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How to Apply to the CSUN MBA

Applying to the MBA program is a two-step process. Applicants may first complete the University application on CAL STATE APPLY then proceed to the MBA Program application.  

ApplyWeb application fee waived for the first 100 applicants!  For waiver code, please email 

International applicants are advised to pay close attention for additional University application requirements. Additional information can be found online at the Office of International Admissions.

Applications must include all required material and only complete applications will be reviewed by the MBA Admissions Committee. Submitting a complete application is the responsibility of the applicant.  

*Anyone applying after the University Application Deadline may not receive financial aid in time for tuition payment deadline. 

Step 1: CSUN University Requirements and Application

  1. Complete and submit your online application by the application deadline and submit the $70 (U.S.) application fee payable to "The California State University". The fee is non-refundable and may not be transferred to another term. Specific payment instructions are available when you submit your online application. 
  2. Submit official transcripts to the university's mailing address below.The CSUN Nazarian MBA program requires that you submit official transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended. Official transcript(s) must be in their original sealed envelope(s). 

Admissions and Records Mailing Address:

California State University, Northridge
Office of Admissions and Records
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8207

  • (INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS ONLY) - English Language Proficiency - Please have all scores sent directly to CSUN code 4707 directly from testing agency. 

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum paper-based score of 550 or internet-based score of 79.

IELTS  - International English Language Test System with a score of 6.5 or higher. 

Pearson's - Pearson's Test of English with a minimum score of 58.

If you need more information about the university English language requirements, please visit International Admissions 

Step 2: MBA Program Requirements and Application

  1. MBA Program application:

This application is where you will detail your work experience and the goals you wish to accomplish through pursuing the MBA program at CSUN (statement of purpose).  Department Application fee is $30 which can be paid online.  The fee is non-refundable.  For instructions click for ApplyWeb MBA Application Instructions and Reminders

  • Work experience/resume: Be sure to include your places of employment, positions/titles held, your duration/tenure in each position, main responsibilities, and any other accolades, achievements, or special recognition you would like us to know.
  • Statement of purposeplease include a detailed description of your background, career path, professional interests, and how you plan to use your CSUN Nazarian MBA degree.

       2. Letters of Reference 

All applicants must provide accurate and up to date information about their referent(s) information when completing the above-mentioned "Departmental Application".  

  • One to three letters of reference (may be from employer(s) and/or faculty). Your reference(s) will receive an automatic email prompting them to complete our reference form.

3. GMAT or GRE Scores:

Submit official GMAT or GRE score report (taken within the last 5 years).

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

Telephone 1-800-717-4628


 CSUN MBA School code: Evening Part-Time/Flex MBA: PVC-C4-74


Results to the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) must be sent directly to CSUN from the testing agency using the school code, 4707. Testing information can be found at

GMAT/GRE waivers available. Please complete that section on the MBA program application in ApplyWeb.