Application Requirements

Admission To The Program

Qualified applicants holding a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university may be admitted to the program.

1. University Application.

Complete the University Application

  • You may choose from the following: Online MBA (general degree), Online MBA – Finance.
  • Transcripts do not have to be entered in Cal State Apply application! Click on "I Am Not Adding Any College Transcripts" and follow instructions. 

2. Transcripts. One set of official transcripts from each college or university attended, other than Stanislaus State, must be sent to: (email preferred)


Stanislaus State
The Graduate School - MSR 120
1 University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382

3. Program Application:

Fall 2020 Online MBA Program Application

  • Three recommendations. Recommendations are accepted from faculty and/or other professional sources (current/past managers/supervisors, professional colleagues, etc.). Recommendation requests will be made directly through your MBA Program Application. If you have any questions, please contact the MBA Programs Office at 209-667-3280 or 209-667-3683. 
  • Resume. Upload a reverse-chronological resume of your work experience. The resume should include job title, organization (nature of business), location, dates of employment, a summary of duties and responsibilities, and a description of the applicant's unit for each position held. 
  • Statement of Career Objectives: Write a three to four page professional essay discussing your career goals, applicable work experience, and how you would apply an MBA to achieve your goals. It's important to share your challenges, how you've addressed adversity and any additional pertinent information. You must include a heading (Statement of Career Objectives), your name, bachelor degree/other degrees,  program you're applying for (e.g. MBA or OMBA), proper formatting (margins, double spaced, pagination), accurate spelling and grammar. Prior to uploading, send a draft to Katrina Kidd, Program Director, for feedback and guidance.

4. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score report.

  • This requirement has been suspended for Fall 2020 applicants. 

5. International student applicants. Visit the Office of International Education website for additional requirements (including but not limited to TOEFL and transcript evaluation).

Application Deadlines


Fall 2020

  • Program Application: October 1, 2019 - July 2, 2020
  • University Application: October 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020

Spring 2021

  • Application deadlines TBD