Step 2A - FT MBA
Prerequisites and Program Requirements
All Full Time MBA students must demonstrate proficiency in calculus, writing and statistics either at the time of admission or prior to the start of their first semester. If your advising worksheet indicates any of the program prerequisites are required please contact your advisor for details on enrollment so that your graduation is not delayed. Each of the missing pre-requisites must be completed in Summer prior to the start of your first class.
Technical RequirementsThe three technical courses listed below or equivalent coursework must be completed with grades of at least a “C” (2.0):
- Math 135 Business Calculus (3)
- InfoSys/DecSci 361A Quantitative Business Analysis:
Probability and Statistics (3) OR InfoSys/DecSci 513 Statistical Analysis (3)
How do I complete my prerequisites?
Business Calculus may be taken at CSU Fullerton, a community college or you may opt to complete our Calculus 3 day Boot Camp.
- If taking Math135 at CSU Fullerton you will need to choose a course that fits your schedule and provide your advisor with the schedule number and section number. A seat may only be reserved if there are still open seats in the course when you request permission to enroll. The CSUF class schedule is found through your student portal Titan Online.
- If taking an equivalent course(s) at a community college you can view the articulation agreements between CSUF and nearby community colleges by visiting Assist.org. Once the course is completed you will need to submit an official copy of you transcripts to your advisor.
- If you plan to complete the 3 day quantitative workshop please contact your advisor and ask to be placed on the waiting list. The workshop will be offered on the first three Saturdays of your first semester in the Fall.
Statistics may only be taken at CSU Fullerton or a four year university.
- To enroll in ISDS361A or ISDS513 you will need to choose a course that fits your schedule and provide your advisor with the schedule number and section number. A seat may only be reserved if there are still open seats in the course when you request permission to enroll. The CSUF class schedule is found through your student portal.
- If you would like to take an equivalent course at another 4 year university an evaluation on the course would need to be done first. You would need to meet with your advisor and discuss the policy and procedures prior to taking the course.
The Writing Requirement is completed through the CSUF testing center.
- Students who scored below 50% in the verbal or analytical sections of the GMAT will be required to complete the Examination in Writing Proficiency (EWP) prior to the start of classes or when the next exam if offered typically in September and November. To reserve a seat, find instructions and test dates please visit the Testing Center.
NOTE: If you think you completed equivalent prerequisite coursework that should be waived please schedule an appointment with your advisor immediately.
Full Time MBA Program Requirements
Acct 510 - Financial Accounting
ISDS 514 - Decision Models for Business and Economics
Econ 515 - Microeconomic Perspective for Managers
Mgmt 524 - Seminar in Organizational Behavior and Administration
FIN 517 - Managerial Finance
Mktg 519 - Marketing Management
Mgmt 516 - Operations Management
Mgmt 518 - Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
Acct 511 - Seminar in Managerial Accounting
Mgmt 515 - Management Information in the Corporate Environment
OR Econ521 - Macroeconomic Perspective for Mangers
OR ISDS551 - Info Resource & IT Management
MBA Concentration Elective Courses (12 units)All Full Time MBA students will choose their concentration during the first two weeks in the program. A student may select from a specific concentration area to tailor their degree towards their individual professional, personal and educational goals. Within each concentration, students must complete a minimum of 12 units or four classes with a minimum of two 500 level electives. One of your electives will be a travel abroad course where you have an international cultural experience. In addition, it is highly recommended that you choose to complete a summer internship elective course for your concentration.
The Generalist approach consists of 12 units from differing areas determined by the department and only offered to the cohort as a group if the entire group opts to complete a general concentration.
International Experience Elective - The concentration includes an international cultural experience and global business study to be offered during the January intersession after the first semester. Learning about business practices first-hand from companies and executives, and engaging in a learning environment in a foreign location, is an invaluable part of an MBA experience. Testing out effective practices and interpersonal skills in the “living laboratory” of an international environment will be an irreplaceable component of your new degree.
Capstone Course (3 units)
Business Admin 591 Business Strategy Capstone
Students must pass the individual project in Business Admin 591 and complete the course with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better. In exceptional
Leadership Academy (6 topics and an International Experience)
The Mihaylo Leadership Academy will provide you with a soft-skill development program woven throughout your degree. Orientation will include an assessment for each student on interpersonal skills, leadership and decision-making proficiency. Throughout the program, in simulations and demonstrations, you will receive opportunities to implement what you have learned with feedback from instructors. Working with coaches on an individualized development plan through the program, you will also conclude your experience with guidance for continued development.
The Leadership Academy consists of seven topics and requires that students attend and pass 6 topics. The topics include:
BUADX511 - Topic 1: Mgmt Awareness: Self Management, Ethics, & Creativity (required)
BUADX512 - Topic 2: Mgmt Awareness: Global Focus, International Negotiation, & Professional Acumen (required)
BUADX514 - Topic 4: Managerial and Business Communication Skills (required)
BUADX515 - Topic 5: Corporate Communication & Business Acumen (required)
BUADX516 - Topic 6: Managing Conflict (required)
BUADX517 - Topic 7: Managing Change (required)
All MBA students must complete the program with a minimum of 33-48 units. The MBA program at CSUF presumes that all students demonstrate proficiency in the topics covered by the “Business Core Requirements” before acceptance into the master’s program or by taking them as part of their study plan. Decisions about equivalency are made by Mihaylo College. In rare cases prior coursework may be used to demonstrate proficiency, provided that the proposed equivalent courses are not more than seven years old and that the student has achieved at least a “C” (2.0) grade with an overall GPA of 3.0 (B).
While students in the FT MBA are still eligible to waive courses, it is important to realize that curriculum of this program is cohort based and the fees of the program are for the entire program and not any individual classes. That means even if you have a class that qualifies for a waiver that would not result in changing your graduation date or program fees. This is why it is beneficial to still take the course with your cohort. Keep in mind that even though the class might be waived it does not mean that the material would be redundant to you.
If you believe that prior coursework may demonstrate equivalency for a “Business Core Requirement” you may petition to have a course evaluated. The deadline to petition is in the MLA during the first two weeks of your first semester. Details regarding waivers and the process will be provided to you during the Welcome Seminar and during the MLA in your first semester.
If the course is found to demonstrate equivalency you have the option to:
Take the course with your current cohort (highly recommended) OR
Sit out of the course that semester.
NOTE: If a course is found to be equivalent and you opt to either sit out or take the course this:
will "not" change your fees for the semester/program
will "not" change your graduation date