CSULB American Language Institute

    MBA Preparation Program

    Program Overview

    The MBA Preparation Program at California State University, Long Beach proivides ​intensive business content courses for international students with advanced English skills who are preparing for entrance into graduate business degree programs in the United States. Each semester, students focus on important topics in business including management, finance, marketing, and leadership, all with an emphasis on technology, globalization, and ethics.


    Students will examine contemporary case studies, complete team projects, and analyze today's business trends and practices, all while improving their academic, communication, and Business English skills as well as preparing for the GMAT or GRE. Students will learn about MBA programs in the area and will benefit from special events and opportunities for career planning and professional development.​


    Who Should Attend?
    International students with advanced English skills who want to improve their writing, reading, listening, speaking, and vocabulary skills; achieve higher scores on GMAT or GRE; and develop the critical thinking skills necessary for success in a business program.​

    Special Features and Benefits
    Admission Requirements
    • General Application​
    • Applicant Questionnaire
    • *High level of English (iBT 61, IELTS 5.5, or competitive GMAT/GRE verbal & writing score)
    • Financial Documents: Bank statement (less than 6 months old) with a minimum balance of $23,100 U.S. dollars.
      • Currency need not be stated in U.S. dollars. Other acceptable documents include you or your sponsor's bank statement or government financial guarantee.
    • Passport Copy: Please copy the pages in your passport on which your name and date of birth appear.
    For more information, contact us:

    Phone: (562) 985-8424

    *Students whose skills do not meet the standard of the MBA Preparation Program will be advised to enter the Intensive English Program. Students may enroll in the MBA Preparation Program after they have completed Level 4 of the Intensive English Program.​

    ​​​​​​​Information in Chinese

    Program Flyer in Chinese