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SUBJ/EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISTANCE LEARNING DEGREE
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AMPN/REF A IS NAVADMIN 195/07, OFFICER GRADUATE EDUCATION SERVICE
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces application procedures for the September
2017 distance learning Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
2. The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) defense-focused EMBA is a 24 month,
fully-funded, part-time graduate program focused on resource management. The
program targets middle to senior grade active duty officers, lieutenant
commander (select) and above. Classes are delivered via online technologies
with synchronous interaction between faculty and students.
3. The EMBA program begins with a required one-week temporary additional
duty (TAD) in resident session at NPS in Monterey, California. The week of,
28 August to 1 September 2017 includes an orientation and a graduate level
course on management of teams. A second week of required TAD in-residence
instruction will be scheduled during the second year of the EMBA program.
Other than these two visits to NPS Monterey, students complete all
instruction from their home locations. A block of rooms will be reserved at
Navy Lodge in Monterey for attendees during these two visits.
Transportation by bus will be provided to and from the Navy Lodge for daily
classes on the NPS campus to minimize TAD costs.
4. The parent command of the student will provide official travel orders and
funding for TAD travel. If command funding is not available, students may
fund their own travel and utilize no-cost TAD orders from their commands.
5. Active duty Naval officers accepted into the EMBA program are integrated
into cohorts with civilian students. Typically, a cohort is comprised of
about 25 students, from which student teams are formed. Cohorts take all
classes together during the 24 months of instruction. Students participate
in online classes one day per week, approximately six to seven hours per day,
during regular continental United States duty hours. Students will receive
instruction via online synchronous educational software, with faculty
teaching every session in real time. Admission to the EMBA program is now
available to applicants in any geographic location, regardless of the number
of applicants in a location. Since courses are delivered via online learning
technologies, students must have access to a computer with high-speed
internet and audio-video capabilities suitable for web-enabled interactions
with instructors and students.
6. Eligibility requirements include an undergraduate degree from a
regionally accredited four year college or university, 2.6 grade point
average or higher on a 4 point scale, and at least one college-level
mathematics course. A commanding officer endorsement letter is required to
participate in the program. Department head or similar mid-level management
experience and strong potential for promotion are preferred. Participants
must have a projected rotation date no earlier than September 2019. The
Graduate Management Admission Test is not required.
7. Graduates will be awarded an EMBA degree from NPS and the Navy
subspecialty code 3100P, Financial Management – Defense Focus.
Graduates will also earn Defense Acquisition University Level II
equivalencies for several program management courses. As directed by
reference (a), officers participating in this program must agree to remain on
active duty following completion of graduate studies for a period of three
years. This obligation is discharged concurrently with any other service
obligation already incurred.
This agreement does not obligate the Navy to retain the officer on active
8. Officers interested in the EMBA program can visit the NPS EMBA home page
at http://www.nps.edu/emba for detailed eligibility and application process
information. Deadline for the application process is no later than 9 June
2017. Online instruction begins 26 September 2017.
9. Point of contact is the NPS EMBA program office at (831) 656- 2562/DSN
756, fax at (831)656-3630/DSN 756, or via e-mail at emba(at)nps.edu.
10. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or 30 June 2018,
whichever occurs first.
11. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//