Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Portland

At a Glance

14 Months Program length
Portland or Online Location

Format

In person or remote, part time

Semester Credit Hours

32

Cost per Semester Credit Hour

$910*

Tuition Cost for Entire Program

$29,120*

Accreditation

ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs)

Average Class Size

15 to 25 students

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

Why Earn an MBA at George Fox?

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Let’s face it: MBAs are everywhere. You could earn one from any number of institutions across the country. Why choose George Fox’s MBA program?

Our program gets results. You will find our graduates in the world’s most-recognized companies, from Nike and Hewlett-Packard to Verizon, Intel and Fidelity Investments.

In short, whether you are looking for career growth, desire a career change, or seek professional and personal enhancement, an MBA from George Fox University will provide the tools necessary to achieve your personal goals and give you an opportunity to increase your salary and improve your business acumen.

Beyond that, our program offers:

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What Sets Us Apart

Development of Soft Skills

What sets our program apart? Like most MBA programs, we cover foundational knowledge and practical application, including quantitative methods, finance, and strategy. But here’s what sets us apart: our emphasis on developing the soft skills – communication, presentation, critical thinking, decision-making, emotional and cultural intelligence, and leadership. That’s what will give you the leg up against the competition.

Flexibility

Virtually all of our students continue to work while in our program. We offer the option of either an in-person or remote format, and our program is mapped out so you can plan on all the details – including dates, costs and requirements – in advance.

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Practical Application

Apply what you learned in class on Monday to a project at work on Tuesday. Our program is designed for real-world application. Class discussions and readings are balanced with projects and case studies to demonstrate how theory is applied in the real world. Your final project in the program is client based and will utilize all of your skills and knowledge to meaningfully contribute to an organization of your choice.

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An Emphasis on Servant Leadership

A George Fox MBA is known for preparing competent leaders who are ethically grounded, globally engaged and socially responsive. That’s because we emphasize a business-beyond-the-bottom-line approach, incorporating courses on building ethical organizations, developing world class leaders, and personal and organizational effectiveness.

Our Cohort Model

Looking for community? You will find it in our program, as you will progress through the entire sequence of courses with the same cohort of experienced professionals. Our cohort model encourages interdependence and social support that often continues after you graduate. An additional benefit is a strong network of professional contacts.

Individualized Attention

As a Christian university, George Fox seeks to develop the whole person, academically, socially and spiritually. We limit our class sizes to ensure our experienced faculty give personal attention to each student. At George Fox, you'll be in a place where everyone – faculty, staff and classmates – knows your name.

Employers of Our MBA Students and Alumni

Flexible and Convenient

Curriculum

Our curriculum is streamlined to get you in and out in 14 months — there's no fluff here, but we still have everything you need. Take a look at what you'll be studying and imagine what these skills could do for your career.

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Professional Certification Options

Want to add a specialization to your degree? Starting next year, George Fox will offer optional professional certification programs comprising one to three courses that you take toward the end of the program. Delve into business analytics or project management and level up your degree. 

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Business Analytics Certificate

The business analytics graduate certificate consists of the following three 3-credit courses that will be offered starting in spring 2023 (after completion of the BUSG 540 or 541 Business Analytics prerequisite):

The cost per credit is $870, which means you’ll pay an additional $7,830 for the Business Analytics Certificate.

Project Management Certification

The project management option consists of one 4-credit course that will be offered to start in spring 2023 (after completion of the BUSG 535 Project Management or BUSG 536 Managing People, Processes, and Projects prerequisite):

The cost per credit is $870, which means you’ll pay an additional $3,480 for the Project Management Certification Program.

We plan to offer other certification options in the future, so submit a request for information to join our mailing list and receive updates.

Richard Bacon

Richard Bacon

MBA graduate in Strategic Management, Class of 2020

The George Fox MBA program really opened my eyes to the concept of servant leadership and my responsibility as a business leader to help my team find intrinsic fulfillment in the work that they do. Through the MBA program, I learned what it means to be a leader—it isn’t about fancy job titles; it’s about empowering my team and facilitating their success. I’m thankful for the perspective I developed through the program because it has allowed me to more effectively contribute to the success of my company, as well as better understand what drives me to succeed at work each day.

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