Frequently Asked Questions


Who makes up the student body of the MBA program? Do professionals attend?

The program is intended for the active manager or technical supervisor as well as the recent graduate who is interested in advanced study in the field of business administration.

How many courses would I need to take to get my Master of Business Administration degree?

The Master of Business Administration is awarded upon satisfactory completion of 30 core and elective units and the culminating experience.

How do I apply to the MBA Program at Stanislaus State?

Applicants are required to submit two applications; a university application and program application. Please review the How to Apply section for application access and required documentation.

What are foundation courses?

Foundation courses, are a group of six undergraduate courses that student with a non-business undergraduate degree must complete prior to admission. All of these are offered at Stanislaus State and maybe available during winter or summer term.

My degree is not from the US; do I have to take the TOEFL?

Yes, applicants whose undergraduate degree is not instructed in English must take the TOEFL or IELTS and meet the Universities minimum requirements. Additionally, transcripts will have to be evaluated to US standards. Please visit the Office of International Education Graduate Admission page for detailed information on these two requirements.

I am an international applicant, what are the admission requirements for international students?

For a complete list of International Student requirements, visit the Office of International Education Graduate Admission page. Please note that these requirements are in addition to completing specific MBA program application requirements.

I’m working- full time right now. Are courses scheduled so that I can attend classes in the evenings after work?

Yes. MBA courses are generally from 6:00pm to 8:40pm. Start times might occasionally divert from these times.

I have a hold on my account, what does this mean?

Holds must be cleared as soon as possible. Not clearing holds may prevent being able to register for courses. You will need to work closely with the department placing the hold, to fulfill missing requirements, and have the hold removed from your account.

What is the minimum grade required to earn credit for degree course?

A minimum grade of C- is required to earn course credit. Please note the overall GPA required for the degree is 3.0.