Christian College in Oregon Now Offers Global Business Major at
Discipline is one of five new majors to be introduced by George Fox University's School of
Business this fall
Newberg, Ore. (Vocus) June 10, 2010 -- George Fox University’s School of Business will offer a new bachelor’s
degree in global business when undergraduate classes resume this fall.
The global business major prepares graduates for the fast-emerging global economy. The course of study is
designed to give students the tools to pursue work in companies or situations that are directly related to global
As part of the 60-semester-hour program, students take classes through the International Business Institute
program, a 10-week summer experience. They also complete an internship with a global business or company.
The major’s curriculum includes courses in international trade, international finance, international management
and global marketing.
The major is one of five new offerings in the George Fox School of Business. Also added this fall will be
bachelor’s degrees in finance, management, entrepreneurship and marketing. The new majors will replace the
current business administration major, which included concentrations, and will thereby give students more
specialized majors of study in various business disciplines.
The school will retain its other two undergraduate business majors, in economics and accounting.
“We’ve found there is a demand for majors that specialize in these areas of business,” said Dirk Barram, interim
dean of the School of Business. “Not only is there student interest, but as a school we want to continue to expand
our curriculum and offer greater depth and breadth in our courses. Students have told us they want more than
simply concentrations in these areas; they want majors that give them more specialization in their area of interest.
We believe this will give them an even greater opportunity to succeed once they graduate.”
To accommodate the expansion of course work, the School