College of Business

Dare to Disrupt Business as Usual

Chico State’s College of Business is one of just 6 percent 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).

We are a community that cares – instructors, alumni, recruiters all agree that Chico State’s College of Business is Company Worth Keeping. We can’t wait for you to join us!

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U.S. News & World Report has ranked Chico State a top 10 U.S. public university in the West for over a decade. With one of the lowest average student debt amounts in the country, Chico State offers one of the nation’s highest return on investment.

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An Inside Look at the College of Business

Be sure to check out our Company Worth Keeping magazine (PDF) for an inside look at our innovative programs and experiential opportunities outside the classroom. You'll read about our student managed investment fund and a unique entrepreneurship class that is among one of the most innovative projects we’ve ever implemented.  

Reasons to Get a Business Degree at Chico State

We are invested in your early career success.

Our graduates are proud of their Chico State Business degree, and employers love hiring them because they are entrepreneurial problem solvers, collaborative team players and leaders, and are ready for professional life.

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6,000+ business-oriented internships.

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82% are placed in terrific jobs.

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Average starting salary of $68K.

Companies Love Hiring Our Grads

A few companies who have hired College of Business graduates:

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We are nationally ranked.

California State University, Chico and the College of Business continue to be recognized as a leader in quality education.

"The College of Business has set me on a path of early career success that I’m absolutely positive would not have happened at any other university." — Ryan B.

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Beyond the Classroom

Center for Entrepreneurship
Resources, inspiration, support, and mentorship for entrepreneurially minded individuals from every school of thought.

Center for Enterprise Systems and Informatics Research
Industry networking, problem solving and support, cross-disciplinary collaborations for curriculum research, strategic partnerships, and student participation in local, regional, and national competitions.

Center for Excellence in Finance
Classes, mentorships, e-Incubator, and scholarships for entrepreneurially minded individuals.

About the College of Business

We discover new ways of knowing about how business can positively impact society. We educate students one individual at a time, and the result is Company Worth Keeping.

Hear From Our Graduates and Alumni

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Work With An Alumni Mentor

Register for an individualized mentoring program! Wildcat Connect allows each our students to work with an alumni mentor for Career Advice and Coaching!