College of Business

Join Us at the College of Business

Chico State’s College of Business is one of just 15 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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Refer a Friend

Do you want to win $10,000? Refer a first-time freshman or transfer student to enroll in the College of Business and be entered into a drawing for fall 2023! 

In order to be eligible for the drawing, the referred student must be enrolled as a new student in Fall 2023 and a declared business major. The drawing will take place in September 2023. Refer a friend to the College of Business today!

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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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Reasons to Get a Business Degree at Chico State

We are invested in your early career success.

Our alumni 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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Yearly average earnings of $60k.

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.

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"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 COB 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!