Boise, Idaho (Vocus) November 3, 2010
Adult learners interested in finishing their bachelor’s degree in a supportive cohort-based format have until Friday, Dec. 3, to apply to three George Fox University adult degree programs scheduled to begin classes in January.
The university’s management and organizational leadership, project management and technology management programs begin spring cohorts in January. George Fox’s degree-completion programs are designed for adult students who wish to finish their bachelor’s degree in an accelerated format. Most students who enroll complete their degree in as few as 16 months.
All three programs are offered at the university’s Boise Center, located at 1810 S. Eagle Road, in Meridian.
Students will start in a blended cohort as one group before regrouping in their specialized majors and, at the end of the program, reuniting for common classes. This will give students the opportunity to build camaraderie within the cohort and to work within groups focusing on their specialized major.
The 36-credit-hour programs meet one night each week from 6 to 10 p.m. and incorporate classroom-style instruction with some online assignments.
Students in the management and organizational leadership program will learn to articulate principles of organizational dynamics relating to systems, culture and environment; demonstrate effective communication skills and an understanding of organizational communications processes; and develop insight into their personal leadership style. They also will develop a working knowledge of decision-making, finance and interpersonal group dynamics.
Students enrolled in the project management program will learn to apply proven project management principles to business situations; systematically initiate, plan, execute, control and close a well-documented project; and apply leadership skills to projects effectively across cultural and geographical boundaries.
The technology management degree focuses on identifying business needs and addressing the technology to support those needs; exploring various systems used to make decisions and gain competitive advantage; understanding efficiency and effectiveness metrics as they apply to IT systems; and designing, launching and monitoring an information system.
For details on cost, scheduling, and how many credits are required for admission and for graduation, visit the university’s adult degree programs website at georgefox.edu/adult-degree.
Classes are taught in a seminar style and are writing intensive. Class activities include simulations and discussions that draw from students’ personal and professional backgrounds to achieve a broader understanding of the material. Each course builds on the next so students can maximize the impact of the learning.
General education/elective courses are available for students who have fewer than the required credits needed to apply to the adult degree major. These courses are offered in a weeknight or weekend format and meet once a week for eight weeks, with two eight-week terms in each 16-week semester. Many of these classes will fill a student’s need for general education or elective credits.
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.
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