EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISTANCE LEARNING DEGREE PROGRAM FOR MARCH 2013

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SUBJ/EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISTANCE LEARNING DEGREE 
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AMPN/REF A IS NAVADMIN 195/07, OFFICER GRADUATE EDUCATION SERVICE OBLIGATION//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR THE MARCH 2013 
DISTANCE LEARNING EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (EMBA) PROGRAM.  
THE PROGRAM WILL BE TAUGHT IN THE NORFOLK, MAYPORT, SEATTLE AND SAN DIEGO 
FLEET CONCENTRATION AREAS, AS WELL AS PENSACOLA, PATUXENT RIVER, LEMOORE, 
CORPUS CHRISTI, 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 FOCUSED ON RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.  THE 
PROGRAM PREPARES MIDDLE TO SENIOR GRADE ACTIVE DUTY OFFICERS (O4 (SELECT), O4, 
AND O5), WHOSE CAREER PATHS PRECLUDE IN-RESIDENT NPS GRADUATE PROGRAMS, FOR 
POSITIONS REQUIRING RESOURCE MANAGEMENT EXPERTISE.

3.  THE PROGRAM BEGINS WITH A ONE-WEEK TEMPORARY ADDITIONAL DUTY 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 MARCH 2013.  A BLOCK OF 
ROOMS HAS BEEN RESERVED AT THE MONTEREY NAVY LODGE FOR ALL ATTENDEES.
BUS TRANSPORTATION WILL BE PROVIDED TO AND FROM DAILY CLASSES AT THE NPS 
CAMPUS TO MINIMIZE COSTS.

4.  NPS FACULTY WILL USE 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
1 APRIL 2013.  CLASS SCHEDULES WILL BE POSTED ON THE EMBA WEB SITE WHEN 
CONFIRMED.

5.  ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE FROM A REGIONALLY 
ACCREDITED FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY, ACADEMIC PROFILE CODE OF 245 (2.6 
GPA OR HIGHER ON A 4 POINT SCALE AND 2 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 COMMAND 
ENDORSEMENT.  THE GRADUATE MANAGEMENT ADMISSION TEST IS NOT REQUIRED.  
INDIVIDUALS DESIRING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM MUST HAVE PROJECTED 
ROTATION DATES THAT ALLOW THEM TO COMPLETE THE FULL 24-MONTH PROGRAM AT THEIR 
SELECTED LOCATION (NO EARLIER THAN MARCH 2015).  GRADUATES WILL BE AWARDED AN 
EMBA DEGREE FROM NPS AND THE NAVY SUBSPECIALTY CODE 3100P, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 
- DEFENSE FOCUS.
GRADUATES WILL BE EXPECTED TO SERVE IN AT LEAST ONE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 
SUBSPECIALTY CODED BILLET.

6.  PER REF A, OFFICERS PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROGRAM MUST 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.

7.  APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 18 JANUARY 2013 FOR THE MARCH COHORT.
E-MAIL APPLICATIONS WITH COMMAND ENDORSEMENT, IN THE FORMAT PROVIDED AT 
HTTP://WWW.NPS.EDU/ACADEMICS/SCHOOLS/GSBPP/ACADEMICS/
EMBA/EMBA805/PROSPECTIVE.HTML, TO THE POC LISTED IN PARA 9.

8.  ALL EMBA APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT AN ON-LINE APPLICATION AVAILABLE AT 
HTTP://WWW.NPS.EDU/ACADEMICS/ADMISSIONS/HOWTOAPPLY/
ACTIVEMILITARY.HTML AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY, BUT NO LATER THAN 18 JANUARY 
2013.

9.  POINT OF CONTACT IS THE NPS EMBA PROGRAM OFFICE AT
(831) 656-2562/DSN 756 OR VIA E-MAIL AT EMBA(AT)NPS.EDU.

10.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. R. VAN BUSKIRK, N1.//

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