California State University, Chico - College of Business

Introduction
AACSB Accredited

Welcome to the College of Business

We prepare students to be work-ready.

Our faculty, staff, academic programs, and extracurricular activities all contribute to developing students to have the skills, knowledge, and dispositions for success.

We offer a variety of excellent programs, student organizations, and faculty and staff. We give students the opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge that will help them be work-ready and be positive contributors to their community.

Here you will learn the knowledge, skills, persistence, and resilience that are required to obtain a great career. We offer excellent support; approachable faculty, peer mentors and tutors, and helpful staff. So join us and bring your curiosity, energy, and the intention to give it your very best. We are eager to work with you.

What Students Will Find Here

An Outstanding Business Program

One of seven colleges and home to the largest major on the Chico State campus, the College of Business is one of just 15 percent of all business schools worldwide that meet the high accreditation standards set by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). We are recognized as a leader in teaching excellence, practical research, and student job readiness.

Incredible Signature Programs

Our signature programs stand out from the competition and are widely recognized as some of the best. They offer students the chance to develop their skillsets personally and professionally while being challenged through local, regional, and national competitions, work on community projects, internships, research projects with professors, and more.

Involved and Dedicated Alumni

Our students love the College of Business, and as alumni their dedication shows through events like Executives on Campus, by serving on our Business Advisory Board, and becoming Tower Society members to support us and give back.

A Safe and Supportive Learning Environment

Personal attention from faculty, personalized academic advising, and active student clubs ensure personal contact between students and faculty. International Students are supported by a caring staff that is dedicated to making their Chico experience one that they will cherish for a lifetime.

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Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chico

The CSU, Chico MBA program welcomes applications from both domestic and International students who are motivated to learn the skills and knowledge they need to become successful managers. Although some business experience is suggested, it is not required and students do not need an undergraduate business degree. Students that do not have an undergraduate business degree will need to take a series of courses to prepare for their graduate business program. [+]

The College of Business at California State University, Chico offers graduate level business courses to aspiring and working business professionals. Students cite the school's strong regional reputation, an emphasis on the development of team skills, and a curriculum that focuses on developing practical skills as their reasons for choosing to pursue a graduate business degree from Chico State. The CSU, Chico MBA program welcomes applications from both domestic and International students who are motivated to learn the skills and knowledge they need to become successful managers. Although some business experience is suggested, it is not required and students do not need an undergraduate business degree. Students that do not have an undergraduate business degree will need to take a series of courses to prepare for their graduate business program. The MBA program admits students on a competitive basis and typically admits about 50-60% of the applicants. Students will largely be considered based on a combination of their gpa, GMAT/GRE scores, and the quality of their statement of purpose and letters of recommendation. Significant work experience, while not a requirement, will be considered as one component of the review process. Earning a MBA degree from CSU, Chico can help you: Advance Your Career – A MBA degree will help you get a good job with a top company and quickly climb the corporate ladder to positions with ever-increasing salary packages and respectable titles. Make a Career Change – If your current career path no longer interests or rewards you, completion of a MBA degree can provide you with the opportunity and skills you need to pursue a career with a progressive company in your current field or in an exciting new field altogether. Start Your Own Business – The CSU, Chico MBA program is designed to introduce you to advanced theory in leadership, data management and analysis, finance, accounting, human resource management, supply chain management, marketing, and business strategy—the very things you'll need to know to start your own thriving business in a high-growth industry. MBA Degree Specializations he CSU, Chico MBA program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective managerial decision-making, the flexibility to pursue a general or moderately specialized business curriculum, and a basis for continued personal and professional growth. Through case study, lecture, and project work, students develop a deep understanding of how leading companies analyze, refine, and align the primary business functions to maintain a competitive edge. MBA students have several outstanding choices; Students can elect to focus on a series of courses that build advanced competencies in the areas of Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) or Project Management. Details on each of these options are shown below. In addition, MBA students may complete a 30-unit general MBA that students can customize through their choice of elective courses. Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) CSU, Chico is a recognized leader in enterprise information systems curriculum. The EIS emphasis is designed to meet the growing job demands for professional consultants, business process analysts, IT infrastructure specialists, and SAP functional analysts. The EIS emphasis curriculum is a pathway toward SAP TERP 10 certification. Project Management Project management skills and knowledge are in high demand. Students who complete an appropriate series of courses within this emphasis are prepared to sit for the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) CAPM or PMP certification exam. A great option for all students, but should be particularly attractive to engineering and construction management students. Admission to the Master of Business Administration Program The CSU, Chico MBA program welcomes applications from both domestic and International students who are motivated to learn the skills and knowledge they need to become successful managers. Although some business experience is suggested, it is not required and students do not need an undergraduate business degree. Students that do not have an undergraduate business degree will need to take a series of courses to prepare for their graduate business program. The MBA program admits students on a competitive basis and typically admits about 50-60% of the applicants. Students will largely be considered based on a combination of their GPA, GMAT/GRE scores, and the quality of their statement of purpose and letters of recommendation. We look for students with standardized test scores of at least the 50th percentile for both quantitative and verbal skills. For the GMAT that is a combined score of 570 or higher, and for the GRE that is a combined score of 303 or higher. Regarding Grade Point Averages from previous degrees, the MBA program desires applicants with a 2.75 (or higher) in the last 60 units of an undergraduate degree and we prefer at least a 3.0 in the last 30 units. Test score and GPA expectations are general, and we may consider students with test scores or GPA’s lower than these typical scores. We consider the entire application packet (including letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, etc.) to come to a decision about admission into the program. Significant work experience, while not a requirement, will be considered as one component of the review process. [-]

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