How to Apply


Application Deadlines

Fall 2022

  • University Application: October 1, 2021 – July 10, 2022
  • Program Application: October 1, 2021 – July 15, 2022

Admission to the Program

Qualified applicants holding a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university may be admitted to the program. 

1. University Application

Application to our graduate program at Stanislaus State requires the submission of separate applications to the University and to the MBA Program. In this first step, applicants must apply to the University as a graduate student.  Please complete and submit your University Application by the published deadline.

Choose from the following options:

  • MBA general degree
  • MBA – Accounting
  • MBA – Business Analytics
  • MBA – Finance

2. Transcripts

Please request and have submitted one official transcript from EACH university and college you have attended by the published deadline. This includes any community college education. Note: Stanislaus State Alumni, who have not attended elsewhere since graduation, do not need to submit new transcripts. (email is preferred)


Stanislaus State
The Graduate School – MSR 120
1 University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382

3. Program Application

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

  • Three recommendations. Within the application, applicants are required to list a minimum of three names and the email addresses of faculty and/or other 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. They will receive an email from the MBA Program providing instructions and a link to the recommender form. Recommenders may choose to complete the form or upload their recommendation.
  • Resume. 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).
  • Statement of Career Objectives. All applicants are required to upload a 3-4 page essay describing their academic and professional accomplishments, career goals, and how earning an MBA degree supports the achievement of their goals.

Statement of Career Objectives Guide

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.