Bachelor of Science
|Average completion time||16 months|
|Cost per credit||$486* (financial aid available)|
|Total approx. cost||$17,496* (does not include books)
|Accreditation||Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities|
|Location||Portland Center (near Tigard),|
|Start Date||August (fall) Face-to-Face|
*All stated financial information is subject to change. Price listed above is for Fall, 2016.
Why Technology Management?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the computer systems analyst occupation “is expected to grow by 27 percent, or 127,700 jobs, from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.” BLS also reports that the entry-level education for this occupation is a bachelor’s degree. This is true nationally as well as regionally in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
The technology demands being placed on organizations nationally from expediential growth in cloud, computing, cyber security and mobile networks are pushing organizations to find and hire highly trained individuals who have exceptional analytical, management and problem-solving skills.
The most sought-after individuals by employers are those who have both information technology and operations management-focused education. For this reason, more individuals with operations or information technology-focused degrees from community colleges are seeking degree-completion programs. These students need more than a piece of paper indicating that they have earned a degree. They need the analytical and problem-solving skills in conjunction with real-world experience in information systems to secure these jobs and adapt to the perpetual change of technology. Regional employers appreciate that George Fox technology management graduates have these skills and meet high standards.
The demand for computer systems analyst or IT security analyst professionals shows little sign of decreasing in the coming decades. According to the BLS, by 2022 the job outlook for the following professions are projected to grow at an astonishing rate:
- Computer Systems Analyst – 27 percent
- IT Security Analyst – 32 percent
- Market Research Analyst – 29 percent
- Operations/Supply Chain Analyst – 27 percent
- Health Information Technicians – 22 percent
- Business Analyst – 19 percent
In addition to enhancing career advancement opportunities for those already working in an IT or management career, George Fox University's bachelor's degree in technology management will provide further educational and networking opportunities. The degree is designed for adult learners with an associate’s degree or some college experience who are seeking to finish their bachelor’s degree at a highly respected university.
Credit RequirementsTo graduate with a bachelor´s degree, you must complete a total of 126 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)||28|
|Credits earned in Technology Management courses
Technology Management Program Format
- 36 semester hours
- 16 months (View Cohort Calendars Here)
- Face-to-Face format meets one night each week, 6-10 p.m. (an occasional Saturday may be required)
- Classroom-style instruction with some online assignments
- Portland, Oregon (near Tigard)
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