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Admission Process

MBA Admissions Process

Application Procedure
All MBA applicants must submit the following items:

Submit graduate application and $55 application fee via www.csumentor.edu ;

  1. Two official transcripts from each college or university attended (international students please see the International Students page to gain information on transcript requirements.)
  2. An official GMAT or comparable GRE score
  3. A resume
  4. Two letters of reference

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: Kathy Carpenter
9001 Stockdale Hwy., 22 BDC
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

International applicants must also submit:

  1. An official TOEFL or IELTS Score
  2. A minimum GMAT score of 500 or a minimum 151 Verbal/152 Quantitative GRE score
  3. Submission of a financial declaration and supporting documentation
  4. A professionally evaluated transcript that demonstrates prior education equivalence

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

Admission Pathways
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.

Traditional Admission
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 151 verbal / 152 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
"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:

  • The job title requires a bachelor's degree
  • At least 7 years of verifiable experience
  • The job title is specified as "executive or management level" in official company documents


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.

National Certification
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.






MBA coordinator and advisor

School of BPA

Kathy Carpenter
Kcarpenter@csub.edu

(661) 654-2326

Application deadlines

July 1/Now Closed

Fall 2014 Quarter

October 15

Winter 2015 Quarter