Eligibility Requirements


Bachelor’s Degree

  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.8 or a 2.8 GPA in the last 60 semester units attempted or last 90 quarter units attempted, is required.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

  • Effective Fall 2022: The GMAT and GRE are no longer required.

Foundation Courses

All applicants must satisfy the six Foundation Courses (or their approved equivalents). After transcript review, credit will be given for previously completed courses where a minimum grade of C- or CR was earned.  If any Foundation Courses have not been completed, an applicant may receive “conditional” program admission and one semester to complete Foundation Courses.

Stanislaus State   Community College Equivalent      
Course Level Modesto Jr. College Merced College San Joaquin Delta College Columbia College
ACC 2110 Financial Accounting Lower-division BUSAD 201 Financial Accounting ACTG 4A Financial Accounting Bus 3 Financial Accounting BUSAD 1A Prin. Of Accounting
ECON 2510 Microeconomics Lower-Division ECON 102 Microeconomics ECON 1B Intro to Microecon. ECON 1B Prin. Of Microecon. ECON 1 Prin. Of Microecon.
FIN 3220 Business Finance Upper-division Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
MGT 3310 Management Theory & Practice Upper-division Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
MKT 3410 Principles of Marketing Upper-division Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
MATH 1610 Statistics for Decision Making Lower-division MATH 134 Elementary Statistics MATH 10 Elementary Statistics MATH 12 Introduction to Probability and Statistics MATH 2 Elements of Statistics

Note: Prior departmental approval will be required for foundation courses not listed. Contact the MBA Program Coordinator, Claudia Manzo at cmanzo1@csustan.edu, to confirm the insititution is accredited and whether your transcript/s include an equivalent for each foundation course.

Work Experience

Candidates must demonstrate a two-year record of relevant, full-time employment in a professional or supervisory role, or equivalent. Applicants wishing to enter the program without the required two year-experience may request a waiver of the work experience requirement based on exceptional academic performance.