The ACBSP-accredited College of Business at George Fox University provides a Christian-based, holistically-inclined business education that focuses on ‘preparing trusted leaders.’ Within the design of every program and personal attention from incredibly qualified faculty, students gain the necessary knowledge and skills in many different aspects of business. They build character, courage, and professional competence and are grounded in ethical practices, global awareness, social responsibility, and service to the community.
The Masters in Business Administration degree can be completed full-time in one year or part-time in two years. The Part-time MBA offers a flexible in-person schedule meeting in the evenings or on weekends. It provides a more in-depth course of study through optional concentrations in Strategic Management, Finance, Management & Leadership, or Strategic Human Resource Management.
Undergraduate studies include degrees in Business Administration, Marketing, Economics, Management, Accounting, Global Business, or Finance. Fox business students can receive financial assistance in many forms, including merit-based scholarships, need-based grants, and on-campus employment. Students can compete in the Scholarship Competition for their desired degree program, which consists of an essay and an interview.
The University has a great reputation for allowing students to take their education internationally through its excellent study abroad programs. Business students can spend a semester in places like South Africa, Japan, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Romania, and Chile, or summer in places like Brazil, England, Lithuania, Kenya, and South Korea. During the junior year, students can spend three weeks in places like China, Tanzania, Israel, Peru, Belize, Ireland, and India. MBA students can choose an international residency in China or Panama for one week.
Business students come face-to-face with, learn from, and network with business professionals like the Executive in Residence Day. This event brings executives and business leaders to campus, where they provide advice and share experiences that give insights into how the professional world functions. Another way to meet professionals, develop peer relationships, build vital skills, and serve the community is through participation in student organizations. Business-related groups include the Investment Club, Accounting Association, National Society of Leadership & Success, Business Bridge, and the American Enterprise Institute.
The spiritual life of a student is of high priority for the University. Business students can experience many ways to enhance their faith and grow spiritually through a faith-based curriculum, Christian professors, Chapel services, Life Groups that meet each week for prayer and fellowship, and opportunities to minister to and serve others. There are Serve Days, James Projects (community service outreach), Foster Parent Nights Out, Generation Connections, Little+Big Bruins, and Kin-dom Events that help underserved communities.
For those interested in pursuing a degree at the highest level in research, business, and education, there is an online Doctor of Business Administration degree. The majority of the degree is completed online with a few on-campus residencies throughout the program. Students can choose a concentration in Marketing or Management.