Graduate Business Programs

MBA Admission Requirements

The admission to this program is based on a holistic view of the following criteria:

a) Resume (upload it to Cal State Apply website)
b) Personal Statement (upload it to Cal State Apply website)
c) Letter of Recommendation (upload it to Cal State Apply website)
d) 4-year Bachelor's Degree (2.5 or higher GPA). Upload your transcripts to Cal State Apply website and send your Official Transcripts in one of the following three ways:

  1. If sending official transcripts in PDF format, please indicate the recipient email is
  2. If your sending institution does not offer electronic transcripts, we recommend that students use the following services:
    National Student Clearinghouse
    Credential Solutions
  3. Should these services not be available for your sending intuition, please mail to:
    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

    Admissions & Enrollment Planning
    3801 West Temple Avenue
    Pomona, CA 91768

e) GMAT or GRE required* (Spring 2022 GMAT/GRE not required and Fall 2022 GMAT/GRE require, waiver available). Waiver deadline for Fall 2022 applications is May 1, 2022.  Waiver Form

f) English Proficiency Test only for Applicants with prior degrees conducted not in English

  1. TOEFL (if required) 213 Computer Based, 550 Paper Based, 80 Internet Based, or
  2. IELTS 6.5, or
  3. CPELI Level 6 (Cal Poly English Language Institute), or
  4. Graduate Minimum Duolingo Score: 105 (MA English requires 120)

Follow Up

Once you have submitted your application online and paid the fee, you should receive correspondence from Admissions & Enrollment Planning with a Bronco ID number. You can use that ID number to login to your Bronco Direct account and check on the status of your application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to check his/her account and follow up with both Admissions & Enrollment Planning and the Graduate Business Administration office to see that all required documents are received prior to the deadline dates.


General Admissions Requirements for International Students
For international applicants, the same general admissions requirements as stated above apply. However, international applicants are also required to provide the following information in addition to the CSU application:
1) Affidavit of Financial Support
2) Agreement to Purchase Cal Poly Pomona Group Health Insurance
3) Supplementary Information of International (VISA) applicants
Please contact Admissions & Enrollment for more information on international admissions