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									           BUILD YOUR OWN
                AS A BUSINESS

                                                               Our new College Home, Steven G. Mihaylo Hall, Summer 2007.
                                                                   Classes will meet here beginning with the Fall 2008 semester


Dean’s Message                                            1
CBE Alumni                                                2
Orange County Region                                      3
College Faculty                                       4 –5
The College                                               6
Steven G. Mihaylo Hall                                    7
The MBA                                               8 –9
M.A. in Economics                                       11
M.S. in Accountancy and M.S. in Taxation                12
M.S. in Information Systems and
  M.S. in Information Technology (online)               13
Fullerton FEMBA at Irvine                               14
Reagan Scholarships                                     15
                                                                               Kevin Costner, a Titan baseball fan, College
CSUF Facts                                              16                  friend and 1976 CBE graduate in Marketing.

VISION STATEMENT                                                             College World Series, Baseball Champs 2004
We will be the choice of Southern California’s businesses
and governments for college graduates, business solutions
and professional development.

We create and apply knowledge that transforms student lives,
develops business leaders who shape the regional economy,
and advances the intellectual capital of our diverse region.                 Accounting Faculty at May 2007 Graduation
DEAN’S                                Message

Welcome to the College of Business and Economics, the premier public university business
school in Orange County. Our impact stems from our immense presence in the region
and strong links to the economic progress of the area. As California’s largest AACSB
accredited business school, the College prepares an unmatched number of graduates for
success in the workplace, and our faculty, staff and students work with business leaders
to advance the fortunes of businesses in Orange County and southern California.

From our University’s start in 1957 to our fiftieth anniversary this year, the faculty
has focused on creating a quality educational system that serves the Orange County
region. Our campus and its reputation have grown along with Orange County.

From the College’s start in 1959 and the first masters degree awarded in 1964, we
have focused on quality and excellence. Such quality is indicated by our initial AACSB
accreditation in 1965, the youngest business school ever to be awarded this distinction,
to our current accreditation for our undergraduate and graduate programs in both
business administration and accounting.

Perhaps the most exciting event for our College is the upcoming move into Steven G.
Mihaylo Hall. Construction is well underway and by fall 2008, it will be our new
home. We have even included a lounge designated exclusively for Graduate Students
in the new building. Join us as we build on our excellence.

The MBA program, as well as all of our graduate programs in the College of Business
and Economics, will provide you with the competitive advantage necessary to be
a strong leader in today’s dynamic market driven global economy. We aim to provide
you with the opportunities, knowledge and skills to be a leader – and hope that you
take advantage of our programs to enrich your career and life.

We welcome your comments and input!

Anil K. Puri, Dean

                                                                                           1   1
COLLEGE                                                 Alumni

With over 4,500 graduates of our masters programs, our alumni populate the corporations and small
businesses of Orange County and the surrounding region. Add to these numbers our over 40,000
undergraduate alumni and you have an amazing network for planning and shaping your career.
A few of our distinguished MBA alumni are profiled below.

      David Vodden (B.A. ’70, MBA ’73, Management) is President
      and Chief Executive Officer of San Francisco Region Properties,
        Inc., a California corporation doing business as Thunderhill
        Raceway Park in Willows, California. www.thunderhill.com

                 Antonio (Tony) Vasquez (B.A. ’67, MBA ’68) serves
           as Vice President of Finance and CFO of Geometrics, Inc.
            in San Jose. Geometrics is a developer and manufacturer
              of geophysical instruments used to measure and identify
            resources and objects underground. www.geometrics.com

      K.P. “Bala” Balkrishna (MBA ’78) is a Director, President and
          Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Bank of California.
           Prior to founding Commercial Bank of California in May
            2003, he was an Executive Vice President, heading up the
          Commercial and Industrial Banking Group for First Bank
                    & Trust, in Newport Beach. www.combancal.com

              Tom Chen (MBA ’04, ’Finance) is President of Xiamen
           CS Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. His company is one
       of the fastest growing real estate developers in Fujian province,
         China, with a business scope ranging from master planning,
            land development, building of luxury residential projects,
                              to marketing and property management.

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       Orange County: The Pacific Ocean. Laguna,
       Newport and Huntington Beaches. Fashion Island.
       Disneyland. A population of 3 million. Mountains.
       Deserts. Los Angeles. Mediterranean living.

