Portland, OR (Vocus) July 12, 2010
Those interested in giving their career a boost through George Fox University’s Part-Time MBA program this fall should apply by the application deadline of Aug. 1. Applications after this date may be accepted on a space-available basis.
The 26-month, 42-credit-hour program, offered at the university’s Portland Center near Tigard and at the World Trade Center in downtown Portland, begins new cohorts in September. Classes meet one evening per week from 6 to 10 p.m., plus occasional Saturdays. The curriculum includes an optional weeklong international study trip and a community consulting project.
More information and enrollment details are available at mba.georgefox.edu or by attending one of the program’s scheduled information events. Information meetings are set for Tuesday, July 13, and Thursday, July 29, between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. both nights. The sessions take place at the university’s Portland Center near Tigard, located at 12753 S.W. 68th Ave., #195, in Portland.
The program is designed for working professionals seeking to become more effective managers and leaders. In addition to the basics of business, the George Fox Part-Time MBA emphasizes leadership, interpersonal communication, ethics, and social responsibility. Class discussions and readings are balanced with projects and case studies to demonstrate how theory is applied in the real world.
New this fall is the option of adding nine hours in one of three concentrations – in finance, organizational strategy or strategic resource management. The addition of three concentration options gives students the opportunity to specialize in a specific area of business.
The finance concentration focuses on the skills necessary to understand complex financial issues through the problem-solving and practical application of case studies in financial statement analysis, forecasting, investments, business valuation and global finance issues.
The organizational strategy concentration explores multiple topics in strategy, including leading strategic change, global strategy considerations, the triple bottom line strategic approach, and how initiatives such as environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility may shape and influence strategy.
Finally, the strategic human resource management concentration uses interactive workshops to prepare students who seek to advance or create a career in HR for influential and strategic work in the field, particularly in the areas of leadership, management and administration.
George Fox University is ranked by Forbes as one of the top 100 colleges in the country and highest among Christian colleges. George Fox is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a national university. More than 3,300 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 12 master’s and doctoral degrees.
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