The Pre-MBA Track offers a pathway for students to enter the MBA program at California Baptist University by taking a combination of Intensive English courses and MBA prerequisite courses over two semesters.

Pre-MBA Admission Requirements

The application and completion of the file for admission into the Intensive English Program Pre-MBA Track must be made according to the following deadlines:

Session Deadline
Fall Semester July 1
Spring Semester November 1

Once all admission requirements have been met and the applicant is approved for admission, a letter of acceptance and the Form I-20 will be issued.

To be considered for admission into the Intensive English Program’s Pre-MBA Track, students must submit the following:

  1. Completion of the application for the Intensive English Program
  2. Payment of the $45 nonrefundable application fee
  3. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  4. Official transcripts
  5. Comprehensive essay of at least 500 words
  6. Minimum GPA of 2.25. Applications with a lower GPA may be considered based on a combination of GPA, courses already taken and other factors.
  7. Successful completion of the Intensive English Program’s Level 3 courses OR a score of 46+ on the placement test. Students with a score of 45 or lower on the placement test take traditional IEP classes until they reach the minimum requirements for admission into the Pre-MBA Program. 
  8. Proof of financial support
Session Courses
Semester 1
(13 Units)
ACC 250 - Principles of Accounting I (3 Units)
CIS 270 - Business IT Applications (3 Units)
ESL 071 Writing and Grammar IV (3 Units)
ESL 072 Listening and Speaking IV (3 Units)
GST 010 – Lifeline (1 Unit)
Semester 2
(12 Units)
BUS 315 - Business Statistics (3 Units)
ESL 070 Reading and Academic Vocabulary IV (3 Units)
ESL 073 Introduction to Academic Research (1 Unit)
ESL 074 Academic Presentation Skills (2 Units)
MKT 333 - Principles of Marketing (3 Units)
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00-10:00 Writing & Grammar   Writing & Grammar   Writing & Grammar
10:00-12:00   Principles of Accounting 1   Principles of Accounting 1  
12:30-2:30 Listening & Speaking   Listening & Speaking Lifeline  
2:30-4:30   Business IT Application   Business IT Application  


Contact the Intensive English Program

IEP Director: Heather Snavely
Phone: +01 (951) 343-4690

Intensive English Program
California Baptist University
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504
United States