Admission to the program will be based on the evaluation of both professional and academic portfolios. 

Bachelor's Degree

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.5 for your last 60 semester (or 90 quarter) units.  


Candidates for the EMBA Program are required to have a minimum of five years of middle and/or upper-level professional management work experience. We are seeking individuals with leadership potential and other personal qualities that demonstrate professional promise. This approach takes into consideration the following areas:

  • Extent and nature of professional experience.
  • Leadership potential and other personal qualities that demonstrate academic and professional promise.
  • Academic qualifications.

Admission Interview

After review of completed application portfolios, viable program candidates will be identified and contacted to schedule an interview. Applicants should be prepared to discuss their professional experience, as well as their academic and career goals. Final admission decisions will be made following the interview process. 

Foundation Courses

There are six Foundation Courses that serve as prerequisites to entering the program and enrolling in MBA Core Courses.  Completion of the Foundation Courses or work experience that demonstrates proficiency in each of the 6 areas are required of EMBA applicants. 

Course Level Modesto Jr. College Merced College San Joaquin Delta College Columbia College
ACC 2110 Financial Accounting Lower Division BUSAD 201 Financial Accounting ACTG 4A Financial Accounting BUS 3 Financial Accounting BUSAD 1A Prin. of Accounting
ECON 2510 Principles of Microeconomics Lower Division ECON 102 Microeconomics ECON 18 Intro to Microeconomics ECON 3 Prin. of Microecon. ECON 1 Prin. of Microeconomics
FIN 3220 Business Finance Upper Division N/A N/A N/A N/A
MGT 3310 Management Theory & Practice Upper Division N/A N/A N/A N/A
MKT 3410 Principles of Marketing Upper Division N/A N/A N/A N/A
MATH 1610 Statistics for Decision Making Lower Division MATH 134 Elementary Statistics MATH 10 Elementary Statistics MATH 12 Introduction to Probability and Statistics MATH 2 Elements of Statistics

Note: Please contact Interim MBA Director, Gina Donahue to confirm whether your transcript/s include an equivalent for each Foundation Course or whether your resume & work experience reflect equivalent proficiency to waive each of the courses

Updated: September 26, 2023