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NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL EXPANDED-INTERNATIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION and TRAINING (E-IMET) COURSE OFFERINGS

(Full curriculum/course descriptions can be found at: http://www.nps.edu/admissions/catalog)

SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDIES

Regional Studies

CURRICULA 681-684 (MA)
MASL#: P179031 Curriculum 681 – Middle East, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa
MASL#: P179032 Curriculum 682 – Far East, Southeast Asia, and Pacific
MASL#: P179034 Curriculum 683 – Western Hemisphere
MASL#: P179033 Curriculum 684 – Europe and Eurasia
Course Start Date: Any quarter/Prefer Jan/Jul
Course Length: 78 weeks


Provides students with a wide knowledge and thorough understanding of the complex inter-related environments pertaining to national security affairs, as well as addresses the interface between international politics, civil-military relations, and national security objectives. Places emphasis on the proper role of the military in a democratically elected government. Curricula focus is on the history, culture, and religion of a specific region or country and provides students with knowledge of current issues, economic and political structures and institutions, military forces, including strategic capabilities and policy implications, and geopolitical influences. Students receive extensive exposure to human rights issues.

Security Studies

CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS
CURRICULUM 685 - (MA)
MASL#: P171403
Course Start Date: January (only)
Course Length: 65 weeks


This curriculum is an inter-disciplinary program, tailored for officers and civilian employees of other countries and the U.S. National Guard. The program is designed to meet three related needs. First, the program gives students the skills they need to understand the security problems confronting their own democracies in the post-Cold War environment, and the challenges of bringing about change in the defense sector. Second, the program offers an in-depth understanding of civil-military relations. Finally, the program prepares students to resolve the civil-military issues raised by participation in U.N. peacekeeping operations, membership in the Partnership for Peace and other alliances, and security cooperation among nations. International students in this program are fully integrated with the U.S. students at the Naval Postgraduate School. As part of the degree, students are required to complete a thesis that deals with a significant civil-military relations issue in the sponsoring country.

Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies

CURRICULUM 686 - (MA)
MASL#: P179028
Start - July (only)
Length - 65 weeks


Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies is a 15-month interdisciplinary, multinational and civil-military graduate education program. NPS faculty prepared this curriculum with the encouragement and support of DSCA in 2001, predating US civil-military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the first cohort of students graduated in 2003. In September 2004, NPS opened a Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies to build synergy with related short courses and research and outreach efforts (see http://www,security-building.org). Curriculum 686 provides specialized expertise, problem-solving skills, and management tools required by civilians and military officers (US and International) addressing today’s stabilization and reconstruction challenges.

The curricular premise is very simple. Sustainable economic and political development can only go forward when effective, democratically-controlled institutions can provide security for a nation’s people. In nations where U.S. and international forces are providing this security, those forces need to work with civilian developmental agencies and non-governmental agencies (NGO’s) to help build indigenous security institutions. Otherwise, military forces risk creating a climate of dependency, in which continued local reliance on those forces slows their exit and impedes progress towards broader political and economic development.

The purpose of the program is the creation of a security environment within which economic and political development can flourish. By building indigenous capacities to provide security, military forces can “work themselves out of a job” and facilitate their own exit. Moreover, by conducting operations in close cooperation with civilian development agencies and NGO’s, forces can facilitate the handoff to these partners and can contribute directly to their development work. In short: the Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies program is designed to help the United States and its allies win and maintain the peace long after forces have returned home.

Defense Decision-Making and Planning

CURRICULUM 687 - (MA)
MASL#: P179029
Course Start Date: Any QtrCourse Length: 78 weeks

This curriculum prepares future strategists and planners by providing an understanding of the domestic and international variables involved in strategic planning, and the formulation of defense and security policy. It combines the interrelated areas of general strategic studies, joint and combined planning, international organization, and negotiation to address the dynamic challenges of the future security environment. This inter-disciplinary curriculum emphasizes the strategic interests and objectives of the United States, its allies, and potential adversaries; the roles, structures, and effectiveness of international organizations and international law as they affect national security policy; the effects of military transformation; and the process of U.S., allied, and adversary strategic decision-making. The program will accomplish its purpose by providing the specialized expertise, problem-solving skills, and management tools required by civilians and military officers (U.S. and international) to address current and emergent strategic planning problems. The host National Security Affairs (NSA) Department is a unique environment in which to pursue this course of studies since its student body is inherently joint and combined, providing students with both a stimulating intellectual environment and an opportunity to establish networks and life-long working relationships with fellow officers from other services and countries.

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY

Acquisition and Contract Management

CURRICULUM 815 - (MBA)
MASL#: P179908
Course Start Date: January/July
Course Length: 78 weeks

This is an interdisciplinary program which integrates mathematics, accounting, economics, finance, behavioral science, management theory, operations/systems analysis and specific courses in acquisition and contracting. Student input includes officers and civilians from all DOD services, the Coast Guard and other nations. The curriculum is designed to provide officers and civilians with the skills to serve effectively in hardware systems, buying offices, field contracting offices, contract administration offices and contracting policy offices.

