Newberg, Ore. (Vocus) October 1, 2009
George Fox University's School of Management has a new name: School of Business.
The name change was made to recognize a number of changes in business education at the university, according to Ken Armstrong, dean of the George Fox School of Business.
"The move from a School of Management to a School of Business has both real and symbolic significance for George Fox," he said. "It is symbolic because it comes at a time when the university is making a new, sustained commitment to build a premier School of Business based on a Christian worldview. We are excited at this commitment and challenge, and are fully committed to becoming more of a presence in the greater Portland and Boise business communities."
George Fox's School of Business offers a Part-Time MBA program at its Portland Center near Tigard and at the university's Boise Center. Also offered is a Full-Time MBA program at its residential campus in Newberg, Ore.
In addition, the School of Business offers a 56-credit-hour Doctor of Business Administration program that prepares Christian business educators to teach effectively in the college or university classroom. The three-year course features online classes, web-enhanced hybrid courses, and three residency visits to its Newberg, Ore., campus.
"We are excited at the challenge of becoming a leader in the Christian business education community nationwide as well as globally," Armstrong said. "We have a great faculty in place to take on these challenges, and will look to add individuals who will share our vision and work with us to make it a reality."
In addition to its MBA and Doctor of Business Administration programs, the school is engaged in expanding its influence globally. With the assistance of Thomas Peng, director of the university's China and East Asia Studies programs, the School of Business is designing programming in order to work with students and institutions in China.
In addition to a full-time MBA program that will enroll several Chinese students, plans are in place to begin a 2+2 program between George Fox and China's Guangdong University next fall. These students will complete the first two years of their undergraduate studies at Guangdong and then come to George Fox to complete the last two years of their business studies.
"Hopefully this will lead to programs that will reach out to other areas of the world," Armstrong said. "There are also major changes that will be implemented in our undergraduate, MBA and Doctor of Business Administration programs next year. The start of four separate advisory boards this year points to our new commitment to reach out to stakeholders and to become more involved with our alumni, friends and the business community."
More information on the George Fox University School of Business is available online.
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.