The Admissions Process

The MBA with Concentrations program has minimum requirements. The applicant must possess a minimum GPA of 2.5 in their undergraduate coursework, or the last 90 quarter units/60 semester units. To apply to the MBA with Concentrations, students need to take the following steps:

Apply On-Line

Students need to complete and file an on-line application through Cal State Apply. Students should include their personal statement within the application, and we ask students to include the reasons they are looking to pursue an MBA and their reason for selecting Cal State East Bay. Be sure to pay your application fee to avoid delay.

Send-In Documents

All applications, transcripts, and test scores should be sent directly to the admissions office:

Domestic Students

California State University, East Bay
Office of Admissions, SA 3100
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94542

International Students

International Students should send all applications, transcripts and test scores to:

California State University, East Bay
Office of International Admissions, SF 102
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94542

Résumés and letters of recommendation are not required as part of the initial application process.

Additional Requirement for International Students

For admission to California State University, East Bay as an international student, you are required to meet the  minimum requirements described above and demonstrate proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways: 

  • A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 (213 computer-based or 80 Internet-based; 92 for MS Economics) or above.
  • An overall test score from IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam of 6.5 or above for graduate students. A score of 7 or above is required for international students seeking a Masters of Science degree in Economics.