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, Chico State is 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 Chico State 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

  • 11-13 courses*
  • 30-36 units
  • 100% online
  • Three available paths: a general path and two specializations—Health Services Administration or Project Management
  • Complete in as few as 18 months for the general path, or 23 for the Project Management specialization and 24 for the Health Services Administration specialization
  • 2 opportunities to start per year (fall and spring)
  • No work experience required
  • GMAT or GRE not required

*See the curriculum page for information about prerequisite courses

Outstanding Online MBA Program

“We strongly recommend [Chico State] as an outstanding choice for anyone considering earning an on-campus or online MBA degree. The business school’s academic program is excellent and its experiential components are robust.”

Rob Franek
Editor in Chief, The Princeton Review

An Online MBA program that moves at the speed of business.

MBA Specializations

Chico State MBA students are equipped with the training and credentials they need to step into their desired roles post-graduation.

We offer not only a well-rounded general MBA path, but also two specializations in Health Services Administration and Project Management to help you meet your specific goals. These specializations help prepare 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 the innovative FAST (Focused. Applied. Strategic Training) electives were developed 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, Everyday Project Management: Knowledge and Skills, 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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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 for the Online MBA

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