Part-time Portland MBA program adds weekend format and concentrations

April 5th, 2012

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George Fox University in Oregon offers students an MBA in management and leadership, finance, organizational strategy or strategic human resource management

NEWBERG, Ore. – Experienced professionals interested in an ethics-based MBA program with a global perspective now have the option of customizing their Masters of Business Administration degree in George Fox University’s Part-Time MBA program in Portland.

Beginning this fall, students will have the opportunity to choose from one of four concentration tracks – in finance, organizational strategy, strategic human resource management, or management and leadership – during their second year in the program. Each concentration consists of three three-credit courses.

In addition, George Fox will offer two ways to complete the 42-credit-hour program – by either attending class one night per week from 6 to 9:30 p.m. (and limited Saturdays) or, beginning in January of 2013, approximately every other Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program is classroom-based with an online component.

Classes meet at the university’s Portland Center near Tigard, located at 12753 S.W. 68th Ave., in Portland. New cohorts begin each fall and spring, with this fall’s program set to begin in late August. In addition to the concentrations, the curriculum includes an optional weeklong international study trip.

More information and enrollment details are available at or by attending one of the program’s scheduled information events at the Portland Center. Information meetings are an opportunity to hear more about the curriculum from an MBA faculty member and to interact with current students or alumni.

The next information meeting is set for Tuesday, April 17, between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Two more information sessions are also scheduled on May 3 and May 16 at the same time and location.

The program is designed for working professionals seeking to become more effective managers and leaders. The George Fox Part-Time MBA emphasizes leadership, interpersonal communication, ethics, and social responsibility. Class discussions and readings are balanced with projects and case studies to demonstrate how theory is applied in the real world.

The curriculum also allows for the opportunity to study aboard. Last May, a group of 15 students, two faculty members and six guests traveled to Beijing, China, to represent the university’s School of Business as part of an international residency class that provides participants an opportunity to study global business outside the classroom.

Since the study-abroad program’s inception in 2004, nearly 200 George Fox business graduate students have made the weeklong trips to locales including Brazil (2004-06), Shanghai, China (2007-09) and Beijing and Tianjin, China (2010-11).

To learn more about the MBA curriculum, schedule and/or cost, contact Robin Halverson at 503-554-6123 or visit

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes and Kiplinger’s among the top Christian colleges in the country and is a Christian university classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first tier regional university and a “Best Value” school. More than 3,500 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 11 master’s and doctoral degrees.


Robin Halverson
Admissions Counselor, Part-Time MBA

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