California State University, Fullerton Steven G. Mihaylo College of Business and Economics

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California State University, Fullerton’s Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, is one of the largest dual AACSB accredited business schools in the country, with 9,000 students annually enrolled. Mihaylo has consistently been recognized as one of the “Best Business Schools” by the Princeton Review. The online master’s business programs were ranked 15th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2020, and the university itself was rated 3rd in the Top Public Schools category. CSUF is famous for offering competitive tuition rates. In 2019, Washington Monthly named Fullerton on its “Best Bang for the Buck: West List,” Forbes deemed it a “Best Value,” and Money listed it in the Top 3% among “Best Colleges for Your Money.” Mihaylo is comprised of the following departments: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, and Decision Sciences, and Management, and Marketing.


Undergraduate students will receive a high-quality education through the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Economics, or International Business. Business Administration students can choose from an extensive range of concentration options, including Accounting, Business Analytics, Business Economics, Decision Science, Entertainment and Hospitality Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Marketing, Risk Management, and Insurance. Students can also select a joint concentration to make themselves more valuable to future employers.

Graduate students can build their professional network through the Fully Employed MBA program. To be admitted into this distinguished program, students must have five years of professional experience. Classes meet two evenings per week for three years. Students will focus on only one class every eight weeks. The flexible curriculum allows students to enroll in 18 credit hours of electives, making this degree an excellent fit for students interested in any business arena. Students also have the opportunity of a lifetime to participate in the Global Business Trip, which will include visits to international corporations and business consulting projects. The Flex MBA is offered on a part-time or full-time basis and features concentrations in Accounting, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Marketing Analytics, Organizational Leadership, Risk Management, and Insurance, or Supply Chain Management.

Student Life

Students admitted into the prestigious Honors College will have a calendar full of events to attend, such as leadership development opportunities, scholarships to attend study abroad trips, a mentorship program, and internships with top companies in California. Additionally, these students will receive automatic scholarships. In 2018, over 1/3 of the graduates in the Honors College were hired by Big Four Accounting Firms, and another 1/3 were offered jobs at Ernst & Young. Students can manage real investment portfolios by joining the Titan Capital Management Program. The Women’s Leadership Program and the Personal Financial Planning Program are other active business student organizations. Students can also gain practical hands-on learning experience through one of the many centers, such as the Center for Corporate Reporting and Governance or the Woods Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting.

Online Programs

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration can be completed fully online. This degree offers a broad-based curriculum covering accounting, business modeling, finance, management, marketing, research modeling, and urban planning.

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