EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISTANCE LEARNING DEGREE PROGRAM FOR SEPTEMBER 2017

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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 
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RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN announces application procedures for the September 
2017 distance learning Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) 
program.

2.  The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) defense-focused EMBA is a 24 month, 
fully-funded, part-time graduate program focused on resource management.  The 
program targets middle to senior grade active duty officers, lieutenant 
commander (select) and above.  Classes are delivered via online technologies 
with synchronous interaction between faculty and students.

3.  The EMBA program begins with a required one-week temporary additional 
duty (TAD) in resident session at NPS in Monterey, California.  The week of, 
28 August to 1 September 2017 includes an orientation and a graduate level 
course on management of teams.  A second week of required TAD in-residence 
instruction will be scheduled during the second year of the EMBA program.  
Other than these two visits to NPS Monterey, students complete all 
instruction from their home locations.  A block of rooms will be reserved at 
Navy Lodge in Monterey for attendees during these two visits.
Transportation by bus will be provided to and from the Navy Lodge for daily 
classes on the NPS campus to minimize TAD costs.

4.  The parent command of the student will provide official travel orders and 
funding for TAD travel.  If command funding is not available, students may 
fund their own travel and utilize no-cost TAD orders from their commands.

5.  Active duty Naval officers accepted into the EMBA program are integrated 
into cohorts with civilian students.  Typically, a cohort is comprised of 
about 25 students, from which student teams are formed.  Cohorts take all 
classes together during the 24 months of instruction.  Students participate 
in online classes one day per week, approximately six to seven hours per day, 
during regular continental United States duty hours.  Students will receive 
instruction via online synchronous educational software, with faculty 
teaching every session in real time.  Admission to the EMBA program is now 
available to applicants in any geographic location, regardless of the number 
of applicants in a location.  Since courses are delivered via online learning 
technologies, students must have access to a computer with high-speed 
internet and audio-video capabilities suitable for web-enabled interactions 
with instructors and students.

6.  Eligibility requirements include an undergraduate degree from a 
regionally accredited four year college or university, 2.6 grade point 
average or higher on a 4 point scale, and at least one college-level 
mathematics course.  A commanding officer endorsement letter is required to 
participate in the program.  Department head or similar mid-level management 
experience and strong potential for promotion are preferred.  Participants 
must have a projected rotation date no earlier than September 2019.  The 
Graduate Management Admission Test is not required.

7.  Graduates will be awarded an EMBA degree from NPS and the Navy 
subspecialty code 3100P, Financial Management - Defense Focus.
Graduates will also earn Defense Acquisition University Level II 
equivalencies for several program management courses.  As directed by 
reference (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.

8.  Officers interested in the EMBA program can visit the NPS EMBA home page 
at www.nps.edu/emba for detailed eligibility and application process 
information.  Deadline for the application process is no later than 9 June 
2017.  Online instruction begins 26 September 2017.

9.  Point of contact is the NPS EMBA program office at (831) 656- 2562/DSN 
756, fax at (831)656-3630/DSN 756, or via e-mail at emba(at)nps.edu.

10.  This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or 30 June 2018, 
whichever occurs first.

11.  Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//

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