Centers & Institutes
The Centers & Institutes within the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at Cal State Fullerton are supported by private donation. These Centers address a variety of needs and issues in the community, provide an array of services to local business and government sectors, and provide academic and practical learning environments for our students.
Center for Corporate Reporting and Governance
The purpose of the Center is to study accounting, regulatory, and corporate governance issues, promote investor awareness and disseminate information about financial reporting issues impacting US and international markets.
• Contact: Dr. Vivek Mande
Center for Economic Forecasting and Analysis
The CEAF issues economic forecasts, provides policy advice on economic and environmental issues, and conducts regional economic analysis. The center undertakes independent studies, and engages in sponsored research with private and public entities in the areas of its focus. It seeks funding for research and training; sponsors conferences and workshops; presents studies and reports of interest to business, government, academic and general communities.
Center for Economic Education
The goal of this Center is to promote economic understanding, working on a practical and applied level with the National Council for Economic Education statewide and nationally.
• Contact: Dr. Radha Bhattacharya
Center for Entrepreneurship
This Center supports entrepreneurial education and research by bringing together faculty, students, alumni entrepreneurs, and friends of the university to build and advance an exciting, high-energy entrepreneurial culture.
Center for Family Business
The goal of the Council is to assist family businesses in recognizing their common problems and in finding solutions to the unique issues that confront them.
• Contact: Ed Hart
Center for Information Technology and Business Analytics
The primary purpose of this center is to research security related technologies and map them to relevant business domains. Likewise, the center also provides a forum for the exchange of ideas related to the advancement of security systems and technologies.
• Contact: Dr. Rahul Bhaskar
Center for Insurance Studies
Within the fabric of insurance studies, this Center creates a broad based educational environment blending technology, communications, interpersonal skills, and sound business practices.
• Contact: Dr. Weili Lu
Center for International Business
The need for global business education within the domestic market is the focus of this Center, which it meets by developing international business programs for business and institutions.
• Contact: Neil Kuritzky
Center for Leadership
The Center for Leadership works to strengthen leadership capacities of CSUF students, its affiliates, and members of the community. The Center will develop and drive leadership curriculum, sponsor and disseminate research, and provide unique training and consulting to individuals and companies.
Entertainment & Tourism Management Center
Entertainment and tourism are some of the largest, most robust areas of business in Southern California. In addition to artistic talent, these industries demand armies of business people who manage the processes that complete and deliver these products and services to millions of people.
Institute for Economic and Environmental Studies
This Institute develops economic forecasts, provides policy advice on economic and environmental issues, and conducts independent and sponsored regional economic analyses.
Real Estate and Land Use Institute
By providing a neutral forum to address key issues, the mission of this Institute is to promote and advance knowledge, objective research, and education in the area of real estate and land use economics in Orange County.
• Contact: Dr. Michael LaCour-Little
The Sales Leadership Center
The Sales Leadership Center is dedicated to promoting leadership and professionalism as the sales training hub at Cal State Fullerton, Mihaylo College of Business and Economics. We offer world-class education inside a new state-of-the art facility.
• Contact: Dr. Christopher T. Kondo
This center assists developing small businesses in areas of growth and scalability.
• Contact: Priscilla Lopez
Small Business Institute
The purpose of this Institute is to strengthen the small business sector of Orange County through increasing the effectiveness and impact of small business teaching, consultation, and research at the University.