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California State University, Chico The College of Business

Chico, CA
Academics & Programs

COB Says...

Academic Programs
The university is a member of the University Study Abroad Consortium (USAC). The College of Business sends more students abroad than any other college on campus. Through USAC students have an incredible number of options for studying abroad.

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COB Students Say...

California State University, Chico offers a practical and personable MBA program, well suited to Northern California professionals. With a “great regional reputation,” Chico students feel confident they can leverage their education in the workplace. Above all else, professors have “a lot of... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

321 Glenn Hall

CSU, Chico

Chico, CA 95929-0021

United States

Phone: 530-898-4480

Fax: 530-898-5598

Website

Curriculum / Academic Overview
Academic Calendar: Semester calendar
Degrees Offered: Students can pursue a general MBA or a MBA that specializes in project management, enterprise information systems, or accounting. The MBA degree is 30-36 units depending on the program pursued. Most full-time students complete the program in 3-4 semesters.
Concentrations: Accounting, Information Systems/Information Technology, Leadership/Management, Product Management
Study Abroad Options: The university is a member of the University Study Abroad Consortium (USAC). The College of Business sends more students abroad than any other college on campus. Through USAC students have an incredible number of options for studying abroad. For example, programs exist in the following countries: Australia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Sweeden, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands, United Kingdom. Recently several MBA students completed graduate courses at the Copenhagen School of Business.
Online Course Catalog: http://www.csuchico.edu/catalog/
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Faculty

Student Faculty Ratio
25:1
Total Faculty
10
Academic specialties of facultyURL
SAP (ERP) integration in courseworkwww.csuchico.edu/cob/theCollege/theory/sap.shtml
Business Information Systemswww.csuchico.edu/cob/prospective/explore/bsis.shtml
Project Managementwww.csuchico.edu/cob/prospective/explore/mgmt.shtml
Center for Entrepreneurshipwww.csuchico.edu/cfe/academic-curriculum/index.shtml
Professional Sales Programwww.csuchico.edu/cob/psp/index.shtml
Sustainability
Courses in Sustainability: Yes
Sustainability course is: Optional
Description: Managing for Sustainability - This course examines the ways in which organizations can be managed to meet the triple bottom line: profit, ethical treatment of workers, and environmental sustainability. Students learn to analyze organizational impacts and develop practices that foster a balanced ecosystem as well as organizational effectiveness.
Research Opportunities in Sustainability: Yes
Description: Students conduct research related to sustainability in the course Managing for Sustainability, but are also involved in research projects if they are members of Net Impact or Sustainable Consultations of Office Practices.
School's environmental commitment:  
1: Two key student organizations are actively learning key sustainability skills to prepare them for future careers, all while making a positive difference on campus and within the community. The first group, Sustainable Consultations of Office Practices works with administrators and faculty to reduce energy, water, solid waste and pollutants in offices on campus. Students have the opportunity to be heavily engaged with senior executives, facilities management, and Associated Students to green their offices. Net Impact is a second student organization that is making inroads. Net Impact connects students to business leaders that manage for sustainability. They also conduct project management and research for businesses in the local area.
2: Since 2006, CSU, Chico has received multiple awards for leadership in sustainability, including being named the top campus in the nation in 2007 by the National Wildlife Foundation for innovative efforts to curtail global warming and CSU, Chico was named one of the top five “green” colleges in the United States by Yahoo! News. Three buildings on campus are LEED Gold certified by the U.S. Green Building Council: the Wildcat Recreation Center, the Gateway Science Museum, and the Sutter Hall residential complex. The annual This Way to Sustainability conference is the nation’s largest student-run sustainability conference. The campus also hosted the 2011 convergence of the California Student Sustainability Coalition.
3: The College of Business has a minor in sustainability management for undergraduate students that is open to all majors. Students learn to manage successful organizations with a holistic approach to economic performance, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship. Students are well-prepared to sit for the Sustainability Management Association’s Sustainability Management Certified Associate to receive accreditation for the body of knowledge widely accepted in sustainability management. Students learn to manage for people, profit, and the planet.
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Academic Support Services Offered
Non-US Student Support Groups:No
Women Support Groups:Yes
Description:Association for Women in Business: http://www.csuchico.edu/cob/current/organizations.shtml
Minority Support Groups:No
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups:No
Academic Prep Programs for Incoming Students:Yes
Peer Tutoring Programs:No
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Degrees / Programs

  • Academic Experience Rating:
    82
  • Part Time Program:
    Yes
  • Evening Program:
    No
  • Executive MBA:
    No
  • Online MBA:
    No

Faculty

  • Student Faculty Ratio:
    25:1
  • Total Faculty:
    10
  • Full-Time Faculty:
    90%
  • Part-Time Faculty:
    10%
  • Female Faculty:
    40%
  • Minority Faculty:
    10%

Academic Services Offered

  • Academic Prep Programs:
    Yes
  • Peer Tutoring:
    No
  • Minority Support Groups:
    No
  • Women Support Groups:
    Yes