       We also live and work among the nation’s most
       diverse population with limitless cultural activities
       available. And we maintain one of the country’s
       lowest unemployment rates at 3.4%.

       Orange County has it all. Prospects are unlimited.

COLLEGE                                        Faculty

Faculty form the core of any solid graduate program, from bearing responsibility for the curriculum
to teaching classes and serving as advisors and life-long mentors.

Our College includes over 150 full-time faculty with Ph.D.s in their area of specialization, along with
over 100 dedicated and professionally qualified part-time faculty. Some of our faculty are pictured on the
opposite page. During the past three-year-period our faculty have published over 360 articles in scholarly
journals – of those, over 50 have been in the top ranking journals in business. With such quality and numbers,
our faculty are able to teach courses in their areas of specialization, integrating classroom education with
best business practices, award-winning research, functional applications, and real-world experience.

Awards, Recognition and Faculty Recently in the News:
I   Denise Stanley, Professor of Economics was a Fulbright Scholar in Honduras in 2007.
I   Three of our College faculty – professors Jane Hall, George Marcoulides and Zvi Drezner – have
    earned the CSUF Professor of the Year during the past 15 years.
I   Finance Professor Michael LaCour-Little addressed a Congressional Committee about the Home
    Mortgage Disclosure Act.
I   Economics Professor Adrian Fleissig published Southern California Leading Economic Indicators, May 2007.
I   Energy Economist, Professor Robert Michaels, spoke at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    Conference on market monitoring.
I   Professors Dmitry Khanin and Raj V. Mahto of the Department of Management, presented their research
    on Venture Capital at the San Francisco-Silicon Valley Global Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
I   Zvi Drezner, Professor of Information Systems and Decision Sciences, was honored in June 2006
    with the Lifetime Achievement Award in Location Analysis from the INFORMS Section on Location
    Analysis. The triennial award recognizes career achievements that influence location analysis research.
I   Professor Michael Ames and CSUF alumna and attorney Vi Pham, were awarded a $1.6 million U.S.
    Small Business Administration contract to continue to oversee the SBA's regional small-business
    development centers for Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino, housed in the College.

For more “Faculty in the News,” see: http://business.fullerton.edu/ResearchPublications.htm

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National Recognition
I   Through the process of accreditation, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
    (AACSB) confirms that you will earn a quality education. Only a small number business schools
    have earned dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting. Our program, along
    with USC, are the only two in Southern California to have achieved this distinction.
I   U.S. News & World Report’s annual Top Public Universities-Master’s in the West ranks CSUF at No. 8.
I   The College is listed in the Princeton Review’s Best 237 Business Schools publication.
I   Research by the College’s Real Estate faculty is ranked #40 nationwide.
I   The Journal of Real Estate Research, edited by Professor Ko Wang of the Department
    of Finance is one of the top three academic real estate journals.
I   The Department of Finance is ranked 101 out of 922 departments in the country in terms
    of research productivity in the three leading finance journals according to a comprehensive
    study by Professor Chan at Western Kentucky University.
I   The Big 4 Accounting firms have designated the College as a preferred school for accounting.
I   The Department of ISDS was recently ranked as being among the top 36 in the nation
    in research productivity in INFORMS journals.

Size Brings Strength and Quality
I   With over 8,000 undergraduate and 600 graduate students currently enrolled, the College is among
    the five largest in the nation. Our size brings immense strengths, which maintains our quality.
I   Graduate students may tailor their own curriculum from over 170 different courses in six academic
    departments. Such flexibility maximizes the ability of students to design a study plan to meet their
    career goals.
I   Over 10% of our MBA students are full-time, and almost 50% are female.
I   College faculty manage 11 Centers of Excellence (http://business.fullerton.edu/centers), several
    of which are directly involved in graduate education.
I   Our College alumni reside primarily in Southern California, but have positions in most states.
    In addition, we count among our alumni:
        • Over 100 Presidents/CEOs/Chairpersons of small to major corporations
        • Almost 40 CFOs or Controllers
        • Over 20 Owner/Entrepreneurs

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During the summer of 2008, our College moves into Steven G. Mihaylo Hall (SGMH). It is named
for one of our graduates who went from being the sole employee in a one-man shop to Chairman,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Inter-Tel, a communications hardware, software and
services company. Mihaylo has made a $4.5 million commitment to the College of Business and
Economics – the largest gift in the University's history. The building is the new gateway to campus.

