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Degree Options



Vincent Howell (right) and other graduating students attend the 2016 Commencement Ceremony
Vincent Howell (right) and other graduating students attend the 2016 Commencement Ceremony

The College of Business offers a Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) in Business Administration or Business Information Systems. In addition to the general business background obtained from the common core, the BS in Business Administration offers seven specialty options including: Accounting; Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management; Finance; Human Resource Management; Management; Marketing; and Project Management.

The BS in Business Information Systems allows students to specialize in Management Information Systems or Operations and Supply Chain Management. Whether you dream of starting a business or working in one that’s already established, you’ll receive an education that gives you the business skills and knowledge that prepares you for career success. Please consult the CSU, Chico University Catalog for specific requirements.

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Accounting

AccountingThe field of accounting offers a variety of career paths. Many accounting students work for national, regional, or local public accounting firms or for government agencies such as the IRS or California Franchise Board. Accounting students are in high demand and the department has an exceptional career placement record. Many accounting majors seek to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Toward that end, students may pursue a Professional Accounting Certificate (30 units) that addresses the 150-hour standard of this certification concurrently with earning the BS degree with an option in accounting.

The accounting option is a 27-unit option that requires seven courses and two electives. See the catalog for more info.

For more information, visit the Department of Accounting


Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

This option prepares you to translate ideas into feasible opportunities. Whether a social venture, a web-based business, or a start-up based on an idea from another field, the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management option can teach you to manage risk and launch new enterprises. Entrepreneurship grads also pursue careers in commercializing new products and services in established businesses and managing processes for developing innovations.

The 24-unit option requires six courses and 2 electives. See the catalog for more info.

For more information, visit the Department of Management


Finance

Finance

Finance graduates can choose from a variety of career paths and industries. Specific industry opportunities include investment brokerage, insurance, and banking. Within those industries, graduates often pursue jobs in investment analysis, risk and insurance, or real estate finance.

The 24-unit option requires three courses and five electives. See the catalog for more info.

For more information, visit the Department of Finance and Marketing


Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

The Human Resources Management (HRM) option focuses on the process of building an organization’s human talent as the means of competitive advantage. Accredited by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), this option offers hands-on learning in employee recruitment, selection, development, compensation, and performance management. Specific career paths in every industry include generalist positions in HRM as well as positions in recruitment, training and development, benefits administration, and HR information systems.

The 24-unit option requires six courses and two electives. See the catalog for more info.

For more information, visit the Department of Management


Management

Management

The Management option provides the background to become a productive, engaged leader who can manage the complexities of a 21st century organization. From analysis of system dynamics to corporate social responsibility to employment law, recent graduates have prepared for a variety of career paths in companies such as Oracle, Yelp, KPMG, and UPS.

The 24-unit option requires five courses and allows three electives. See the catalog for more info.

For more information, visit the Department of Management


Marketing

Marketing

The Marketing option prepares students for career paths in advertising, brand management, sales, distribution, and retailing. Students with an interest in sales may pursue the Professional Sales Certificate concurrently while pursuing the 120-unit BS degree. Our Professional Sales Certificate has caught the attention of numerous companies including Frito Lay, ADP, Salesforce.com, Intuit, TEK Systems, Yelp, and others, who now actively recruit our students. Graduates with this practical sales training can expect phenomenal opportunities and excellent career placement.

The 24-unit option requires three courses and five electives. See the catalog for more info.

For more information, visit the Department of Finance and Marketing


Project Management

Project Management

Project managers implement a company’s strategy through achieving specific results on time and under budget, so they remain in demand. The courses have been designed so that graduates are eligible to pursue the Project Management Institute Certification. Project management graduates enjoy outstanding career placement rates with firms such as Accenture, Blue Shield, PG&E, Workday, and Deloitte.

The 24-unit option requires five courses and three electives. See the catalog for more info.

For more information, visit the Department of Management


Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems

Career paths for graduates of this option include software development, database administration, web development, computer system analysis, and programming. Graduates with at least a 3.0 GPA have extremely high placement rates and can expect extraordinary career opportunities. With its strong position in the SAP University Alliance, students can expect leading edge instruction and projects.

The 21-unit option requires five courses and two electives. See the catalog for more info.

For more information, visit the Department of Business Information Systems


Operations and Supply Chain Management

Operations and Supply Chain Management

This option integrates information systems with logistics and supply chain topics. The result is a program that contains both Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and an international business flavor. Specific career paths include materials management, purchasing, supply chain analysis, production management, and logistics. Graduates have accepted positions at firms such as Apple, Chevron, Cisco, Dell, Intel, and Micron.

The 21-unit option requires five courses and two electives. See the catalog for more info.

For more information, visit the Department of Business Information Systems


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