Full-time MBA Program
The reality is out there: business expects MBA graduates to have both the knowledge and the skills needed to succeed. For decades and still today, MBA programs worldwide have been criticized for not providing training and development in key interpersonal and soft skills.
The time has come for an MBA program that challenges students to develop both their knowledge and skills. “There are plenty of choices for a full-time MBA in the marketplace, so we chose to develop ours differently,” said Van Muse, director of MBA programs. “Our program addresses this criticism in the business world. We directly answer that challenge with an MBA providing development of specific leadership, interpersonal and business-acumen skills, along with the top flight world-class, in-depth functional knowledge for which we’ve always been known.”
Completing the program in less than two years, by attending four classes in Fall, Spring and Summer, your time away from the workplace is limited, improving the opportunity cost. The total program cost is less than $45,000 and includes all courses, workshops, the Mihaylo Leadership Academy, and travel costs for the international trip component.
Join us for an information session to learn more details about the benefits and features of the Mihaylo full-time MBA program.
Key Features of the Mihaylo Full-time MBA Program
- Mihaylo Leadership Academy
- 16-month program
- International experience
- Cohort-based program
- Lower opportunity cost
- Guaranteed graduation date
- Dedicated advising, faculty mentors and career development
- Internship options available
- AACSB dually accredited B-school
- Ranked in top 125 MBA programs nationally by U.S. News & World Report
Mihaylo Leadership Academy
A unique feature of the Mihaylo Full-time MBA experience, the Mihaylo Leadership Academy will provide you with a soft and interpersonal skill development program woven throughout your degree program. Orientation into the program will include several assessment tools that are used in the creation of an individualized professional development portfolio with focus on such areas as interpersonal skills, leadership, and decision-making proficiency. Throughout the program, in simulations and demonstrations, you will receive opportunities to implement what you have learned with feedback from instructors. Working with coaches on an individualized development plan through the program, you will also conclude your experience with guidance for continued development.
Through the Mihaylo Leadership Academy, students experience six full weeks of professional development seminars, workshops, and experiential sessions in over 30 areas with such topics as:
- Managing change
- Conflict resolution
- Cross cultural communication
- Effective presentations
- Creativity in decision making
- Decision making with incomplete information
- Performance appraisal
- Developing management and leadership styles
- Team building
- and many others
In addition to the six weeks which are matched with and spread throughout the four semesters of curriculum, the program includes an international cultural experience and global business study to be offered during the January intersession between the first two semesters. Learning about business practices first-hand from companies and executives, and engaging in a learning environment in a foreign location, is an invaluable part of any MBA experience. Testing out effective practices and interpersonal skills in the “living laboratory” of an international environment will be an irreplaceable component of your new degree.
Lastly, the Mihaylo Leadership Academy contains many key sessions on career management and business acumen. Case study competitions, Q&A sessions with business leaders, coaching and mentoring relationships, career management workshops, and guest speakers help to round out the comprehensive experience.
The MBA Career Center
The MBA Career Center is an integral part of the experience for the Full-time program. Through key assessments, workshops and seminars, coaching and mentoring in the Mihaylo Leadership Academy, and important online resources, the MBA Career Center is a source for career management and professional development. Students in the Mihaylo Full-time MBA program experience the services of the MBA Career Center through these types of services and experiences:
- Corporate and industry networking mixers
- HIRE sessions with company presenters
- Career development seminars
- MBA level resume resources
- Regional professional association events
- Internship and full-time job databases
- Job and internship fairs
- On-and off-campus interviews
- Access to online resources
- Assessment tools
As a student in the Full Time MBA program, you will enter in a cohort, taking four courses in Fall, Spring and Summer. This accelerated format enables you to complete the program in less than 2 years. The FTMBA offers a cohort model in which students work through the program with a group of peers who begin and complete their degree together. Throughout their curriculum, students are provided with a stimulating networking environment.
Students, prior to admission to the program, must demonstrate proficiency in calculus and statistics. The courses below or equivalent coursework must be completed with grades of at least a "C" (2.0)
- Business Calculus | Math 130 or 135 at CSUF (3 units)
- Or enroll in the Graduate Programs Quantitative Preparatory Course, offered each fall
- Fall 2014 Dates: August 30, September 6 and September 13
- Statistical Analysis | ISDS 316A or ISDS 513 at CSUF(3 units)
Equivalent courses in Calculus may be taken at a community college. To find equivalencies at the community college check out http://www.assist.org/web-assist/welcome.html. The Statistics course must be completed at CSUF or a 4 year institution.
The FT MBA Program
The degree encompasses a total of 45 units of coursework. 30 units are dedicated to foundation core coursework, 12 units in concentration courses, and the remaining three units will be completed by the MBA capstone course.
|Acct 510||Financial Accounting (3)|
|Mgmt 518||Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (3)|
|Econ 515||Microeconomic Perspectives for Managers (3)|
|Mgmt 524||Seminar in Organizational Behavior & Admin. (3)|
|Acct 511||Seminar in Managerial Accounting (3)|
|Fin 517||Managerial Finance (3)|
|Mgmt 516||Operations Management (3)|
|ISDS 514||Decision Models for Business & Economics (3)|
|Mktg 519||Marketing Management (3)|
|Mgmt 515 or
Econ 521 or
|Management Information in the Corporate Environment (3) or
Macroeconomic Perspectives for Managers (3) or
Information Resource and IT Project Management (3)
for course descriptions.
* Courses determined by the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics and are subject to availability.
MBA Concentration Electives: (12 units)
Students, as a Cohort, may be able to complete 12 units or four classes of general concentration courses. Or students who meet the prerequisites may opt to complete a specific concentration in either Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, or Marketing.
|Buad 591||Business Strategy Capstone (3)|
To graduate, students must complete the individual written component of the Buad 591: Comprehensive Business Management group project with a grade of B or better. Students must also complete a minimum of 45 units and maintain a 3.0 minimum overall grade point average.
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