EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISTANCE LEARNING DEGREE PROGRAM FOR MARCH 2008

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R 141825Z DEC 07
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NAVADMIN 339/07
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SUBJ/EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISTANCE LEARNING 
DEGREE PROGRAM FOR MARCH 2008// 


RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN SOLICITS APPLICATIONS FOR THE MARCH 2008 
DISTANCE LEARNING EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (EMBA) 
PROGRAM.  THE PROGRAM WILL BE TAUGHT IN THE NORFOLK AND SAN DIEGO FLEET 
CONCENTRATION AREAS (FCA), PENSACOLA, PATUXENT RIVER, LEMOORE, 
JACKSONVILLE, WASHINGTON NAVY YARD AND OTHER SATELLITE SITES.
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 MIDDLE TO SENIOR 
GRADE ACTIVE-DUTY UNRESTRICTED LINE (URL) OFFICERS
(O4 (SELECT), O4 AND O5), WHOSE CAREER PATHS PRECLUDE IN-RESIDENT NPS 
GRADUATE PROGRAMS.  NON-URL OFFICERS (O4 (SELECT), O4 AND 05) AND 
SUPERVISORY CIVILIANS (GS 13 AND ABOVE OR 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 TEMPORARY ADDITIONAL DUTY (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 17-21 MARCH 2008.  A BLOCK OF ROOMS HAS BEEN RESERVED AT 
THE NAVY LODGE, MONTEREY, FOR ALL ATTENDEES.  BUS TRANSPORTATION WILL 
BE PROVIDED TO AND FROM DAILY CLASSES AT THE NPS CAMPUS TO MINIMIZE 
COSTS.
4.  NPS FACULTY USES VIDEO TELECONFERENCING (VTC), 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 6 TO 7 HOURS OF INSTRUCTION, TAKING 2 CLASSES PER QUARTER FOR 
8 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.  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 31 MARCH 2008.  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, ACADEMIC PROFILE CODE
(APC) OF 245 (2.6 GPA OR HIGHER ON A FOUR POINT SCALE AND TWO OR MORE 
PRE-CALCULUS COURSES WITH A GRADE AVERAGE OF B OR BETTER.  OFFICIAL 
TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE FORWARDED TO DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS FOR EVALUATION), 
DEPARTMENT HEAD OR SIMILAR MID-LEVEL MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE, STRONG 
POTENTIAL FOR PROMOTION AND FULL COMMAND ENDORSEMENT.  THE GRADUATE 
MANAGEMENT ADMISSION TEST (GMAT) IS NOT REQUIRED.  INDIVIDUALS DESIRING 
TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM MUST HAVE PROJECTED ROTATION DATES (PRD) 
THAT ALLOW THEM TO COMPLETE THE FULL 24-MONTH PROGRAM AT THEIR SELECTED 
LOCATION.  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 DISENROLLMENT 
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.  DON CIVILIANS ARE ADMITTED ON A 
SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS.  CIVILIANS MUST AGREE TO CONTINUE EMPLOYMENT 
WITH THE NAVY.  THEY MUST SIGN A CONTINUED SERVICE AGREEMENT PER THE 
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE V CFR SECTION 410.309(B)(2), THAT 
REQUIRES A PERIOD OF SERVICE EQUAL TO AT LEAST THREE TIMES THE LENGTH 
OF THE PROGRAM.
7.  APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 25 JANUARY 2008 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 THAT THEIR 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 WEB SITE 
ABOVE OR BY E-MAILING EMBA(AT)NPS.EDU.  ALL EMBA APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT 
AN ON-LINE APPLICATION AVAILABLE VIA A LINK FROM THE EMBA WEB PAGE AT 
THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY.
9.  POINT OF CONTACT:  NPS PROGRAM OFFICE AT (831) 656-2562/DSN 756 OR 
EMAIL AT EMBA(AT)NPS.EDU.
10.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.//

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