EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISTANCE LEARNING DEGREE PROGRAM FOR MARCH 2009

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SUBJ/EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISTANCE LEARNING 
DEGREE PROGRAM FOR MARCH 2009// 


REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/061710ZAUG07// AMPN/REF A IS NAVADMIN 
195/07, OFFICER GRADUATE EDUCATION SERVICE OBLIGATION// 
RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE SOLICITATION FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 
THE MARCH 2009 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 WITH A RESOURCE 
MANAGEMENT FOCUS.  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 O5) 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 16 - 20 MARCH 2009.  A BLOCK OF ROOMS HAS BEEN RESERVED AT 
THE NAVY LODGE IN 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 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.  ALL STUDENTS MUST RECOGNIZE 
THAT ATTENDING CLASSES WITH THEIR RESPECTIVE COHORT IS MANDATORY TO 
COMPLETE THE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS.  VTC INSTRUCTION WILL BEGIN DURING 
THE WEEK OF 30 MARCH 2009.  DAYS FOR SCHEDULED CLASSES WILL BE POSTED 
ON THE EMBA WEBSITE 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 EMBA DEGREE FROM NPS. 
ADDITIONALLY, OFFICERS WILL BE ASSIGNED A 3100P SUBSPECIALTY CODE, 
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT - DEFENSE FOCUS.
6.  PER REF A, 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 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 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 23 JANUARY 2009 FOR THE MARCH COHORT. 
SUBMIT APPLICATIONS WITH COMMAND ENDORSEMENT IN THE FORMAT PROVIDED ON 
THE EMBA WEBSITE LOCATED AT 
HTTP://WWW.NPS.EDU/ACADEMICS/GSBPP/EMBA/INDEX.HTML
FAX NUMBER FOR SUBMISSION IS (831) 656-3630/DSN 756.  NOTE:  OFFICERS 
MUST PROVIDE A STATEMENT FROM THEIR DETAILER (E-MAIL TRAFFICSUFFICES) 
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 13XX) 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 WEBSITE 
ABOVE, OR BY E-MAIL AT 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, BUT NOT LATER THAN 23 JANUARY 2009.
9.  POINT OF CONTACT:  NPS PROGRAM OFFICE AT (831) 656-2562/DSN 756, OR 
EMAIL AT EMBA(AT)NPS.EDU.
10.  RELEASED BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1. // 
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