Application Deadline Approaches for Portland Part-Time MBA Program's January Start

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November information meetings provide details on 26-month, 42-credit-hour program at George Fox University

Those aspiring to become a trusted business leader through George Fox University’s Part-Time MBA program this spring should apply by the application deadline of Wednesday, Dec. 1. After this date, applications may be accepted on a space-available basis.

The 26-month, 42-credit-hour program, offered at the university’s Portland Center near Tigard, begins a new cohort in January. Classes are limited to 25 students and meet one evening per week from 6 to 10 p.m., plus one Saturday per month. The curriculum includes a community consulting project and an optional weeklong international study trip.

More information and enrollment details are available at or by attending one of the program’s scheduled information events. Information meetings are set for Thursday, Nov. 4, Tuesday, Nov. 16, and Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 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, 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. In addition, the program hosts an annual overseas study trip that gives students a firsthand view of international business practice.

The program also offers the option of adding nine hours in one of three concentrations – in finance, organizational strategy or strategic human resource management. The concentration option 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.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has recognized the George Fox MBA with a concentration in Strategic Human Resource Management as fully aligned with that organization's core content guidelines for graduate programs in HR Management. George Fox University is the only university in the Pacific Northwest with a graduate degree that has earned this recognition. Course work and interactive workshops prepare students for influential and strategic work in human resource management, particularly in the areas of leadership, management and administration.

The George Fox School of Business is dedicated to preparing trusted leaders who will transform business practice. Graduates of the MBA program are trusted to be professionally competent, ethically grounded, globally engaged, socially responsive and service minded.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes as the top Christian college in the Pacific Northwest and among the top three Christian colleges in the country. George Fox is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first tier national university. More than 3,400 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 11 master’s and doctoral degrees.

Robin Halverson
George Fox School of Business

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