Application Requirements

Application Deadlines Fall Spring
Priority May 15 November 1
Standard August 1 December 1

Update 6/26/20: Given the obstacles related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are accommodating where possible in our application and admission process. CBU continues to accept applications for Fall 2020, offering acceptance as space allows! Additionally, we have modified our application requirements for several of our programs to better serve you.

 

  1. Application for admission with a $45 graduate application fee
  2. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, or the evaluated equivalency.
  3. Official sealed bachelor's degree transcript. Additional transcripts may be required to verify prerequisites or GPA.
  4. 3.0 GPA required for unconditional acceptance and minimum cumulative or last 60/90 unit GPA of 2.50 for conditional acceptance.
  5. Two electronic recommendations from sources who can address your potential for success. It is preferred that one recommendation be from an instructor or professor. Recommendations from friends and family are not acceptable.
  6. Comprehensive essay of at least 500 words that includes the following:
    • Purpose for entering the program
    • Long-term professional goals
    • Reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University
    • Factors that will make applicant a good MBA candidate
  7. Current résumé
  8. Prerequisites completed with a "C" or better.
    Up to two prerequisites may be taken during the first semester of enrollment.
    • Principles of Accounting I
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Business Statistics
    • Computer Applications
  9. Successful interview(s) with graduate program director.
  10. An applicant whose first language is not English and/or does not have a degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction is required to demonstrate language proficiency by submitting a recent test score from Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum score required to demonstrate language proficiency for graduate programs is 80 IBT or 6.5 IELTS. If scores are lower than this or no scores are submitted, applicant may be admitted jointly to the graduate program and Intensive English Program (IEP). Students will receive language instruction until they submit qualifying TOEFL/IELTS score in order to begin graduate program coursework.