Resource Planning and Management - International - Curriculum 820

Program Officer

Matt Geiser, CDR, USN

Code GB, Ingersoll Hall, Room 219A

(831) 656-3953, DSN 756-3953

 mtgeiser1@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Vacant - Contact Program Officer

Brief Overview

The Resource Planning and Management for International Defense curriculum is an interdisciplinary program designed exclusively for officers and civilian employees in defense agencies of other countries. The program focuses on economic analysis, the management of financial, material, and human resources, domestic and international political institutions, civil-military relations, and the role of international law. The curriculum includes a combination of existing courses within the Graduate School of Defense Management and the Department of National Security Affairs, and courses especially designed for this program. In the majority of courses, international students will study and learn with U.S. students from several other management and national security affairs curricula.

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.

Typical Course of Study: Curriculum 820

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

NS3023Introduction to Comparative Politics

4

0

Quarter 4

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
GB4014Strategic Management

4

0

NS3900International Law and Organizations

4

0

NS3030American National Security Policy

4

0

Quarter 5

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
NS3041Comparative Economic Systems

4

0

NS3025Introduction to Civil-Military Relations

4

0

GB4090MBA Project

0

6

Quarter 6

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
NS3040The Politics of Global Economic Relations

4

0

GB4090MBA Project

0

6

GB4999Elective

4

0

GB4090: Students may elect to complete a thesis.