In 1963, the Master’s in Business Administration program was created in the division of business and administration at the soon-to-be-renamed Cal State Fullerton. Fifty years later, the division of business has grown into the largest business school in California – Mihaylo College of Business and Economics – and the MBA program now serves hundreds of students each year.
Among the accomplishments and honors garnered by the students, faculty and administration within the MBA program, was the nationally lauded transition from a required comprehensive examination or thesis to a capstone course. The course integrates all of the disciplines in a live case consulting project for each MBA graduate. The innovation in MBA education won the Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education in 1991.
In the last five decades, the program has evolved with the demands of the business landscape, and Mihaylo College currently offers a full-time MBA program along with Flexible MBA and Fully Employed MBA programs. Princeton Review named Mihaylo’s MBA a “Best Business Program,” and U.S. News and World Report ranks Mihaylo among the “Best Graduate Schools, Business” for the part-time MBA program.
We are proud to celebrate Mihaylo’s award-winning MBA program, which has helped shape the careers of more than 3,300 graduates, who have had a pronounced effect on Southern California business.
SOURCE: McLaughlin, Laurie (2013). Mihaylo College’s MBA Celebrates 50 Years. Fullerton: Mihaylo Magazine, p. 11