All MBA applicants must submit the following items:
Submit graduate application and $55 application fee via www.csumentor.edu ;
Send all MBA application materials (including sealed transcripts and letters of reference) as a complete package directly to the MBA Coordinator at the following address:
School of Business and Public Administration
Attn: MBA Coordinator
Mail Stop: 20 BDC/120
9001 Stockdale Hwy.
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
International applicants must also submit:
Note: Applicants whose preparatory education is principally in a language other than English must have a TOEFL score of 550 or higher (or 213 on computer-based, or 79 on Internet-based exam, or minimum IELTS score of 7). Documentation must be in original form by the testing institution. Copies submitted by the applicant are not acceptable. Please note that despite a TOEFL score of 550 or higher, 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. Additionally a number of organizations are available to provide evaluation services of foreign transcripts. Click on the link to see the list of recommended evaluation agencies- http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf
The goal of the admission policy is the selection of those candidates who demonstrate high potential for academic and professional success. There are three admissions pathways into the CSUB MBA: Traditional Admission; Executive Experience; and National Certification.
This process is the traditional process relying on both the GMAT or the GRE and GPA to determine admissions. The minimum upper division GPA accepted is 2.75. There is a required minimum score of 500 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or 148 verbal / 149 quantitative on the Graduate Records Exam (GRE).
Students who meet the admissions standard but require program prerequisite courses will be required to complete the identified program prerequisite courses with a “B” or better (3.0/4.0) in every course. Students not meeting this standard will be subject to dismissal.
In rare instances, students who do not meet the GMAT/GRE or GPA standards for Classified Admission may be considered for Conditionally Classified Admission. If granted conditionally classified admission, the student must earn grades of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or above in the first four MBA courses. Students not meeting this standard are subject to dismissal.
"Executive experience" is defined as including supervisory duties, management of a budget, or management of a set of accounts. It would need to meet all of the following criteria:
Students who are admitted using this process will be Conditionally Classified. These students are required to earn grades of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or above in the first four MBA courses. Students not meeting this standard are subject to dismissal.
This admissions pathway recognizes professional certification/license in lieu of standardized testing. Acceptable certifications are administered by professional organizations with the dual goals of ensuring a high level of knowledge about, and to provide an incentive for the individual to maintain currency in, the relevant body of knowledge. To qualify, the license or certification would need to require an exam, work experience, and have ongoing continuing education requirements. The potential student must also be currently maintaining their license/certification. The following licenses qualify:
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified Financial Accountant (CFA)
Chartered (or Certified) Property and Casualty Underwriters (CPCU)
Certified Liability Underwriter (CLU)
Professional in Human Resource Management (PHR)
Senior Professional in Human Resource Management (SPHR)
The potential student must be: (1) maintaining currency on their license/certification, and (2) hold a Bachelor’s degree with an appropriate GPA. Students who are admitted using this process will be Conditionally Classified. These students are required to earn grades of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or above in the first four MBA courses. Students not meeting this standard are subject to dismissal.