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The Chico State Online MBA

California State University, Chico produces alumni with the extensive, relevant skill sets to succeed in the short term, and the vision to grow and thrive over an entire career. Chico State MBA graduates embody this ideal thoroughly.

Now, we’re thrilled to break down the geographical barriers to this top-quality professional education by offering our respected, AACSB-accredited Chico State MBA 100 percent online. The Online MBA from CSU, Chico can help you build the skills that drive business today, prepare you for professional certification exams, and connect you to industry-leading organizations with truly global clout.

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Program Details

  • 11 courses*
  • 30-34.5 credits
  • 100% online
  • Three available paths: a general path and two specializations
  • Complete in as few as 18 months for the general path or 23 for the specializations
  • 2 opportunities to start per year (fall and spring)
  • No work experience required
  • GRE/GMAT waivers available

*See the curriculum page for information about prerequisite courses

Introducing an Online MBA program that moves at the speed of business.

MBA Specializations

At CSU Chico, we expect our MBA students to step immediately into their desired roles post-graduation, equipped with the training and credentials they need to succeed.

We offer not only a well-rounded general MBA path, but two specializations in Enterprise Information Systems and Project Management to meet your specific goals. These specializations help prepare our online students to land in-demand roles in today’s leading organizations and to take certification exams to boost their qualifications in their desired field.
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FAST Electives

We also understand that the working professionals who enroll in our Online MBA program don’t want to wait more than a year before they see results in the workplace. That’s why we’ve developed our innovative FAST (Focused. Applied. Strategic Training) electives to make an impact in your career in a matter of weeks.

Each FAST elective is worth 1.5 units of credit; trains you in immediately applicable skills and tools like Excel, CRM/Salesforce, ERP/SAP, and persuasive writing; and can be completed in just three weeks.

FAST electives are only available to students enrolled in the general MBA path.

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AACSB-accredited University

Why Accreditation Matters

Learn about the rigorous AACSB-accreditation process, and find out how Chico State’s MBA programs have earned this prestigious honor.
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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