Admission - Saturday MBA
Admission to the Saturday MBA is once a year, and classes begin the last Saturday in August. Admission to the Saturday MBA requires a two-step application process.
Applications are accepted beginning October 1. The application deadline is May 31 for domestic students. International students on F1 visas are not eligible for the Saturday MBA, because it does not meet the unit requirement for F1 visas. Holders of other visas should contact the program manager.
- Possess BA or BS degree from accredited university with at least a 2.5 GPA (degree does not need to be in business)
- Complete and submit university application via www.csumentor.edu
- Select Special Session Degree Program from the College & Major drop down menu, then select Business Administration Saturday E
- Submit $55 non-refundable fee
- Submit transcripts as requested by Enrollment Services
Applicants can check their university application status here:
The program application must be filed via www.csulb.edu/cba/advance
You will need to submit the following materials:
- Application form
- Video Statement of Purpose (5 minutes)
- Test Score (GMAT or GRE)
- Letters of Recommendation (please alert your recommenders to expect a notification email to submit their letters)
Applicants can check their program application status here:
Applicants to the Saturday MBA programs may apply to waive the GMAT/GRE test requirement if they can demonstrate both an academic ability to succeed in a graduate program and seven years or more of significant managerial work experience.
The determination of eligibility for a waiver will be based on a holistic review of an applicant’s academic transcript, current resume, and a letter of recommendation addressing your managerial experience.
To request a waiver, please submit your resume, an unofficial transcript of your undergraduate degree, and a letter of recommendation from your current employer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that if you are a U.S. citizen or resident, but obtained your undergraduate degree from a university outside the U.S., and are granted a test waiver, you will need to take the Writing Proficiency Exam as a graduation requirement under university policy.