DDM Degree Programs and Curricula Summary

Brief Overview

To prepare graduates for public service in management and leadership roles in the defense establishments of the United States or allied nations. The program prepares graduates to manage organizations, resources, people, and programs in complex environments.

The Master of Science (MS) degree program has been designed to meet four objectives:

  • To provide a defense-focused graduate management education program of specific relevance to U.S. military officers and DoD civilians.
  • To satisfy educational requirements for military subspecialties or occupational and functional areas.
  • To meet the accreditation standards of Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).
  • To allow officers to complete JPME requirements, if desired. 

The graduate will have the ability to apply state-of-the art concepts, tools, and methodologies from public management and business to manage DoN/DoD organizations.  This ability will be developed in course work that includes economic, statistical, mathematical, operational, organizational, strategic, communication, auditability, and financial theories and techniques.

Core Competencies - Our graduates will be:

  1. Critical thinkers
  2. Ethical leaders and persons of integrity.
  3. Effective problem solvers in complex environments.
  4. Effective and efficient managers of resources.
  5. Effective communicators.
  • Our students will write effective documents for diverse audiences.
  • Our students will deliver effective oral briefings for diverse audiences.
Curricular Area Curriculum Title Curric # Degree Mode P-Code Entry Qtrs
Master of Science Program
Logistics Logistics Mgmt 827 MS Res 1312 Jan/Jul 6
Acquisition Defense Contract Mgmt 815 MS Res 1306 Jan/Jul 6
  Program Mgmt 816 MS Res n/a Jan/Jul 6
Financial Mgmt Defense Financial Mgmt 837 MS Res 3110 Jan/Jul 6
Master of Science in Management Program
Manpower Manpower Systems Analysis 847 MSM Res 3130 Jul 7
Defense Defense Systems Analysis 817 MSM Res n/a Jul 7
Master of Science Degree Programs
Acquisition Contract Management 835 MSCM Online n/a July 8
Program Management 836 MSPM Online 6502 July 8
Systems Eng. Mgmt *** 721 MSSEM VTE n/a Sept 8

*Joint program with NSA Dept.

**Joint program with IS Dept.

***Joint program with SE Dept. PD21 Program