How to Apply

How to Apply for the Pre-MBA Program

The Pre-MBA program is currently accepting fall 2020 applications.



Pre-MBA Application Deadlines

Fall 2020: May 15, 2020

Spring 2021: November 15, 2020

Annual Tuition/Fees & Cost of Living

Certificate Program Course Fees Living Expenses* Total Fees*
*Estimated costs presented. Actual costs may vary.
Pre-MBA $13,400 $23,132 $36,532
MBA $33,000 $23,132 $56,132

The course fee includes:

  • An unlimited transportation pass for local buses and trains
  • Access to the brand new Mashouf Wellness Center including state of the art fitness and aquatics facilities and a recreation and outdoor program
  • A robust orientation program and ongoing advising services
  • An activities program with:
    • Outdoor recreation, cultural events and sports
    • Visits to San Francisco neighborhoods famous for their unique culture, arts, music, food, businesses and more
    • Guest speakers from local industries

Pre-MBA Admission Requirements

  • Complete at least three years of university coursework
  • Overall GPA 2.5 or higher on the first three years of university coursework
  • No GMAT required
  • English Proficiency Requirement:
    TOEFL - iBT 70 or IELTS 6.5 or PTE 50

Refund Policy

Certificate students pay a flat program fee of $6,700 per semester which includes academic course fees ($4,740) and miscellaneous fees ($1,960). The program fee must be paid in full seven calendar days prior to the first day of semester instruction. See below summary of key dates and refund policies for academic course fees and miscellaneous fees. Please note the application fee is non-refundable.


Withdrawal from the Program

Withdrawal Date Miscellaneous Fees
Withdrawal request submitted on or before August 20
(before orientation day)
100% refund
Withdrawal request submitted August 21 - August 25
(orientation day through the day prior to 1st day of semester instruction)
50% refund
Withdrawal request submitted on or after August 26
(1st day of semester instruction and beyond)
0% refund


Drop/Withdrawal from an Academic Course

Drop/Withdrawal Date Academic Course Fees
Class dropped on or before September 16 100% refund
Withdrawal Period: Class dropped between September 17 and September 22 75% refund
Withdrawal Period: September 24 and beyond - No drops 0% refund