Full-Time MBA

At a Glance

10 Months Program length
Newberg Location


In person, full time

Semester Credit Hours


Tuition Cost for Entire Program


Cost per Semester Credit Hour



ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs)

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

An MBA with a Character-Building Focus

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You could earn an MBA at any number of institutions. What makes George Fox’s full-time MBA stand out?

For starters, we offer a format that will allow you to complete your degree and move on with your career in just 10 months. And you’ll do so in small, in-person cohorts that allow for regular interaction.

Beyond that, our ethics-based, holistic curriculum goes beyond the bottom line. As a Christian university, we seek to develop the whole person – academically, socially and spiritually – and our MBA program’s primary task is to prepare managers and leaders with deeply ethical worldviews so you’ll be a leader that changes the landscape of your organization.

A commitment to accelerated study will help you to improve your marketability, gain self-confidence and improve your presentation skills. A lifetime of benefits is less than a year away.

Looking for a part-time option?
We also offer a 14-month part-time MBA in both virtual and in-person formats in Portland, Oregon.

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What Sets Us Apart

Development of Soft Skills

While we cover the core topics of a master of business administration program⁠ – including quantitative methods, finance and strategy – we have a strong focus on values-informed development, leadership and soft skills.

Soft skills are a combination of skills in:

  • Communication
  • Presentation
  • Critical thinking
  • Decision making
  • Emotional and cultural intelligence
  • Leadership
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Cohort Model

Our cohort model allows students to build relationships, trust and teamwork, as well as challenge one another to maximize learning opportunities – skills coveted by all organizations.

Under the cohort model, you will take the entire sequence of courses together with the same classmates. This format encourages interdependence and social support that often continues after the program is completed, producing a strong professional network of contacts. Limited class sizes also ensure our experienced faculty can give you personal attention.

Business seminar

Friday Seminars

We believe a business education isn’t truly put to the test until you apply in-class principles to real-world situations. As a student in our full-time MBA program, you will take part in Friday seminars, visiting nonprofits and for-profit corporations in a variety of industries in the greater Portland and Seattle areas. These visits include professional industry presentations, organizational tours, hands-on projects that focus on application, and networking opportunities. Below are just a few of the companies we’ve visited:

  • Nike
  • Watson Creative
  • Intel
  • Medical Teams International
  • Portland Rescue Mission
  • Portland Art Museum
  • A-Dec
  • Bob's Red Mill
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Under Armor
  • Daimler
  • Microsoft
  • Zillow
  • Boeing
  • Costco

Employers of Our MBA Students and Alumni

An Experienced Alumni Base

George Fox MBA alumni have worked for many of the top organizations in the Northwest and nation, including:

  • Nike
  • Intel
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Mentor Graphics
  • Marion County, Oregon
  • Medical Teams International
  • Ernst & Young
  • Cambia Health Solutions
  • Oregon Department of Human Services
  • A-dec

If you want to work at a specific company or in a particular industry, contact your MBA admissions counselor to find out if George Fox MBA graduates work there.

Program Details

  • 42 semester hours (10 months)
  • You will take 12 to 15 credits a semester.
  • Classes are held on George Fox University's main campus in Newberg, Oregon.
  • Classes begin in August each year and end in June the following year, with short breaks over the winter holidays and in the spring.
  • Classes are Monday through Friday. A Business Seminar course is held on Fridays, during which you will visit corporations in the greater Portland and Seattle areas.
  • Applications are accepted until the cohort is full. Contact the MBA admissions counselor for more information.
  • Limited to 25 students per cohort.
  • Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
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Brianna Herron

Project coordinator with Opus, Class of 2021

My biggest takeaway was learning from everyone around me. I learned so much from my classmates, especially since we all had different styles of executing our work. We had to learn how to work together, and I believe learning to work with different types of people has and will continue to help me with my career. Ultimately, this was my biggest takeaway from the program because I learned that even if I learn or work differently than others, we can still get the work done and in a timely manner.

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