Academic advising is an integral part of your undergraduate education. The Mihaylo College of Business and Economics strives to provide each student with the resources, guidance and support to achieve your academic, career and personal goals.
As a student at Cal State Fullerton and the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, you share a responsibility in your success by being aware of the various requirements, policies and services. We hope that this site will provide you with the general information you need to successfully complete your undergraduate degree. For complete information, please refer to the University Catalog.
The Business Advising Center is the central office for all undergraduate students in the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics. The Center provides information and handouts on MCBE major degree requirements, transfer course evaluations, declaring a concentration, and other policies and procedures. If you have questions about your General Education requirements, please visit the Academic Advising Center in University Hall room 123.
Business Advising Centers are located on the main campus in Fullerton as well as the Irvine Campus (formerly El Toro).
For more career information, please visit the CSUF Career Planning and Placement Center.
For career advising through the Mihaylo College, please visit the Mihaylo Career Services.
Business Advising Center
Fullerton Campus - Mihaylo Hall room 1201
Walk-in Advising is available throughout the year on the main campus. Just drop in during our hours listed below.
Monday 8:00 am - 6:45 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:45 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:45 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:45 pm
Undergraduate students are welcome to schedule appointments during non-registration periods. You can schedule an appointment if you are a current student and want general major advisement, if you are a newly admitted student to Cal State Fullerton and need to see an advisor for mandatory advisement, if you are on academic probation and have a registration hold, of if you are a prospective student and desire general information.
NOTE: If you scheduling an appointment to declare your concentration or for mandatory advisement for new students, please remember that you must complete the Ethics Requirement before you can meet with an advisor. For more information about the MCBE Ethics Requirement, please go to: www.business.fullerton.edu/ethics
Business Advising Center
Irvine Campus (formerly El Toro) - IRVC 113
Appointments are recommended (657) 278-1650
Monday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
1) During registration periods, the demand to see an advisor is very high. Because of this, the Business Advising Center becomes very busy and waits can be long. We advise students to arrive at least one to two hours before our posted closing times. During these times, the Center may close early due to overcrowding.
2) During registration periods, appointments are not available. Advisement during these periods is on a walk-in basis only.
3) We advise students to plan ahead and visit the Business Advising Center three to five weeks before registration begins to avoid the long waits.
4) If you are planning to visit the Business Advising Center to declare your concentration or for mandatory advisement for new students, please remember that you must complete the Ethics Requirement before you can meet with an advisor. For more information about the MCBE Ethics Requirement, please go to: www.business.fullerton.edu/ethics
If you have a quick question, send an email to: email@example.com . Be sure to include your name, campus-wide ID number and state your question clearly. You'll generally get a response in 24-48 hours.
Or, you can call the Center and ask your quick question Monday through Thursday between 9:00 and 9:30 am. Our number is 657-278-2211.
Cal State Fullerton has established transfer equivalencies for business courses at the community colleges in the neighboring area.
If you would like to see a complete articulation for the entire state of California, please visit the Assist web site at : www.assist.org
The undergraduate Career Path Advisors in the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics are designated faculty who are available to answer questions that you have about careers in business and economics.
One of the goals of the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics (MCBE) is to promote the development of ethically responsible students who will become future professionals in business, economics and other related fields. As responsible members of the Mihaylo College community, students are expected to adhere to the highest standards of academic integrity and overall ethical conduct. To insure that all Mihaylo College students are aware of these standards, the faculty of the Mihaylo College adopted a policy that mandates students fulfill the Mihaylo College Ethics requirement by acknowledging the Mihaylo College Student Code of Ethics, become familiar with the policies and practices related to academic dishonesty and plagiarism, and demonstrate competency in these areas by passing the Mihaylo College Ethics Quiz.
For more information on how to fulfill the MCBE Ethics Requirement, please go to: www.business.fullerton.edu/ethics
All students in the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics first enter their major as prebusiness, pre-economics or pre-international majors, whether they are entering freshmen, transfers, or returning students.
NOTE: All MCBE students must complete the Ethics Requirement before an application to declare a concentration can be submitted. For more information about the MCBE Ethics Requirement, please go to: www.business.fullerton.edu/ethics
If you would like to view a summary of the degree requirements, please go to any of following:
- CSUF General Education Requirements
- BA in Business Administration
- BA in Economics
- BA in International Business
- Minors in the MCBE
Please visit this site to learn about the grading policies at Cal State Fullerton. Included is information about grade point averages, repeating courses, academic probation and academic disqualification.
To make sure that new students start off on the right track, all newly-admitted students to the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics are required to visit with an advisor before registering for their first semester courses. A registration hold is placed on their first semester's registration.
New freshmen will automatically receive their mandatory advisement by participating in New Student Orientation.
Transfer students are required to visit with an advisor in the Business Advising Center. For hours, Business Advising Center locations, and appointment information, please see the information about the Business Advising Center above. Please note that new transfer students are also required to fulfill the MCBE requirement before their first semester's registration. For more information on how to fulfill the MCBE Ethics Requirement, please go to: www.business.fullerton.edu/ethics
If you are planning to take Math 130 or 135, Business Calculus, you need to know about the prerequisite requirements and the Mathematics Qualifying Exam. Please visit this site to learn more about the procedures, deadlines, exemptions and fees.
Most courses have prerequisites and/or corequisites. A prerequisite is a course or courses that must be taken before another. In some cases, it may be stipulated that the prerequisite course be completed with a minimum grade. A corequisite is a course that may be taken concurrently. It is each student’s responsibility to make sure that they meet prerequisite or corequisite requirements. Students who do not meet requirements may be administratively dropped from the course.
Adding and dropping business courses can be simple if done properly and in a timely manner. Learn about the things you should know about registration.
Do you want to see how you can complete your degree in four years without taking extra courses? What's the right mix of general education and major course? What's the correct order to take your major courses to meet prerequisites?
This valuable Handbook will provide you with information about Cal State Fullerton and will serve as a resource during your educational journey. Learn about university policies and procedures and information on how to participate in campus life.
The TITAN Degree Audit (TDA) is an important advising tool and resource for students at Cal State Fullerton. The TDA report includes your general education and major requirements as well as other unit and scholastic requirements. To obtain your TDA, go to TITAN Online through your Student Portal and select Student Academics.