International Applicants - Graduate Programs in Business

General Admissions Process

Please note that applicants may only apply to one of our graduate business programs per admission cycle. 

  • Use Cal State Apply to file your application before the Application deadlines 
  • Pay a non-refundable $70 fee 
  • International Applicants seeking F1 visas are eligible for admission to the following programs:
    • MS Accountancy
    • MS Finance
    • MS Information Systems - STEM
    • MS Marketing Analytics (1-year full-time track only) - STEM
    • Accelerated MBA
    • Evening MBA

​Application Requirements

Meeting minimum and/or general requirements does not guarantee admission.

  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or greater   
  • GMAT/GRE Test Requirements Waived for Fall 2023
  • Resumé
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Short Answer Personal Statement (2500 characters max)
    • Describe a time when you dealt with someone who was difficult.
    • How did you handle that situation?
    • What would you do differently if you could do it over again?
  • Video Statement of Purpose:
    • Describe your career goals in the next 3-5 years, and
    • Your long-term dream job.
    • You can use a platform such as YouTube to create the video. Include the link in the application form.
  • Application FAQs



International Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early in the application period as possible (deadlines.) Once the applicant has been admitted and an I-20 has been issued, it can take several weeks to obtain a visa. 


Along with the ​General Application Requirements, all international applicants to CSULB must submit the following checklist items:

  • Meet the English language Requirement 
  • Submit original or certified copies of ALL OFFICIAL academic records, transcripts/individual marksheets, certificates, and diplomas.
  • Await notification. Your application will be evaluated AFTER the application deadline
    • Monitor the status of your application by visiting Applicant Self Service before calling or emailing the International Admissions office.
    • For a detailed guide on how to check your status, click here.
    • Note - if admitted and Form I-20 issued, it often takes several weeks to obtain a visa.