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Career Success for Graduates

Our undergraduate and MBA students are recruited by world-class organizations because they understand how business works. Their collaboration skills, work ethic, and practical experience are evident from the moment they step into the workplace. That’s why, year after year, respected companies recruit from Chico.

Focused, Collaborative Learning

Collaboration skills differentiate people because they lead to creative solutions and effective implementation; building such skills has been called the investment of the decade. Our students learn collaboration skills through completing team projects and simulations in nearly every core course, mentoring others, and working in 18 student organizations. Since technology is a key enabler of collaboration, students learn leading edge electronic tools from the first course through the final capstone.

Distinctive Programs with Caring Faculty

Distinctive programs offer opportunities for students to differentiate themselves through a combination of engaging courses, student competitions, and internships that allow practical experience. Such programs cross all areas: the Professional Accounting Certificate; Professional Sales Certificate; Entrepreneurship Option and Minor; Sustainability Minor; SAP TERP 10 Certification Training; and Project Management Option and Minor. With streamlined prerequisites, the MBA offers a generalist degree and Options in Accounting, Project Management and EIS. Our committed faculty members are the drivers and champions of these programs.

A Strong Reputation

The College of Business is one of just 15 percent of all business schools worldwide that meet the high standards for accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has certified the Option in Human Resource Management as meeting its high professional standards. The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report have cited the high quality of our undergraduate and MBA programs.

Support for Student Success

We offer students the resources for efficient graduation, engagement with learning in and beyond the classroom, and connections with international students and Study Abroad. Business Student Advising offers timely information so students can choose majors and courses wisely from their first-year through the MBA Program. Mentors, tutors, internships, and student organizations offer help, a sense of community, and opportunities. For more information, please contact us.

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