Application Process

The Craig MBA Program is open to college graduates without regard to the area of undergraduate study.  Applicants must meet university and program requirements. As part of those requirements, students must submit the following to be considered for admission:

Application Deadlines:

     Spring Timeline: August 1, 2019 - November 1, 2019

     Fall Timeline: November 1, 2018- June 1, 2019


All students must submit: 

  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores (minimum of 550 and at least be at or above the first quartile in the verbal and quantitative portions of the test). The ETS institution code for Fresno State is 2NK-QS-54.To find testing sites and to schedule a test please visit:
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official university or college transcripts
  • $55 non-refundable University application fee (credit card payment available online)

All hard copy documents (including application fee paid by check/money order) should be mailed to:

Domestic Applicants:

Office of University Admissions
5150 North Maple Avenue, JA 57 
Fresno, CA 93740-8026

International Applicants:

Office of International Admissions 
5150 North Maple Avenue, JA 56 
Fresno, CA 93740-8026 

Admission Decision:

Students who have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 for their last 60 units are eligible for consideration. Since enrollment in the program is limited, we select the best applicants based on the following criteria:

Most important criteria:

  • GMAT scores
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) in their last 60 units of undergraduate coursework 

Other criteria considered:

  • Work experience/demonstrated management potential
  • Statement of Interest