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Campus MBA Program Congratulates its 2019-2020 MBA Graduates

May 15, 2020

The CSU Chico MBA program is proud of our Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 graduates. We are sending forth 12 graduates from Fall 2019 and 12 more from Spring 2020. 

MBA Graduate Slade Giles

MBA Graduate Shares Inspiring Educational Journey

May 4, 2020

Slade Giles earned his MBA in just a year-and-a-half, while battling cancer, and earned honors as a Commencement speaker.

MBA Advisor Jennifer McKee

Masters of Business Administration Advisor Jennifer McKee Strives for Student Success

November 6, 2019

When it comes to making meaningful connections and ensuring student success, MBA advisor Jennifer McKee rises to the occasion. 

John Aylworth sitting at a table with bottles of serum and several injectors.

Business Alumnus Brings Biotech to Chico

August 12, 2019

Alum John Aylworth pivoted from orthopedics to his own blossoming biotech company–then moved it back to Chico. 

From left: Oziel Magana, Josie Ensley, Jess Lopez, Garrett Duarte, and Ellen Falltrick are among the MBA students who passed the CAPM exam.

CSU, Chico MBA Students Have 100 Percent Pass Rate for CAPM Certification

July 15, 2019

CSU, Chico MBA students had a 100 percent pass rate for the Certified Associate in Project Management [CAPM] exam, which has a national pass rate of just 61 percent.

Enterprise information systems MBA students Vikram Badrinarayana and Kunal Bhavsar pose for a photo on the beautiful Chico State campus.

CSU, Chico MBA Option in Enterprise Information Systems is Now a STEM Degree

May 29, 2019

The MBA enterprise information systems option at CSU, Chico is now a STEM-designated degree, allowing international students more flexibility in remaining in the US for employment opportunities.

MBA student Zak Stroing tests out the Virtual Reality glasses being developed by Verizon and its partners.

MBA Students Tour Verizon Innovation Lab

May 14, 2019

A group of CSU, Chico MBA students spent the day at the Verizon Innovation Center in San Francisco for hands-on experience with new innovations under development.

Students at the Masters Commencement Ceremony

CSU, Chico College of Business and its MBA Program Recognized for Continued Excellence

April 8, 2019

CSU, Chico and the College of Business' Master of Business Administration program continue to be recognized for their excellence.

Beautiful Kendall Hall building during the summer

Campus Unmatched for its Natural Beauty–Telangana Today(opens in new window)

January 20, 2019

California State University, Chico integrates liberal and applied learning to provide students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the modern workplace.

Josh and Aaron Leavy smiling during their Camp Fire relief fundraiser in San Francisco. Click to read more.

Alumnus Josh Leavy, Founder of San Francisco Brewing Co., Joins Sierra Nevada's Resilience IPA Camp Fire Relief Efforts

January 2, 2019

Josh Leavy (Business, '03) has joined more than 1,400 breweries across the nation to participate in the Resilience IPA Camp Fire relief efforts.

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CSU, Chico's College of Business Bestowed with Money Magazine Honor

December 6, 2018

Last week, Money magazine rated CSU, Chico at No. 45 on its list of "Best Colleges for Business Majors."

Terence Lau

New Dean Named for College of Business

July 18, 2018

Terence Lau has accepted the position of Dean of the College of Business at Chico State. He will assume his new responsibilities on January 2, 2019.

Students in class look on as their professor gives a lecture.

Growing Demand for Creative Problem Solving and Marketing Skills Produces New MBA Courses

March 6, 2018

Two new MBA courses "Management of Creativity and Innovation" and "Marketing of Entrepreneurial Ventures" were proposed by experienced faculty members Mitch Casselman and Ryne Johnson.

Graduates at the Master's Commencement Ceremony 2017.

College of Business MBA Program Ranked Among the Highest

January 30, 2018

The MBA Program in the College of Business continues to be recognized for its excellence by Money magazine, Washington Monthly, CEO Magazine, EDUniversal, Princeton Review, and The Financial Engineer (TFE) Review.

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CSU, Chico's College of Business Receives Esteemed Re-Accreditation

January 22, 2018

CSU, Chico's College of Business has received a prestigious, full five-year re-accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Chris Small jumps from a 60 foot telephone pole. Click the photo to read more.

Taking MBA Student Leadership Abilities to New Heights

November 3, 2016

A group of about 25 Chico State MBA students gathered together for a leadership training course in Paradise, California, on September 16, 2016. The MBA students faced daring heights as their leadership and team-building skills were challenged.

Matt McLaughlin. Click the photo to read more.

MBA Instructor Matt McLaughlin Granted Enloe Leadership Award

July 25, 2016

The College of Business' Matt McLaughlin, who teaches in the California State University, Chico MBA program, was recently awarded the Enloe Leadership Award for financial performance in 2016. 

CSU, Chico President Gayle Hutchinson. Click the photo to read more.

CSU Trustees Appoint Gayle Hutchinson as President of California State University, Chico

March 9, 2016

The California State University Board of Trustees has appointed Gayle E. Hutchinson as president of California State University, Chico. Hutchinson succeeds President Paul Zingg, who is retiring in June.

MBA graduates waiting in line for their graduation ceremony. Click the photo to read more.

MBA Program Selected for CEO Magazine's Tier-One Ranking

March 3, 2016

CSU, Chico's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has been ranked as a tier-one MBA program in North America by CEO Magazine.

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