Frequently Asked Questions

Selecting the right DBA program can be a difficult task! We hope this FAQ sheet answers the questions you may have about the George Fox DBA.

How often do I have to come to the Oregon campus?
There are three four-day residencies per year for the first three years of the program. Two residencies per year are back-to-back. In total, students will need to travel to our campus six times over the course of the entire program. (Admission interviews and dissertation defense can be done over the phone or through online video software.)

What do I need to do to finish an application?
A list of application requirements can be found here.

Do you have an electronic reference form?
Yes! You can download an electronic reference form here.

Will I have to take the GMAT test, even if I have a high GPA in my master's program?
You must complete either the GMAT, GRE, or Peregrine test. We do require an official test score for each applicant regardless of past experience or education.

Is the George Fox DBA accredited?
The George Fox College of Business is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is the premier accrediting association for business schools and programs with a focus on teaching excellence and what occurs in the classroom. This is in contrast to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which has a focus on research excellence.

Are there additional application requirements if I am an international student?
This webpage under “Graduate Admissions / International Admissions” is very helpful for answers to international inquiries. If you have received your bachelor's or master's degrees from an English-speaking school, you will not need to take a language test.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Megan JanesMegan Janes
George Fox University
Graduate Admissions Counselor