Systems Acquisition Management

CURRICULUM 816 - (MBA)
MASL#: P179909
Course Start Date: January/July
Course Length: 91 weeks

This is an interdisciplinary program designed to integrate business principles, management theory, operations/systems analysis, and to Defense acquisition management and intensive exposure to the fundamental principles of the acquisition environment. The courses in this curriculum present the structure of acquisition management, the decisions and problems facing the defense acquisition manager, the various forces at work within the industry and Government, and the impact of acquisition policies and strategies. Student input includes officers and civilians from all DoD services, the Coast Guard, and other nations.

Defense Systems Management - International

CURRICULUM 818 - (MBA)
MASL#: P176002
Course Start Date: January/July
Course Length: 78 weeks

This program is designed to provide officers with fundamental interdisciplinary techniques of quantitative problem-solving methods, behavioral and management science, economic analysis and financial management to enable the officers to evaluate the written research, study and analysis product of others throughout their careers. The curriculum will further provide the officers with the specific functional skills required to effectively manage. The curriculum integrates mathematics, accounting, economics, behavioral science, management theory, operations/systems analysis and a subspecialty concentration area into an understanding of the process by which the defense mission is accomplished. Specialty concentration areas are selected by the student by their choice of course options. The 818 curriculum allows students to design a program of course work specific to management effectiveness in the host country’s military system. The student may elect to specialize in the relevant portion of a functional area such as financial, logistics, human resources and organization, or manpower and personnel analysis. Or, the student may choose to follow a general management program which would include an overall balance of courses from many areas.

Resource Planning and Management for International Defense

CURRICULUM 820 - (MBA)
MASL#: P179905
Course Start Date: January (only)
Course Length: 78 weeks


This is an interdisciplinary program which integrates mathematics, accounting, economics, behavioral science, organization and management theory, operations/systems analysis, managerial communications, and international law into an understanding of the process by which the defense mission is accomplished. The course of studies explores the interface among international politics, national security objectives, civil-military relations, resource planning and management, and synthesizes the political, technological, economic, cultural, social and ideological forces influencing international defense. Students receive extensive exposure to human rights issues. It provides techniques of quantitative problem-solving methods, behavioral and management science, economic analysis and financial management which will enable graduates to evaluate the written research, study and analysis products of others throughout their careers.

Financial Management

CURRICULUM 837 - (MBA)
MASL#: P179127
Course Start Date: January/July
Course Length: 78 weeks


The objective of the Financial Management Curriculum is to prepare officers for business and financial positions within the Navy. Financial Managers assist the services’ decision-making processes at all levels by providing accurate, timely and relevant information. They are concerned with the optimal allocation of information. They are concerned with optimal allocation of human, physical and financial resources to achieve the services’ goals and objectives while assuring efficient and effective expenditure of public funds. Graduate courses cover topics such as financial reporting standards, cost standards, cost analysis, budgeting, internal control, auditing, management planning and control systems, quantitative techniques used in planning and control, and the Planning Program and Budgeting Systems used within the Department of Defense. Graduates of the Financial Management Curriculum will be prepared for assignment to positions in budgeting, accounting, business and financial management, and internal control and auditing.

Manpower Systems Analysis

CURRICULUM 847 - (MBA)
MASL#: P179105
Course Start Date: July (only)
Course Length: 91 weeks


Program is designed to fill the leadership roles of military manpower management. MSA is an extremely analytical curriculum intended to develop skills necessary to perform and evaluate manpower analyses. As such, the curriculum emphasizes mathematical, statistical, and other quantitative methods. Areas covered include an understanding of MSA policy development, compensation systems, productivity analysis, enlistment supply and retention models, manpower requirements determination processes, career mix, enlistment incentives, reenlistment incentives, training effectiveness measures and hardware/manpower trade-offs. Students gain familiarity with current models and methods of MSA analysis as well as military MSA organizations and issues.

Information Systems Management

CURRICULUM 870 - (MBA)
MASL#: P179221
Course Start Date: January/July
Course Length: 78 weeks

The Information Age has generated a revolution in the means in which we conduct business and warfare. New technologies have changed the traditional views of the marketplace, supply chain management, and logistics. As the range and complexity of computer applications have grown, the need to manage and exploit those resources has increased. This curriculum provides both the technical skills and business acumen to deal with a constantly evolving digital world. The information Systems Management (MBA) curriculum provides the knowledge skills and competencies to:

  1. Manage the acquisition of Information Systems.
  2. Manage Information Systems and infrastructure support afloat and ashore.
  3. Solve Information Systems engineering and management problems individually and in teams.
  4. Effectively manage and lead in today’s constantly changing digital world.
  5. Develop and implement effective strategies and policies to take advantage of technological opportunities and mitigate risk.
  6. Assimilate new technologies and transform organizations, processes, and strategies to compete in the marketplace or on the battlefield.

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF INFORMATION AND OPERATIONAL SCIENCES

Information Systems Technology

Curriculum 370 - (MS)
MASL#: P179904
Course Start Date: March/September
Course Length: 104 weeks


This curriculum provides officers with the knowledge of information systems technology to include computer and telecommunications systems, software engineering, networked and distributed applications, database management systems and decision support systems in military services. Students will also gain proficiency in information systems, economics and management necessary for the critical management decisions needed in the development and utilization of complex and evolving computer-based military systems. Information Systems Technology is an interdisciplinary, graduate-level master’s program integrating mathematics, accounting, statistics, computer science, information systems, communications engineering, networks and management discipline.