Admission Requirements


Requirements: The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score, which should be sent directly from the testing service. (NOTE: the Graduate Record Exam, or GRE, may be substituted for the GMAT)

  • Performance on the GMAT (or GRE): Scores in the verbal and quantitative categories must be at or above the 20th percentile; minimum score of 3.5 in the "analytical writing" component of the exam. Persons who score below 20 percent in either or both categories may be admitted on a conditional basis that requires them to take additional foundational coursework as prescribed by the Online MBA Program Director; minimum 470 GMAT score expected.
  • GPA: A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for the last 60 units of undergraduate coursework. In addition, a total of 1,000 points must be achieved based on the formula (200 times the overall GPA plus the GMAT score), or a total of 1,050 points based on the formula (200 times the upper-division GPA plus the GMAT score). Persons taking the GRE must calculate the average of the two category scores before entering a GRE score in either formula.
  • Experience: Two years of relevant, full-time employment in a professional or supervisory role. A waiver of the work experience requirement by meeting a higher point score of 1150 based on the formula (200 times overall GPA plus the GMAT score total).

Qualified applicants holding a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university may be admitted to the program.

Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and have a minimum total score of 575 (or 213 electronic) with part scores of at least 54 (21 electronic), reported directly from the testing service.

Additional Requirements

The courses listed below are required in order to be considered for admission to the Online MBA Program.

Business & Non-Business Undergraduate Courses (must be completed prior to admission consideration)

Foundation Courses

ACC 2110 Financial Accounting
ECON 2510 Microeconomics
FIN 3220 Business Finance
MGT 3310 Management Theory & Practice
MKT 3410 Basic Marketing
MATH 1610 Statistics for Decision Making

Note 1: Must also have a computer literacy course, equivalent to Computer Information Systems 2000 Introduction to Business Computer Systems.

Note 2: Courses must be completed at same level (1000 and 2000 level courses are lower division; 3000 level courses are upper division).

Note 3: If completing courses at CSU Stanislaus and it has a prerequisite, the Online MBA Program does not require this be completed. Please contact the instructor directly and notify them of your situation and interest in enrolling in their class. It is the instructor€™s discretion if they will add students to their classes without appropriate prerequisites.