Priority Application Deadlines

  • Fall Term (Aug-Nov): July 15
  • Winter Term (Nov-Feb): October 1
  • Spring Term (Feb-May): January 15
  • Summer Term (May-Aug): April 15

New students in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program can begin their degree during any term of their choice. Ready to begin?

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Next start date:

Online MBA

August 26, 2024

On-Campus MBA

August 26, 2024

MBA Requirements

We welcome all students with an undergraduate degree, achieving at least a 3.0 GPA in any field of study from a regionally accredited institution.

If you have any questions about these requirements or the application process, call 866-944-8289 (toll free).

Application Checklist

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts
    • The transcripts should be from a regionally accredited college or university. They should include verification of your bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • The letters should be from academic or professional references.
  • Personal statement
    • Your personal statement should address why you want to obtain a master’s degree from Cal Lutheran. Specify examples of leadership, discuss career goals and provide any other pertinent information that will assist us in selecting persons who can most benefit from and contribute to the graduate program.
  • Resume
  • Application fee ($30)

No GMAT or GRE scores are required for applicants.

Transcript Information

Official transcripts must be ordered and sent directly to Cal Lutheran via certified e-transcript or mail. E-transcripts are recommended where possible.

  • By email: If a selection list is available, please choose “California Lutheran University” or use for direct entry
  • By mail: California Lutheran University, 60 West Olsen Road, #2200, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2700

MBA Assured Admission

The Cal Lutheran MBA program offers assured admission to:

  • Cal Lutheran seniors majoring in business
  • Cal Lutheran Professionals students majoring in business
  • Cal Lutheran alumni with business degrees


  • Admission is based on completion or pending completion of a Cal Lutheran business degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA in upper division coursework
  • Current graduating seniors will be provisionally admitted pending final degree posting

Application Checklist for Assured Admission

If you apply to the MBA program under assured admission, the application fee and the personal statement are waived. However, you will still need to submit the following materials:

  • A completed application
  • Interview with an admission counselor
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • Resume

Official transcripts will be reviewed directly by graduate admissions from the Academic Services office.

Request Information

To learn more about the Graduate Degree Programs offered by the Cal Lutheran School of Management and download a brochure, please fill out the form. You can also get in touch with an admission counselor directly by calling us at 866-944-8289.

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