Defense Systems Management-International - Curriculum 818

Program Officer

Matt Geiser, CDR, USN

Code GB, Ingersoll Hall, Room 219

(831) 656-3953, DSN 756-3953

mtgeiser1@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Vacant - Contact Program Officer

Brief Overview

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.

This curriculum permits students the opportunity to design their own concentration. Concentration areas and courses are determined after consultation with the Academic Associate. The 818 program 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 management, logistics, human resources and organization management, 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 functional areas. International students are free to choose any of the specific management curricula available.

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 APC of 345 is required for entry. International students should refer to the Admissions section for current TOEFL and entrance requirements.

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.

Subspecialty

Determined in consultation with the Academic Associate.

Typical Course of Study

Quarter 1

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
GB3014Ethics for MBAs

1

0

GB3010Managing for Organizational Effectiveness

4

0

GB3050Financial Reporting and Analysis

4

0

GB3070Economics of the Global Defense Environment

4

0

GB1000Quantitative Skills for Graduate Management Studies

0

3

IT1600Communication Skills for International Officers

3

0

IT1600: if needed

Quarter 2

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
GB3040Managerial Statistics

4

0

GB3051Cost Management

3

0

GB4052Managerial Finance

3

0

GB4071Advanced Economic and Defense Policy Analysis

4

0

IT1500Informational Program Seminar for International Officers

4

0

Quarter 3

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
GB3012Communication for Managers

3

0

GB3042Process Analytics

4

0

GB4043Business Modeling and Analysis

3

0

GB4053Defense Budget Policy and Financial Management Systems

4

0

Quarter 4

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
GB4014Strategic Management

4

0

GB3031Acquisition Management for International Students

3

0

GB4999Elective

4

0

Quarter 5

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
GB4999Elective

4

0

GB4999Elective

4

0

GB4999Elective

4

0

GB4090MBA Project

0

6

Quarter 6

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
GB4999Elective

4

0

GB4999Elective

4

0

GB4090MBA Project

0

6

GB4090: Students may elect to complete a thesis.