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Mihaylo College of Business – California State University, Fullerton

Cal State Fullerton Flex MBA Program Structure

The Cal State Fullerton Flex MBA at Mihaylo College of Business’ basic curriculum consists of 33-45 semester units (11-15 courses). Students may participate in the MBA program either full-time or part-time.


Part-time students may take one or two courses per semester and graduate in two and half years. Full-time students can usually complete the program in less than two years, even if they don’t have an undergraduate degree in business.

Foundational courses (30 units or ten courses) at Mihaylo emphasize conceptual, analytical, technical, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.

Mihaylo’s concentration/elective courses (12 units or four courses) allow students to focus on one of 13 concentrations: general, accounting, business analytics, decision sciences, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, information systems, international business, management marketing, organizational leadership or risk management and insurance.

Cal State Fullerton Flex MBA students also complete one capstone course wherein teams complete a consulting project with a local business.

Class Profile

Students enrolling in the Flexible MBA program are recommended to have a minimum of three years of professional work experience, although many applicants typically have more. Each Mihaylo MBA cohort usually features around 25 students.


An active career services department draws on campus and external resources to identify career opportunities for Mihaylo students. A number of student clubs and organizations offer professional development and networking opportunities. Additionally, Mihaylo offers 15 industry research and business development organizations called Centers of Excellence. These offer students a strong connection to local business and to a strong alumni network.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

California residents pay approximately $33,000 ($254 per unit) while non-California residents pay about $49,000 ($372 per unit). Mihaylo graduate students may apply for any of a number of scholarship and financial aid packages. The Michael A. Reagan Scholarship, for example, is a merit-based scholarship available to newly enrolled Mihaylo graduate students — it awards $8,000 in two installments.

Cal State Fullerton offers a number of special services to veterans.


Prospective Cal State Fullerton MBA students must have an undergraduate degree before applying for admission.

Cal State Fullerton MBA applicants must submit the standard California State University application along with a departmental application, which consists of a background information sheet, transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended, official and unofficial GMAT or GRE scores and a résumé. Optionally, up to three letters of recommendation may be submitted. Certain applicants with sufficient years of work experience may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver.

International students must also submit TOEFL, IELTS ,or PTE scores, financial affidavits, a copy of their passport and a copy of their I-20 and/or I-94. The minimum scores for international applicants are 570 for the TOEFL, 7 for the IELTS, and 65 for the PTE.

All applicants must submit a $55 application fee.

Applications for fall admission are accepted October 1 through April 1. For spring admission, applicants must submit materials between August 1 and October 15.

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