EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISTANCE LEARNING DEGREE PROGRAM FOR MARCH 2010

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SUBJ/EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION D

ISTANCE LEARNING 
DEGREE PROGRAM FOR MARCH 2010// 
REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/061710Z AUG 07// AMPN/REF A IS NAVADMIN 
195/07, OFFICER GRADUATE EDUCATION SERVICE OBLIGATION// 
RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE SOLICITATION FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 
THE MARCH 2010 DISTANCE LEARNING EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS 
ADMINISTRATION (EMBA) PROGRAM.  CONTINGENT ON ENROLLMENT, 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 HAS A RESOURCE 
MANAGEMENT FOCUS.  THE PROGRAM IS TARGETED FOR MIDDLE TO SENIOR GRADE 
ACTIVE DUTY UNRESTRICTED LINE (URL) OFFICERS (O-4 (SELECT), O-4 AND
O-5) WHOSE CAREER PATHS PRECLUDE IN-RESIDENT NPS GRADUATE PROGRAMS.  
NON-URL OFFICERS (O-4 (SELECT), O-4 AND O-5) 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 11 - 15 JANUARY 2010.  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 
OTHERDISTANCE 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 29 MARCH 2010.  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 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 WITH THEIR COMMAND 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 1 DECEMBER 2009 FOR THE MARCH COHORT.  
SUBMIT APPLICATIONS WITH COMMAND ENDORSEMENT IN THE FORMAT PROVIDED ON 
THE EMBA WEBSITE LOCATED AT WWW.NPS.EDU/ACADEMICS/GSBPP/EMBA. FAX 
NUMBER FOR SUBMISSION IS (831) 656-3630/DSN 756.  NOTE:  OFFICERS 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
13XX) WHO APPLY WILL BE REVIEWED AS A GROUP BY THEIR PERS-43 
DETAILERSAND 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 HOME 
WEB PAGE AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY, BUT NOT LATER THAN
1 DECEMBER 2009.
9.  POINT OF CONTACT IS MRS. HOUDA TARABISHI, NPS PROGRAM OFFICE AT
(831) 656-2562/DSN 756 OR EMAIL AT EMBA(AT)NPS.EDU.
10.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1. //
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