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Test Waivers

Please select the program below for Test Waiver Instructions

MBA

  • If you received your undergraduate degree in Business Administration from an AACSB accredited business school, with at least a 3.0 GPA you would be considered for a test waiver.
  • If you have at least 4 years of significant managerial work experience, you would be considered for a test waiver.

NOTE:  If you obtained your undergraduate degree from a university outside the U.S. and are granted a test waiver, you will still be required to meet the English Language Requirement in order to be considered for admission by the University.

Additionally, if you are granted admittance you will need to complete the GWAR Placement Exam (GPE) as a graduation requirement under university policy.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at cob-gradprograms@csulb.edu or 562-985-5565.

You will need the following 

  • Resume 
  • Letter of recommendation 
  • Unofficial transcripts 

MS Finance & MS Marketing Analytics

  • If you received your undergraduate degree in Business Administration from an AACSB accredited business school, with at least a 3.0 GPA you would be considered for a test waiver.
  • Otherwise, if you obtained a quantitative undergraduate degree from a non-business school AND have at least 4 years of significant managerial work experience, you would be considered for a test waiver.

NOTE:  If you obtained your undergraduate degree from a university outside the U.S. and are granted a test waiver, you will still be required to meet the English Language Requirement in order to be considered for admission by the University.

Additionally, if you are granted admittance you will need to complete the GWAR Placement Exam (GPE) as a graduation requirement under university policy.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at cob-gradprograms@csulb.edu or 562-985-5565.

You will need the following 

  • Resume 
  • Letter of recommendation 
  • Unofficial transcripts

MS Information Systems

  • If you received your undergraduate degree in Business Administration from an AACSB accredited business school, with at least a 3.0 GPA you would be considered for a test waiver.
  • Otherwise, if you obtained a quantitative undergraduate degree from a non-business school AND at least 4 years of significant managerial work experience, OR full-time programming experience, you would be considered for a test waiver.

NOTE:  If you obtained your undergraduate degree from a university outside the U.S. and are granted a test waiver, you will still be required to meet the English Language Requirement in order to be considered for admission by the University.

Additionally, if you are granted admittance you will need to complete the GWAR Placement Exam (GPE) as a graduation requirement under university policy.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at cob-gradprograms@csulb.edu or 562-985-5565.

You will need the following 

  • Resume 
  • Letter of recommendation 
  • Unofficial transcripts

MS Accountancy

Demonstrate a 3.0 (cumulative) undergraduate GPA or higher from an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited university.  Note that accountancy majors from an AACSB accredited school with a 3.0 GPA or higher in their major may also petition to waive the GMAT/GRE.  See if your undergraduate institution is AACSB accredited.  To request a waiver, please submit your resume and an unofficial transcript of your undergraduate degree to msa@csulb.edu

NOTE:  If you obtained your undergraduate degree from a university outside the U.S. and are granted a test waiver, you will still be required to meet the English Language Requirement in order to be considered for admission by the University.

Additionally, if you are granted admittance you will need to complete the GWAR Placement Exam (GPE) as a graduation requirement under university policy.