College of Business

About the College

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We offer a variety of excellent programs, student organizations, and faculty and staff. We give students the opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge that will help them be work-ready and be positive contributors to their community. 

Here you will learn the knowledge, skills, persistence, and resilience that are required to obtain a great career. We offer excellent support; approachable faculty, peer mentors and tutors, and helpful staff. So join us and bring your curiosity, energy, and the intention to give it your very best. We are eager to work with you.

What Students Will Find Here

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An Outstanding Business Program

One of seven colleges and home to the largest major on the Chico State campus, the College of Business is one of just 15 percent of all business schools worldwide that meet the high accreditation standards set by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). We are recognized as a leader in teaching excellence, practical research, and student job readiness.

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Incredible Programs of Distinction

Our Programs of Distinction stand out from the competition and are widely recognized as some of the best. They offer students the chance to develop their skillsets personally and professionally while being challenged through local, regional, and national competitions, work on community projects, internships, research projects with professors, and more.

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Involved and Dedicated Alumni

Our students love the College of Business, and as alumni, their dedication shows through events like Executives on Campus, by serving on our Business Advisory Board, and becoming Tower Society members to support us and give back. 

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A Safe and Supportive Learning Environment

Personal attention from faculty, personalized academic advising, and active student clubs ensure personal contact between students and faculty. International Students are supported by a caring staff that is dedicated to making their Chico experience one that they will cherish for a lifetime.

Degree Programs

BS in Business Administration (BADM): 120 units

  • Common Core with Capstone in Strategy
  • 7 Specialty Options: Accounting; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Human Resource Management; Management; Marketing; Project Management

BS in Business Information Systems (BSIS): 120 units

  • Common Core with Capstone in Strategy
  • 2 Specialty Options: Management Information Systems;  Operations & Supply Chain Management 

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Accreditations and Rankings

  • AACSB: Only 15% of all business schools worldwide meet these standards.
  • Society of Human Resource Management Alignment
  • University Sales Center Alliance Certification
  • Rankings in Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, EdUniversal

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Minors and Certificates

Our Minors (11 choices) and Certificates (4 choices) diversify and enrich career potential.

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Student Organizations

Our student clubs offer professional development; friendships; community service; and national/regional competitions. The Student Leadership Council allows officers to collaborate with each other and the Dean.

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Beyond the Classroom

Faculty and students conduct stakeholder projects and gain valuable practice: Seufferlein Sales Program, Center for Entrepreneurship, Professional Consulting Program, and Academic Hosting Center.

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Global Reach

The College hosts over 40% of campus international students and sends more domestic students to study abroad than any other CSU Business program.

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Business Student Advising

All undergraduate and MBA students receive professional advising to improve graduation efficiency and success.

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Corporate Involvement

  • College and Program Advisory Boards/Councils
  • Sustainable Management Association
  • Corporate partners include
    • Lexus Nexus XPert HR Online HR Intelligence
    • NetApp
    • Cisco
    • Verizon Wireless
    • Oracle
    • Hewlett Packard
    • KPMG, SAP.
    • Blue Shield
    • Workday
    • Deloitte
    • Kiefer Consulting
    • Accenture

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Accessibility Information

Persons with disabilities who need accommodations or have questions about physical access may call the program sponsoring the event or call Accessibility Resource Center at 530-898-5959.