How to Apply


Admission to the Executive MBA Program

Application to the Stanislaus State Executive MBA program requires the submission of two (2) separate applications; one to the University and one to the Executive 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.)

2. Transcripts

Please request and have submitted one official transcript from EACH university and college you have attended by the published deadline. This includes documentation of professional development education.

(Note: Stanislaus State Alumni, who have not attended elsewhere since graduation, do not need to submit new transcripts.)

Email: (email is currently preferred)


Mail To:
Stanislaus State
Extended and International Education – MSR 380
1 University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382

3. Program Application

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

  • Two recommendations. Within the application, applicants are required to list a minimum of two names and the email addresses of faculty and/or other professional sources (current/past managers or supervisors, professional colleagues, etc.) who can address work performance & proficiency, graduate program readiness, potential for leadership and other personal qualities that demonstrate academic and professional promise.  They will receive an email from the University providing instructions and a link to upload their recommendation.
  • Resume. Please upload a reverse-chronological resume of your work experience and educational achievements. The resume should include job title, organization (nature of business, gross sales/revenues, number of employees), location, dates of employment, a summary of duties and responsibilities, and a description of the applicant’s organizational unit (size, scope, budget, personnel, and reporting relationships) for each position held.
  • Statement of Career Objectives: Applicants need to upload a 1-2 page essay describing their work experience, professional objectives, including long and short-term career goals, and how earning an MBA degree supports the achievement of their goals.

4. 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, contact the Office of International Education.