Contract Management

Contract Management Extension Certificate

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Ensuring that contracts are managed strategically can be a challenge in any industry. Acquire the tools and techniques to streamline the contract management process for maximum results – from determining your company’s needs to final payment and beyond.

This program is eligible towards Gold Seal Certification.


  • Become proficient at initiating, negotiating, developing or managing contracts in a variety of organizations and industries
  • Acquire a thorough understanding of contract management principles and techniques you can apply immediately

Program Format

  • Complete the 6 required courses (90 hours)
  • Classroom version can be completed within 1 semester up to a maximum of 5 years
  • Online version can be completed within 2 semesters up to a maximum of 5 years
  • Evaluation is based on a combination of presentations, group work, quizzes and in-class discussions.

Course Materials
All required course materials are distributed online. For more information on how to access your course materials, please click here.   

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Required Courses
(Recommended Order)
Spring '16
Fall '16
Winter '17
Contract Management OverviewOLCL+OLCL+OL
Gathering Contract RequirementsOLCL+OLCL+OL
Negotiating ContractsCL+OLCL+OLCL+OL
Contract Development and SigningOLCLCL+OL
Contract Management and ComplianceCL+OLCLCL+OL
Best Practices in Contract ManagementCL+OLCLCL+OL
CL=Classroom-based. OL=Online (Choose one or the other for each course.)
The above schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester.
Fall schedule and registration available in June. Winter schedule and registration available in November. Spring/Summer schedule and registration available in March.

Required Courses

Contract Management Overview
Delve into the contract management life cycle and learn about the critical components of outstanding contracts. Excellent as a review for seasoned practitioners or as an introduction for those just entering this growing profession. Upon completion you will be able to understand what contracts are, why they are utilized, and describe the stages of the contract life cycle and the activities within each phase.  Students who have completed Contract Management Lifecycle XSCM 20008 are exempt from this course.

Subject code: XCAD 1000115 Hours. Fee: $475 Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 50582
OnlineMay 2-30  

Gathering Contract Requirements
Understanding your organization’s needs is vital to a successful contract. Apply the concepts from this course to ensure that every contract is built on the real business requirements and learn to maximize negotiations with clear variables for discussion. Upon completion you will be able to align contracts with the goals and objectives of the organization or department, identify and assess the impact of contract stakeholders, and create a contract requirements document.

Subject code: XCAD 1000215 Hours. Fee: $475 Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 50584
OnlineMay 2-30  

Negotiating Contracts
Be prepared to maximize every negotiation opportunity by learning the practical skills to build a winning strategy. From outlining the variables to concluding discussions, this course gives you the tools for successful contract negotiations. Upon completion of this course you will be able to develop negotiation goals and objectives, understand the three components of the negotiations process, and document the outcome of negotiations to enable effective contract development.

Subject code: XCAD 1000315 Hours. Fee: $475 Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 30271
OnlineMar. 21-Apr.18  
CRN 304762 classesMar. 20-218:30 am-5 pmSun., Mon.
CRN 50136
OnlineMay 2-30  

Contract Development and Signing     
Once negotiations wrap up, the important task of creating and managing your contract begins. Learn to document negotiation outcomes, understand common legal terms, get your contract signed and securely store new contracts where they can be easily referenced by stakeholders. Upon completion you will be able to understand the importance of contracts in business, define contract risks and identify risks that contracts create, and describe common contract structures.

Subject code: XCAD 1000415 Hours. Fee: $475Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 50137
OnlineMay 30- June 27  

Contract Management and Compliance     
Make the most of your contracts with tips for choosing the best purchasing options, winning account payable strategies and proven scorecarding and reporting techniques. Use these tools ensure that contracts provide the long-term benefits your business needs. Upon completion you will be able to describe contract management activities, prepare for contract renewals and terminations, and understand the importance of strong supplier relationships.

Subject code: XCAD 1000515 Hours. Fee: $475 Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 304552 classesMar. 18-198:30 am-5 pmFri., Sat.
CRN 50148
OnlineMay 30-June 27  

Best Practices in Contract Management      
Using the skills and knowledge from the previous five courses you will review outcomes from each stage in the contract management life cycle through hands-on case studies. Examine real business situations, from a variety of industries, and put your contract management skills to the test.
Recommended: Previous 5 Contract Management courses before taking this class

Subject code: XCAD 1000615 Hours. Fee: $475Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 304532 classesApr. 1-28:30 am-5 pmFri., Sat.
CRN 50223
OnlineMay 30-June 27  

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Contact us

For information about the program:
403.440.5069 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

Customize this program for your organization through our Corporate Training department.

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