Earn an MBA at Your Own Pace
Strengthen your leadership and critical thinking while adding new skills to your toolkit with CSUF's business college. Connect, discover and learn at your own pace with our Flex MBA program.
Our high standard of excellence is evident in our distinguished student population. Our college students come from diverse academic and professional backgrounds, demonstrating a consistent level of growth and achievement!
Dual AACSB accreditation in business and accounting
Fall and spring admission
- Create a part-time or full-time plan of study that works for you.
- Complete your MBA in as little as two years, depending on your selected course load.
- Earn the quality education you deserve from the only business school in Orange County to hold dual AACSB accreditation in business and accounting — all at a manageable cost.
- Connect with an alumni network of more than 65,000 people throughout Orange County and beyond.
- Learn from faculty who are top-ranked researchers and industry experts with experiences spanning the entire business spectrum.
As a Flex MBA student, you will take a total of 45 units of coursework — 24 units of foundation core coursework, 18 units in concentration courses and three units in the MBA capstone course.
The accounting concentration best prepares you to contribute to the financial success of organizations. While gaining a broad background in business, this concentration will provide conceptual and technical knowledge of accounting theory principles with application in topics like budgeting, auditing and taxes in a business environment.
Cal State Fullerton's business college is one of only five schools in California and the only school in Orange County that is accredited by AACSB International in both business and accounting. We're also a preferred recruiting school for the Big Four accounting firms.
Information Systems & Decision Sciences
Business Analytics Concentration
Business analytics marks the intersection of management information systems and decision strategies. Businesses of all sizes rely on databases, business modeling and analytics tools to improve decision-making and achieve company objectives. As a student in the business analytics concentration, you will learn to effectively manage, store, clean, process, analyze and visualize the massive amounts of data that characterize modern business.
Upon graduation, you will be armed with the critical thinking and strategic analysis skills needed to measure data and create successful business models. Prepare for a bright future by choosing a concentration in business analytics.
Information Systems Concentration
To effectively capitalize on information assets, modern organizations need a combination of hardware, software, infrastructure and highly trained personnel. Experts with the knowledge and skills to manage these resources are in high demand at companies in almost every industry. By pursuing the information systems concentration, you will learn to leverage IS and IT to facilitate organizational planning, control, coordination and decision-making.
Finance encompasses the management, creation and study of money, banking, credit, investments, assets and liabilities. As a student in the MBA program with a concentration in finance, you will learn about financial systems, including the role of both public and private institutions. It is a diverse field encompassing investments, corporate finance, insurance, real estate and financial institutions. Regardless of economic conditions, there will always be a strong demand for financial literacy.
You will develop skills in financial decision-making and learn about the role of financial institutions in the overall economy. Coursework in this concentration will prepare you to play a critical role in this ever-changing field.
Risk Management and Insurance Concentration
Cal State Fullerton's business college has the only MBA program with a risk management and insurance concentration in California. Risk management is the process of identifying, analyzing and either accepting or mitigating uncertainty in decision-making.
Traditional risk management and insurance deals with hazardous risk. Enterprise risk management deals with risks in financial actions and decisions. Prepare to make an impact in modern business strategies with this concentration.
Human Resources Concentration
The human resources concentration promotes professionalism and effectiveness in the management of human resources in business organizations. It responds to the increased demand in the field of human resources management. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of human resources managers is expected to grow almost 10% between 2014 and 2024.
As a student in this concentration, you will be trained in concepts such as managing human behavior in the workplace, employee training and organization development. The concentration was developed in close consultation with an advisory board group comprised of HR educators, as well as HR executives from the public and private sectors.
Pursue an MBA with a concentration in management and gain expertise in leadership, operations, human resources and business development. With an MBA from Cal State Fullerton's business college, you'll have the skills to improve the performance of organizations by leading people and high-performing teams.
The management concentration allows you to tailor your graduate curriculum to fields like consulting, supply chain planning and human resources based on your unique career goals. A focus in management will help you understand the logic behind decision-making as you develop the analytical skills to form a strategic vision for organizations.
Organizational Leadership Concentration
As a student in the organizational leadership concentration, you will learn what distinguishes leaders from managers. Acquire the skills and analytical tools that inspire individuals and teams to achieve organizational goals and the ability to navigate the complex landscape of organizational politics and change. Develop a management style that inspires, motivates and provides clear operational oversight.
Learn how to become a great executive leader. This concentration arms students with analytical tools and leadership development opportunities needed to pursue executive positions. Your journey to the C-suite starts here.
Supply Chain Management Concentration
In tomorrow’s high-technology economy, an efficient and versatile supply chain will be essential, creating a need for professionals with the knowledge and skills to lead in the operations and supply chain sector, including in positions in logistics, manufacturing supervision, product development, quality assurance, shipping and warehousing, and strategy.
With an MBA with a concentration in operations and supply chain management, you will have the insights and connections needed for rewarding and impactful careers with giants of the new economy such as Amazon, established firms in every industry seeking new talent for innovation, and small- to medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurships.
Your opportunities with such a concentration are especially numerous in Southern California, which is home to a significant number of firms in the manufacturing, distribution, transportation, retail and service industries.
An exciting and engaging field, marketing is all about transforming concepts into successful products and creating dynamic relationships with customers. An MBA with a concentration in marketing teaches you to analyze and understand customers and trends, create an image for your products and brands, and interact with consumers via strategic use of media.
Marketing is the perfect choice for students interested in the analytical, strategic or creative aspects of business. Cal State Fullerton's MBA with a marketing concentration pulls inspiration from a wide range of sources — from analytics to art to psychology. Coursework will prepare you for many career opportunities, including analyzing consumer trends, plotting a brand’s strategy or developing great advertising campaigns.
Prerequisites and Admission Requirements
- GMAT or GRE exam*
- Professional résumé
- Statement of purpose
- Leadership and creativity statement
- Official transcripts
- International students must also take one of the following three tests:
- TOEFL: minimum 570 (paper), 88 (IBIT)
- IELTS: minimum 7
- PTE: minimum 65
*Waiver available for applicants that meet eligibility criteria. See admission requirements for more information.