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MBA Degree Specializations

Matt Meuter (left), MBA Program Outstanding Academic Achievement Award recipient Andrew Rader (center) and COB Dean Judith Hennessey (right) during the College of Business Student Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 28, 2016
2015-16 MBA Program Outstanding Academic Achievement Award recipient Andrew Rader (center)

The 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.

Click here for a detailed General MBA Program Planning Sheet.

Enterprise Information Systems (EIS)

Enterprise Information Systems

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.

Click here for a detailed EIS Program Planning Sheet.

Project Management

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.

Click here for a detailed Project Management Program Planning Sheet.