EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISTANCE LEARNING DEGREE PROGRAM FOR SEPTEMBER 2012

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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 SEPTEMBER 2012 
DISTANCE LEARNING EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (EMBA) PROGRAM.  
THE PROGRAM WILL BE TAUGHT IN THE NORFOLK AND SAN DIEGO FLEET CONCENTRATION 
AREAS, 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 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 FINANCIAL 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 24-28 SEPTEMBER 2012.  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 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 OCTOBER 
2012.  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 SEPTEMBER 2014).  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 3 AUGUST 2012 FOR THE SEPTEMBER COHORT.
SUBMIT APPLICATIONS WITH COMMAND ENDORSEMENT IN THE FORMAT PROVIDED ON THE 
EMBA WEB SITE, WWW.NPS.EDU/ACADEMICS/GSBPP/EMBA.  THE 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 WEBSITE AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY, BUT NO LATER THAN 
3 AUGUST 2012.

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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