EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISTANCE LEARNING DEGREE PROGRAM FOR MARCH 2007

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SUBJ/EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISTANCE LEARNING 
DEGREE PROGRAM FOR MARCH 2007// 


RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE ROLLOUT OF TWO ADDITIONAL DISTANCE 
LEARNING EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (EMBA) COHORTS IN 
THE NORFOLK AND SAN DIEGO FLEET CONCENTRATION AREAS (FCA), PENSACOLA, 
PAX RIVER, LEMOORE, JACKSONVILLE, WASHINGTON NAVY YARD AND OTHER 
SATELLITE SITES IN MARCH 2007.
2.  THE NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL (NPS) DEFENSE-FOCUSED EMBA IS A 24-
MONTH NAVY-FUNDED PART-TIME GRADUATE PROGRAM THAT INCLUDES A FINANCIAL 
MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION.  THE PROGRAM IS TARGETED FOR MID TO SENIOR 
GRADE ACTIVE DUTY UNRESTRICTED LINE (URL) OFFICERS (O4 SELECT, O4 AND 
O5), WHOSE CAREER PATHS PRECLUDE IN-RESIDENT NPS GRADUATE PROGRAMS.  
ALL NON-URL OFFICERS (O4 (SELECT), O4 AND 05) AND CIVILIANS (GS 13 AND 
14 (AND NSPS EQUIVALENT)) WHO APPLY WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION 
INTO THE PROGRAM ON A SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS, WITH OFFICERS HAVING 
PRIORITY.
3.  THE PROGRAM BEGINS WITH A ONE-WEEK TAD RESIDENT PROGRAM AT THE NPS 
CAMPUS IN MONTEREY, CA.  OFFICIAL TRAVEL ORDERS AND FUNDING FOR TAD 
TRAVEL WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE STUDENT'S PARENT COMMAND.  DURING THE 
RESIDENT WEEK, STUDENTS WILL TAKE A TWO CREDIT HOUR COURSE IN MANAGING 
TEAMS.  THE NPS PROGRAM IS SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF 12-16 MAR 07.  A 
BLOCK OF ROOMS HAS BEEN RESERVED AT THE NAVY LODGE MONTEREY FOR ALL 
ATTENDEES, AND BUS TRANSPORTATION WILL BE PROVIDED TO AND FROM DAILY 
CLASSES AT THE NPS CAMPUS TO MINIMIZE COSTS.
4.  NPS FACULTY USE VIDEO TELECONFERENCING (VTC), THE INTERNET, AND 
OTHER DISTANCE LEARNING MODES TO TEACH THE FOLLOW-ON COURSES.
STUDENTS MEET IN VTC-CAPABLE CLASSROOMS ONCE A WEEK DURING NORMAL DUTY 
HOURS FOR SIX TO SEVEN HOURS OF INSTRUCTION, TAKING TWO CLASSES PER 
QUARTER FOR EIGHT QUARTERS.  STUDENTS ENTER THE EMBA PROGRAM AS A 
COHORT AND WILL TAKE ALL COURSES TOGETHER AS A LEARNING TEAM.
OCCASIONAL ABSENCES DUE TO TAD/MISSION REQUIREMENTS ARE FACTORED INTO 
THE COURSE PLANNING; HOWEVER, ALL STUDENTS MUST RECOGNIZE THAT 
ATTENDING CLASSES WITH THEIR RESPECTIVE COHORTS IS MANDATORY TO 
COMPLETE THE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS.  VTC INSTRUCTION WILL BEGIN DURING 
THE WEEK OF 26 MAR 07.  DAYS FOR SCHEDULED CLASSES WILL BE POSTED ON 
THE EMBA WEB SITE WHEN CONFIRMED.
5.  ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE FROM AN 
ACCREDITED FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY, A 2.6 OR GREATER GPA (ON A 
4.0 SCALE), DEPARTMENT HEAD OR SIMILAR MID-LEVEL MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE, 
STRONG POTENTIAL FOR PROMOTION AND FULL COMMAND SUPPORT.
