MBA for the Fully Employed (FEMBA)
The MBA for the Fully Employed (FEMBA) is offered at CSUF’s Irvine campus. This program is designed for working professionals who are looking for a part-time educational option while maintaining full-time employment. Each course emphasizes conceptual, analytical, technical, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills and providing students with the knowledge necessary to become effective leaders. Students can expect to discuss current issues, learn from case studies, forecast future trends, and participate in dynamic group discussions. Students in our FEMBA program come from a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds but share the dedication and desire to obtain their MBA from an accredited institution.
The FEMBA program features the same high quality curriculum and faculty as the Fullerton campus programs but with some distinct differences.
Key Features of the Mihaylo FEMBA Program
- 36-months to completion
- Proximity to Orange County's business district and numerous corporate headquarters particularly in the technology and real estate sectors
- International study abroad and cultural business experience
- Cohort-based program
- Dedicated advising, faculty mentors and career development
- AACSB dually accredited business school
- Ranked in top 125 MBA programs nationally by U.S. News and World Report
The FEMBA program is offered in a cohort format. Throughout the program, students are provided with a stimulating networking environment in which they learn from each other and form long term professional relationships.
Optional International Travel Experience
Students have the choice to travel abroad and join Mihaylo faculty and fellow MBA students abroad to gain a greater understanding of international business environments. Travel abroad experience acts as a replacement for one elective course.
Students take one course every 6-8 weeks including summer. Two courses are completed each fall and spring semester and one course in the summer. Classes are offered twice a week from 7:00 to 9:45 PM. This accelerated format enables you to concentrate on one subject area at a time.
The Mihaylo College of Business and Economics FEMBA program is designed to support the career goals of our part-time students. The basic curriculum of 45 semester units (15 courses) consists of
- Foundation Courses (30 units or
- Emphasize conceptual, analytical, technical, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
- Concentration/elective courses (12 units or four courses)
- Students will complete a general concentration that will focus on team leadership, comparative management, financial administration, and marketing.
- Master's capstone course (3 units or one course)
- Supporting student teams completing a major consulting project with an area business.
Students must complete prerequisites in calculus and statistics by their first year of study. Prerequisite coursework can be completed prior to enrolling. 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 4 day Graduate Programs Quantitative Preparatory Course, offered each fall semester. Fall 2015 dates (9:00am to 1:00pm): August 29, September 5, September 12, and September 19
- OR Equivalent course at a community college. See www.assist.org for course equivalencies at California Community Colleges.
- Statistical Analysis
- ISDS 316A or ISDS 513 at CSUF (3 units); ISDS 361A may be taken through Open University prior to enrollment
- OR Equivalent course at a 4 year institution
For Further Information
If you have questions regarding admissions and application procedures for the MBA or FEMBA programs, please contact our Recruitment Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or (657) 278-3622. We encourage you to attend an information session at our Irvine Campus to see why the CSUF Mihaylo College of Business and Economics graduate programs are right for you.
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