How to Apply

Applications are considered year-round. Admitted students may start the program at the beginning of any term.


Priority Application Deadlines
Term 1 (Aug-Oct) June 1
Term 2 (Oct-Dec) September 1
Term 3 (Jan-Mar) November 15
Term 4 (Mar-May) February 1
Term 5 (May-Aug) April 1

Admission decisions for regular graduate standing are based on a review of the following materials in the candidate's file:

  1. A completed online application and non-refundable application fee
  2. Graduate Program Advisement with an admission counselor
  3. Official Transcript(s) from a regionally accredited college or university verifying the applicant’s bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Normally, a grade point average of approximately 3.0 or higher in upper division undergraduate work is expected.  Official transcripts must be ordered and sent directly to Cal Lutheran via certified e-transcript or mail. We recommend e-transcript if available at your institution.


           By email:                                                                           By mail:

           If a selection list is available please choose:             California Lutheran University
           California Lutheran University                                      60 W. Olsen Road, #2200
           or use the following email address                             Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2700
           for direct entry:

  4. Two academic or professional recommendations
  5. Personal Statement
  6. Submit proof of your active CFP certification

Foundation courses may be needed for those who do not meet prerequisite requirements into the MBA program. Such foundation courses do not count towards the degree.

Call 805-493-3325 to speak with an admission counselor.