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

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NAVADMIN 182/09
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SUBJ/EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISTANCE LEARNING 
DEGREE PROGRAM FOR SEPTEMBER 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 SEPTEMBER 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 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 24 - 28 AUGUST 2009.  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 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 28 SEPTEMBER 2009.  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 GRADE POINT AVERAGE 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 
WITHDRAWAL 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.  DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY 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 17 JULY 2009 FOR THE SEPTEMBER COHORT.
SUBMIT APPLICATIONS WITH COMMAND ENDORSEMENT IN THE FORMAT PROVIDED ON 
THE EMBA WEB SITE LOCATED AT 
HTTP://WWW.NPS.EDU/ACADEMICS/SCHOOLS/GSBPP/
DEGREEPROG/NON-RESIDENT/EMBA/EMBA.HTML.  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 
PROJECTED ROTATION DATE 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 WEB SITE 
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
17 JULY 2009.

9.  POINT OF CONTACT IS 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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