Key features that particularly benefit our masters’ students include:

       I   a graduate student lounge on the ground floor
       I   several tiered classrooms dedicated to graduate-level classes
       I   ample computer classrooms, with state-of-the-art technology
       I   a new graduate programs office, with a central location on the 3rd floor
       I   interview rooms for corporate recruiting that will also double as break-out rooms
           for class groupwork

Dean Puri notes that “we want our students to have spaces to work together, as well as quiet areas
for self-study. Mihaylo Hall's central quad and the cafeteria make this a building where students
will want to come and stay.”

When students earn their master’s degree from the College of Business and Economics at California State
University, Fullerton, they can rest assured that their degree is a mark of quality. They will be joining
several thousand working professionals in Orange County who earned their MBA or an M.S./M.A. in
a business discipline from CSUF. Since 1963 the College of Business and Economics has been shaping
business leaders. Today, almost 45 years later, as the University celebrates its 50th anniversary, the College
has grown to become one of the nation’s largest business schools and the only one in the L.A. metro area
besides USC to hold the prestigious level of dual accreditation in business and accounting from AACSB
International. Only 168 Universities world wide have achieved this accomplishment.

Whatever your academic and professional background, we want to be sure that you are adequately prepared
for your graduate experience with the College of Business & Economics at Cal State Fullerton. In order to
maintain a high-quality program that benefits all graduates, our programs are competitive, and admission
is based on a holistic assessment of each candidate's academic and personal/professional background.
While the admission’s committee considers all qualifications submitted, normally an undergraduate
GPA of 3.20 and a GMAT score of 550 is adequate for admission. For complete details about our graduate
admissions, please visit: http://business.fullerton.edu/graduateprograms/admissions/index.htm

Personal Study Plan
Our MBA students are able to achieve maximum flexibility in designing their own study plan to match
their career goals. The basic curriculum consists of a set of ten Foundation Courses, four electives and a
capstone course. The Graduate Advisor assists you in designing your study plan to take account of prior
coursework, avoiding duplication of previous coursework and tailoring electives to your personal career goals.

Full– or Part–time Options
A large number of our students take courses part-time (two courses each semester),
and are thus able to complete the program in under three years. But a full-time
load is possible, with classes held in the late afternoon (4 –6:45 p.m.) and
Monday – Thursday nights (7 – 9:45 p.m.). This option enables students
to complete the MBA efficiently, with two basic approaches, as follows.

Students entering with a B.A. in Business Administration.
Such students enter with maximum “credit” and may be able complete their
MBA degree in 16 months with just 11 courses. Students may have up to four
of the Foundation courses waived, enabling them to choose their electives
within the 11 course curriculum.

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Students entering with a non–Business Bachelor’s Degree.
Such students will normally be required to complete the entire 15 course curriculum. But if taken
full-time, a student may complete the degree in 20 months.

The MBA curriculum is based upon ten Foundation Courses and a capstone. They include:
      Accounting 510                Financial Accounting
      Accounting 511                Seminar in Managerial Accounting
      Economics 515                 Microeconomic Perspective for Managers
      Finance 517                   Managerial Finance
      InfoSys/DecSci 514            Decision Models for Business and Economics
      Management 515                Management of Information in the Corporate Environment
         or Economics 521           Macroeconomic Perspective for Managers
      Management 516                Operations Management
      Management 518                Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
      Management 524                Seminar in Organizational Behavior and Administration
      Marketing 519                 Marketing Management
      BUAD 591                      Business Strategy Capstone
Students choose their four elective (concentration) courses from among the following concentration
areas: Accounting, Economics, E-commerce, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General, Information Systems,
International Business (5 electives), Management, Management Science, and Marketing.

