Bachelor’s Degree

  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.8 is required as your overall GPA or for your last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted.

Foundation Courses

All applicants must satisfy the six Foundation Courses (or their approved equivalents) as prerequisites to enrolling in MBA Core Courses.  After transcript review, credit will be given to Foundation Course equivalents from regionally accredited institutions where a minimum grade of C- or CR was earned and were completed within ten years prior to admission to the MBA program. If any Foundation Courses have not been completed, an applicant may receive “conditional admission” to the program and one semester to complete those remaining Foundation Courses.

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 Microeconomics Lower-division ECON 102 Microeconomics ECON 1B Intro to Microecon. ECON 3 Prin. of Microecon. ECON 1 Prin. of Microecon.
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: If each of the Foundation Courses as listed above is NOT on your transcripts, a transcript review and department approval are required. Simply email copies of your transcripts to Gina Donahue at and she will confirm whether your transcript/s includes an equivalent for each Foundation Course from an accredited college or university that can satisfy these eligibility prerequisites.

Work Experience

Candidates must demonstrate a two-year record of relevant, full-time employment in a professional or supervisory role, or equivalent. Applicants wishing to enter the program without the required two year-experience may request a waiver of the work experience requirement based on exceptional academic performance.

International Student Enrollment

The MBA program is authorized to admit international students into the program whether you reside outside of the United States or hold an international degree. For students with coursework from countries other than the United States, you will need to have academic credentials evaluated by an approved organization. For additional information on TOEFL, IELTS and/or other requirements, contact The Office of International Education.

Updated: October 06, 2023