Great programs at an exceptional value. That is what you will find at California State University, Chico. As a recent graduate noted "The MBA program was an affordable option where I could get the training I needed." At California State University, Chico you can earn a general MBA, or specialize in management information systems, project management, or accounting. Desirable SpecializationsThe Chico State College of Business is a recognized leader in management information systems (MIS). The MIS emphasis is designed to meet the growing job demands for professional consultants, business process analysts, IT infrastructure specialists, SAP functional analysts, and relationship management specialists. The MIS emphasis curriculum is a pathway toward SAP TERP 10 certification - a valuable addition to your resume. In 1996, SAP, the world's largest inter-enterprise software company in the world selected the CSU, Chico College of Business as its first partner in the SAP America University Alliance Program (SAP UAP). Our relationship with SAP has grown where we are now one of two "mega hosting" centers serving more than 100 institutions in the SAP UAP. Project management skills and knowledge are in high demand. Students leave the program with a strong grasp of business and the importance of keeping projects on time and under budget - something all businesses value. Students who complete an appropriate series of courses within this emphasis are prepared to sit for the Project Management Institute's (PMI) CAPM or PMP certification exam. Our instructors in the project management area are all Stanford certified or PMP certified. Get a Degree That Will Help You Get a JobStudents leave our program knowing business fundamentals, but are also ready to apply practical skills to get the job done. Students graduating from our MBA program have worked on numerous team projects and refined their soft and hard skills. In fact, recruiters regularly comment how Chico State students hit the ground running when they enter a new position. Our students have this reputation amongst recruiters since they take courses that give them real world skills. Our graduates have found fantastic positions with Chevron (IT Business Analyst), Deloitte Consulting, NetSuite (SAP Solutions Architect), Workday (Consultant), Lenovo (Supply Chain Business Specialist), Qualcomm (Business Intelligence Analyst), Target Corporation (Executive Team Lead), Accenture (SAP Analyst), Slalom Consulting (Management Consultant), and numerous other firms.An Outstanding ReputationThe College of Business at California State University, Chico is one of just 15% of all business schools in the world that meet the rigorous standards for accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International). Chico State is one of the few AACSB accredited MBA programs in the country where students can get specialized project management or management information systems skills and knowledge. The College of Business has been AACSB accredited since 1972. Very few institutions can make this claim. In addition, our program is regularly cited by the Princeton Review as one of the nation's best business schools. The College of Business at CSU, Chico has also been recognized by EDUNIVERSAL for its strong national reputation. Small Class Sizes Mean a More Personal, Hands-on, Engaging Learning EnvironmentAt Chico State you will be taught by extremely supportive faculty in a small class, seminar type environment. The small class sizes allow students to better refine their critical thinking and analytical skills and work closely with the faculty. The small class size is representative of the program's hands-on, high-engagement teaching philosophy.A Great Program at an Exceptional ValueA great AACSB accredited program, desirable specializations, small classes, and a beautiful campus, all at far below the average price of an MBA. Clearly, the Chico State MBA offers a great program at an exceptional value.
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