For those who love the surf and sand in Southern California, “CSUF has excellent ties to the local Orange County business community.” Throughout the program, “the professors and administration work as partners in helping us achieve our career goals.” Students are encouraged to visit the Advising Center to meet with career path advisors, who help them choose a concentration, plan their education, and develop a career search strategy. In addition, students can make an appointment with the business career specialist at the university’s Career Center, who helps place graduates in accounting, finance, international business, information systems, and marketing positions.Though the programs are strong, career development could be improved with the addition of “more networking activities within the program, outside the program, and with other schools that have similar programs.” Students would also like to see Cal State Fullerton build “relationships with higher quality employers and recruiters.” A student explains, “We have a good program, but our career center is geared for undergraduates, and they do no have that much to offer for graduate students.” The school has listened to its students, though, and an Associate Director of MBA Career Management has been hired for the Fall of 2011, and will create an MBA Career Center for full-time students.After graduating from Cal State Fullerton, MBA candidates join a “large alumni net¬work” of almost 50,000 former students in Southern California and beyond. Currently, Mihaylo graduates are employed at Ford Motor Company, Hewlett Packard, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Nestlé, Fox Sports, KPMG, Warner Brothers, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Paramount, Boeing, Deloitte & Touche, US Bank, Verizon, Walt Disney Company, Kaiser Permanente, and Toshiba, among others. In recent years, the mean base salary reported by Cal State Fullerton MBA graduates was over $62,000 annually.
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