Graduate Business Programs

MSA Requirements

General Admissions Requirements for the MSA Program

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) 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 is not required for fall 2021 admission.

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

 Accounting Foundation Courses: Primarily for students with non-accounting undergraduate degrees. These courses can be waived. 

  • GBA 6080 Accounting and Managerial Decision (3) (Can be replaced by taking ACC 3210 Cost Accounting)
  • ACC 5122 Financial Accounting and Analysis (3) (Can be replaced by taking both ACC 3110 Intermediate Accounting (3) and ACC 3120 Intermediate Accounting II (3)
  • ACC 5310 Introduction to Taxation (3)
  • ACC 5510 Accounting Information Systems (3)
  • ACC 5810 Auditing (3)

Students must earn a "C" or better in each of the following (or their equivalent) with a minimum overall GPA for the prerequisite courses of 3.0. The waiver decision will be made by the Program Coordinator for the Accelerated MSA Program.