At a Glance:

Part-Time MBA

Semester hours 42
Average Completion Time 24 months
Cost per credit $808* (financial aid available)
Tuition cost $33,936 (total tuition for the 24-month program)
Accreditation Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP)
Location Portland Center (near Tigard)
Classes Start

late-August (Fall Cohort); mid-January (Spring Cohort)

*All stated financial information is subject to change.

ACBSP Accredited

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Admission Requirements

Part-Time MBA Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Professional experience required (submit a résumé to to pre-qualify)
  • No GMAT required. We have found that this test is not always the best predictor of student success.

Start Dates and Application Deadlines

  • Fall Start: Weekday Format
    • The weeknight format is offered each fall semester. Classes meet one evening per week and occasional Saturdays. 
    • Classes are conducted at the Portland Center
    • Early Application Deadline is March 1*
    • Final Application Deadline is Aug. 1*
  • Spring Start: Weekend Format
    • The weekend format is offered each January. Classes meet approximately every other Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Classes are conducted at the Portland Center.
    • Application Deadline is Dec. 1*

*Note: Applications will be accepted beyond the deadlines on a space-available basis. Contact your admissions counselor for availability.

How To Apply

Apply Online:
Create an account with a username and password and complete the Part-Time MBA application online here. Submitting the online application will require a $40 non-refundable application fee. Applying online is recommended to expedite processing, but a printable version is also available online here.
Official (Unopened) Transcripts:
Order official transcripts from every regionally accredited college or university where you completed even a single course. Transcripts should be sent to the address below:

Office of Admissions
George Fox University
12753 S.W. 68th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97223
Three Professional References:
One must be from your current supervisor. Electronic forms available for download online here
Email a copy of your professional résumé to
Admission Essay:
Two to three pages, double-spaced, addressing prompt included on the application. Send essay to Your response should include:
  • Why are you interested in obtaining an MBA?
  • What knowledge and skills do you hope to obtain?
  • Why are you interested in George Fox University?
  • Why now?

Once Your Application is Complete

If your application is selected by the admissions committee, you will be invited to interview with a group of three to five MBA candidates. Your interview group will be presented with a group problem to solve while the admissions committee observes. No preparation is required. Dress is business casual.

After Acceptance

If you are admitted to the Part-Time MBA program, you are required to submit a $200 enrollment deposit by the date provided by your admissions counselor. This deposit guarantees your place in the program and typically covers the graduation fee applied to your student account in the last semester of your degree program. Please review the Student Accounts website related to the Enrollment Deposit.

After admission, students must complete and pass the Harvard Financial E-Learning course. This course will provide online tools to learn basic accounting terms, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and the three main types of financial statements. Students who score a minimum of 75 percent on the pre-test are not required to complete the Harvard Financial E-Learning module.


For more information about the Part-Time MBA, please contact your admissions counselor:

Carlos OrdonezCarlos Ordonez
Graduate Admissions Counselor
Phone: 503-554-6123