Singelyn Graduate School of Business

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Program Information

Striking the perfect balance between urban excitement and rural charm, Cal Poly Pomona is nestled in 1,428 rolling acres in the heart of sunny Southern California. With 2,600 faculty and staff to serve 20,000 students, Cal Poly Pomona’s mission is to advance knowledge by linking theory and practice while preparing students for leadership and careers in a multicultural world. The university champions an approach that places learning at the center of every program, course, and activity on campus. Students are afforded opportunities to apply their knowledge through hands-on projects, collaborate with faculty members on research, and participate in valuable internships and service-learning programs. 

The Cal Poly Pomona College of Business Administration has earned accreditation from AACSB—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the sole business accrediting agency recognized by the Commission of Recognition of Post-Secondary Accreditation. An AACSB accreditation is the highest accreditation a college of business can achieve and represents an independent verification of the high quality education provided. This quality extends throughout our program encompassing program admissions standards, faculty utilization and curriculum content.   

The AACSB accreditation also assures current and prospective employees that Cal Poly Pomona Graduate Business Program graduates come from a program where content and quality have been evaluated and satisfy established standards. In industries located overseas, the need to distinguish between programs is more acute and accreditation is even more valuable. An employer can also be confident that a Cal Poly Pomona Graduate Business student’s course of study includes an understanding of today’s complex business environment.

Once you attain your business master's degree from the Singelyn Graduate School of Business at Cal Poly Pomona, you are eligible to join our Alumni Association. With over 300 active members, the College of Business Administration Alumni Chapter comprises the largest alumni chapter at Cal Poly Pomona. Our members are some of the most successful people in Southern California and beyond. The CBA Alumni Chapter provides excellent professional and social networking opportunities for its members, including the prestigious Annual MBA Alumni Summit and the exciting Annual Alumni Night at the Ballpark. Our members are actively involved in professional development, mentoring, and community partnerships and are willing to share their expertise with you. Whether you are already at the height of your career or are working your way up the ladder of success, we encourage you to join our esteemed and fun group!

All of our programs are catered towards working professionals, with all of our Graduate Business Administration (GBA) courses are offered one night per week, Monday thru Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. We also offer Saturday morning and afternoon courses as well.

For general information session dates and times, please visit GBA Homepage

For specific program information session date and times, please each individual program website. 

You are also welcomed to contact the Singelyn Graduate School of Business office at (909) 869-2363 or one of our Graduate Advisors for more information about our programs.

Our MBA program consists of the following format:

  • Prep Courses (if required)
  • Core Courses
  • Elective Courses
  • and a Terminal Option (Business Research Project or Comprehensive Exam)

Prep courses are required for students with minimal to no business background to promote success in the core classes. These requirements will be determined upon review of the student’s academic transcripts. Completion of prep courses is not required prior to admission into the program. However, prep courses must be completed prior to enrollment in the 600-level core courses. A student may have prep courses waived if they meet the following criteria: 

  1. A grade of “B” or better has been received for each undergraduate equivalent course. 
  2. Equivalent coursework has been completed in the past seven years.
  3. When two equivalent courses are required both courses must have been taken.  
  4. For students with a conferred business degree from an AACSB accredited institution within the last 10 years, all prerequisites are satisfied.

Admissions Requirements

We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2024 semester. Applications and all supporting documents should be submitted via Cal State Apply.

It is recommended that applicants who do not have undergraduate degree in business and/or International applicants apply early.

Semester & Program Application Deadline International Application Deadline
Spring 2024 (MBA & MSA Programs only) November 1, 2023 October 1, 2023
Fall 2024 (All Programs) TBA TBA

For more detailed information about applications, please visit our Application Details page.

General Admissions Requirements for MBA Program

  • 4 year Bachelor's Degree
  • 2.5 overall GPA (3.0 preferred)
  • Resume
    • 2+ years of work experience (recommended)
  • Personal Statement
  • Creative Writing Prompt
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation
  • TOEFL (If required) 213 Computer Based/550 Paper Based/80 Internet-Based or the IELTS with a score of 6.5 or better

  • GMAT/GRE scores are OPTIONAL (not required)

General Admissions Requirements for MSA Program

  • 4 Year Bachelor's Degree
  • 3.0 overall GPA (recommended)
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • GMAT or GRE scores are OPTIONAL for the Fall 2022 & Spring 2023 semesters
  • TOEFL (If required) 213 Computer Based/550 Paper Based/80 Internet Based or the IELTS with a score of 6.5 or better

**A GPA under the recommended 3.0 may be considered if it offset by a higher GMAT or GRE score.

General Admissions Requirements for MSIS Program

  • 4 Year Bachelor's Degree (information systems or related field preferred)
  • 2.5 overall GPA or higher
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • English language proficiency (if required):
    • TOEFL (If required) 213 Computer Based/550 Paper Based/80 Internet Based, or
    • IELTS 6.5 or
    • CPELI Level 6 (Cal Poly English Language Institute)

General Admissions Requirements for MSBA Program

  • 4-year Bachelor Degree
    • Demonstrated mastery of college algebra, statistics, and programming with a grade of “C” or better in relevant coursework.
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Other supporting documents such as: resume, certificates, etc.
  • For International students: demonstrated proof of English proficiency, e.g., TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet-based), or IELTS of 6.5 or above (or Duolingo Test 105 and above)
  • TOEFL (If required) 213 Computer Based/550 Paper Based/80 Internet Based, or IELTS 6.5, or CPELI Level 6 (Cal Poly Pomona English Language Institute)

General Admissions Requirements for MSDSCM Program

  • 4-year Bachelor Degree (business or relevant background preferred)
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • For International students: demonstrated proof of English proficiency, e.g., TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet-based), or IELTS of 6.5 or above (or Duolingo Test 105 and above)

For international applicants, the same general admissions requirements, as stated above, will apply. However, international applicants are also required to provide the following information, in addition to the CSU application: 

  • Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Agreement to Purchase Cal Poly Pomona Group Health Insurance
  • Supplementary Information of International (VISA) applicants

Please contact Admissions & Enrollment for more information about international admissions.

Submitting Applications

Your official transcripts and English Proficiency exam scores are to be sent to the Admissions & Enrollment Planning at:  

Admissions & Enrollment Planning
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768 

All other application items should be uploaded to your Cal State Apply application.

When you complete your application for admission, you are given access to information on BroncoDirect where you can log into our system. You will need to claim your account in order to have access to BroncoDirect. Once you are logged in, on the right hand side, there is a link under Admissions called “View my Application Status.” This link will enable you to view where your application is currently standing in the admissions process.

Unfortunately, BroncoDirect does not indicate if our offices have received your supporting documentation. Therefore, you should call our office at (909) 869-2363 or email us at if you have any questions.

Please note, if we are missing one or all of your supporting documents, we will inform you which items are missing via e-mail.

Information on how to sign up for the GMAT can be found at:

Information on how to sign up for the GRE can be found at:

For technical issues regarding your application, please contact Cal State Apply customer support by email at or by phone at (857) 304-2087.


Costs vary between each graduate business program. Please visit the Student Accounting website for the current costs of tuition for graduate students at Cal Poly Pomona for residents and non-residents.

Graduate students are eligible for both scholarships and financial aid. For more information about scholarships, FAFSA and different types of financial aid, please visit the Office of Financial Aid website.