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Our Vision, Mission & Values

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Anchored in a tradition of excellence, the business education we provide sustains success in generations of leaders graduated here. Faculty and successful alumni assure our quality. Faculty expertise in current business realities and distinctive pedagogies translate knowledge and understanding into skills that distinguish our students as career-ready to employers.

We are a place that inspires and energizes the highest level of performance in all present. Our excellence is also sustained by the generosity and continued engagement of our alumni.


The College of Business embraces the residential nature of our campus to create a learning-centered community that instills in our students the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for both immediate success upon graduation and long-term career achievement. We emphasize applied research and are devoted to continuing the tradition of excellence in our academic programs while developing distinctive initiatives to meet the ever-changing needs of our stakeholders.


  • Graduates prepared for continued success in the workplace
  • A great place to work, where people show mutual respect and support
  • Faculty, staff and students positively engaged with the campus, community, people, and organizations around the globe
  • Personal faculty-student interactions supported by learning spaces and an inspired sense of place that provides the “Chico Experience”

Strategic Plan

You can find our entire 2015-2020 Strategic Plan here.