192: Defense Management Foundations - NPS Online
This certificate delivers a core of defense-focused management courses to equip students with essential skills for management and leadership roles in the defense establishments of the United States or allied nations. The program prepares graduates to manage organizations, resources, and programs in complex environments. Students choose among foundational courses in organizational leadership; financial management; manpower and economic analysis; operations and logistics; or acquisition management.
This certificate requires the completion of four courses (at least 12 credits) that were not counted for another certificate. This certificate includes five academic areas that provide a variety of perspectives about managing defense organizations. You may choose up to two courses from any one academic area, for a total of four courses.
- Expand understanding about processes that occur in public organizations, apply qualitative and quantitative analysis skills
- Demonstrate expertise to manage defense organizations
- Develop knowledge, skills, and abilities that are most valuable for the student's career path
Tuition & Service Obligation
For information regarding service obligation, please visit the Admissions Office’s Eligibility/Service Obligation page.
Tuition for each certificate course is $2,600 for all students except DON active-duty officers.
DON active-duty officers are funded by the Navy and their command sponsors do not pay tuition. DON active-duty officers also incur a service obligation. All other students must be funded by their commands and organizations. Students may not fund their own tuition.
Students or commands are responsible for paying for their textbooks, course materials, and TDY expenses.
08 Jan 2024
Spring Quarter applications due
01 Apr 2024
Summer Quarter applications due
08 Jul 2024
Fall Quarter applications due