Contract Management Careers

A contract management degree will give you the necessary skills to create and negotiate contracts between businesses and companies, working directly with owners, management and other representing negotiators. Contract management positions are often referred to as Acquisition & Contract Management or Mergers & Acquisitions. Those with degrees in contract management are virtually unlimited in who they can choose to work for. It is a resilient job category, as business mergers and buyouts occur often during periods of economic stress.

Employment Opportunities

Contract management professionals work with and affect a vast amount of businesses, including those in or related to:

  • Manufacturing
  • Property
  • Service Industry
  • Government
  • Media


Contract management professionals need a wide range of capabilities, including:

  • Negotiation skills
  • Contract pricing
  • Familiarity with acquisition & business law
  • Business administration expertise
  • Leadership abilities

Industry Spotlight

The employment outlook for those with a contract management degree is extremely positive. Businesses are always looking for individuals who can negotiate. Those with degrees in contract management are largely chosen over those who seek no further education, as the industry is looking for those trained in the latest negotiation techniques and contract laws.

- Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008