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Graduate Admissions Information

From any academic or professional background, we want to ensure that you are adequately prepared for your MBA experience with the Mihaylo College of Business & Economics at Cal State Fullerton. Admission to the program is competitive and based on the holistic assessment of each candidate's academic, personal and professional background. When evaluating applications, the Admissions Committee considers the departmental graduate admissions criteria, while adhering to standards and policies set by the University. Please note that admissions can be closed at any date once capacity is reached.

If you have questions, we encourage you to contact us or to attend one of our information sessions or admissions events. Connecting to our department can be an essential step in your MBA decisions making process.

Application Deadlines

Fall Admission Programs
Filing Period Opens:
October 1
Full-time MBA
Flexible MBA
MA Economics
MS Accountancy
MS Information Systems and Decision Sciences
MS Information Technology
MS Taxation
MS Taxation (Irvine)
Application Deadline:
April 1

Spring Admission Programs
Filing Period Opens:
August 1
Flexible MBA
MA Economics
MS Accountancy
MS Information Systems and Decision Sciences
MS Taxation
MS Taxation (Irvine)
Application Deadline:
October 15


Application Process

Step 1 - CSU Application

  • Submit the online CSU application at
    You may omit Sections 9 (Miscellaneous Information) and 10 (Statement of Purpose) of the online application.

Step 2 - Departmental Application

  • MBA and Masters Admission Checklist
    For M.S. Information Technology Admission Checklist go to
  • Background Information Sheet
  • Official Transcripts (two sets sealed) from all undergraduate and graduate institutions from which you have received credit.
  • Official GMAT/GRE Scores
    School Codes
              - GMAT |
              - GRE | 0235
        - Note: MBA, M.S. Information Systems and M.S. Information Technology applicants have the option to take the GMAT or GRE. M.A. Economics applicants are required to sit for the GRE exam. M.S. Accounting and M.S. Taxation applicants must take the GMAT.
  • Unofficial GMAT/GRE score report
  • Update Professional Resume
  • One to three Letters of Recommendation (optional)

   Additional Requirements (International students only)

  • Translated copies of transcripts from any previous colleges and/or universities that you have attended.
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE official scores if your bachelor's degree was obtained outside of the U.S. (for a list of exceptions visit
         - School Codes and Minimum Scores
               - TOEFL | 4589 - | minimum: 570(paper), 88(iBT)
               - IELTS | | minimum: 7
               - PTE | | minimum: 65
  • CSUF Financial affidavit of support, signed by your financial sponsor, e.g. yourself, your parent etc.
  • Bank statement from your financial sponsor's bank (dated within the last year), showing sufficient funding
  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of your I-20 and/or I-94; if you are currently in the United States

Submit your complete application packet to:
(include Campus Wide ID and full name in subject line)


Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, SGMH 4210
California State University, Fullerton
P.O. Box 6848
Fullerton, CA 92834-6848
Attn: Kellee Carter (Graduate Application)


Please note:
Application review does not begin until all materials, as outlined in the Graduate Admissions Checklist, have been received.



Questions and Inquiries


Recruitment Specialist - MBA Programs

(657) 278-1020

Recruitment Specialist - Masters Programs

(657) 278-8580

Application Status and Processing

Evaluations Specialist

(657) 278-2003

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