Graduate Partnership - Naval War College Master of Science in Management

Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Naval Operations and National Security – MSMNONS (36 credits)

Eligibility

Graduates or current students of the Naval War College (NWC) nonresident seminar program are eligible to participate in this partnership. The 20 graduate seminar credits will transfer in as a block of 18 credits required to complete a specialization. In this case the specialization is Naval Operations and National Security.

The NWC distance learning students participating in the Web-enabled program can now transfer in a block of 12 graduate credits toward the specialization in Naval Operations and National Security. Students who have completed the NWC CD-ROM program are not eligible to receive credit through NWC-UMUC parternship.

In order for a NWC student to be granted the transfer credits, the student must meet UMUC’s  criteria for transfer set forth in the applicable catalog at the time the student requests acceptance of the transferred credits.  If the student has not yet finished the seminars or Web-enabled Program from NWC they can enroll at UMUC, however, the credits will only transfer in as a block when the NWC program is finished. The overall grade point average earned through NWC must be an equivalent to a 3.0 GPA.

NWC Credit

NWC credit will be evaluated by UMUC under the following guidelines:

  • NWC A+ to A- (100-90) = UMUC A (4.0)
  • NWC B+ to B- (<90-80) = UMUC B (3.0)
  • NWC C+ to C- (<80-70) = UMUC C (2.0)
  • NWC F (below 70) unsatisfactory = UMUC F (0.0)

Program Matrix

Naval War College (NWC) Nonresident Program (accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges)

  • Seminar 1: Strategy and Policy (7 graduate credits)
  • Seminar 2: National Security Decision Making (7 graduate credits)
  • Seminar 3: Joint Maritime Operations (6 graduate credits)

Web-enabled Program

  • Strategy and Policy (4 graduate credits)
  • National Security Decision Making (4 graduate credits)
  • Joint Maritime Operations (4 Graduate credits)

Core Courses (15 Credits) 

Must be taken at UMUC.

  • MGMT 610 Organizational Theory*
  • MGMT 615 Intercultural Communication and Leadership*
  • MGMT 640 Financial Decision Making for Managers
  • MGMT 650 Research Methods for Managers
  • MGMT 670 Strategic Management

*Students can choose to take the following 6-credit seminar instead of taking MGMT 610 and MGMT 615

  • MGMT 630 Organizational Theory and Behavior in a Global Environment

Core Rules

  1. Students must complete 24 credits, including other core requirements, before enrolling in MGMT 670.
  2. MGMT 640 and MGMT 650 should not be completed simultaneously.

End of Program Courses

NWC Seminar students must take an additional course (3 credits) from the courses listed in the Groups below to complete the required 7 courses in the specialization.

The NWC distance learning Web-enabled Program students must take an additional 3 courses or 9 credits from the courses listed in the Groups below to complete the required 7 courses in the specialization.

Note: Students must also complete USCP 615 Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC within the first six credits of UMUC course work. This is a required course for all graduate students.

Nonprofit and Association Management Group:

  • NPMN 600  Nonprofit and Association Organizations and Issues (3)
  • NPMN 660  Strategic Management in Nonprofit Organizations and Associations (3)

Human Resource Management Group:

  • HRMD 610  Issues and Practices in Human Resource Management (3)
  • HRMD 650  Organizational Development and Change (3)

Project Management Group:

  • PMAN 641  Project Procurement Management (3)
  • PMAN 634  Program and Project Management (3)

Marketing Group:

  • MRKT 600  Marketing Management (3)*
  • MRKT 601  Legal and Ethical Issues in Global Communication (3)*

* Students can choose to take the following 6-credit seminar instead of taking MRKT 600 and MRKT 601

  • MRKT 620  Marketing Principles, Regulation, and Ethical Issues (6)

Other noncredit courses are available to students who may need to improve their skills in some key areas. Details about noncredit courses can be found in the Graduate Catalog.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Dual Degree Program:
In accordance with UMUC applicable policies, procedures and requirements, NWC students have the option of pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree after completing the requirements for the MSM. NWC students wishing to pursue this option should confer with a UMUC academic advisor at the earliest opportunity since the 7-year rule also includes these courses.  Students may earn the MBA by completing the following additional coursework:

  • DMBA 610 Ethical Leadership in Organizations and Society (6)
  • DMBA 620 Effective Financial and Operational Decision Making (6)
  • DMBA 630 Marketing and Strategy Management in the Global Marketplace (6)

Administrative Information

  • Students must meet standard UMUC admission requirements.

  • Students must apply for admission. On the admissions application student should indicate they are applying for the Master of Science in Naval Operations and National Security (MSMNONS).  

  • UMUC will not accept the transfer of partial credit for this program.

  • Upon completion of the NWC program, students must send an official transcript to have the credits posted to their UMUC transcript.

  • Along with the Official Transcripts from NWC, student must fill out and submit the Transfer Credit Evaluation Request Form.

  • Since the 18 credits from the nonresident seminar or 12 credits from the Web-enabled Program exceed the normal credit transfer limits accepted by UMUC, no other additional credits may be transferred into the program.

  • All requirements established for the completion of the program must be fulfilled within seven consecutive years and include the track seminar or correspondence courses taken with NWC. This requirement cannot be waived.

  • UMUC will not accept the transfer of partial credit.

  • NWC graduates that are active duty military are eligible for Maryland in-state graduate tuition at the prevailing rates for the MSM. The rate for the MBA program will be the prevailing tuition as published in the fee schedule. View tuition and fees.

Getting Started

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Points of Contact

General Program Questions
Military Support Services
240-684-2574

Academic Information
Donald Gakenheimer
800-888-UMUC, ext. 2451

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