Professional Master of Business Administration - Curriculum 860

Program Officer

Matt Geiser, CDR, USN
Code GB, Ingersoll Hall, Room 219A
(831) 656-3953, DSN 756-3953

mtgeiser1@nps.edu

 

Academic Associate

Nicholas Dew, Professor
Code GB, Ingersoll Hall, Room 315
(831) 656-3622, DSN 756-3622
ndew@nps.edu

 

Brief Overview

The Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA) delivers a core of defense-focused management courses to equip students with essential skills and knowledge to lead effectively in defense business and management. It further provides students opportunities to tailor their individual programs by adding courses and/or certificates to achieve their particular professional goals. The PMBA is a 12-month, full-time resident program developed mainly to meet the professional career needs of Naval Unrestricted Line (URL) officers. It is open to other Naval officers, officers and civilians from other Services and DoD agencies, international students, and defense contractors. The PMBA program provides students with a solid background in management fundamentals; financial management; economic analysis; operations and logistics, and acquisition management.   

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.

Typical Course of Study

Quarter 1

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
GB1000Quantitative Skills for Graduate Management Studies

0

3

GB3010Managing for Organizational Effectiveness

4

0

GB3056Financial and Managerial Accounting

4

0

ELECTElective

Quarter 2

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MN3301Acquisition of Defense Systems

4

0

GB4011/GC4011Ethical Leadership in Public Organizations

3

2

GB3040Managerial Statistics

4

0

ELECTElective

Quarter 3

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
GB3042Process Analytics

4

0

GB4053Defense Budget Policy and Financial Management Systems

4

0

GB4071Advanced Economic and Defense Policy Analysis

4

0

MN4090Capstone Applied Project

0

6

Quarter 4

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
GB4014Strategic Management

4

0

MN4090Capstone Applied Project

0

6

ELECTElective

ELECTElective

Some elective examples:  4-course JPME Phase I Certification for Navy students; 4-course Space Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3) Certificate (Curriculum 298) for Air Force students; 4-course Defense Planning Certificate (Curriculum 810) for International students; 4-course Cyber Security Fundamentals Certificate  (Curriculum 257) for USMC students.

 

Upon admission, students should select, in consultation with their advisors, an elective sequence that supports the needs of their respective Service/agency, as well as their professional career goals.