Admission to Program

In addition to the general requirements of the university, specific requirements for admission to classified graduate status are:

  1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university;
  2. Submission of an acceptable Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) test score that meets the following conditions:
    1. Minimum GMAT score of 470, minimum 10% on GMAT Verbal Ability and Quantitative Ability percentile rankings;
    2. Minimum grade point average of 2.5, GPA is based on the last 90 quarter (60 semester) units and may include postbaccalaureate work;
    3. (GPA x 200) + GMAT score greater than or equal to 1,050 points;
    • An applicant may request waiver of the GMAT upon proof of completion of graduate work (e.g. J.D., Ph.D., M.D., etc.) from an accredited U.S. college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  3. Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  4. Competence in the following prerequisite courses or their equivalents:
    1. ACCT 503. Financial Accounting
      • or equivalent courses:
      • ACCT 211. Introductory Accounting I
      • ACCT 212. Introductory Accounting II
    2. ECON 503. Economic Analysis
      • or equivalent courses:
      • ECON 200. Principles of Microeconomics
      • ECON 202. Principles of Macroeconomics
    3. FIN 503. Financial Management Concepts
      • or equivalent courses:
      • FIN 313. Business Finance
      • FIN 314. Corporate Financial Management
    4. IST 309. Information Systems and Technology
    5. One of the following:
      • MGMT 302. Management and Organizational Behavior
      • PSYC 302. Management and Organizational Behavior
    6. One of the following:
      • MGMT 230. Business Law
      • MGMT 406. International Business Law
    7. MGMT 490. Strategic Management
    8. MKTG 305. Marketing Principles
    9. SCM 210. Applied Business Statistics
    10. SCM 304. Principles of Supply Chain Management
      • Note:ACCT 503, ECON 503, and FIN 503 are intensive introductory courses taught at an accelerated pace and cover material otherwise available in two lower-division courses. Students who may have difficulty with accelerated courses should consider enrolling in the individual equivalent courses. Consult the graduate director for more information.
      • Competence in the above prerequisite courses may be demonstrated by:
      1. Formal completion of the course or its equivalent.
      2. Credit by examination.
      3. Waiver based on specialized work experience; must have documentation of work directly related to course to be waived; and must be approved by the college's director of graduate studies. (Students requesting waiver of any prerequisite courses must petition the college's director of graduate studies. Inquiries about a challenge examination or substitution for MGMT 306 should be directed to the Dean of Graduate Studies.)
  5. Academic motivation and personal qualifications demonstrated through submission of a 200-250 word statement of reasons for wishing to pursue the M.B.A. at California State University, San Bernardino, and personal qualifications that will contribute to successful completion of the program;
  6. In addition to the GMAT results, all international applicants who have not completed three years of full-time study at the secondary or post-secondary level where English was the language of instruction must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or complete Level 6 of CSUSB's ESL program or score a 7.0 on the IELTS exam.

Students who meet all entrance requirements except course prerequisites may be admitted to the program in a conditionally classified status until those prerequisite deficiencies are removed, at which time they will be advanced to classified graduate standing in the program. Only fully classified students, however, may enroll in 600-level courses unless they have written consent from the college graduate director.

For more information please visit our website: MBA Program