Defense Management Foundations - Curriculum 191 (Resident)

Program Officer

Matt Geiser, CDR, USN

Code GB, Ingersoll Hall, Room 219A

(831) 656-3953, DSN 756-3953 

Academic Associate

Nicholas Dew
Ingersoll Hall, Room 315

(831) 656-3622

Brief Overview

This certificate delivers a core of defense-focused management courses to equip students with essential skills for management and leadership roles in the defense establishments of the United States or allied nations. The program prepares graduates to manage organizations, resources, and programs in complex environments. It provides students a defense-focused background in management fundamentals; financial management; economic analysis; operations and logistics, and acquisition management.

Four quarters

This certificate requires the completion of four courses (at least 12 credits) that were not counted for another certificate. Only one course from each academic area may be selected.

Acquisition Management - MN3301: Acquisition of Defense Systems

Organizations and Management - GB3010: Managing for Organizational Effectiveness

Manpower and Economics: GB3070: Economics of the Global Defense Environment

Operations and Logistics Management - GB3042: Process Analytics

Financial Management - GB4053: Defense Budget Policy and Financial Management Systems