FEMBA (MBA for the Fully Employed) and
MS in Taxation for Working Professionals
The Mihaylo College of Business and Economics offers two Master’s degree programs at the CSUF Irvine Campus, located at 3 Banting (where the 5, 405, and 133 converge); near the Irvine Spectrum. The MBA for the Fully Employed (FEMBA) and MS in Taxation programs are offered in their entirety at this Irvine facility.
Both programs offer unique accelerated schedules which attract experienced working professionals from the area that are looking for a cohort-based program with other experienced working professionals. Each program offers courses twice a week from 7:00 to 9:45 p.m. during the regular semester and from 6:00 to 9:45 p.m. in the summer. Students who attend courses here also benefit by taking one course at a time for the entire session. This schedule allows students to maintain a part-time status of two courses per semester, but enables them to focus on one subject area at a time.
MBA for the Fully Employed (FEMBA) - If your undergraduate degree was in Business Administration or a discipline other than Business Administration and your are a working professional you may want consider the FEMBA program in Irvine. The application period for a Fall term starts on October 1 of the previous year.
Students are admitted into the FEMBA program during the fall semester and enter in a cohort. Each cohort goes through the program and graduates together creating a strong sense of community as they progress throughout the program. All courses in the FEMBA program are offered in a lockstep format, meaning that all students take courses in the order that they are offered. Each course in the FEMBA program is broken down into 6-8 week sessions.
The FEMBA program offers students an accelerated course schedule. Students enroll in one course at a time, but still take two courses a semester and one course during the summer. Academic terms include fall, spring and summer. Each course runs for six to eight weeks and enables students to maximize classroom hours while leveraging their workload. Most students complete the program in 31 months.
MS in Taxation for Working Professionals (TAXO) – Students admitted fall and spring semesters.
Students are admitted into the MS in Taxation for Working Professionals (TAXO) program throughout the course of the year. Courses are scheduled around tax season to accommodate the work commitments of our students. All courses in the TAXO program are offered in a lockstep format, meaning that students take courses in the order that they are offered. Each course in the TAXO program is broken down into 6-8 week sessions.
The TAXO program also offers students an accelerated course schedule and features time off during the busy tax season. Academic terms include fall, spring and summer. Each course runs for six to eight weeks and enables students to maximize classroom hours while leveraging their workload.
All student services and administrative procedures, such as registration and payment of fees, are managed through CSUF Extended Education. Curriculum, designation of faculty, and academic advisement are managed by the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics.
Non-State Funded Program
The FEMBA and TAXO programs are not funded by state tax revenue, therefore the tuition reflects an unsubsidized rate, which is slightly higher than the state-based rate. The programs employ the same curriculum, faculty, textbooks, and AACSB accredited standards as their state-support twins. Students graduating in these programs receive the same accredited degree for both programs (either MBA or MS in Taxation).
Whatever your academic and professional background, we want to be sure that you are adequately prepared for your FEMBA and TAXO experience with the Mihaylo College of Business & Economics at Cal State Fullerton. The FEMBA and TAXO programs are competitive and admission into the program is based on the holistic assessment of each candidate's academic and personal/professional background.
In evaluating applications, the Admissions Committee considers not only the College's graduate programs admissions criteria, but also adheres to basic standards and policies set by the University.
If you have questions, we encourage you to attend one of our information sessions. The information session is an essential step in the admissions process. During the information session we will answer all the questions you may have regarding our graduate business programs. The information sessions are only an hour in length and fill up quickly; please reserve a seat now! Click here
To apply for a graduate program in the College you must submit the following:
- Graduate Application through
and $55 application fee.
Prior to submitting your documents below please submit your Graduate Application
- FEMBA in Irvine Graduate Admissions Check List Sheet (domestic students only).
- MS Taxation in Irvine Graduate Admissions Check List Sheet (domestic students only).
- CBE Background Sheet and Statement of Purpose.
- Official transcripts from all higher education institutions that you attended, including documentation of your undergraduate degree. All applicants must have been in good standing at their last college attended.
- Copy of your unofficial GMAT score.
- Official GMAT scores (Graduate Management Assessment Test) sent directly to the University from ETS.
- Up to three letters of recommendation from employers or professors who are familiar with your capabilities in relation to a graduate program.
- All documents must be received by the Steven G. Mihaylo College of Business and Economics deadline. click here
Students with an outstanding academic record are eligible to apply for our Michael A. Reagan scholarship. For more information please click here
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