EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISTANCE LEARNING DEGREE PROGRAM FOR SEPTEMBER 2011

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SUBJ/EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISTANCE LEARNING DEGREE 
PROGRAM FOR SEPTEMBER 2011//



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 
SEPTEMBER 2011 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 SYNCHRONOUS 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 DEFENSE 
FOCUS.  THE PROGRAM IS TARGETED FOR MIDDLE TO SENIOR GRADE ACTIVE DUTY 
OFFICERS (O4 (SELECT), O4, AND O5), WHOSE CAREER PATHS PRECLUDE IN-RESIDENT 
NPS GRADUATE PROGRAMS.

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 29 
AUGUST 2011 - 2 SEPTEMBER 2011.  A BLOCK OF ROOMS HAVE 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 26 
SEPTEMBER 2011.  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 (NO 
EARLIER THAN SEPTEMBER 2013).  GRADUATES WILL BE AWARDED AN EMBA DEGREE FROM 
NPS AND THE NAVY SUBSPECIALTY CODE 3100P, RESOURCE 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.

7.  APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 22 JULY 2011 FOR THE SEPTEMBER COHORT.  SUBMIT 
APPLICATIONS WITH COMMAND ENDORSEMENT IN THE FORMAT PROVIDED ON THE EMBA WEB 
SITE LOCATED AT WWW.NPS.EDU/ACADEMICS/GSBPP /EMBA.  FAX NUMBER FOR SUBMISSION 
IS (831) 656-3630/DSN 756.

8.  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 22 JULY 2011.

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

10.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//

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