Management & Organizational Leadership (BA)

At a Glance

16 months Program length
$499* Cost per credit hour
Online Program format

Tuition cost for entire program

$17,964*

Credit hours

36

Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

* All stated financial information is subject to change. Financial aid available.

Become a  Leader You'd Follow

A student from George Fox Adult Degree Program

You aspire to be a leader who does the right thing – someone who leads by example and is willing to do what’s best for the team. You are a person of integrity and honesty. A person of character.

If this describes you, you are an ideal fit for our management and organizational leadership program.

At George Fox, we believe business leaders need to go beyond book smarts and the bottom line. It’s that guiding principle that dictates the approach, emphases and philosophy of our program.

What Will I Study?

Students in the Management & Organizational Leadership major will learn to:

  • Explain the importance of character and ethical practices to managers
  • Be a manager or leader who engages in professional growth and confidently supports the learning and growth of others
  • Competently function in a variety of roles within an organization, understanding the importance of teamwork and communication to meeting organizational needs
  • Apply the critical thinking skills necessary to analyze and research organizational problems and formulate responses to them
  • Understand how ethics and Christian values inform personal and organizational decision-making
  • Be aware of the significance of an organization’s alignment with its purpose, values, and strategic plans
  • Be cognizant of the nuances in organizational functioning that may trigger a need for organizational change, and be able to lead change initiatives
  • Understand the significance of operational planning and management to organizational growth and sustainability

Credit Requirements

62 semester hours must be completed to enter a major. To graduate with a bachelor's degree, you must complete a total of 120 semester hours as follows:

Minimum required entry credits for major (Don't have enough credits?) 62
Additional credits needed for graduation (general education, electives, or life-learning credit) 22
Credits earned in Management & Organizational Leadership major
36
Total 120

Format

The Management & Organizational Leadership major is offered 100% online. You will attend a synchronous cohort launch at the beginning of the major via Zoom, followed by 16 months of online course work in a cohort of peers. All major courses are offered one at a time in a sequential, condensed, accelerated format. To learn more, visit our program details page.

Job Prospects

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for training and development managers is expected to increase by 7% between 2019 and 2029, while administrative services and facilities managers’ job prospects are expected to increase by 6% during that same time period.

Generally, those hired in the field hold some variation of the following titles:

  • Accounting associate
  • Administrator
  • Assistant manager
  • Branch manager
  • Business analyst
  • Business owner
  • Director
  • Human resource coordinator
  • Law enforcement
  • Logistics manager
  • Marketing and communication manager
  • Project leader
  • Sales manager/director
  • Strategic account manager

Stefanie Muir

Management & Organizational Leadership Graduate

I enjoyed my experience at George Fox. It was challenging and rewarding at the same time. I wish I could personally thank each of my instructors that helped along the way and for the experience they provided us. Anyone looking to complete their degree, I would highly recommend this program.

Meet the Prof

Wes Friesen

Wes Friesen

Get to know our professors before you actually meet them!

Wes Friesen is one of our management & organizational leadership faculty members. He worked for Portland General Electric for 37 years, climbing to the senior-level manager level and leading the billing, credit, customer payment, and print/mail functions. Since retiring from PGE, Wes founded the company Solomon Training & Development and published his 2016 book, Your Team Can Soar! Powerful Lessons to Help You Lead and Develop High Performing Teams.

Wes is an elder at his church, holds 15 professional certifications, and sits on several nonprofit boards. Among the courses he teaches are Financial Decision Making, Operations Management, Human Resources Management, Ethics for Project Managers, Team Leadership & Management, and Global Leadership Summit.

More Adult Degree Majors

Check out some of our other Adult Degree Program offerings:

Healthcare Administration Psychology & Mental Health Studies Project Management Elementary Education