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MBAs in Defense Management

The overriding objective of the curricula is to provide students with the analytical skills and critical thinking ability to solve problems and make decisions they confront in both operational and staff jobs. Students may design their own concentrations to meet their organizations’ unique staffing and operational needs. International officers in the Resource Planning and Management for International Defense curriculum blend courses from the Graduate School of Business & Public Policy and the National Security Affairs Department into an integrated Defense Resource program of study. 

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Defense Management (Curriculum 809)

This interdisciplinary curriculum integrates within the defense context course-work in accounting, economics, mathematics, communications, management theory, and operations/systems analysis. As a result, students develop the analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills not only to understand and critically assess the processes by which management in a defense organization is accomplished, but also to manage and allocate wisely defense resources, evaluate written research, and analyze products of others throughout their careers. 

Eligibility

U.S. and international officers; DoD civilians.

Requirements for entry

Baccalaureate degree with above-average grades is required. Completion of at least two semesters of college algebra or trigonometry is considered to be the minimum mathematical preparation. An Academic Profile Code (APC) of 345 is required for entry. International students should refer to the Admissions section for current TOEFL and entrance requirements.

Delivery Mode

Resident

Entry Dates

January and July

Program Length

Six Quarters

Degree

Master in Business Administration (MBA)

Subspecialty

Determined in consultation with the Academic Associate.

Typical Subspecialty Jobs

Determined in consultation with the Academic Associate.

Contact Information

Academic Associate: Dr. Edward Powley, ehpowley@nps.edu
Program Officer: CDR Colleen Jackson, SC, USN cljackso@nps.edu

Applications for this program are handled through the Admissions Office at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Apply now through the Admissions Office.

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Defense Systems Management International (Curriculum 818)

This curriculum is designed for international students. It provides international officers with the core MBA interdisciplinary techniques of quantitative problem-solving methods, management theory, management science, economic analysis, and financial management. These skills enable the officers to manage and allocate defense resources, evaluate written research, and analyze products of others throughout their careers. The curriculum will further provide the officers with the specific functional skills required for effective leadership and defense resources management. 

Eligibility: 

International officers

Requirements for entry

Baccalaureate degree with above-average grades is required. Completion of at least two semesters of college algebra or trigonometry is considered to be the minimum mathematical preparation. An APC of 345 is required for entry. International students should refer to the Admissions section for current TOEFL and entrance requirements.

Delivery Mode: 

Resident

Entry Dates: 

January and July

Program Length: 

Six Quarters

Degree

Requirements for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree are met en route to satisfying the Educational Skills Requirements.

Acquisition & Contract Management Subspecialty

Completion of this curriculum qualifies naval officers as Acquisition and Contract Management Subspecialists with a subspecialty code of 1306P, Army officers as Functional Area 51C, and Marine Corps officers with a 9656 MOS. The curriculum satisfies mandatory Defense Acquisition University (DAU) contracting courses required by the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA).

Typical Subspecialty Jobs: 

Determined in consultation with the Academic Associate.

Contact Information

Academic Associate: CAPT David Dry, dwdry@nps.edu
Program Officer: CDR Colleen Jackson, SC, USN cljackso@nps.edu

Applications for this program are handled through the Admissions Office at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Apply now through the Admissions Office.

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