Date of Award


Degree Type

Major Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Marine Affairs


Defining positions af actors in a systematic representation of the real world can always be faulted; any reductive representation risks oversimplifying complex factors and interrelationships. In recognition of this shortcoming, a test of outcomes must be held in the real world to validate analytical hypothesis. The primary goal of this paper is to examine some contemporary management theories in assessing motivation of Naval War College (NWC) students. Their needs for accredited higher education are assessed using a limited survey; functional requirements of the NWC are compared with student held values as perceived by the author.