California State University – Chico Online MBA


  • AACSB-accredited.
  • 100% Online.
  • GRE/GMAT waivers available.
  • Online MBA is designed to make high-quality business education available to a diverse profile of students.
  • It is one of the most affordable Online MBA programs in California.
  • Its flexible online delivery ensures students can keep their full-time job while advancing business knowledge.
  • Work experience is preferred, but not required.


  • Online MBA students can choose from three paths: a general MBA or a specialization in Enterprise Information Systems or Project Management.
  • Each of the two option pathways prepares students for a major professional certification exam in its field, helping them earn an additional valuable credential (SAP’s TS410 or the Project Management Institute’s CAP or PMP).
  • The Online MBA features unique FAST (Focused. Applied. Strategic Training) Electives, designed to help students build skills quickly that can be immediately applied in their career. These three-week, 1.5-credit courses cover advanced Excel, CRM/Salesforce, ERP/SAP, and business communications.
  • 11 courses.
  • Complete in as few as 18 months for the general path or 23 for the specializations.
  • 2 opportunities to start per year (fall and spring).

U.S. News Report and Ranking

  • Ranked Number 132 – 173 in Best Online Masters in Nursing Programs


  • $1,000 per unit

Financial Aid

  • Financial aid opportunities for the Online MBA students include Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, Graduate PLUS Loan, Alternative/Private Loans, scholarships, and financing plans.
  • These opportunities may be available from private or public third-party organizations, your employer, or the military.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2021 Term – Jan 04 2021

Admission Requirements

  • Completed online application.
  • A $70 application fee is required to submit this application.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
  • GMAT or GRE scores.
  • GMAT score of at least 570 or GRE score of at least 303 preferred.
  • A GRE/GMAT waiver is available for qualified applicants.
  • Current resume or CV.
  • Personal statement of 1 to 2 pages questions.
  • One letter of recommendation.