Measuring the value of graduate manpower systems analysis education for Naval officers.
O'Sullivan, Lindsay M.
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This thesis examines methods to assess the value of the Manpower Systems Analysis (MSA) Curriculum at the Naval Postgraduate School. What exactly does the Navy get in return from the MSA curriculum graduates? Is the return on investment simply an increase in â Quality of Life,â thus increasing retention? Or does the MSA curriculum teach graduates the necessary skills for follow-on billets? Individuals in the private and public sections have tried to quantify the value of both training and education. However, currently most measures of effectiveness are based purely on financial aspects of the education. Little has been done to capture the result of the investments in human capital on any part of the organization. The result of this research is the creation of two surveys that will be used as vehicles to access the value of the MSA curriculum to the Navy and to the graduate. The surveys created are for MSA graduates and their immediate supervisors. This research identifies specific measures and survey techniques that can be used to evaluate education and training. In the future, this approach can be applied to other curricula.
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