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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.

How To Apply - At A Glance

Step 1: CSU Application at www.csumentor.edu
    Step 2: Departmental Application Packet



Deadlines

Fall Admission Programs
Filing Period Opens:
October 1
Full-time MBA
Flexible MBA
FEMBA (Irvine)
MA Economics
MS Accountancy
MS Information Systems and Decision Sciences
MS Information Technology
MS Taxation
MS Taxation (Irvine)
Application Deadlines:
Applications are currently being accepted until spaces are filled. It is strongly encouraged that you submit your application as soon as possible. The campus-wide graduate program deadline is May 5.

MSIT Online Program Deadline: July 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 www.csumentor.edu
    You may omit Sections 9 (Miscellaneous Information) and 10 (Statement of Purpose) of the online application.
  • Submit the $55 application fee (Instructions are found in the online application.)

Step 2 - Departmental Application Packet

Submit the following documents in one packet to the department:

Mail the the checklist and your complete application packet to:

Mihaylo College of Business and Economics

California State University, Fullerton - SGMH-4210
     PO BOX 6848
     Fullerton, CA 92834-6848

Attn: Kellee Carter-Scales (Graduate Applicant Packet)

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


M.S. Information Technology (Online Program)


International Students

In addition to the online admission application and Mihaylo College of Business and Economics requirements, international applicants need to submit the following supplemental documents:

  • Translated copies of transcripts from any previous colleges and/or universities that you have attended.
  • TOEFL scores if you do not possess a bachelor’s degree from a post-secondary institution where English is the principle language of instruction.
  • A financial affidavit of support, signed by your financial sponsor, e.g. yourself, your parent etc.
  • A bank statement from your financial sponsor's bank (dated within the last year).
  • A copy of your current I-20 and/or I-94, if you are currently in the United States.

Important Requirements

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
All applicants are required to take the GMAT and must have their official GMAT score reports sent directly to CSUF from GMAT. The Institutional Code for CSUF is dependent on the program you are applying to. Please visit
www.mba.com for the appropriate code. The GMAT is administered year round at various testing centers throughout the world. For more information about the GMAT or to register, contact GMAT directly at 800-717-GMATŪ (4628) or visit
www.mba.com.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
All applicants required to take the TOEFL must have their official TOEFL score reports send directly to CSUF from Educational Testing Service (ETS). A minimum score of 570 (paper) or 88 (iBT) is required for admission into the program.  The TOEFL code for CSUF is 4589. The TOEFL is administered year round at various testing centers throughout the world. For more information about the TOEFL or to register, contact TOEFL directly at 1-877-863-3546 (US) or 1-609-771-7100 (Outside the US & US Territories), or visit
www.ets.org/toefl.

Additional College-wide Requirements
Applicants must meet proficiency standards in calculus and statistics, equivalent to passing MATH 135 Business Calculus and ISDS361A Statistical Analysis with grades of a "C" or better. A calculus preparatory course can be taken at CSUF in the first three Saturdays each fall semester.
Fall 2014 Dates: August 30, September 6 and September 13

Applicants who do not score in the top 50% on the verbal, analytical, and quantitative sections of the GMAT are required to complete a department approved course. Advanced degrees, the GRE, or other entrance examinations may not be substituted for the GMAT.


Application Status

Please note that, once all documents are received, it requires six to eight weeks to process an application. If you would like to check the status of your application, please contact our Evaluations Specialist at (657) 278-2003 or mcbe_gradapps@fullerton.edu. Please include the following in your message:

  • Your first and last name used on all campus communication
  • Campus Wide ID # (CWID)
  • Name of the program you have applied to

 

Questions and Inquiries

Admissions

Recruitment Specialist - MBA Programs

mba@fullerton.edu

(657) 278-1020


Recruitment Specialist - Masters Programs

mcbe_gradprograms@fullerton.edu

(657) 278-8580


Application Status and Processing

Evaluations Specialist

mcbe_gradapps@fullerton.edu

(657) 278-2003




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