Capstone Course
Our College’s Small Business Institute manages the capstone course, one of the hallmarks of the CSUF
MBA. In this course, student groups serve as consultants for local businesses. Through the SBI, our
student consulting projects have won 39 awards from the U. S. Small Business Administration from
1990 through 2006, placing first in the nation in 1996–1998, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005.
We invite you to learn more about our MBA and other masters’ programs by contacting our prospective
advisor at mba@fullerton.edu or 714.278.3622.

M.A.                   in Economics

The Department of Economics at California State University, Fullerton offers a program leading
to the Master of Arts Degree. The program offers a variety of features:
        I   Assistantships are available to qualified students
        I   Regular research seminars are open to students and faculty
        I   If all prerequisites have been met, the program can be completed in three semesters
            of full-time study or two and one-half years of part-time study
The department has a full-time faculty of 30 who are active in teaching and research, and who
maintain a close working relationship with graduate students.
The program consists of 30 –33 units and must be completed with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
Students may obtain their degree either through a thesis exit track or an examination exit track.
Students may also customize their program based on one of four areas of interest.

Those areas include:
        I   Financial and monetary economics
        I   Health, aging and labor economics
        I   Public economics, law and industrial organization
        I   International, environmental and development economics

For Further Information
Please go to the online link below or consult the inserts in the back pocket.

For online information, see: http://business.fullerton.edu/graduateprograms/maecon/index.htm

M.S.                 in Accountancy and in Taxation
The Master of Science in Accountancy program provides the conceptual understanding and technical
competence for a career in professional accounting. Emphasis is placed on the development of a
professional attitude and the capacity to deal with accounting policy and ethics issues.

The Master of Science in Taxation program provides the conceptual understanding and technical
competence for a career in taxation. Employment opportunities include the tax departments of
CPA and law firms, as well as corporations and government tax agencies. For those already employed
in this field, the M.S. in Taxation program should meet the continuing education requirements of
professional associations and licensing boards. The qualifications of the M.S. in Taxation faculty
include advanced degrees in taxation, accounting, and law; practical tax experience; and professional
standing as CPAs and attorneys.

Each student develops a Study Plan of a minimum of 30 semester units of course work (ten courses)
beyond the baccalaureate degree. For the M.S. in Accountancy, the plan stipulates that at least 24
of the 30 units required for the degree must be at the graduate level (500-level courses). For the
M.S. in Taxation, at least 21 of the 30 units required for the degree must be at the graduate level.
A 3.0 (“B”) GPA is required in study plan courses and over-all applicable course work. Students with
a bachelors degree in a field other than business administration may be required to take additional
preparatory courses.

For Further Information
Please go to the online link below or consult the inserts in the back pocket.

For online information, see:

                      in Information Systems and
M.S.                  in Information Technology

The M.S. in Information Systems program provides the conceptual understanding and technical
competence for careers in information systems. Information Systems are computer-based systems
that provide management with the necessary information to support the decision-making needs of
an organization. Students in the program select either a generalist concentration, a concentration
in e-commerce, or a concentration in decision sciences.

Students with a recent undergraduate degree in business administration equivalent to the degree
offered at CSU Fullerton should be able to complete the ten-course curriculum within a year-and-a-half
on a full-time basis. Students with a bachelors degree in a field other than business administration
may be required to take additional preparatory courses. The Study Plan consists of 30 units.

The M.S. in Information Technology is a fully on-line program. The program consists a Study
Plan of ten courses (30 units of coursework) which will be completed over a 20-month period.

Each course contains a multi-modal assessment methodology to document learning via projects,
demonstrations, applications, research papers and examinations. The culminating experience includes
research and a practicum grounded in the theoretical foundations covered in the coursework. An
electronic portfolio of culminating experiences and preparatory coursework will be created by each
student enrolled in the program. This portfolio will be reviewed at the end of the first year and
evaluated by the Program Coordinator at the end of the program.

For Further Information
Please go to the online link below or consult the inserts in the back pocket.

