Q&A on the Stan State MBA

The program is intended for the active manager or technical supervisor as well as the recent graduate who is interested in advanced study in the field of business administration.

The Master of Business Administration is awarded upon satisfactory completion of 30 core and elective units and the culminating experience.

To be considered for admission into the program, you are required to complete an application through Cal State Apply and have requested official copies of your transcripts be sent to the Graduate School by the published deadline. Learn more about the two-step application process.

Foundation courses, are a group of six undergraduate courses that students with a non-business undergraduate degree must complete prior to admission. All of these are offered at Stanislaus State and maybe available during winter or summer term.

Yes, applicants whose undergraduate degree is not instructed in English must take the TOEFL or IELTS and meet the Universities minimum requirements. Additionally, transcripts will have to be evaluated to US standards. Please visit the Office of International Education Graduate Admission page for detailed information on these two requirements.

For a complete list of International Student requirements, visit the Office of International Education Graduate Admission page. Please note that these requirements are in addition to completing specific MBA program application requirements.

Yes. MBA courses are offered from 6:00pm to 8:40pm on Monday through Thursday evenings. On occasion, start times may be adjusted slightly. Each 3-credit MBA course meets once a week at the Turlock campus.

Holds must be cleared as soon as possible. Not clearing holds may prevent being able to register for courses. You will need to work closely with the department placing the hold, to fulfill missing requirements, and have the hold removed from your account.

While an overall 3.0 grade point average must be maintained during your program coursework, a minimum grade of C- is required to earn credit for a course.

Updated: July 27, 2023