBest Colleges for Veteransâ€ť and â€śBest Value Schoolsâ€ť â€” allowing you to earn dual masterâ€™s degrees at tuition rates lower than many institutions.
Offset Costs When You Qualify for Scholarships
If youâ€™re active military, a veteran or first responder, you can qualify for scholarship opportunities made possible by Webster to help you pay for your Procurement and Acquisitions Management degree.
Learn From Faculty Who Are Experienced Business Leaders
To ensure the best instruction for your individual or dual masterâ€™s degrees, youâ€™ll learn from faculty who have served not only as business leaders, but also have deep experience in supply chain management.
Complement Your Degree
Pair Your Master of Arts in Procurement and Acquisitions Management with an MBA
With an additional 18 to 21 credit hours, you can also earn a dual degree MBA and Procurement and Acquisitions Management. These dual masterâ€™s degrees demonstrate your expertise in the field, as well as your ability to be an effective organizational leader.
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ACBSP Accreditation for The George H. Walker School of Business & Technology
The George H. Walker School of Business & Technology is accredited by the for the MA in Procurement and Acquisition Management. ACBSP is dedicated to improving the quality of business schools and programs around the world, and ultimately to improving the practice of business in every industry around the world.
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What Can You Do with a Master's in Procurement and Acquisitions Management Degree?
Join the 95% of Webster graduates who are successfully employed following graduation with the masterâ€™s degree in procurement and acquisitions management â€” or dual degrees. Whether seeking a new career or advancing your existing one, you can achieve your professional goals with these skills:
- Effective communication with diverse stakeholders and management
- Pricing and contract negotiation
- Budgeting and resource allocation
- Systematic research and data analysis
What Positions do Webster Alumni Hold in Acquisitions and Procurement?
Our alumni work for corporations, nonprofits and government agencies in jobs such as:
- Contract Specialist
- Logistics Analyst
- Purchasing Manager
- Contract, Procurement or Logistics Manager
- Contract Officer
With an MBA dual degree, you may also serve in other leadership positions as you work with your fellow managers to ensure effective supply chain management across the organization.
Procurement and Acquisitions Management Salary Information
High-level positions in purchasing often require a masterâ€™s degree, which can also help increase your earning potential. Depending on where you live and your industry, you may make over $130,000 â€” the 2021 median annual wage for purchasing managers in corporations and in government, according to the .
Meanwhile, the is expected to increase by 30% over the next decade, more than three times the average growth for all occupations. This can make your advanced procurement degree (and an MBA dual degree) a wise investment to get ahead of the competition.
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