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

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


RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE ROLLOUT OF SEPTEMBER 2007 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.
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 SUPERVISORY CIVILIANS 
(GS 13 AND ABOVE (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 27-31 AUGUST 2007.  
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.  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 1 
OCTOBER 2007.  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, GRADE POINT AVERAGE OF
2.6
ON A FOUR POINT SCALE (PLEASE SEND YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS TO 
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS FOR VALIDATION), EXPOSURE TO AND PERFORMANCE IN 
CALCULUS-RELATED MATHEMATICS COURSES, 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), WHICH 
REQUIRES A PERIOD OF SERVICE THAT IS EQUAL TO AT LEAST THREE TIMES THE 
LENGTH OF THE PROGRAM.
7.  APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 6 JULY 2007 FOR THE SEPTEMBER 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(AT)NPS.EDU.  ALL POTENTIAL EMBA APPLICANTS 
ARE ALSO STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT AN ON-LINE INTEREST FORM
AVAILABLE VIA THE EMBA WEB PAGE AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY.
9.  POINT OF CONTACT:  NPS PROGRAM OFFICE AT COMM (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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