How to Apply

Application Deadlines

Spring 2023

University Application: August 1, 2022 - November 30, 2022

Program Application: August 1, 2022 - November 30, 2022


Admission to the Evening MBA Program

Application to the Stanislaus State MBA program requires the submission of two (2) separate applications; one to the University and one to the MBA Program.  Simply follow the three-step process and use the links below.

1. University Application

Applicants must apply to the University as a graduate student through the CSU system portal.  Use Cal State Apply to file your university application by our published deadline posted above.  A completed application and $70 application fee are required for consideration to the program.  (Please refer to the CSU Graduate Application Guide for more information on completing & submitting your University/Cal State Apply application.)

Our 10-course Evening 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 - Finance Concentration
MBA - Business Analytics Concentration

2. Transcripts

Please request and have submitted one official transcript from EACH university and college you have attended by the published deadline. This includes any community college education. Note: Stanislaus State Alumni, who have not attended elsewhere since graduation, do not need to submit new transcripts. (email is preferred)


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

3. Program Application

Applicants need to fully complete and submit a Spring 2023 MBA Program Application by the published deadline. The Program Application requires the following information to be included or uploaded as an attachment:   

  • Three recommendations. Within the application, applicants are required to list a minimum of three names and the email addresses of faculty and/or other professional sources (current/past managers or supervisors, professional colleagues, etc.) who can address qualifications for graduate study, academic readiness, work performance & proficiency, and other personal qualities that demonstrate academic and professional promise. They will receive an email from the MBA Program providing instructions and a link to the recommender form. Recommenders may choose to complete the form or upload their recommendation.
  • Resume. 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).
  • Statement of Career Objectives. All applicants are required to upload a 3-4 page essay describing their academic and professional accomplishments, career goals, and how earning an MBA degree supports the achievement of their goals.

Statement of Career Objectives Guide

International Student Applicants

All students with coursework from countries other than the United States 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.