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Graduate School of Business and Public Policy

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Academic Programs

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Degree Programs

GSBPP is the nation’s premier graduate-level business school offering degree programs uniquely tailored to the defense community. GSBPP’s academic programs provide outstanding career-development opportunities for those interested in military and civilian leadership. GSBPP's MBAs, Certificates, and professional development courses are designed to meet the growing need to manage the business side of national defense more effectively and support operational requirements.

Resident Programs

GSBPP at NPS offers the only MBA program specifically designed to provide a defense-focused, graduate-level education in business. The objectives of the MBA program are to prepare officers for management positions within the Department of Defense by providing them with professional knowledge and skills and to develop broad critical-thinking and analytical abilities that will benefit students in their futures careers.

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The Master of Science in Management (MSM) program prepares graduates to manage in complex defense organizations and to conduct rigorous analyses of organizational problems, policies, and operations. To accomplish these goals, the program places particular emphasis on developing students' mathematical and statistical skills and their ability to analyze and model complex phenomena.

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Distance Learning Programs

The Master of Science in Contract Management (MSCM) is designed to provide an advanced education in the concepts, methodologies and analytical techniques necessary for successful management of acquisition and contracting within complex organizations. The MSCM program is open to qualified DoD civilians and other federal government agencies, uniformed officers, and a limited number of DoD contractors.

The Master of Science in Program Management (MSPM) is designed to provide an advanced education in the concepts, methodologies and analytical techniques necessary for successful management of programs/ projects within complex organizations. The MSPM program is open to qualified DoD civilians and other federal government employees, uniformed officers, and a limited number of DoD contractors.

The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) is a defense-focused general management program for senior Department of Navy officers and senior Department of Navy civilians. The program design and course work capitalize on the current managerial and leadership experience of program participants.