Marymount University

Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17

MSC 308 Doing Business with the Government

This course introduces students to the intersection of business and government and addresses how governments, as large consumers of goods and services, influence and shape the world of business. This course introduces the federal government, its three branches, and the various departments and agencies that make up the executive branch. It focuses on the fundamental principles of buying and selling with the government as dictated by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and its supplements. The main emphasis is on federal procurement, both from the perspectives of a government employee and a business interacting with the government. The course also provides an overview of other procurement environments, including state and local governments and the private sector. The course includes a basic understanding of government business practices, the legal aspects associated with contracting, and the successful completion of contracted work. The course also includes a discussion of the ethical issues associated with government contracting, include improper business practices and personal conflicts of interest. (3)

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