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The College of Business has two primary resources: our students and our faculty.

With your help our students learn the tools and master the skills that help them become leaders in organizations and companies, and become known as the do-ers that drive communities forward. Graduates stand out for their academic accomplishments, but also for their social and collaboration skills that are an ingrained part of the Chico experience. 

Our faculty is the source of student inspiration. Their talent within the classroom combined with their accessibility to students beyond the classroom means that teachers become mentors. Faculty also lead in research. They study complex business challenges that impact everything from profit margins to customer satisfaction and start-up success rates.


Our fundraising goals focus on maximizing the quality of our faculty, the strength of our programs, and the success of our students.

The following priority investment areas have been identified in the college’s ten-year strategic plan and give you a broad collection of support opportunities:

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Faculty Fellowships

The best demonstration of commitment to our students is creating education and training programs that closely track modern business practices and align with state-of-the-art business research. Investing in high quality faculty and enabling them to stay current in their fields is the most direct and cost-effective way to achieve this goal. When you help fund permanent endowments to support faculty fellowships it enables the College of Business to attract and retain the top-notch academic talent it needs - today and for the future.

 
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Student Success

Students are the core asset of the College of Business. The college benefits from your support in additional scholarship and program funding to facilitate students’ timely progression towards graduation, make college degrees more affordable, offer tutoring to build understanding of foundational and advanced coursework, and help students gracefully transition from earning their degree into meaningful job placements in the real world.

 
Signature Programs

There are several areas of distinction that make Chico State’s College of Business stand out from its competition. Each of these signature programs needs your investment to continue enhancing their offerings. Some of the programs we think you'll be excited about include:

  • The industry-supported Seufferlein Sales Program that prepares students for applying marketing skills in the real world
  • A rigorous Accounting program that produces graduates with extremely high job placement rates and serves the surrounding community with the IRS-recognized VITA program
  • Our Business Information Systems program’s exclusive partnership with SAP to support in-college and cross-college programs plus training on 100+ university campuses
  • The Center for Entrepreneurship and its unique business accelerator fund that helps students take business plans to fruition
Facilities Improvements

A modernized program needs modernized equipment and teaching environments. The College of Business needs your help to invest in classroom renovations, technology upgrades and new spaces for instruction and collaboration. This will ensure the College of Business facilities are in tune with the most advanced private and public sector working environments, resulting in world-class research, innovative teaching methods, and ready-to-work students.