HARVARDX

Contract Law and Management online short course

Starts on 26 June 2017

Course information

Registration Closes:
20 June 2017
Course Starts:
26 June 2017
Length:
8 weeks online
Effort:
8-10 hours per week
Price:
$2,450Options Available
University:
HarvardX
Language:
English

Course Information

Registration Closes:
20 June 2017
Course Starts:
26 June 2017
Length:
8 weeks online
Effort:
8-10 hours per week
Price:
University:
HarvardX
Language:
English

Introduction

In 2015, a survey found that 70% of procurement and supply chain professionals want to progress their careers and move to a more senior position within the next two years.* In that same year, the esteemed Professor Charles Fried created the HarvardX Massive Open Online Course, Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract.   

While a popular option for those who are curious in exploring important ideas that affect us all, procurement and management professionals, such as yourself, require more. You need to create and receive feedback, to share and discuss in small groups. A busy life means you also need support while you learn, to stay on track and achieve your objectives. This HarvardX online short course recognizes the necessity for transformative impact. 

Uniting the knowledge of the world’s leading academics and practitioners, join a global group of peers as they embark on a development experience that combines interactive learning and collective engagement to deliver lasting career advancement. 

*Hays’ Procurement Insights Report 2015

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What will set you apart

How you’ll supercharge your career impact and deliver superior business outcomes:

  • A unique blend of contract management and contract law theory that provides the confidence to manage a contract’s lifecycle for reduced cost, mitigated risk and maximum value for your organization
  • Activity submissions that receive ongoing, qualitative feedback from subject experts who guide your development
  • Regular practical application that develops into your Portfolio of Evidence, with a detailed contract lifecycle management plan, revised draft contracts and case-based activity submissions
  • Interaction and professional networking with a peer group of contract management professionals in class-wide forums and small group discussions
  • A premier certificate from HarvardX, in association with the Harvard Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, as proof of your expertise 

Course curriculum

Once completed, you’ll have engaged in over 70 hours of learning time, with over two thirds of that spent on interactive application, and the impact will be felt. 

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: What makes a contract?
  • Course Module 2: Offer, acceptance, and the empty bag
  • Course Module 3: Law at the margins of contracts
  • Course Module 4: Mistakes, fraud, and frustration
  • Course Module 5: The interpretation of contracts
  • Course Module 6: Remedies and specific performance
  • Course Module 7: Contract networks
  • Course Module 8: Contract lifecycle management

Course faculty featured in lecture videos:


PROFESSOR CHARLES FRIED

Beneficial Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, having taught at the University since 1961. Prof. Fried served as Solicitor General of the United States from 1985 to 1989, and as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts from 1995 to 1999. In recent years, Prof. Fried has taught constitutional law and contracts. During his time as a teacher, he has also argued a number of major cases in state and federal courts. Prof. Fried is the author of several seminal texts on the law and its meaning in society, including Contract as Promise (1980), which covers many of the themes outlined in this course.

Earn a certificate from HarvardX

Get recognized by HarvardX, the University’s strategic online learning initiative.

“Having certificates that accurately document how you have evolved over time, I feel, will be invaluable over the course of a career” — Prof. Rob Lue, Faculty Director of HarvardX.

This premier certificate is awarded by HarvardX, in association with the Harvard Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning. All certificate costs, including packaging and international delivery, are included in the course fee.

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When do I start?

Our next available short course starts on 26 June 2017.

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WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?

You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses shorter than nine weeks. For courses nine weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available.

 

If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for, please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.

WILL I HAVE THE TIME?

GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Course Coach who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.

CAN MY EMPLOYER ASSIST WITH PAYMENT?

By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how.

WHAT IS THE ONLINE CAMPUS?

The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions, interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Course Coach, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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