Logistics Management - Department of Defense Management

Nested Applications
Logistics Management

MBA in Logistics Management

Transportation Management (Curriculum 814)
Supply Chain Management (Curriculum 819)
Material Logistics Support (Curriculum 827)

The Logistics Management curricula are interdisciplinary, integrating mathematics, accounting, economics, management theory, operations analysis, and the specialty concentration into an understanding of the process by which the defense mission is accomplished. The curricula are designed to provide the officer with fundamental interdisciplinary techniques of quantitative problem-solving methods, operations management, behavioral and management science, economic analysis, and financial management. Furthermore, they are intended to provide the officer with a Navy/Defense Systems-oriented graduate management education and to provide the officer with the specific functional skills required to effectively manage in these subspecialty areas.

The objective of these curricula is to prepare officers for naval logistics system positions. The Logistics Management curricula emphasize all of the aspects for providing integrated logistics support of military systems. Skills resulting from the curricula will prepare those responsible for managing the various segments of a military system's life cycle from initial planning for support to fielding the system, through sustaining operations to phase out. These curricula additionally emphasize the management of military owned inventories at the three levels of wholesale, intermediate and retail customer support, and worldwide transportation and distribution systems.

Accordion MBA Logistics


The Five U.S. uniformed services; Department of Defenses and Federal employees; International officers and Government employees; Defense contractors.

Requirements for Entry

A 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: 


Entry Date: 

January and July

Program Length: 

Six Quarters


814 Curriculum: MBA with focus in Transportation Management;
819 Curriculum: MBA with focus in Supply Chain Management;
827 Curriculum: MBA with focus in Material Logistics Support.


Completion of these curricula provides a naval officer with a specialization in Supply Chain Management (1302P), Material Logistics Support Management (subspecialty code 3121P), or Transportation Management (subspecialty code of 3122P). U.S. Marine officers receive MOS 9662

Typical Subspecialty Jobs

(various positions at each Command)

  • Naval Air Stations, Naval Bases and other installations
  • Naval Supply systems Command, Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Sea Systems
  • Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (Headquarters and components)
  • Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers
  • DLA Defense Supply Centers: Dayton, OH, Philadelphia, PA, and Richmond, VA
  • DLA Distribution Depots
  • Fleet Commands
  • Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Departments (ashore and afloat)
  • Air Terminals and Detachments
  • MSCHQ offices and MSC field activities
  • Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command
  • Naval Submarine Support Facility, New London, CT
  • Unified Combatant Commands and Defense Agencies
  • Bureau of Medicine, Washington, DC
  • Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany, GA
  • Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, VA
  • MAJCOM or HQ USAF level: A7 (Mission Support) staff action officer
  • MAJCOM or HQ USAF level: A4 (Logistics) staff action officer
  • Maintenance or Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, operations officer, or flight commander
  • Joint Staff or Joint Command (TRANSCOM, CENTCOM, etc.): J4 staff action officer

Curriculum Sponsors

  • Naval Supply Systems Command Headquarters (819)
  • Naval Air Systems Command Headquarters (827)
  • Navy Military Sealift Command Headquarters (814)

For more information

Academic Associate: Senior Lecturer Eddine Dahel, edahel@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.