GRADUATE MANAGEMENT ADMISSION TEST (GMAT) IS NOT REQUIRED. PRIORITY 
WILL BE GIVEN TO OFFICERS WHO DO NOT HOLD A GRADUATE DEGREE FUNDED 
USING DOD ASSISTANCE. INDIVIDUALS DESIRING TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS 
PROGRAM MUST BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE FULL 24-MONTH PROGRAM IN SAN DIEGO, 
NORFOLK OR SATELLITE SITES, AS APPROPRIATE.  GRADUATES WILL BE AWARDED 
AN EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE FROM NPS.  
ADDITIONALLY, OFFICERS WILL BE ASSIGNED A 3100P SUBSPECIALTY CODE, 
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT - DEFENSE FOCUS.
6.  OFFICERS PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROGRAM SHALL AGREE TO REMAIN ON 
ACTIVE DUTY FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF GRADUATE STUDIES (OR AFTER 
DISENROLLING FROM THE PROGRAM) FOR A PERIOD OF UP TO THREE TIMES THE 
NUMBER OF MONTHS OF EDUCATION COMPLETED, UP TO A MAXIMUM OBLIGATION OF 
36 MONTHS.  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 DUTY.  IF AN OFFICER FAILS TO 
COMPLETE THE PERIOD OF ACTIVE DUTY SPECIFIED IN THE AGREEMENT, SUCH 
OFFICER WILL REIMBURSE THE U. S. GOVERNMENT FOR COST OF THE EDUCATION 
RECEIVED, PRORATED FOR THE OBLIGATED TIME SERVED.
SIMILAR SERVICE OBLIGATION AND REIMBURSEMENT PROVISIONS APPLY TO 
CIVILIANS ADMITTED ON A SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS. CIVILIANS WILL SIGN A 
CONTINUED SERVICE AGREEMENT ACCORDING TO THE CODE OF FEDERAL 
REGULATIONS, TITLE V CFR SECTION 410.309(B)(2), THAT REQUIRES A PERIOD 
OF SERVICE THAT IS EQUAL TO AT LEAST THREE TIMES THE LENGTH OF THE 
PROGRAM.
7.  APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 9 FEB 07 FOR THE MARCH COHORT.  SUBMIT 
APPLICATIONS WITH COMMAND ENDORSEMENT IN THE FORMAT PROVIDED ON THE 
EMBA WEB SITE LOCATED AT WWW.NPS.NAVY.MIL/GSBPP/EMBA.  FAX NUMBER FOR 
SUBMISSION IS (831) 656-3630/DSN 756.  NOTE: MILITARY PERSONNEL MUST 
PROVIDE A STATEMENT FROM THEIR DETAILER (E-MAIL TRAFFIC SUFFICES) THAT 
CONFIRMS THEIR PROJECTED ROTATION DATE (PRD) WILL ACCOMMODATE THE 24-
MONTH EMBA PERIOD OF INSTRUCTION AT THE COHORT SITE.  THIS STATEMENT 
WILL BE PART OF THE APPLICATION PACKAGE.  AVIATION OFFICERS 
(DESIGNATORS 1310/5 AND 1320/5) WHO APPLY WILL BE REVIEWED AS A GROUP 
BY THEIR PERS-43 DETAILERS AND DO NOT HAVE TO SUBMIT THE INDIVIDUAL 
DETAILER STATEMENT.
8.  MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NPS EMBA CAN BE FOUND AT THE ABOVE WEB 
SITE OR  BY E-MAILING EMBA@NPS.EDU.  ALL POTENTIAL EMBA APPLICANTS ARE 
ALSO STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT AN ON-LINE INTEREST FORM AVAILABLE 
VIA A LINK FROM THE EMBA WEB PAGE AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY.
9.  POINT OF CONTACT:  NPS PROGRAM OFFICE AT COMM (831)656-2562/DSN
756-2562 OR EMAIL AT EMBA@NPS.EDU.//
10.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.// BT
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