Achieving Excellence
at California State University, Chico


Expanding Entrepreneurship

Student demand has led to an expanded entrepreneurship curriculum including a “stand-alone” Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (ESBM) Option for Business Administration majors and an ESBM minor for students from other majors.

Partnership with SAP in Tracking Emissions

The College of Business recently partnered with SAP Research in Palo Alto to develop and pilot-test SAP software products to track carbon emissions through the lifespan of individual products. Widespread use of product labels that carry this information could provide consumers with information they could use to reduce their own carbon footprints. The research project builds on the college’s long-standing relationship with SAP. Selected to serve as a Mega-hosting Center for SAP’s University Alliance Program, the College of Business provides hosting services to universities throughout the Americas.

Emerging Entrepreneurs Get Needed Green

One of only a handful of university-based venture funds, the Accelerator Fund at CSU, Chico makes capital investments in emerging or early-stage businesses and mobilizes student teams to fully develop promising ventures.

Forbes Editor Tackles Corporate Greed

Forbes magazine senior editor and author Neil Weinberg visited campus in spring 2008 to speak with students about corporate crime. His talk was sponsored by the College of Business Ethics Initiative and funded by alumni donations. The Ethics Initiative prepares students to become effective and principled leaders.

Innovation Tournament

In March 2008, 24 teams of Chico State business students competed in an innovation competition sponsored by Stanford University. The team selected by Chico faculty for special recognition focused making students more aware of sustainability issues.

Net Impact’s Inaugural Year Marked by Service and Sustainability

Selected as one of just 23 undergraduate chapters in the United States, the Chico State chapter of Net Impact seeks to make a positive impact on society by strengthening a community of new leaders who will use business to improve the world.

Taylor Bass and Jack RawlinsSupply Chain Management Students Compete

Teaming up with students from CSU, East Bay, two Chico State business students earned second place in a regional competition sponsored by the Association for Operations Management, scoring just one point behind the first-place team, from University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Nine teams from seven schools competed in the event.




The COB is a hosting center for more than 50 SAP partner institutions across the globe.

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CSU, Chico
Admissions Office

The College of Business

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