Welcome to Chico State Online Business Programs

Welcome to one of California’s highest quality, high-value business programs! Chico State has built their reputation on excellence for more than 130 years. The online business programs for undergraduate and graduate degrees offer you the same degree as the traditional campus programs, are diverse and inclusive, and are collaborative and flexible to meet your needs.

Chico State is unique in the CSU system for the high graduation rates. Chico State online proudly offers the flexibility and self-directed pace of online education, guided by dedicated faculty and supportive advisors who provide the personal connection that helps students achieve and succeed.

Chico State welcomes graduate and undergraduate students from California and throughout the country. Many of our students have experience in diverse parts of the workforce and know the value and power of a high-quality education. Whether it’s time to complete your bachelor’s degree or take on the challenges of master’s coursework, you’ll find the academic excellence and work-school-life balance you need at Chico State online.

Explore Our Online Programs

At Chico State, you have the benefit of California State University’s online programs, which are designed to cultivate powerful skills and knowledge that open doors throughout your career. You’ll have the freedom to study on your schedule, so that your academic, professional, and personal commitments can support and strengthen each other. Affordable tuition rates established with your financial interests in mind assure you of a highly ranked education that protects your security while helping you move ahead.

Online BSBA

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Develop the focused expertise that propels your success. Build on your past credits and experience, and develop specific skills in diverse elements of business. Transfer your course credits, gain multifaceted knowledge on a schedule that fits your life, and graduate career-ready in as few as 16 months.

Online BSBA Program Details

Online MBA

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In as few as 18 months, you’ll hone the skills that drive business. Gain expertise that’s directly applicable to your career, connect to industry-leading organizations with global influence, and capitalize on the opportunity to prepare for professional certification with a specialization in Project Management.

Online MBA Program Details

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Chico State College of Business Success Stories

From entrepreneurship to IT and in a wide breadth of fields in between, Chico State College of Business alumni have gone on to create highly accomplished careers, enriching their business and community organizations.


Kim Box

After a successful career as an IT executive, Kim Box decided to begin giving back. She authored the book Woven Leadership to help others become the inspiring leaders of tomorrow. Her experience at IT giants such as Hewlett-Packard provided her unique experiences. She has transformed corporate operations in more than 100 locations, and she shares her insights via speaking engagements and workshops. Kim also gives back to the community through serving on the boards of multiple non-profit organizations. She is also a popular guest lecturer on college campuses.

Keith Bewley

While still in college, Chico State alumnus Keith Bewley learned about entrepreneurship by working with his brother, Stuart Bewley, and Michael Crete, co-founders of California Coolers, a company that sparked a national wine cooler craze. Bewley worked at California Cooler until the company was sold in 1985 for $180-million, then co-founded LINC Venture Partners Inc., which specialized in analyzing business plans and funding start-up companies. He is currently the president of NEx Systems, which provides organic, environmentally safe dry cleaning and fabric protection services to Fortune 500 companies and residential properties.


Steve Perricone

Chico State College of Business graduate Steve Perricone is the president and co-founder of BioFuelBox Corporation, a San Jose-based alternative energy company that focuses on converting waste fats, oils and greases into ASTM quality biodiesel. BioFuelBox’s modular bio-refineries are deployed and co-located next to feedstock supplies, allowing companies and communities to efficiently convert waste streams into usable fuel. Selected by AlwaysOn as one of their 2008 GoingGreen Top 100 Winners, BioFuelbox is an emerging leader in the bio-tech field.


Scott Hanson

Scott Hanson is a senior partner and founding principal of Hanson McClain Advisors, Inc., an independent investment advisory firm specializing in investment planning and wealth management. He is a nationally known financial expert identified as one of the 25 most influential people in the financial services industry by Investment Advisor magazine. He has been featured on Fox News, CNN, ABC Evening News and in The Wall Street Journal. Recently, Hanson was selected by Research magazine for induction into the publication’s Advisor Hall of Fame.

Josh Leavy

Chico State alumnus Josh Leavy, founder and owner of San Francisco Brewing Co., has joined more than 1,400 breweries across the nation to participate in the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Resilience IPA Camp Fire relief efforts. Recalling his time at Chico State, he said his fondest memory was the strong sense of community he felt between the students and residents of Butte County.

“It was all about the community and education, and I think that’s what makes the College of Business so strong. The type of environment Chico has allows students and professors to work together and communicate. And when you’re in sales, it’s all about communication and follow-up—it’s all about camaraderie, trust, and rapport.”

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Transformative Education

Chico State online is where the education and career you’ve hoped for become your reality. Study while you work, earn your degree while continuing to move up, and create the life of accomplishment that you and your family deserve.
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Excellence and Support

With an intuitive learning management system and a committed network of personal support professionals working for you from admission throughout your enrollment, California State University online empowers you with resources that make online education a truly outstanding experience.
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Lifelong Connections

With mentoring opportunities, a full suite of career services support, and an international network of alumni, Chico State’s commitment to your advancement creates the springboard from which you can keep reaching successful new heights.

Admissions Deadlines

Online BSBA

Application Opens
Spring 2025 term
Priority Deadline
Spring 2025 term
Application Deadline
Spring 2025 term
Next Start
Spring 2025 term

Online MBA

Priority Application Deadline
Fall 2024 term
Application Deadline
Fall 2024 term
Next Start
Fall 2024 term