College of Business

Expectations for Students

student sucess

Because we want the best for you, the College of Business has high expectations for all our students. Your choice of the Chico State Business program reflects careful decision-making and the intention to succeed. Now you need to take the next steps to turn your intention into action day by day. College requires more maturity than earlier levels of education because you need to take responsibility for learning the knowledge and skills that will foster your life success. To help you make the most of your college years, here are some guidelines:

  • Go to class. Every course has its own policy on attendance, but showing up prepared and participating will get you started on the right track.

  • Visit your instructors during their office hours. There are several excellent reasons to do so. Our faculty members have a wealth of professional experience, so they can help you identify and pursue your career path. Office hours are also an opportunity to ask additional questions about course material and assignments.   

  • Meet with a Business Advisor in Glenn 321 (530-898-4480) once each semester. Our Advisors are trained to help you make wise choices in planning your course selections and declaring your Business major and Option. Making wise choices is the key to efficient progress to graduation. Business Advisors can also connect you with opportunities and services on campus so you can make the most of your time in college.

  • Get involved. One of the best ways to make friends and develop leadership skills is to join one of the student organizations in the College of Business. To truly globalize your education, study abroad in a country related to your career interests. To build your career skills, arrange for one or more internships during your years as a student.

  • Stay connected. Check your Wildcat email at least daily since both the University and College of Business use email to keep you informed. Another way we send you updates is through the BlackBoard Learn Community which you access through the portal.

  • Work hard to complete beginning Business Core courses during your first 60 units, so you can declare your Option as early as possible. This allows you to pursue opportunities like internships and helps you graduate on time.

  • Exercise academic integrity and be ethical. When students cheat it degrades the value of our degree, reduces the likelihood students will be prepared for their career, tarnishes our reputation, and generally demonstrates poor character. Be better than that. Work hard, stay focused, be ethical, and you won’t feel the need to go down a path of academic dishonesty. Of course, if you get caught cheating, it can ruin your academic career. “Cheating” – It’s Just Not Worth It (PDF)! For more information, go to the University’s Academic Integrity site.

Your success matters to us and we are proud to be your partners in achieving the best you can be. No one can, however, do it for you. Wise choices. Planning. Action steps day by day. We look forward to working with you. Please ask questions and let us know how we can help.

Glenn Hall

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Accessibility Information

Persons with disabilities who need accommodations or have questions about physical access may call the program sponsoring the event or call Accessibility Resource Center at 530-898-5959.