College of Business

Department of Management

Management students in class looking at a laptop.


The Department of Management delivers courses designed to develop skills in the administration of human and physical resources, foster decision-making and entrepreneurial thinking, and provide students with exposure to diverse business environments and management strategies. Management graduates can apply their skills to developing fundable entrepreneurial ventures or positions in personnel management, production management, retail management, operations management, or government and private non-profit administration.

Students from any option, or any major across campus may be interested in our Center for Entrepreneurship. The Center for Entrepreneurship helps budding entrepreneurs succeed and host a variety of events and competitions to engage and develop our entrepreneurial students.

In addition to being exemplary classroom instructors and experts in their field, the faculty within the Department of Management is recognized for making significant contributions to the field through research published in many leading academic and applied journals.

Management students in class.

Options in Management

The Department of Management develops and delivers curriculum that leads to an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with options in:

These options have been designed to help you develop into a productive, engaged professional with the right skills and tools to make a difference in your life and the lives of others in the business world. They will set you apart from your peers because you will understand the challenge and complexity of life in the world of organizations that is so important to your future, and will challenge and engage you to become involved by using hands-on experiences in and out of the classroom. These options will enable you to interact with world-class instructors who are currently or have experienced life as successful entrepreneurs, managers and leaders in real organizations.

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The Department of Management also offers a variety of minors that allow non-business majors or business students from other options to pursue some additional, yet focused skills and knowledge. The Department supports seven minors including:

All of these areas are part of what we have to offer in the Department of Management. Our options complement and enhance each other to provide you with a first-rate education. You will have the awareness that comes with studying a wide range of topics that all work together to create future leaders and managers.

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Redding Management Program

CSU, Chico College of Business is excited to offer the management option for business administration majors to students in the Redding area at the Shasta College University Center in downtown Redding, California. Students transferring into the Chico State College of Business can complete their business administration degree without traveling to Chico, if they specialize in the management option.

Students interested in other business administration options can also take the upper division business core classes in Redding. This allows us to give more opportunities to students and better serve the North State, which is a key University priority. The College of Business must provide quality programs that continuously improve - part of our AACSB accreditation standard.