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October 7, 2008

Black and white photo of a teacher and students from years ago.

1959 – Business Administration and Economics is one of six divisions at Orange County State College, now Cal State Fullerton.

1960 – Nearly 300 (297) students enroll in business classes on campus.

1961 – Three undergraduate business degrees are awarded.

1963 – MBA program established.

1965 – School of Business Administration and Economics becomes youngest in the nation to win accreditation (undergraduate program) from the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. The graduate program was accredited in 1972.

Black and white photo of a group of students outside under a tree.

1968 – Business Advisory Council organized to serve as a sounding board for the interchange of relevant ideas between the school of business and economics and the business community.

1971 – Administration-Business Administration Building (later named Langsdorf Hall) completed.

1984 – New degree in international business offered.

1988 – Cal State Fullerton’s School of Business Administration and Economics is named the sixth largest undergraduate business program in the nation by AACSB.

Professor lectures to a class

1992 – College and Anil Puri presents the first Economic Forecast. Business school’s undergraduate program moves to third largest in the nation.

1997 – The Accounting Department receives separate accreditation from AACSB.

1998 – Classes for the MBA program are offered at the Irvine Spectrum.

1999 – Chinese government officials begin MBA studies in accelerated CSUF program.

2000 – School of Business and Economics becomes a college.

Students walking around on campus

2004 – Steven G. Mihaylo — the chairman and CEO of InterTel and a CSUF alumnus — pledges $3 million to the College of Business and Economics. He later increases the gift to $4.5 million.

2005 – College of Business and Economics announces $15 million campaign to build the Steven G. Mihaylo Hall and to create endowments for student scholarships, academic programs and centers. Ground is broken for Steven G. Mihaylo Hall.

2007 – $15 million campaign is met and expanded to $20 million. Steven G. Mihaylo pledges $30 million to the College of Business and Economics, the largest gift in university history. The College of Business and Economics is named in his honor.

October 2008 — Fundraising effort exceeds $50 million.

Oct. 17, 2008 – Dedication of the new Steven G. Mihaylo Hall.


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