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Executive Master of Business Administration

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“Business Management Knowledge for DON”

The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) is a defense-focused general management program for senior Department of Navy officers and senior Department of Navy civilians. The program design and course work capitalizes on the current managerial and leadership experience of program participants.

Specifically, the EMBA goals are to provide participants with:

  • a solid background in management fundamentals;
  • financial management and acquisition knowledge and abilities;
  • the analytical- and critical-thinking skills necessary to make decisions under conditions of extreme uncertainty;
  • opportunities for interaction so that managers can learn from each other; and
  • projects and activities relevant to today's knowledge-driven, team-based environment

The EMBA is a 24-month, part-time, distance learning degree program. Classes meet once a week, approximately 6-7 hours per day, depending on course units.

Requirements for Entry

The program has the following admissions criteria:

  • Lt Commander (O4) and above (805) with Department Head tour completed, Lieutenants admitted by exception
  • Civilians GS-12 and above (807), or middle-level management experience
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university
  • APC of 245 (GPA > 2.6)

Entry Dates

The EMBA program entry dates are March and September for both 805 and 807 curriculum


Completion of this program results in an Executive Master of Business Administration degree.

Requirements for the degree are met by completing:

  • 39 hours of core EMBA courses
  • 17 hours of an approved sequence of BPP electives
  • Remaining a student in "good academic standing" as defined by NPS criteria

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