College of Business

About the College of Business

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One of seven colleges and home to the largest major on campus, Chico State's College of Business provides a variety of excellent programs, student organizations, and supportive faculty and staff. We give students the opportunity to learn the skills, persistence, and resilience required to obtain a great career. So join us and bring your curiosity, energy, and the intention to give it your very best!

What Students Will Find Here

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An Outstanding Business Program

The College of Business is among 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.

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

Undergraduate Degree Programs

We offer two Bachelor of Science (BS) undergraduate degrees and nine specialty options: 

BS in Business Administration (BADM)

  • OPTIONS:  Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Project Management

BS in Business Information Systems (BSIS)

  • OPTIONS: Management Information Systems and Operations & Supply Chain Management 

Minors and Certificates

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


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A Supportive Learning Environment

All undergraduate and MBA students receive personalized support from our Business Student Advising to improve graduation efficiency and success. Personal attention from faculty, personalized academic advising, and active student clubs ensure personal contact between students and faculty. 


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Incredible Programs of Distinction

Our Programs of Distinction are widely recognized as some of the best. They offer students the chance to gain valuable practice and develop their skillsets personally and professionally through competitions, community projects, internships, research projects with professors, and more. 


Experiences Beyond the Classroom

Our student clubs and organizations offer professional development, friendships, community service, and national/regional competitions. The Wild About Business themed community in Whitney Hall gives freshmen a unique opportunity to live and take classes with other business majors.


Global Reach

The College of Business hosts more than 40% of campus international students and sends more domestic students to study abroad than any other CSU Business program. International students are supported by caring staff who are dedicated to making the Chico experience one that students will cherish for a lifetime.


Alumnus Karl Bakthiari stands behind a podium at the Dean's Dinner 2015

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 give back to their alma mater. 


Corporate Involvement

We offer a variety of opportunities for business engagement through college and program advisory boards/councils and program sponsorship and support. Our 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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More Information

Business Student Advising 
530-898-4480
Undergraduate
MBA Program
businessadvisor@csuchico.edu 

Dean’s Office 
530-898-6272
bus@csuchico.edu

Giving Questions
Dean's Office
530-898-6272
bus@csuchico.edu


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.