California State University, Chico

The College of Business

Business Administration (MBA)


College of Business Graduate Programs

Chico, CA 95929

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Business Administration (MBA)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The College of Business at California State University, Chico offers graduate level business courses to aspiring and working business professionals. Students cite the school's strong regional reputation, an emphasis on the development of team skills, and a curriculum that focuses on developing practical skills as their reasons for choosing to pursue a graduate business degree from Chico State.

We offer a General MBA, an MBA with an option in Project Management, and an MBA with an option in Enterprise Information Systems (EIS).  Our EIS MBA is a STEM designated degree.

The CSU, Chico MBA program welcomes applications from both domestic and International students who are motivated to learn the skills and knowledge they need to become successful managers. Although some business experience is suggested, it is not required and students do not need an undergraduate business degree. Students that do not have an undergraduate business degree will need to take a series of online modules to prepare for their graduate business program.

The MBA program admits students on a competitive basis and typically admits about 50-60% of the applicants. Students will largely be considered based on a combination of their gpa, GMAT/GRE scores, and the quality of their statement of purpose and letters of recommendation. Significant work experience, while not a requirement, will be considered as one component of the review process.

Earning a MBA degree from CSU, Chico can help you:

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 – If your current career path no longer interests or rewards you, completion of a 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 CSU, Chico MBA program is designed to introduce 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.


The College of Business at California State University, Chico is one of just 15% of all business schools in the world that meet the rigorous standards for accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB Inte

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $730 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 12000 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 19000 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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