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Executive MBA - Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, CA,
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.


The EMBA is a defense-focused management curriculum tailored to include the latest defense-concentrated studies. The program design and coursework capitalize on the current managerial and leadership experience of program participants. The EMBA is a 24-month, part-time distance learning program for Department of the Navy (DON) senior officers and DON senior civilians. The curriculum also satisfies DAU Academic Level II equivalencies for all program management functional training. DAU changes made after the establishment of the EMBA program for an academic cohort will be reviewed and accommodated if and where feasible.

EMBA program goals are to provide participants with:

  • A solid background in management fundamentals
  • Financial management and acquisition knowledge and abilities
  • Analytical and critical-thinking skills necessary to make decisions under conditions of extreme uncertainty
  • Increased collaboration and communication skills fostered by an online learning format
  • Opportunities for interaction so that managers can learn from each other 
  • Projects and activities relevant to today's knowledge-driven, team-based environment

Programme Structure

Delivery Mode: Non-Resident program delivered via video teleconferencing (VTC)

Course Work: The EMBA curriculum requires completion of 56 credit hours of graduate study over eight quarters of instruction, consisting of 39 hours of Defense-focused core business courses and 17 hours of specialized DoD  financial management and acquisition courses. Students take two classes per quarter.In addition to weekly class time, the typical EMBA student will need to spend on average 15-20 hours per week on class readings, assignments, and projects.

Degree: Upon successful completion of the EMBA program, students are awarded an Executive Master of Business Administration degree granted by the Naval Postgraduate School.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

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)

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Monterey

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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