Admission Process - Spring 2024

To be considered for admission into the program, you are required to complete an application through Cal State Apply by the published deadline.

Once you have submitted all parts of the Cal State Apply application (which includes all attachments and receipt of your recommendations), you will receive an email from Stan State that confirms your application has been received and provides a student email and student ID. An admission decision will be made in approximately 7-8 weeks. You will receive an email at your email address with our decision.

1. Complete your Cal State Apply Application by Thursday, November 30, 2023

Apply via Cal State Apply Application

Applicants must complete all parts of their application prior to the application deadline to be considered for admission into the program. A non-refundable $70 fee is required. Please refer to the CSU Graduate Application Guide for more information on completing & submitting your University/Cal State Apply application.

Our 10-course Online MBA allows you to customize your degree. Within the application, please designate one of the three-course concentrations to specialize and deepen your expertise or select the general track MBA to diversify your three electives to fit your specific job and career objectives.

  • MBA - General Degree
  • MBA - Accounting Concentration
  • MBA - Business Analytics Concentration
  • MBA - Finance Concentration

Your Cal State Apply Application must include the following:

Applicants need to upload a current resume that lists in reverse-chronological order their academic and professional accomplishments. Work experience should detail employers (nature of business, gross sales/revenues, number of employees), dates of employment, and for each job title held please include a description of responsibilities & activities associated with that position and the organizational unit (size, scope, budget, personnel, and reporting relationships).

Applicants must submit a minimum of two names and email addresses of professional sources (current/past managers or supervisors, professional colleagues, etc.) and/or faculty who can address qualifications for graduate study, academic readiness, work performance & proficiency, and other personal qualities that demonstrate academic and professional promise. Once you have submitted your recommenders’ information, an email request will automatically be sent to the recommender on your behalf. Please advise your recommenders to look for this email in their inbox, as well as in their spam or junk-mail folder, as emails do occasionally get filtered out.

All applicants are required to submit a Statement of Purpose that is 3-4 pages in length that addresses your academic and professional accomplishments, short and long-term career goals, why you want to earn MBA degree, and why you are choosing to earn your MBA with Stanislaus State. 

Statement of Purpose Guide

Your Full Name
Bachelor’s Degree: (include concentration if applicable and university)
Degree Seeking: MBA, Online MBA, or Executive MBA (include concentration if applicable)

Introductory Paragraph

First paragraph should be introductory information that summarizes content of the essay. The introductory paragraph may include work experience, professional accomplishments, or career goals, and how an MBA Degree can help you achieve your career goals. The introductory paragraph may also focus on personal goals, accomplishments and why you have chosen to pursue an MBA Degree.

Body of Essay

Subsequent paragraphs discuss items listed in the introductory paragraph, in the same order to create a flow of information.


Conclusion should briefly recap why you are obtaining your MBA. Include why you have chosen Stanislaus State.


  • 1” margins
  • Double spaced
  • Indent first paragraph
  • Subheadings are optional
  • Page numbers (bottom of page)


A copy of your statement may be sent to the program for feedback prior to posting on the program application.

Please note, resubmission of the statement of purpose may be required if it does meet application standards. 

To expedite the application review process, we require applicants to upload their unofficial transcripts to the Cal State Apply application. We need an unofficial transcript from EACH university and college you have attended. This includes any community college education. (For Stanislaus State Alumni who have not attended elsewhere since graduation, you do not need to submit new transcripts.)

2. Request Official Transcripts be Sent to Stanislaus State

Please request and have submitted one official transcript from EACH university and college you have attended by the application deadline. This includes any community college education. (Note: Stanislaus State Alumni who have not attended elsewhere since graduation does not need to submit new transcripts.) If you are admitted into the program, your official transcripts must be received by the university for students to enroll in courses and financial aid to be disbursed.

Transcripts should be submitted electronically to: If necessary, they may be mailed to:

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

International Student Applicants

All students with coursework from countries other than the United States are required to provide a credential evaluation from an approved organization. This official report will detail your degree and coursework's equivalency to U.S. standards.

The credential evaluation must be completed by one of the listed approved organizations and the organization is to provide a “Comprehensive/Detailed Report” that includes:  Identification of institution(s) attended, dates of attendance, credential(s) earned, and the United States educational equivalent, Individual courses taken with semester units, Individual course grade equivalents, Course levels in terms of lower and upper-division, graduate and professional level for each post-secondary course evaluated, and Overall grade point average (GPA).

Additional international admission requirements (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) can found at  International Education and Global Engagement.

Updated: October 06, 2023