Program Eligibility

Overview

Bachelor’s Degree

  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. To confirm the regional accreditation of your institution, please search here.

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2.5 minimum GPA in last 60 semester or 90 quarter units attempted.

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

Fall 2021: The GMAT/GRE will be waived with approval of an essay submission. We are utilizing the “Statement of Career Objectives” as the essay for review, which is part of the application requirements. Applicants must follow formatting and content guidelines. A statement draft must be sent to Kara Herrick, kherrick@csustan.edu, for feedback. The essay will be sent to the committee for review and consideration of a potential waiver after all application requirements are received.
  • Fall 2021: The GMAT/GRE will be waived with approval of an essay submission. We are utilizing the “Statement of Career Objectives” as the essay for review, which is part of the application requirements. Applicants must follow the formatting and content guidelines for the essay and send a draft of the essay to MBA Director, Katrina Kidd, kkidd@csustan.edu for feedback. The essay will be sent to the committee for review and consideration of a potential waiver after all application requirements are received. 

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GMAT and GRE Score: Target score is based on undergraduate GPA at the time your university application is submitted; the higher your GPA the lower the acceptable score, as follows:

GMAT: Two Years of Work Experience*

  • Overall GPA – Must achieve 1,000 points:
    • Formula: 200 x Overall GPA + GMAT score = 1,000
    • Example: 200 x 2.5 GPA + 500 = 1,000 points

-OR-

  • Upper Division (UD) GPA – Must achieve 1,050 points:
    • Formula: 200 x UD GPA + GMAT = 1,050 points
    • Example: 200 x 2.5 UD GPA + 550 = 1050 points

GRE: Any work experience

  • Upper Division (UD) GPA – Must achieve 200 points:
    • Formula: 20 x UD GPA + Average GRE = 200 points
    • Example: 20 x 2.5 UD GPA + 150 = 200
  • Average GRE score: add the two category scores (verbal and quantitative) and divide by 2.

GMAT and GRE require the following:

  • 3.5 Analytical Writing
  • 20th Percentile for Verbal and Quantitative

Persons who score below the 20th percentile in either or both categories may be admitted on a conditional basis that requires them to take additional coursework (remediate) as prescribed by the MBA Program. The total and analytical writing scores must be satisfied on the exam for a candidate to be eligible to remediate low percentage scores.

Experience: Candidates must demonstrate a two-year record of relevant, full-time employment in a professional or supervisory role. 

*Applicants wishing to enter the program without the required two year-experience may achieve a waiver of the work experience requirement by meeting a higher point score of 1,150 points based on the formula (200 x the overall GPA + GMAT total score).

GMAT/GRE Waiver: Please contact Director to see if you meet the guidelines for a potential exam waiver.

Foundation Courses

Business & Non-Business Undergraduate Courses (must be satisfied prior to core/elective courses by non-academic business background students)

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 cmanzo1@csustan.edu to confirm the institution and equivalent foundation course.