The Chico State Online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Prepare to move up. Balance work with school while enjoying the life you create for yourself and your family. It’s all possible in the Online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration completion program from California State University, Chico.

Studying on your own schedule in a flexible, interactive program, you’ll build on your past credits and experience. You’ll develop specific skills in diverse elements of business: operations, finance, marketing, management, and more. With your well-rounded expertise, you’ll graduate in as few as 16 months, prepared to embrace the opportunities and heightened salary potential that await professionals who hold university degrees.

Your advancement is our priority. Our dedicated faculty, tutors, and academic and career advisors will help you navigate your academic journey, and the online bachelor’s in business administration tuition is designed to keep you on solid financial ground. With mentoring opportunities and a powerful alumni network, you’ll find that the Chico State Wildcat family has your back as you continue to move forward.

Program Details

  • AACSB-accredited
  • Complete your degree in 60 units*
  • Each course is between three and eight weeks long, delivered asynchronously
  • Transfer in up to 70 units
  • 120 units, either transferred in or completed at Chico State, required for graduation
  • Complete the online bachelor’s in business administration in as few as 16 months
  • Two opportunities to start per year: fall and spring
  • Seven lower-division core courses, or the transfer equivalent, should be completed prior to taking upper-division courses

*Assumes lower division coursework requirements have been met.

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Far More Than Job Skills | Long-Term Success

Study on your schedule.

Succeed at your own pace in our flexible online program. Transfer your credits, complete your online bachelor’s in business administration in as few as 16 months, and graduate ready to take on a wealth of professional opportunities.

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Get hired sooner and earn more.

Chico State’s College of Business has an 82% job placement rate for students within six months of graduation, and recent graduates earn a median salary of $60,000.1 Join our alumni on a smooth path up the ladder.

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Live life enjoying your degree instead of paying for it.

Ranked #22 for Social Mobility among universities in the West,2 Chico State’s Online BSBA completion program is designed and priced to move you up without setting you back.

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Meet Tom Tognoli,

Chico State’s 2018 Distinguished Alumnus


Tom Tognoli (BSBA, '88) is recognized as one of the 100 most powerful people in real estate by the Swanepoel POWER 200, and is a driver and leader in the real estate industry.

Tom is a man passionate about having a positive impact on the lives of everyone he comes in contact with. He is a Bay Area native, family man, business leader, and fitness buff. Anyone who has met Tom would say he is one of the most motivating, inspiring, and passionate people they have ever met. He is backed by over 25 years of real estate experience, from being a top producing agent to being one of the founding partners and leaders of Intero. An advocate of personal and professional growth and development, he inspires everyone at Intero by example. This leadership style has become a defining characteristic of the Intero culture and continues to drive Intero’s reputation as one of the premier real estate companies in the nation.

As the author of Intero’s wildly popular Monday Morning Mojo blog, followed by tens of thousands of readers around the world, Tom has the opportunity each week to explore and share principles of success, happiness, discipline, and more. His enthusiasm in creating an atmosphere centered on Intero's core values is evident by his ongoing commitment to innovation and personal growth.

What career advice do you have for young alums? What do you wish you had known?
Success is a team sport. You can never underestimate the value of the people you surround yourself with. You can't be successful, in my opinion, all by yourself. It requires other people to rally around you and be a support structure through every stage of life, from high school, to college, to professionally. That is number one.

More tactical kinds of things, you constantly need to be giving yourself a check-up from the neck up, filling your head with positive, inspiring things to help keep you positive and focused through all the ups and downs of being successful and not successful along the way.”

What is your greatest accomplishment or wildest ambition?
“My greatest accomplishment: Getting my degree from Chico State. It only took 35 years. On a professional level, building Intero from scratch and building it from Berkshire Hathaway. On a more personal level it would be marrying my wife, being married for over 25 years and having two amazing kids. My bucket list is to continue to try to have a positive impact on other people and help them accomplish what's important in their lives, and be positive.”

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Online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Career Support

Choose an Online BS in Business Administration program that will set you up for a successful career. U.S. News & World Report has named Chicao State #22 among Top University Performers on Social Mobility in the West 2 and our commitment to your success extends far beyond academics.

Our Career Center is your starting point on the path to your dream job. From the details that go into creating powerful resumes and cover letters to the big-picture challenges of career planning, we’re here with resources, coaching, and events that help you thrive and advance in the profession that inspires you. Our career services staff is available via Zoom at your convenience, ready to help you strategize your job search, choose the best employment events to attend, and plan your best next steps as you move up the ladder.

In addition, Online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration students and alumni enjoy access to Handshake, an online job board and networking platform that enriches your professional ascent through career insights and connection with employers across the country.

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Why Accreditation Matters

Only 6% of business schools in the world have been recognized with accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.3 Learn about the rigorous accreditation process and find out how Chico State’s College of Business has earned this prestigious honor.

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  1. Based on internal data collected by the Chico State career center in 2021.
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Admissions Deadlines for the Online BSBA

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