The Chico State Online MBA Curriculum
The Online MBA curriculum at Chico State offers the best of all worlds: well-rounded business knowledge and leadership attributes, multiple opportunities to target your degree toward a specific career path, and immediately actionable professional skills delivered quickly and efficiently. Whether you plan to pursue one of our two specializations or take a more general route toward broad business expertise, the Online MBA can get you where you need to go.
Explore the innovative, high-impact courses that comprise our Online MBA curriculum, and see how you can craft an MBA experience to help you excel in any career path.
To ensure preparedness for the course content of the Online MBA program, all students must either pass the following prerequisite courses or demonstrate sufficient professional experience to waive them:
- ACCT 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (or equivalent)
- Required for ACCT 615 and FINA 655
- ACCT 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (or equivalent)
- Prerequisite: ACCT 201; required for ACCT 615
- MATH 108 Statistics of Business and Economics (or equivalent)
- ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomics Analysis (or equivalent)
- MKTG 305 Survey of Marketing (or equivalent)
- FINA 307 Survey of Finance (or equivalent)
Online students are strongly encouraged to take these courses prior to the beginning of their first term at Chico State, although students may begin taking Online MBA courses without having all prerequisite courses completed. Most students with an undergraduate business degree will likely have met all of these requirements.
ACCT 201 and ACCT 202 must be taken as credit-bearing courses, either at Chico State or at another institution. To make this process more efficient and effective for you—as well as to save you time and money—the MATH 108, ECON 103, MKTG 305, and FINA 307 requirements can be fulfilled by enrolling in online, non-credit bearing, self-paced leveling courses offered by Peregrine Academic Services. Leveling courses (also called modules) are meant to give non-business majors the basic information they need to succeed in our graduate courses.
The following courses are required for all students who intend to select the Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) option for the Online MBA. These courses are each 3 weeks in length and available online.
- MINS 235 Database Design or MINS 311 Foundations of Database Design
- BSIS 301 Enterprise Technology Integration or BSIS 310 Foundation of Enterprise Technology Integration
- MINS 346 Data Communications and Networking or MINS 312 Foundations of Networking
As with our general prerequisites, appropriate professional experience may be sufficient to waive any or all of these requirements. Contact an Admissions Advisor for more information about your eligibility to waive them.
ACCT 615 Problems in Financial Accounting (3 units)
BCOM 504 Effective Business Communications for Career Success (1.5 units)*
BSIS 610 Business Analytics (3 units)
FINA 655 Seminar in Financial Management (3 units)
MGMT 635 Seminar in Management (3 units)
MGMT 647 Seminar in Leadership, Global Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility (3 units)
MKTG 673 Seminar in Strategic Marketing (3 units)
OSCM 607 Operations Planning and Execution (3 units)
BADM 693 Seminar in Strategic Management Capstone (3 units)
FAST Elective Courses
All courses are three weeks in length and worth 1.5 units. Students chose one from the three options. FAST elective courses are only available to students enrolled in the general MBA path.
BSIS 501 Advanced Excel Analysis and Reporting (1.5 units)
MKTG 502 CRM/Salesforce Knowledge and Applications (1.5 units)
BSIS 503 ERP/SAP Knowledge and Applications (1.5 units)
General Path Courses
BADM 679 Competitive Business Simulation (3 units)
Enterprise Information Systems Courses
BSIS 620 Strategic Information System Management (3 units)
MINS 526 Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing: Design and Development (3 units)
MINS 536 Security and Privacy Issues in Information Technology (3 units)
Project Management Courses
MGMT 644 Seminar in Project Management (3 units)
MGMT 645 Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, and Teamwork (3 units)
MGMT 646 Optimizing Project Goals and Outcomes (3 units)*