FAST TRACK Application Process

Admission through the FAST TRACK process provides an opportunity for CSULB undergraduate business students who have excelled academically to immediately pursue a graduate business program after completing their undergraduate degree AND waive certain application requirements for graduate business programs.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the FAST TRACK, applicants must:

  • Be a currently enrolled undergraduate student in their final year and pursuing a College of Business major or minor
  • Currently have a minimum 3.0 GPA for Overall GPA, CSULB GPA, and COB Upper Division Major GPA or COB Minor GPA (and maintain through undergraduate graduation)
  • Intend to immediately pursue a College of Business graduate program upon graduation with the undergraduate major or minor

If you meet the above criteria, please send an e-mail including your first and last name, student ID number, and program of interest to cob-gradprograms@csulb.edu and the Graduate Programs Office will confirm your eligibility and send the FAST TRACK Application Form to you. 

 

Available FAST TRACK Programs

The following programs are eligible for the FAST TRACK:

MS Accountancy (has Spring and Fall cycles- see below)- only available for Accountancy Majors

MS Finance (Fall-start only) - all College of Business Majors and Minors

MS Information Systems  (Fall-start only) - all College of Business Majors and Minors

MS Marketing Analytics  (Fall-start only) - all College of Business Majors and Minors

Accelerated MBA  (Fall-start only) - all College of Business Majors and Minors 

 

Perks of the FAST TRACK Application

The following application components are waived for students who are approved for the FAST TRACK:

  • GMAT/GRE exam scores
  • Video statement of purpose
  • Short answer statement
  • Letters of recommendation

 

Deadlines

If graduating Fall 2022- Starting Fall 2023: 

  • All students- December 16, 2022 

If graduating Spring 2023 or Summer 2023- Starting Fall 2023: 

  • International students- February 15, 2023 
  • Domestic students- May 1, 2023 

If graduating Fall 2023 in ACCT- Starting MSA Spring 2024: 

  • International students- September 1, 2023 
  • Domestic students- September 15, 2023 

If graduating Fall 2023- Starting Fall 2024: 

  • All students- December 15, 2023