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Business Graduate Programs




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.