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Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA)

The Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA) is an accelerated, 12-month, full-time resident program developed to meet the professional career needs of mid-level officers and civilians.  The PMBA program provides students with a solid background in management fundamentals; financial management; economic analysis; operations and logistics, and acquisition management.  The program is very flexible and can be tailored to meet a wide range of individual professional goals. It is open to Naval Unrestricted Line (URL) officers, officers and civilians from other Services and DoD agencies, international partners and defense contractors.

PMBA Accordion


The Five U.S. uniformed services; Department of Defense and Federal employees; International officers and Government employees; and Defense contractors.

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.

Delivery Mode


Entry Dates

January and July

Program Length

Four quarters


PMBA Academic Catalog Details


Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA)

Contact Information

Academic Associate: Dr. Nicholas Dew, Professor,
Program Officer: CDR Colleen Jackson, SC, USN,


Applications for this program are handled through the Admissions Office at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Apply now through the Admissions Office.