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Master of Business Administration

International Students

International Applicant Track

The international applicant track is for applicants who are non-citizens to the US. Applicants who attended non-US institutions for undergraduate studies are required by the University to provide evaluated transcript through an accredited institution. International students are required to pay non-residence fees per quarter unit rate, the total cost of tuition is approximately $36,000.

The criteria to apply for the International Applicant track are as follows:

  1. A completed application and application fee.  This may be done by hand on paper or you may access it online
  2. Two official transcripts from each college or university attended in both the original language and a certified English translation.
  3. An official GMAT score or GRE score
  4. A resume
  5. Two letters of reference
  6. An official TOEFL Score
  • An applicant whose preparatory education is principally in a language other than English must have a minimum TOEFL (test of English as a foreign language) score of 550 on paper, 213 on computer based, or 79 on Internet based  exam,    or minimum IELTS score of 7. The test score report must be sent directly from the testing institution, copies are unacceptable.
  • Please note that despite an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score, students whose English competency is deemed insufficient by the faculty may be required to take additional courses to improve communication skills in English before continuing with MBA courses.
  1. Submission of a financial declaration and supporting documentation
  • Must indicate sufficient funding for tuition, approximately $36,000, and living expense.
  1. A Professionally evaluated transcript that demonstrates prior education equivalence.
  • A suggested list of companies that evaluate foreign transcripts is found at:
  • Three year degrees from India are generally not considered the equivalent of a four year degree from the U.S. Exceptions would be degrees in areas such as science and engineering.   

In order to fulfill visa requirements, students are required to meet with the International Students and Programs Department and provide the following information:

  1. Bank Statement indicating sufficient funding for tuition, approximately $36,000 and living expense.
  2. Copy of Passport

 The completed packet should be sent to:

Kathy Carpenter

School of Business and Public Administration
Attn: Kathy Carpenter
9001 Stockdale Hwy., 20 BDC
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

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