BCF 221

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(Last Modified:07-Jan-2019)


This course expands upon the fundamentals course arming the learner with a solid working knowledge of financial management concepts and processes as applied to Defense acquisition programs. Topics include; cost estimating; acquisition strategy; Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE); budget exhibits; congressional enactment; program execution; contract types and contract execution. The highlight of this course is the interactive capstone exercise that focuses on the Execution phase of the DoD’s PPBE process. Graduates should find themselves well prepared for the follow on course that applies DoD financial management concepts and processes to various challenges mid-level managers will encounter in Defense acquisition processes.
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Target Attendees
Mid-level financial management professionals supporting DoD acquisitions.
  • EVM 101, Fundamentals of Earned Value Analysis
  • BCF 110, Fundamentals of Business financial Management
  • BCF 130, Fundamentals of Cost Analysis

  • Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    BCF 211B Acquisition Business Management, Part B RG5 01-Oct-2010
    BCF 211 Acquisition Business Management PGD 01-Oct-2020
    BCF 220 Acquisition Business Management Concepts ZRQ 01-Oct-2020
    Course Length
    Approximately 30 hours
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Distance Learning
    Equivalent Courses None
    ACE Recommended Credits None
    PDS Code ZB9
    DAU Public (material/prework) N/A
    Continuing Education Units   3
    Continuous Learning Points  30
    Reservist Retirement Points   7
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
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  • All exams in this course must be passed with a minimum score of 80%. You will have 2 opportunities to retake an exam in its entirety. After a 3rd failure, you will automatically be restarted in the course.
  • There is no time limit for completing this course.
  • After completing the course, please be sure to complete the survey at the end.