How to Apply


Applicants for admission to the MBA Program must meet CSU Dominguez Hills admission requirements for the post-baccalaureate or graduate study and the graduate admission requirements from the Department of Business Administration.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Applicants will be considered for admission if they satisfy the following:

  • Hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university,
  • Are in good standing at the last institution attended,
  • Have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 (based on a 4.0 scale) or 3.0 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) upper division units,
  • Attain a minimum score of 450 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or a comparable GRE General Test score, with minimum scores at or above the 25th percentile on both the verbal and quantitative portions of the test. Test results must be from within the last five years based on the semester applying.
  • Required only of students who have received all, or a significant portion, of their education in a language other than English: Attain a minimum score of 550 (Paper-based Total), 80 (Internet-based Total) or 230 (Computer-based Total) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) OR 6.5 overall score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Applicants seeking a waiver of the TOEFL or IELTS exam can contact the Office of American Language & Culture Program at 310.243.3830 or email at For more information, visit their website at

Applicants should submit the following items directly to the Department as Word or PDF documents (

  • 1-2 page personal statement indicating how the MBA best fits career goals (required)
  • Current professional resume or CV (required)
  • Academic or professional references indicating the applicant's abilities and strengths beneficial to the successful completion of the MBA program (optional unless requested)

Admission to the MBA Program is selective. The Admissions Committee reviews the entire application package weighing prior academic performance, previous work experience, GMAT/GRE score, and other professional and intellectual pursuits.


How To Apply:
  • Submit an online application through Cal State Apply. A new application must be submitted for the semester you intend to enroll even if you have previously applied. For graduate program listing, you must select either the MBA Online (12 week) option or MBA OnCampus. Please disregard the 8 week option.
  • One official transcript from each college or university attended. Transcripts should be sent directly from the issuing institution to the Office of Admissions and Records either in sealed envelopes or electronically to ADMIT@CSUDH.EDU. Dominguez Hills alumni do not need to submit DH transcripts, but may still be required to submit or resubmit other transcripts.
  • Request GMAT or GRE score be sent to CSUDH MBA Program.
  • A personal statement that describes the applicant's professional accomplishments and goals. Please submit directly to the Department at The Cal State Apply Statement of Purpose is not required, simply enter "Sending to Department" on the application.
  • Current professional resume or CV. Please include specific dates for each position and whether it was full or part-time employment. Please submit directly to the Department at
  • Certified English translations of non-English transcripts (international students only) must be sent to the Office of Admissions and Records. Students from foreign institutions must have transcripts evaluated by a NACES agency such as WES and submit a course by course evaluation.
  • TOEFL score (if required) sent directly from ETS to the Office of Admissions and Records. All graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship, whose preparatory education was principally in a language other than English must demonstrate competence in English. Graduate applicants who have not attended schools at the secondary level or above for at least three years full-time where English is the principle language of instruction must present one of the following:
    • A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL exam
    • A minimum score of 80 on the internet-based TOEFL exam (iBT)
    • A minimum score of 213 on the computer-based TOEFL exam
    • A score of 6.5 or higher on the IELTS

For more information regarding required documents for international students, click here.

To send documents to the University Admission and Records office, please use the address below:

Office of Admissions and Records
California State University Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747

Or electronically to ADMIT@CSUDH.EDU

To send documents to the Department, please use the address below:

MBA Program Office
California State University Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria St.
SBS A323
Carson, CA 90747
Attn: Admission Committee 

Or electronically to MBAONLINE@CSUDH.EDU

After the submission of your electronic application and application fee, the University Admission office will send via mail a user ID and password to our portal. Applicants can check their application status online. There are four application statuses possible:

  • Application Incomplete - applicants are missing items such as application fee, transcripts, etc.
  • Application Incomplete After Review - applicants are deficient in submitting transcripts from attended institutions.
  • Application Complete - applicants are complete and ready for department review.
  • Application in Department Review - applications processed by University Admissions have been forwarded to the department for review. The MBA coordinator will determine if all materials have been submitted such as GMAT scores. Files in review will be processed on a first come basis and decisioned.