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Master of Arts in Management (Curriculum 834)


The Master of Arts in Management is a new degree program approved in December 2012 by the NPS Academic Council, and started in January 2013. This new program provides the DoN with leaders and managers in the new business defense environment that are trained and skilled in financial management and capable of using accurate, timely and relevant financial management information and analysis to support DoN decision makers.

The new program is specifically designed to meet the needs of the Unrestricted Line Officer (URL) community, including Aviators, Surface Warfare Officers (SWO), and especially Submariners. The eighteen-month program will be a hybrid including six months of distance learning (DL) courses and twelve months of full-time residential courses. Students will take a selection of the MBA core courses, such as Organizational Effectiveness, Economics of Global Defense Environment and Operations Management, as well as specific financial management specialty courses such as Defense Financial Management Practice. Upon completing a final capstone project, students will be awarded a Master of Arts in Management.

Additionally, students will satisfy their Navy Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) - Phase 1 requirements by taking four Naval war college courses, including Strategy & War, Systems Acquisition, and Theatre Security Decision Making.

Undergraduate requirements for entry into the program are a minimum GPA of 2.60; and proven proficiency in Calculus with a passing grade of C or better. The sponsor of the MAM (834) curriculum is N8/N82, Rear Admiral Joseph P. Mulloy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Budget (FMB), Director, Fiscal Management Division, OPNAV (N82).

For more information about the new degree program, please contact Wythe Davis, Academic Associate for Financial Management at:

U.S. officers from the five uniformed services, especially, Unrestricted Line Officer (URL) community, Aviators, Surface Warfare Officers (SWO), Submariners. DoD civilian employees, international officers and government employees.

Entry Date: January

Program Length:
Eighteen months. Six month distance learning courses and twelve month full-time residential courses at NPS’s campus in Monterey.

Degree: Master of Arts in Management

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