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How to Apply to Nazarian MBA

Applying to the MBA program is a two-step process. Applicants must first complete the University application at 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 

Need assistance with CAL STATE APPLY?  Please visit the Graduate Application Guide 

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 current 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) to the MBA application system

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  Also post your scores in the MBA application system.

GMAT/GRE waivers available. Please complete that section on the MBA program application in ApplyWeb. Criteria and information concerning the GMAT/GRE Waiver is below: 

Applicants to the MBA Program in the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics at CSUN are generally required to supply GMAT or GRE scores as part of their application package. Under certain circumstances, an applicant may petition to waive the GMAT or GRE requirement.

Waiver of the GMAT/GRE will be considered for applicants who meet at least one of the following conditions:

  • Holds a bachelor’s degree from an acceptable institution, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and a minimum of 1 year full-time professional work experience preferred.
  • Holds a bachelor’s degree from an acceptable institution, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and holds a professional certification (e.g., CPA, CFA, SHRM, PMP).
  • Holds a bachelor’s degree from an acceptable institution, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and can supply an acceptable score on the MCAT/LSAT or equivalent.
  • Holds a master’s degree from an acceptable institution, with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better.
  • Holds a terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., J.D., D.D.S., Ed.D.) from an acceptable institution.

The decision to grant the GMAT waiver rests with the MBA Program Office and is determined in joint consideration with the rest of the candidate's application materials; satisfaction of the above criteria does not constitute an automatic waiver. If you feel that, you meet one or more of these conditions, please complete the information in the MBA Program Application within ApplyWeb.



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