College of Business

Masters of Business Administration

Chico State's AACSB accredited and affordable MBA is consistently ranked among the best value MBA’s in the country and offers three degree options to choose from:

  • General MBA (GEN)
  • Project Management (PRMG)
  • Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) - now a STEM Degree

The program is offered as campus-based or through the online MBA program(opens in new window).


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Courses, Prerequisites, & Requirements

Campus-Based MBA vs Online MBA

Students can choose either the campus-based program or a fully online MBA program.


  • 3 degree options:
    • General MBA
    • Project Management
    • Enterprise Information Systems
  • Same AACSB-accredited degree.
  • Same degree requirements and curriculum.
  • GRE/GMAT waived.
  • Faculty engage students with case study, lecture, and project work to elevate graduate student's competitive edge for career advancement.
  • Both campus-based and fully-online students can access all student resources such as the WREC Center, Health Center, Associated Students, and lifetime access to career services and our database of employment opportunities.


Campus-Based MBA

  • Offers more choices for elective course selection.
  • On-campus classes (depending on COVID-19 restrictions).
  • Welcomes International Students from all over the world.
  • Semester long courses with frequent interaction with faculty face-to-face on a weekly basis.
  • MBA degree may be completed in two years.

Online MBA

  • 100% online and fully asynchronous.
  • Most courses are 6 weeks in length. 
  • FAST (Focused. Applied. Strategic Training) Elective Courses: 3 weeks in length; 1.5 units each
  • Typically completed in 18-23 months.
  • Engaging, optional live session each week.

How to Apply

Applications for both the campus-based and online MBA programs are completed through CalState Apply.

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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