How to Apply to CSUMB for an Online MBA

The online MBA application process is completed in our online application system. We have made the process as streamlined as possible for your convenience. Use the timeline below to keep track of admissions milestones. Admissions Outreach Advisors are available if you have questions along the way. Below is an example of what your timeline may look like.

Application Process

1. Gather/Update Documents

Request Official Transcripts 30 min

To finalize your application, we must receive official transcripts from all institutions attended, both undergraduate and graduate.

Collect Unofficial Transcripts 30 min

To expedite the review process, we encourage you to submit unofficial transcripts so we can begin to evaluate your credentials.

Request Letter of Recommendation 1 hour

We require one letter of recommendation, which should be submitted via the online application system. View recommender requirements here.

Update Resume/CV 30 min

Along with your application, you will need to submit a current resume or CV demonstrating your professional experience. View specific requirements here.

Academic History
Supporting Information

2. Personal Statement

Develop Personal Statement 1-3 hours

You must submit a personal statement that is one to two pages in length and addresses the following content:

  1. What makes you a strong candidate for our Online Responsible Business MBA program?
  2. Why CSUMB?
  3. Why an MBA?
  4. What are your specific career and/or personal goals after earning your degree?
  5. Briefly name organizations for which you have worked and describe any relevant work experiences that you have had.

If your undergraduate GPA is lower than 2.9, please articulate any mitigating circumstances in your personal statement.

Personal Statement

3. Complete FAFSA

2 hours*

Federal aid is available to qualifying students. Fill out the FAFSA with CSUMB school code 032603

*Be sure to have your most recent tax returns in front of you and choose to receive your PIN by email.


4. Complete Application

30 min - 1 hour

A completed CSU Monterey Bay application and $70 application fee are required for consideration to the Online MBA program.

Complete Application

Entrance Exams

The GMAT is not a requirement for our Online MBA program.

More questions?

Check out our FAQ page.

To speak with an Admissions Outreach Advisor please call 844-302-1424.

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Interested in a CSUMB Online MBA?

Application Deadline
July 12th
Fall 2024 Term
Next Start
August 19th
Fall 2024 Term