Application Requirements

Admission To The Program

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

1. University Application.  

Complete the University Application

  • You may choose from the following: MBA (general degree), MBA - Accounting, MBA - Business Analytics and MBA - Finance. 

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


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

3. Program Application.  

Spring 2021 MBA Application

Fall 2021 MBA 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 Coordinator at
  • Resume. Upload a reverse-chronological resume of your education and work experience. The resume should include job title, organization (nature of business), location, dates of employment, a summary of duties and responsibilities for each position held.
  • Statement of Career Objectives: Write a three to four page essay describing your bachelor's degree accomplishments, work experience, career goals, and how an MBA degree can help you achieve them. Send a draft of the Statement of Career Objectives to Katrina Kidd, MBA Director, for feedback prior to uploading to the program application. See the link below "Statement of Career Objectives Example Template.docx' for formatting and content guidelines. 

Statement of Career Objectives Example Template.docx

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

  • Spring 2021 Applicants: This requirement has been suspended. 
  • Fall 2021 Applicants: Plan on taking the exam by May 2021. 

5. International student applicants. Visit the Office of International Education website for additional requirements.

  • All international degrees must be translated to English. Additional instruction and a list of evaluating agencies may be found at the Office of International Education website. 

Application Dates and Deadlines


Spring 2021 

  • Program Application: August 1, 2020 - December 4, 2020.
  • GMAT/GRE: Suspended for Spring 2021 (see Admission and Program Application Requirements).
  • University Application: August 1, 2020 - November 30, 2020.

Fall 2021

  • Program Application: October 1, 2020 - July 20, 2021. 
  • GMAT/GRE: Plan on registering and taking the exam by May 30, 2021. 
  • University Application: October 1, 2020 - July 15, 2021.