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Online MBA at Chico State Admissions and Application Deadlines

NOTE: Due to testing center closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, California State University, Chico will be waiving the GRE/GMAT requirement for all Online MBA applicants through the spring 2021 term. Students applying to the Online MBA program for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 terms do not need to request a waiver for these exams.

If you are interested in pursuing an Online MBA from Chico State, our admissions team offers opportunities to start each year in both the fall and spring terms. Review the upcoming priority and final application deadlines for the Online MBA below, and start planning your path toward joining us at CSU, Chico.

Application Deadlines

Term Priority Deadline Final Deadline Start Date
Spring 2021 December 11 January 4 January 25
Fall 2021 July 12 August 9 August 23

Don’t Wait for Tomorrow, Apply Today

The College of Business offers both priority and final application deadlines for the Online MBA program to accommodate prospective students at all points in their business school search. If possible, we recommend applying by the priority deadline for your desired term for the following reasons:

  • We review applications on a rolling basis, which means early applicants may have a better chance of being offered a spot in an upcoming cohort
  • The earlier you are accepted, the more time you will have to prepare your finances and make plans to adjust your schedule to accommodate your coursework
  • Some scholarships and other sources of financial aid require you to identify where you will be attending school in order to apply; the sooner you know you are bound for Chico State, the sooner you’ll be able to complete these applications

Note: International students who reside outside the U.S. are not eligible for the Online MBA program.

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State Authorization

At this time, CSU, Chico is not legally authorized to offer our distance education programs to residents of all states. We are in the process of requesting this authorization from states where we have yet to obtain it. For a list of states where we are currently authorized to offer this program or exempt form authorization requirements, please consult the Status of State Authorizations for Distance Education page.

Pursuant to the U.S. Department of Education's Program Integrity Rule, every institution of higher education is required to provide all prospective and current students with the contact information for the state agency or agencies that handle complaints against postsecondary education institutions offering distance learning within that state. Learn more about the CSU system’s process for handling these complaints.


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Admissions Deadlines

Priority Application Deadline

December 11th

Spring 2021 Term

Application Deadline

January 4th

Spring 2021 Term

Next Start

January 25th

Spring 2021 Term