How to Apply

There’s a lot that goes into getting your MBA. We understand and we’re here to help you succeed. Follow the steps below to begin your MBA journey with the College of Business and Economics at Cal State East Bay. 

1: See if You Qualify

One-Year MBA Program:

  • An undergraduate degree with a 2.5 Grade Point Average (or equivalent)
  • TOEFL for international students
  • Applicants with less than 5 years of work experience— GMAT required
  • Applicants with 5 years or more work experience— No GMAT required

Global Innovators Program:

  • An undergraduate degree with a 2.5 Grade Point Average (or equivalent)
  • TOEFL for international students
  • Applicants must have 5 years or more work experience— No GMAT required

MBA with Concentrations Program:

  • An undergraduate degree with a 2.5 Grade Point Average (or equivalent)
  • Completion of at least 90 quarter/60 semester units

2: Attend an Info Session

Find out which program is your best fit. All information sessions are held virtually via Zoom in Pacific Time.

3: Schedule Your 1 on 1 Interview

Before submitting your application, meet with the Program Director to plan your MBA journey.

4: Apply Online

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.