The College of Business at California State University, Chico is included in the 15% of all business schools in the world that meet the rigorous standards for accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International). The college provides students with an extraordinary academic environment that includes instruction from an exemplary faculty; exposure to experienced, ethical, and insightful business practitioners; solid managerial practices; cutting-edge technology; and opportunities to apply current business theory to real-world business problems.


The College of Business is highly regarded as a technology powerhouse. Leveraging strong partnerships with Fortune 500 technology companies, the college offers students an outstanding academic program and extraordinary opportunities for practical application of their newly acquired skills. Faculty in the college conduct research and develop technology-oriented teaching materials that are used by professors at other universities around the world. Our business students are aggressively recruited for their technical skills and their ability to understand how to work within today's dynamic and interconnected business environment.


Our rapidly expanding entrepreneurship program provides students with high-quality instruction, exposure to experienced entrepreneurs, and the resources they need to fully develop promising entrepreneurial ventures. Supported by a talented faculty, students learn to test and execute new venture ideas ranging from family businesses to social ventures to innovations in existing corporations to e-businesses.

Global Focus

Through the provision of a meaningful and purposeful global education and opportunities for international experiences, the College of Business produces graduates with the technical abilities, interpersonal skills, and broad perspectives that leaders must possess to lead effectively in the global business environment of the twenty-first century.

Values-Based Leadership

All business majors are exposed to a rigorous curriculum that includes exposure to the challenges of ethical leadership. Through lectures, classroom assignments, film viewings, and lunch-time discussions, students learn from accomplished business executives about the rise to power and inevitable fall of those who have succumbed to corporate pressure and greed.

The Major in Business Information Systems

The first university in California to establish a Business Information Systems major, the College of Business developed this degree program to provide students with "next generation" curriculum that prepares them for today's technologically sophisticated global business environment. This major meets the growing job demands for professional consultants, business process analysts, IT infrastructure specialists, SAP functional analysts, and relationship management specialists.

Undergraduate Advising for Business StudentsGlenn Hall 321 BusinessAdvisor@csuchico.edu530-898-4480

Graduate Business ProgramsGlenn Hall 121 mba@csuchico.edu530-898-4425