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Career Success for Graduates

The College of Business offers a variety of excellent programs, engaging student organizations, and a roster of professional, caring, and high quality faculty and staff. The college gives students the opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge that will help them be work-ready and be positive contributors to their community. Students learn the knowledge, skills, persistence, and resilience that are required to obtain a great career. 

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 State.

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, participating in regional and national competitions, and having the opportunity to be a leader in one of our 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 organizational application. We offer three certificate programs where students can get specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities that contribute to career success. Students can pursue the Professional Accounting Certificate, Professional Sales Certificate, or the Certificate in Professional Management Consulting. We also support students through our robust student-oriented centers, the Seufferlein Sales Program, Center for Entrepreneurship, Center for Enterprise Systems and Informatics, and Center for Excellence in Finance. Furthermore, students can round out their knowledge and skills with one of our eleven different minors. With streamlined prerequisites, the MBA offers a generalist degree and options in Project Management and Enterprise Information Systems (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. We are recognized as a leader in teaching excellence, practical research, and student job readiness.

Upper-Division Core and Management Option Available in Redding

All required upper-division core courses are now accessible to students in Redding either online or at the Redding downtown University Center. This will greatly reduce the amount of time a student would need to spend in Chico, yet still able to obtain one of our fantastic business options. Students in the Redding area interested in our management option can complete this degree without leaving the Redding area. Get an AACSB accredited, College of Business degree with an option in management without having to drive to Chico.

Support for Student Success

The College of Business is committed to supporting students in their effort to learn, graduate, and succeed. We offer students the resources for efficient graduation, engagement with learning in and beyond the classroom, and connections with international students and Study Abroad opportunities. Business Student Advising offers timely information so students can choose majors and courses wisely from their first year through the MBA Program. Our Business Student Success Center offers customized tutoring, academic, and professional development workshops. Mentors, tutors, internships, and student organizations offer help, a sense of community, and opportunities. For more information, please contact us.

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