EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISTANCE LEARNING

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NAVADMIN 157/08
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REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/061710Z AUG 07// AMPN/REF A IS NAVADMIN 
195/07, OFFICER GRADUATE EDUCATION SERVICE OBLIGATION DEGREE PROGRAM 
FOR SEPTEMBER 2008.//
RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE SOLICITATION FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 
THE SEPTEMBER 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 HAS 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 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 8 - 12 SEPTEMBER 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 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 SEPTEMBER 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 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 25 JULY 2008 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:  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 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 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 M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.// 
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