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MBA Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara MBA Admissions

Application Period: August 1 - October 31


Find your Route:

Routes I-III are available only for the Santa Barbara MBA Program.  Route IV is available in Santa Barbara and Thousand Oaks.

Route I: Recent Business degree graduate from CI

Applications accepted for  Spring start (April) only.

If you have graduated within one year to applying for the MBA program and have a GPA of 3.0 or above, you will receive a special invitation to the BS/BUS-to-MBA Graduate program.  Benefits of entering the MBA program through Route I is a waive of the GMAT, no professional working experience is required and no foundation courses will be required which allows you to graduate with your MBA within two years.

Routes II & III: Recent bachelor degree graduates

Applications accepted for  Spring start (April) only.

Route II, recent Business degree graduates from an accredited institution:

If you have graduated within one year to applying for the MBA program, have a Business degree from an accredited institution, and have a GPA of 3.0 or above, you may apply to the MBA program through Route II.  Benefits of entering the MBA program through Route II is a waive of the GMAT and no professional working experience is required and no foundation courses will be required which allows you to graduate with your MBA within two years.

Route III, recent bachelor degree graduates in any field from any accredited institution:

If you have graduated within one year to applying for the MBA program, have a bachelors degree in any field from an accredited institution, and have a GPA of 3.0 or above, you may apply to the MBA program through Route III.  Benefits of entering the MBA program through Route III is a waive of the GMAT requirement and no professional working experience is required.  Because your background is not in business, you may need to take up to 16 foundation course units before beginning the core of the MBA program.  This will allow you to graduate from the MBA program within 18 months.

Route IV: Working professional

The term “working professional” refers to those who have a minimum of two years experience in one or more of the following: 

 In addition, the applicant’s resume should illustrate career progression and an increasing level of responsibility.

 Work experience that is not considered for admission includes office clerical/administrative assistant, retail sales, food service or other service position, restaurant hostess/office receptionist, and (for Dual degree applicants) routine work performed in a laboratory. 

Applications accepted for  Spring start (April) only.

If you hold a bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited institution with a GPA of 2.75 or above and have at least two years professional work experience, you will want to apply to the MBA program through Route IV.  This route is the same application process and requirements as the Thousand Oaks MBA.  GMAT is required for all who apply to the MBA program through Route IV.

How to apply to the Santa Barbara MBA Program

1.) Attend an MBA Information Session (recommended)

2.) Review the application checklist that applies to you:

• Route I Application Checklist (PDF, 135.1 KB)

• Route II & III Application Checklist (PDF, 132.5 KB)

• Route IV Application Checklist (PDF, 73.9 KB)

3.) Review the Fees Schedule and Deadlines (PDF, 149.2 KB)

4.) Schedule your GMAT test date (if applicable)

5.) Apply through CSU Mentor

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6.) Submit a COMPLETE DOCUMENT PACKET with Cover Page (PDF, 76.1 KB) to our Extended University office at:

CSU Channel Islands Extended University
Sage Hall 2109
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012

Piece-by-piece application documents will not be accepted

For application status, please contact  Brianne Keighley, (805) 437-3201.

 


Contact:

For domestic students:

Melissa Whitacre
T (805) 312-6367
melissa.whitacre@csuci.edu


 For international students:

Edith Ramos
T (805) 437-3107
edith.ramos@csuci.edu


Program Directors:

Dr. William Cordeiro 
Director of MBA Program
Dual degree MBA 
T (805) 437-8860
william.cordeiro@csuci.edu

 

Dr. Janet Egiziano
Associate Director, MBA
Director, Thousand Oaks Campus
T (805) 497-3791
janet.egiziano@csuci.edu

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