For online information, see:

FULLERTON                                                    FEMBA at Irvine

The newly reformatted MBA program in Irvine is now known as the Fullerton FEMBA at Irvine. This program
is offered at CSUF’s Irvine Campus at the Great Park, with courses meeting twice a week from 7 to 9:45 p.m.
It is a non-state supported program with a different fee structure and has several features that should appeal
to working professionals:
I   Students take only one course at a time. This allows you to focus on one academic topic, without having
    to juggle different sets of course deadlines.
I   The program utilizes a cohort format, which enables you to work and study collaboratively, forming close
    relationships and valuable contacts, with the goal of developing valuable life-long networks as Titan MBAs.
I   The program’s scheduling allows professionals to pursue their education while working full time.
    This makes it an ideal solution for students who are financing their own degrees.
I   Classes are held during the week. Hence, students manage their own time on weekends.
Beginning with the Fall 2008 cohort, students with a business bachelor’s degree will commence studies
in August. Fall cohorts will complete the degree in under two years, with the following course schedule
(“1” indicates first eight weeks of a semester and “2” indicates the second eight weeks):

FALL 2008 COHORT                       TR 7:00 P.M. – 9:45 P.M.
Fall 2008 – 1 (Aug)                    ACCT 511
Fall 2008 – 2 (Oct)                    ISDS 514
Spring 2009 – 1 (Jan)                  MGMT 516
Spring 2009 – 2 (Apr)                  FIN 517
Summer S09 – 1 (May)                   MGMT 515 or ECON 521
Summer 09 – 2 (July)                   MKTG 519
Fall 2009 – 1 (Aug)                    FIN 533
Fall 2009 – 2 (Oct)                    MGMT 525
Spring 2010 – 1 (Jan)                  MKTG 596
Spring 2010 – 2 (Apr)                  BUAD 591
Summer 2010 – 1 (May)                  MGMT 547

Entering students with non-business degrees will commence their studies
during spring 2009. These students will complete their “missing”
Foundation courses and then join the next cohort during fall 2009.

For online information, see:


The Michael A. Reagan Graduate Scholarship for Outstanding
Incoming Graduate Students is awarded each semester to newly
admitted graduate students in our College who have demonstrated
academic excellence in their undergraduate studies. Recipients of
these $4,000 merit based scholarships receive this one-time award
disbursed in two installments over consecutive semesters.

Applicants to the MBA, MS in Accountancy, MS in Information
Systems, MS in Information Technology, MS in Taxation and MA
in Economics with outstanding undergraduate academic records
are encouraged to apply.

Multiple scholarships are awarded in both fall and spring semesters.

For further information and application information, please call the
Graduate Programs Office at 714-278-3622, or visit our website at:

For additional information about Financial Aid at CSUF, please
contact the Financial Aid Office in Room 146 of University Hall,
714.278.3125, or www.fullerton.edu/financialaid

California State University, Fullerton

I   34,927 students enrolled during Spring 2007
I   Average age of students is 24.3 years
I   Over 1,500 international students represent almost
    80 countries
I   Almost 2,000 full- and part-time faculty teach classes
I   More than 180,000 graduates as of January 2007

Economic Impact
Cal State Fullerton generates $851 million in economic
activity annually, sustaining more than 12,500 jobs
in the region and generating more than $45 million
per year in state tax revenue.

“Success in the business world is dependent on knowledge, strategy and competitive
    advantages. My MBA…brought real world decisions and experiences into the
        classroom to be examined and discussed with other students from a variety
           of different backgrounds in a way that bridges theory with application.
                                            I consider my MBA as My Best Asset!”

                                 QUOTE BY TOM GAST WHILE EMPLOYED BY RALPHS GROCERY.

                                Tom Gast (B.A. ’79, MBA ’88)
                                De Rito Partners West, Inc.
                                Anaheim Hills, California

                                De Rito Partners West, Inc. is a commercial real estate
                                evelopment company located in Anaheim Hills, California.
                                He joined De Rito Partners in January 2007 after 26 years
                                with Ralphs Grocery Company in Los Angeles where he
                                served as Senior Vice President of Real Estate.
college of business and economics
PO Box 6848
Fullerton, California 92834-6848

714.278.3622 •   www.business.fullerton.edu


                                              GRADUATE PROGRAMS STAFF

                                                             Mark Hoven Stohs, Ph.D.
                                              Associate Dean for Academic Programs and
                                                                   Faculty Development

                                                                  Chris Anicich, M.S.
                                                        Graduate Programs Coordinator

                                                                       Diane Mazzey
                                                                     Graduate Advisor

                                                                  Kellee Carter–Scales
                                                                   Graduate Evaluator

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