Admission Process for Fall 2023


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 4-5 weeks.  You will receive an email at your email address with our decision.  

1. Complete your Cal State Apply Application by
June 20, 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.)

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.) 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

Applicants are required to submit an essay of 1-2 pages that addresses work experience, professional objectives (including long and short-term career goals), why you are seeking an MBA degree, and why your preference is to earn your MBA at 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, Extended & International Education
One University Circle, MSR 380
Turlock, CA 95382.

3. Admission Interview

After review of completed application portfolios, viable program candidates will be identified and contacted to schedule an interview. Applicants should be prepared to discuss their professional experience, as well as their academic and career goals.  Final admission decisions will be made following the interview process.

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, please contact the Office of International Education.