Support for Business Administration Degree Careers

Land your dream job with Chico State’s career resources.

Gain a competitive edge that empowers you to take on new opportunities in nearly any field. The expanded business acumen you’ll acquire in the Chico State Online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program will increase your earning potential and accelerate the speed at which you reach your goals.

All students in the Online BS in Business Administration completion program are connected to a full suite of career services and resources to help ensure that their education is as professionally transformative as it is personally fulfilling. We’re here to strengthen your post-graduate success as well as your academic achievement. Combine our career support resources with your heightened hiring appeal and spend your life enjoying the results.

Business Administration Degree Careers

The Power of Chico State’s Numbers

97%
Alumni recommendation rate for the Chico State College of Business1
82%
Job placement rate for College of Business alumni, within six months of graduation2
$60,000
Median early-career salary for College of Business graduates2
$6,653
Median sum of incentives and perks enjoyed by College of Business alumni3

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Careers

Join a network of College of Business alumni at leading companies.1

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Titles for Business Administration Degree Careers

Alumni from the College of Business undergraduate programs have gone on to hold these titles, among others:

Account Executive
Accountant
Associate Analyst
Associate Product Manager
Audit Associate
Business Developer
Entrepreneur

Financial Advisor
General Manager
Human Resource Manager
Inside Sales Advertising Executive
Manager of Finance and Operations
Marketer
Sales Management Associate

Online BS in Business Administration Career Management Resources

Chico State provides students and alumni with varied resources to support career advancement, including:

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Virtual Employment Events

Workshops, alumni panels, hiring fairs, and other online opportunities to polish your presentation skills and choose the best place to land after graduation.
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Resume and Cover Letter Coaching

Chico State’s career advisors are here to help you learn what to include and how to fine-tune it so that hiring managers always see you at your best.
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Diversity Career Resources

Committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and to serving ALL students, we work to educate our recruiting partners on the importance of fair and equitable hiring practices.
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Career Planning

Our full suite of interactive online tools and assessments help you clarify your goals, explore occupations, and make informed career decisions.
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Career Fairs

Connect with employers in diverse fields, learn about internship and employment opportunities, and share your resume with people who are looking to hire.
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Virtual Help Desk

No appointment needed! Visit our staff via Zoom and bring your questions about the job search, upcoming events, and what the best next steps are as you move up the ladder.

Handshake

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Connect to motivated professionals across the country and seek out your next job on the online job board and networking platform called Handshake. This powerful network, available to all Chico State students and alumni, provides support for business administration degree careers: access to career insights, visibility so that employers can see your professional information and reach out to you with opportunities, and a smoother path to successful employment.

Distinguished Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Careers

Each year, the College of Business celebrates the professional accomplishments of one alumnus. Almost every one in the last quarter century is a graduate from our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program. By earning your Chico State BS in Business Administration, you stand to join the lauded company of these Distinguished Alumni:

Darryl Schoen
2019
President
Manufacturers Financing Services
Tom Tognoli
2018
Partner
1Flourish Capital
Stephen Goodall
2017
Chairman of the Board of Directors
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President and CEO (retired)
J.D. Power and Associates
Thomas Villa
2011
Executive Director/Lecturer
Seufferlein Sales Program
Scott Hanson
2010
Co-Founder and Senior Partner
Allworth Financial
Steven Perricone
2009
Advisor
BuildCenter
Co-Founder
Semperical Incorporated
R. Scott Chalmers
2008
Managing Member
The Next Page, LLC
John DiMichele
2006
President and CEO
Community Business Bank
Scott Bedford
2005
President
Peninsula Capital Management
Charles Seufferlein
2004
President and CEO
Newmark Cornish and Carey
Karl Bakhtiari
2003
Founder and President
Stonesfair Financial Corporation
D. Craig Young
2001
Chief Executive Officer
MegaPath Networks
Keith Bewley
2000
President
NEx Systems
Kimberly Foss
1999
Chief Executive Officer
Empyrion Wealth Management
Chris DiGiorgio
1997
Chairman of the Board
SmartStory
Howard Isom
1994
Advisor to the Board of Directors
Golden Valley Bank

Meet Darryl Schoen, Chico State’s 2019 Distinguished Alumnus

Darryl Schoen (Business Administration, ’77) is an entrepreneur and president of Manufacturers Financing Services, a multinational equipment financing company he started following his collegiate career and a brief start in banking. MFS has stood as an industry leader for 20 years, financing equipment for businesses across the world. Schoen serves on the University Foundation Board and the Center for Entrepreneurship Board, and has been honored as the Orangewood Children’s Foundation Volunteer of the Year. He is one of eight distinguished alumni to be honored by the University this fall, and he spoke with us to reflect on his success, his career, and his Chico State experience.

What does the Chico experience mean to you?
“The key benefit of Chico was a more personalized educational experience. When I was applying for MBA programs after my undergrad, and I got all my acceptances and rejections back, I had a finance professor who was a great guy. His son was getting his MBA, and he was in town visiting. My professor invited me to dinner to ask him questions and spend time with his family. It was such a cool thing to be able to do. Chico gave that personalized experience to me. We hear about reputation all the time: Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, or whatever, yet I think the environment at Chico is such a special environment—that personalized education is almost nonexistent anywhere else.”

What advice would you give your graduating self?
“Consciously know your value system and stay true to that throughout your life. It provides a good guide and helps provide a better chance of success and more happiness. I learned those values a little later on, after I got some experience and really discovered what had the most meaning to me.

To me, it was the value of culture. When I’d visit companies, I’d become so aware of the feel, how happy people were working there. When I started my own business, I wanted to create a culture I was most comfortable in, and trust that the people I hired felt the same way. Family was part of that for me. I don’t want to ever miss any of my sons’ games or school plays, and I don’t want you to miss any either. So when you have something you’ve got to do, go do it. We’ll never get that time back. I’ve only had one person leave my company since 1991, and that is one of the most important accomplishments of my life. It validates the values I follow.”

Support for Business Administration Degree Careers

As you advance professionally, we’re dedicated to securing your long-term success. Moving up requires support and preparation, and our career staff and resources help ensure that you’ll be ready when the next opportunity arises—because today decides tomorrow.

Explore the Chico State Career Center

    Chico State College of Business graduates work in these areas, among others:1

    • Technology
    • E-commerce
    • Healthcare
    • Aerospace
    • Government
    • Higher Education
    • Finance
    Sources

    1. Retrieved on December 8, 2021, from csuchico.edu/cob/documents/useful-stuff/cob-infographic.pdf
    2. Based on internal data collected by the Chico State Career Center in 2021
    3. Based on internal data collected by the Chico State Career Center in spring, 2021

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