Admission Process for 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 we have received your recommendations, you will receive an email from Stan State that confirms the receipt of your application 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
November 30, 2023

Applicants must submit all parts of their application prior to the application deadline.  A non-refundable $70 fee is required.  (Please refer to the CSU Graduate Application Guide for more information.)

Our 10-course Online MBA allows you to customize your degree to fit your specific job and career objectives.  Within the application, please designate your choice:  Finance Concentration, Human Resource Management Concentration, or our General Degree track.​

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.

Statement of Purpose

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. Please review the Statement of Purpose Guide.

Unofficial Transcripts

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
Continuing and Professional​ Education

One University Circle, MSR 380
Turlock, CA 95382.

Out-of-State Enrollment

At this time, Stanislaus State is not authorized to offer online instruction or degree programs to students residing outside of the state of California. For additional information, visit the Out-of-State Authorizations for the OMBA Applicants.

International Student Applicants

The credential evaluation must be completed by one of the 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 approved organizations listed here. 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 be found at International Education and Global Engagement.