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Back Masters in Cost Estimating and Analysis
|Division||Graduate School of Operational & Information Sciences|
|Investigator(s)||Mislick, Gregory K.|
|Sponsor||Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management & Comptroller (Army)|
Postgraduate School (NPS) and the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) are proud to announce their new jointly developed Distance Learning Masters Degree in Cost Estimating and Analysis (MCEA). The team at NPS is headed by members of the Operations Research Department, Dr. Daniel Nussbaum and Greg Mislick, in close cooperation with Professor Alfred Thai at AFIT to produce this unique and jointly taught program. The program will include selected cohorts from the NPS Graduate School of Business and Public Policy to develop a truly interdisciplinary approach.
The driving force behind the MCEA is the Weapons System Acquisition Reform Act of 2009, which focused on cost analysis and control with the creation of Director of Cost Analysis & Program Evaluation within the Department of Defense. Currently there are no Distance Learning graduate degree programs in Cost Estimation available to government practitioners. The MCEA addresses the critical need of the DoD as it anticipates a doubling of professional cost estimation in the near future.
This distance learning degree is designed to be completed in two years, at a rate of two courses per quarter. The two cohorts per quarter will be divided into one synchronous and one asynchronous course. Synchronous offerings will use both VTE and Elluminate for its web-based presentation and student-instructor interaction. The MCEAs part-time commitment is meant to advance the expertise of students whose careers do not allow for full-time education. The to all services for both and civilian students.
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