College of Business

Program Highlights

The CSU, Chico MBA program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective managerial decision-making, the flexibility to pursue a general or moderately specialized business curriculum, and a basis for continued personal and professional growth. Through a case study, lecture, and project work, students develop a deep understanding of how leading companies analyze, refine, and align the primary business functions to maintain a competitive edge.

Earning your MBA degree from CSU, Chico can help:

  • Advance Your Career – A MBA degree will help you get a good job with a top company and quickly climb the corporate ladder to positions with ever-increasing salary packages and respectable titles.
  • Make a Career Change – The completion of an MBA degree can provide you with the opportunity and skills you need to pursue a career with a progressive company in your current field or in an exciting new field altogether.
  • Start Your Own Business – The program introduces you to advanced theory in leadership, data management and analysis, finance, accounting, human resource management, supply chain management, marketing, and business strategy—the very things you'll need to know to start your own thriving business in a high-growth industry.

Highlights about our program:

  • STEM designated EIS MBA degree–our EIS MBA option is now a STEM degree. This allows our international student EIS MBA graduates to take advantage of a full three year OPT after they leave the program.
  • Designed with working professionals in mind- most MBA courses are taught in the evenings, starting at 5 pm or later Monday-Thursday making it possible to be a working professional and a graduate student.
  • Individualized course planning- since we are not a cohort-based program, students can complete the program in the timeframe that works best for you.
  • Prerequisites streamlined- students that do not have an undergraduate degree in business can take prerequisite coursework and modules to prepare them for MBA coursework. Prerequisite courses and modules can be completed prior to applying to the program, prior to starting the program, or as you begin taking MBA courses.
  • Outstanding faculty and small class sizes- a high-quality learning environment with practical hands-on knowledge and skills.
  • Dedicated MBA Director and Advisor-  here to answer any questions related to the program, both our resources available to you throughout the program.

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