All Conditionally Classified M.B.A. students must fulfill the University Writing Skills Requirement (UWSR) to achieve “Classified Graduate” status. The Writing Skills Requirement could be met as an undergraduate or graduate student at one of the CSU system campuses, with a score of 4.5 or better on the GMAT essay, by passing the Writing Skills Test (WST) or through coursework. Information about the Writing Skills Test and the courses can be found on the Testing Office website. The Website contains information on test dates, registration procedures and fees. Further information can be obtained from the Testing Office. If students have not satisfied the UWSR before they begin their graduate work, they must either take the WST or enroll in a first tier course by the end of their first semester in the program.
The program is designed to provide essential business knowledge to students without assuming prior business background. Therefore no specific prerequisite courses are required, but proficiency in math and statistics is expected.
The following 27 core units are required for all M.B.A. students:
The following capstone is required for 3 units to complete the degree:
Students must select one (1) of the following 12-unit concentrations:
There are three categories of student status which reflect student progress toward the degree: “Conditionally Classified Graduate,” “Classified Graduate,” and “Advancement to Candidacy."
Note: Students who fail to maintain progress by falling below a 3.0 GPA in their graduate courses for two or more consecutive semesters will be academically disqualified from the university.