At Cal State Fullerton we get it. In the College of Business & Economics, we understand that the majority of our students are working professionals. Our MBA program was designed with that notion in mind while catering to students in the greater Orange County area.

Every day employers are searching for tomorrow’s business leaders; CSUF helps students grow into effective leaders, both in and outside of the classroom. Our faculty is industry experts who teach a market-driven forward-looking curriculum melding theory with practice. Additionally, each MBA class is comprised of students from across the globe who have experience in a wide variety of industries, management levels, and undergraduate educations. This diversity enriches the classroom experience and provides students the opportunity to learn from their peers as well as their professors. Through a curriculum that challenges students’ ethical and moral values, intense field projects and dynamic classroom discussions, our MBA graduates leave with a competitive edge over their peers.

The College and its accounting program have the distinction of being professionally accredited by AACSB International at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Accreditation is an important measure of quality and our faculty, curriculum and resources have met the stringent standards for accreditation by AACSB. We are the only University in Orange County, and one of five in California, to hold this prestigious level of dual accreditation; only 168 Universities worldwide have achieved this accomplishment.

The MBA program in the College of Business & Economics will give you the competitive advantage necessary to be a strong leader in today’s dynamic market-driven economy.

New Program Information (Fall 2006 and beyond)

Major highlights of new curriculum

  • A move to a general MBA program which allows for more flexibility and customization.
  • Three units will be required in Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, and ISDS reduced from six credits prior.
  • Advanced seminars eliminated to provide students with more elective options enabling the greater depth of students’ degree.
  • Shorter foundation/seminar core to make classes more accessible and allow students to graduate sooner.
  • An overall reduction in total units required for the degree (previously 33-60 units, the new program will be 33-45 units).
  • Students may waive up to four classes with equivalent coursework completed in their undergraduate degree.

Making your MBA work for you

The CSUF MBA program is designed with the needs of the working professional in mind. We are aware that earning an MBA degree requires a major commitment of time and effort on the student’s behalf, but also understand that people have different personal and professional circumstances.

Our MBA program encourages you to:

Customize your program.
Built into your curriculum are elective courses which may be used to tailor your program. You may take courses in any of the ten concentration areas, or select from a few areas to create a broad-based degree. Your advisor will help you relate your coursework directly to your educational and career goals.

Study at your own pace.
Our hybrid program was built especially for working professionals so students have the option of attending semester-long courses on a full or part-time basis or may enroll in an accelerated program. Students may take as little as 15 months or as many as five years to earn their MBA.

Choose a campus near your home or work.
The MBA program is offered at two convenient Orange County locations, the main Fullerton campus and a satellite center near the Irvine Spectrum. Both campuses feature easy freeway access and lie near the 57, 5 and 405 freeways respectively.

Excellent support services.
The College’s staff and faculty provide students with exceptional customer service. From the moment you express interest in the program, advisors are available to help you through the process. Once you’re admitted, you will be assigned to an advisor who will work with you all the way until graduation day.

Gain practical experience while you’re in the program.
As part of your capstone course, you will have the opportunity to consult with leading area businesses. We don’t just prepare you for the real world, we expose you to it.

Network with your peers and local professionals.
Students in the MBA program come from across the globe and have varying professional experiences. Many courses are taught in a team format where students will have the opportunity to create professional relationships by networking with classmates. Students also have access to local professionals and are encouraged to take advantage of the College’s career planning services.
The accelerated program is held at the Irvine campus.

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