The Eisenhower School accomplishes its educational mission with a rigorous curriculum designed to promote the development of students as strategic thinkers and national security policymakers. Our academic program includes courses in national security studies, economics, defense strategy and resourcing, acquisition, the global industrial base, and strategic leadership. These core courses are supplemented by a variety of elective courses and a vibrant student research program. Additionally, the school also offers concentration options, including the Senior Acquisition Course, as directed by the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act of 1990, Long-Term Strategy, and Supply Chain Management. The curriculum includes a one-of-a-kind study of industry that requires the development of a strategic perspective on the U.S. and global industrial base and its role in supporting the resource requirements of national security.
The Eisenhower School core curriculum was first accredited by the CJCS in 1986 to satisfy the requirements for Joint Specialty Officer (JSO) education. The curriculum was also recertified in 1994, 2000, 2006, 2011 and 2017. The Eisenhower School is accredited by the CJCS as a Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase II senior-level college as established in the CJCS Officer Professional Military Education Policy (OPMEP) CJCSI 1800.01.
The Eisenhower School academic program provides faculty, subject matter expertise, curricula and classroom instruction in support of educating senior United States Government (military and civilian), foreign military, and selected private sector personnel.