Application Periods

  • Fall: January 1–June 1
  • Spring: August 1–November 1

Speaking with a program representative is the first step in the admission process. We will provide you with all of the information needed, including a preliminary evaluation of transcripts and work experience, to help you make a decision and move ahead. Undergraduate degree completion date and work experience determine your admission criteria. 

We accept students twice a year, fall and spring. For the working professional, the minimum GPA requirement is 2.75; recent graduate minimum GPA requirement is 3.0. Thereafter, we view your application as a whole. This encompasses your work experience, GMAT score (waived for recent business graduates), references, essay question responses, and admissions interview. 

Steps for how to apply:

Domestic Applicants - Fall 2018 (PDF, 52.9 KB): Santa Barbara MBA Program

International Applicants: Santa Barbara MBA Program


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