GW Government Contracts Programs Honored

June 06, 2018

The George Washington University has been selected for the National Contract Management Association’s 2018 Contract Management Education Award. The Award was created to celebrate colleges and universities that exemplify NCMA’s mission, vision and values. 

This award recognizes the academic excellence offered by the Government Procurement Law program at GW Law School in preparing law students and practitioners to enter or advance in this specialized field since 1960. More recently, the law school partnered with the GW School of Business to offer a Master of Science in Government Contracts (MSGC), a rigorous, blended course of study for non-attorneys in the procurement field. 

The program explores the body of rules regulating the process by which the federal government enters into contracts with private parties and oversees the performance of those contracts. Our courses allow students to carefully examine and critically analyze policies, practices, issues and decisions that influence contract management, and, more broadly, acquisition and government contracting. Scholarship generated by students in our programs has been published in leading journals and news outlets in the field of government procurement.

The NCMA award reflects an appreciation for GW’s teaching model, which unites law students, practicing lawyers and experienced acquisition professionals in the classroom, both on campus and online, to build a scholarly, professional community that defies traditional “silos.” GW Law students graduate with an understanding of the business process, and MSGC students achieve a broader appreciation of the theoretical background and policy goals behind the Federal Acquisition Regulation. 

photo - NCMA logoThe National Contract Management Association (NCMA), which was founded in 1959, is the world’s leading professional resource for those in the field of contract management. The organization, which has over 22,000 members, is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA strives to serve and inform the profession it represents and to offer opportunities for the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums.