Doctor of Business Administration Admissions

George Fox School of Business students

COVID-19 and Admissions at George Fox

The George Fox admissions office is taking steps to protect the health of our campus community and prospective students. In accordance with the Oregon governor’s "Stay Home, Save Lives" campaign, admissions counselors are working remotely. While we cannot offer in-person visits for now, admissions counselors are still available by email, phone or video if you have any questions or need assistance.

We are still accepting applications for programs starting this summer and fall. Classes may be offered virtually until in-person classes can safely resume.

If you are applying, please send application materials by email and ask your previous school(s) to send official transcripts electronically directly to George Fox, rather than sending them by mail.

For additional information, visit the university's main COVID-19 response page.

We look forward to connecting with you!

DBA Admission Requirements

  • Full-time faculty appointment or five years of professional experience.
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from regionally accredited colleges or universities (minimum GPA of 3.0).
  • Evidence of completion of undergraduate or graduate level courses in accounting, economics and finance.

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

Coursework begins once each year in April. Early application is encouraged since class size is limited. The application cycle for 2021 is now open!

  • Early Notification Deadline: November 1*
  • Final Application Deadline: February 1*

* Applications may be reviewed after the priority application date on a space-available basis. Please contact your admissions counselor for more information.

How to Apply

To complete your application and be eligible for file review, please complete the following steps. All application items can be mailed or sent electronically to

Apply Online

Create an account with a username and password and complete the DBA application online. Submitting the online application will require a $40 nonrefundable application fee. In response to the financial strain the COVID-19 response has caused for many people, DBA application fees have been waived until further notice. The online application includes the following:

  • General contact and demographic information
  • Academic and professional background information
  • Resume or CV
  • Three reference forms
  • Three short answer essay questions
Note: Applications can be saved to be completed at a later time. Log in early to send reference forms and view the essay prompt.

First-Time Applicants

Create an Account

Returning Applicants

Log in
Official Test Scores - Peregrine, GMAT, or GRE
Submit official test scores from the testing facility. If you have not already taken the GMAT or GRE, we recommend the Peregrine.

More information about the Peregrine Test
Academic Writing Sample
Submit a sample of academic writing from prior course work which demonstrates your ability to gather, synthesize, organize and evaluate research (often a copy of your Master’s Thesis or a research essay written during grad school ). Please contact your admissions counselor for directions if you have questions about what should be submitted.
Request Official Electronic Transcripts

Request an official transcript from every regionally accredited college or university where you completed even a single course. Electronic transcripts are preferred for speed and accuracy. They must be sent directly from the institution to If an electronic option is not available, unopened official transcripts can be sent via mail to:

Office of Admissions
George Fox University
414 N Meridian Street #6089
Newberg, OR 97132

International Students

Additional requirements for International Students applying to the DBA include:

  • Transcript Evaluations for any degrees earned outside the U.S.
  • Non-native English speakers must submit a TOEFL score of 80 (Internet-based) or IELTS 6.5
  • Declaration of Finance and supporting financial documentation

For more information regarding these requirements, visit our International Admissions website.

Once Your Application is Complete

All application items must be submitted by the application deadline. The Admissions Committee will then review all completed files and selected applicants will be invited to interview with our faculty either on-campus or via conference call.

Contact Us

For more information about admission to the Doctor of Business Administration, please contact:

Carlos Ordoñez

Carlos Ordoñez

Admissions Counselor, College of Business

Call: 503-554-6123

Text: 503-713-6514