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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. The program’s CIP code is 52.1301, which makes MSBA a STEM designated program.

Yes, most classes are evening or weekend classes, allowing students to have some flexibility in their schedule.

Classes are held on Hayward campus. BAN601 and BAN602 may be offered online or in hybrid format.

GMAT/GRE is required, though there is no minimum score requirement. Of admitted applicants, the average percentile in verbal section is approximately 20% and in quantitative section it is approximately 60%.

Please use the following codes to submit your scores:

  • GMAT: TCV-K9-41
  • GRE: 4011
  • TOEFL: 4011

The MSBA program follows the deadlines set by the university.

Please go to Cal State Apply and complete your application.

The program does not require any other document besides those required by the university.

Letters of recommendation are optional. Each applicant is required to provide a list of three academic and/or professional references with their contact information in his/her online application.

Resumes are optional but recommended if an applicant has significant full-time work experience relevant to business analytics.

Those admission requirements are minimum requirements. The admission to the MSBA program is highly competitive. It is highly unlikely that an applicant who just meets the minimum requirements will be admitted.

Yes. Please talk to the program directors about transferring credits.

Currently, the program does not offer merit-based scholarships to incoming students. For general information on cost & financial aid, please visit Financial Aid. For general information on graduate opportunities and financial resources, please visit Graduate Opportunities and Financial Resources.

The admission rate is between 40% and 50%.

No, we do not have an established internship program. However, the College has the Office of Career & Professional Development to help our students in this regard.

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