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:

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 (or 2NK-QS-72 for MSA applications). To find testing sites and to schedule a test please visit:
  • Official university or college transcripts (overall GPA or last 60 units GPA of 2.5 or higher)
  • International students must also take and submit official TOEFL scores (minimum of 550 PBT, 213 CBT or 80 IBT) of IELTS 6.5
  • Two letters of recommendation (Please send the hard copy to Craig MBA office at 5245 N. Backer Ave M/S PB7, Fresno Ca, 93740-8001)
  • Statement of Purpose (Please send the hard copy to Craig MBA office at 5245 N. Backer Ave M/S PB7, Fresno Ca, 93740-8001
  • $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, USA

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

For more information, please contact Professor Renee Chu-Jacoby, Assistant Director, Graduate Programs, at (559) 278-2107 or