Project Management (BS)

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

George Fox University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

* All stated financial information is subject to change and depends on the number of credits transferred in. Additional general education courses may be required. Financial aid available.

Advance Your Career as a Project Manager

Project Management

If you’re seeking to step up and lead organizational change – to oversee the strategic direction of projects, employ your communication skills, and offer directional and/or technical expertise – you’ve come to the right place.

George Fox’s online project management program will equip you with the knowledge, tools and skills to deliver successful projects in today’s fast-paced business environment. The program is consistent with the teachings of the Project Management Institute (PMI), providing content knowledge along with the application of concepts.

Learn more about what can you do with a degree in project management

PMI Alignment

Our curriculum is aligned with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and includes its framework and practices in course materials and class activities. Completing the program alone does not qualify graduates for the PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam, but students will gain conceptual knowledge and have plenty of opportunities to apply new skills in alignment with the newest PMI requirements. Students who graduate will be ready to add value in the workplace immediately, and they will have a head start as they prepare for the PMP certification exam.

Among the Nation’s Best

We are one of only two colleges in Oregon to offer a bachelor's degree in project management. Value Colleges ranked our program in the top 25 in the country in 2022, and Intelligent.com ranked us #26 in the country among online degrees in project management and rated us “Best in the Northwest” in 2021.

What Will I Study?

Students in the Project Management major will learn to:

  • Function as self-directed learners who engage in continuous professional growth through the application of experiential learning principles and practices while also supporting the learning and growth of others
  • Demonstrate an understanding of management and leadership functions, theories and models, describe their own professional philosophy, and serve effectively as a team leader and team member
  • Apply appropriate project management methods, and demonstrate the ethical, technical and behavioral competencies necessary for the successful management of projects to affect organizational performance through the delivery of strategic and operational goals
  • Apply the principles of organizational environment, design, systems and change to drive improvements in operations and strategy
  • Exhibit effective leadership communication skills and an understanding of organizational communication strategies and methods
  • Describe how their understanding of ethics and Christian values informs their project management, leadership and management practices in an organizational context
  • Utilize the management tools, analytical methods and research skills necessary to identify organizational problems and formulate solutions to those problems

Credit Requirements

62 semester hours must be completed to enter a major. To graduate with a bachelor of science in project management degree, you must complete a total of 120 semester credit 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 Project Management major
36
Total 120

Format

  • The Project Management 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
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Job Prospects

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that management occupations should grow by a rate of approximately 6% by 2024, and PMI expects 22 million new project management job openings through 2027.

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

  • Business manager
  • Commercial project manager
  • Communication specialist
  • Contracting officer
  • Director
  • Event project manager
  • General manager
  • Manager
  • Manager of product regulation
  • Project coordinator
  • Project manager
  • Supervisor
  • System administrator
  • Systems engineer
  • Technical manager

William Cutshall

Adult Degree Program Graduate

George Fox is second to none. I found the professors amazing and the classes instrumental to real-world situations. The school’s promise of being known was so refreshing, as it humanizes the experience and didn't make me feel like just a number. The Fox staff and faculty care. I'm proud to have graduated from George Fox.

Meet the Prof

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Debbie Austin

Get to know our professors before you actually meet them!

Debbie Austin has lived and worked in the Pacific Northwest her entire life. She earned a bachelor’s in business administration from Western Governors University, an MBA in IT management, and a DBA in strategic leadership from George Fox University. For over 20 years, she has held a variety of IT leadership and project management roles in Fortune 500 companies. Since 2006, she has worked in higher education and teaching as well.

Debbie holds a project management certification (PMP) and an advanced graduate certificate in ecommerce and project management. She is currently the director of operations for an instructional design firm and resides in Beaverton, Oregon.

You Can Do This

adult degree

We believe you have what it takes - and our program is designed for the success of working adults:

We know it's a big step. That's why you'll have a dedicated staff person to walk with you from start to finish.

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