Application Deadline Nears for Christian University's Doctor of Business Administration Program

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George Fox University’s degree offering features online classes, web-enhanced hybrid courses and two on-campus visits a year

Qualified candidates interested in teaching, coaching, training, or consulting in an educational or corporate setting are invited to apply for enrollment in George Fox University’s Doctor of Business Administration program by the final application deadline of Tuesday Feb. 1, 2011.

The degree is ideal for those who wish to enhance their careers as executives, consultants or university professors. Students gain expertise in a variety of business disciplines, with a unique focus on the integration of faith and ethics into instruction and practice.

Students complete courses in three core areas of study – business, research and education (which includes a teaching practicum) – and choose a management or marketing concentration.

The three-year, 56-credit-hour program features online classes, web-enhanced hybrid courses, and two visits annually to the university’s Newberg, Ore., campus near Portland, Ore. Classes begin in April and continue on a year-round basis. They are delivered in both online and hybrid formats, with the former all conducted over the Internet and the latter incorporating an on-campus residency.

More details on the program and the application process are available by contacting Patrick Kelley at 503-554-2223 or visiting

Applicants must have a full-time faculty appointment or at least five years of professional experience. In addition, they must hold a bachelor’s and master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (minimum GPA of 3.0) and have evidence of completion of undergraduate- or graduate-level courses in accounting, economics and finance.

Students in the program study learning and development theory and learn how to apply effective pedagogical tactics, techniques and styles in the classroom. They become effective researchers and discriminating consumers of research and well-versed in global business trends and their implications for business practice and classroom instruction.

Those enrolled visit George Fox’s Newberg, Ore., campus for three four-day residencies per year. These are broken into two sessions so students only come to campus twice per year (one of the residencies is back-to-back) during their three years of course work. The program follows a cohort model for all core classes. Dissertation work takes place during the fourth year.

George Fox’s School of Business also offers a Part-Time MBA program at its Portland Center and at the university’s Boise Center. Also available is a Full-Time MBA program at its residential campus in Newberg, Ore.

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.

Patrick Kelley
Office of Graduate Admissions, School of Business


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