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Online MBA Careers and Professional Development

As you decide where to pursue your MBA, careers and professional development opportunities are likely at the top of your mind. The ultimate goal of earning an MBA, after all, is to advance your career by building a strong foundation of fundamental business skills and knowledge, and in some cases, by training to pursue a specific role.

All students who enroll in the Chico State Online MBA program are connected to a full suite of career services and resources to help ensure their MBA journey is as professionally transformative as it is personally fulfilling. And best of all: Each of these resources is accessible for life to all Online MBA graduates!

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Pathway to Professional Certifications in the Online MBA

Both Online MBA specializations—Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) and Project Management (PRMG)—prepare students to sit for professional certification exams relevant to their chosen path. Learn more about these specializations and our impressive record of student success on the SAP TS410, CAPM, and PMP certification exams.

Online MBA Career Services Advisor

The College of Business is proud to offer the dedicated support of a Career Services Advisor to all Online MBA students. Your Career Services Advisor will be proactively engaged with you throughout your MBA studies, working diligently to help you successfully meet career development benchmarks and ensure you are fully prepared to take advantage of career opportunities that come your way.

Online Career Connections

Chico State offers a wide array of online career development and networking resources, all of which are accessible to Online MBA students.

Chico State alumni LinkedIn network LinkedIn: Our Career Services office maintains a robust LinkedIn presence, which we use actively to help our Online MBA students connect with Chico State Alumni. The Chico State LinkedIn page can connect you to more than 100,000 alumni, a number that is growing every day.

Chico State Alumni group Firsthand Wildcat Connect: A powerful mentoring, networking, and alumni relations platform, Wildcat Connect is a powerful tool in your career search. Through its convenient digital interface, you can connect directly to successful Chico State alumni, find a mentor in your field or industry who can use their experience to guide your success, and get on the inside track to desirable job opportunities.

Handshake the online job board Handshake: Connect to motivated professionals across the country and seek out your dream job on Handshake, an online job board and networking platform. This powerful network, available to all Chico State students and alumni, provides access to career insights, helps employers access your professional information and reach out to you with opportunities, and paves the way for successful employment.


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Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline

August 7th

Fall 2020 Term

Next Start

August 24th

Fall 2020 Term

Priority Application Deadline

December 11th

Spring 2021 Term