California InterContinental University

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Coordinates: 33°58′44″N 118°24′56″W / 33.97889°N 118.41556°W / 33.97889; -118.41556[1]

CalUniversity (Formerly California InterContinental University)
California InterContinental University Emblem.jpg
Seal of the California InterContinental University
Motto "Vision, Brilliance, Success"
Established 1996
Type Private
Chairman Dr. Finian Tan
Location Diamond Bar, CA, USA
Campus Urban
Colors Dark Red      and Gray     
Mascot Eagle
Website http://www.caluniversity.edu

CalUniversity, (formerly California InterContinental University) is a nationally accredited online for-profit university located in the state of California in the United States. The university lacks Regional Accreditation and many regionally accredited university do not accept Caluniversity credits.[2] Caluniversity has programs in Business Administration, Network Engineering, Information Technology, Management and Healthcare. The school's Engineering and Technology degrees are not ABET accredited. The school's Business Administration degrees are not AACSB accredited.

Accreditation and approval[edit]

CalUniversity was first approved to operate as a degree granting university in the state of California by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (BPPE). CalUniversity has institutional approval from the State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education to grant advanced degrees. CalUniversity was accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council ([1]) in January 2009,[3] The Accrediting Commission of DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and it is also a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation [CHEA]. Many regionally accredted universities will not accept Caluniversity credits for transfer. Many employers do not accept "nationally accredited" degrees as being equivalent to "regionally accredited" degrees.

Design of programs[edit]

CalUniversity’s “Knowledge TRA” (Transfer, Retention, and Application) initiative is claimed to be an adaptation of "modern" learning methodologies that have been combined into a new system for use as a part of CalU's educational delivery through technology intensive instruction. Consequently it forms the structure of and has become an inherent part of all of CalUniversity’s online graduate programs. The method is a combination of several learning methods that form a framework based on Maslow's hierarchy of needs and other well known learning techniques.


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CalUniversity's Logo

Program delivery methods[edit]

CalUniversity offers students online Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate programs in Business Administration, Information Technology, Management, and Healthcare. The university offers flexible and accelerated degree programs, enabling learners to complete a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 12–24 months and a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) in 24–30 months. Bachelors students may complete their degree in 3 years.

Undergraduate programs[edit]

The university offers bachelor’s degrees in programs such as Business Administration, Engineering Information Technology, and Management Information Systems.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Internet Marketing and Entrepreneurship (IME)
Healthcare Administration (HCA)

Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems (BS-MIS)

Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology (BEIT)
Networking and Systems Security (NSS)
• Information Technology Project Management (ITPM)

Graduate programs[edit]

At the graduate level, the University offers degrees at the masters and doctorate level in Business Administration. They offer emphasis in areas such as information technology, healthcare management, leadership, global business, entrepreneurship, management, banking, finance, and marketing.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Business Administration (MBA) with no emphasis
Banking and Finance (BF)
Healthcare Management and Leadership (HCML)
Hollywood Business and Entertainment Management (HEM)
• International Management and Marketing (IMM)
Information Systems and Knowledge Management (ISKM)
Organizational Development and Human Resource Management (ODHRM)
Project and Quality Management (PQM)

Professional Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)
• Professional Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) with no emphasis
Entrepreneurship and Business Management (EBM)
• Global Business and Leadership (GBL)
Healthcare Management and Leadership (HCML)
Information Systems and Enterprise Resource Management (ISERM)

History[edit]

In 1996, Dr. Senthil B. Kumar established EdNET, a network of IT education, training, and certification centers worldwide with franchise centers in many countries including the U.S, Canada, UK, Norway, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand,and India. Between 1998 and 2000, EdNET established educational partnership alliances with Microsoft, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Lotus and CIW[disambiguation needed] to offer Information Technology Certifications, Internet Software Services Training and Certification. Also, the company offered testing services through its network of Authorized Prometric Testing Centers. In 2001, EdNET was partially acquired by a leading training company.

In 2001, Dr. Kumar transformed some of the EdNET Centers into Qsofttraining.net Training Centers. Qsoft offered specialized Microsoft.NET training solutions even before the .NET framework was officially launched in 2002.

In 2002, Qsoft was renamed iUniversity, and offered Global Business Programs, IT Certifications and Management Training Courses. iUniversity, in alliance with Benchmark Online, entered into an International Marketing Associate (IMA) Agreement with the University of Washington to promote Online Executive Certificate Programs. iUniversity was later diversified as California University of Technology. iUniversity, California University of Technology and Benchmark were all corporate initiatives under the parent company iGLOBAL group, an incubation and angel funding company started by Dr. Kumar. iGLOBAL also partnered with American Education Systems, founded in Chicago, Illinois. The management decided to move the institutional operations to California to capitalize on the robust technology environment and cosmopolitanism of the state.

In 2003, California University of Technology was incorporated in the State of California and started its initial operations in the city of West Covina. The founding members were Dr. Michael Zullo, Dr. Richard Allen and Mr. Larry Golda with Dr. Kumar as the President and CEO.

In 2005, the university received California State Approval ( which is not accreditation) to grant undergraduate and graduate degrees. Dr. Kumar and Dr. Finian Tan, Chairman of Vickers Financial Group, together as founder and co-founder of the university, have been funding its growth jointly through iGlobal and Vickers Financial Group.

In 2009, CalUniversity was accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and it is also a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation [CHEA]. Many employers do not consider "national accreditation" to be as reputable as "regional accreditation." After receiving DETC accreditation, the university changed its name to better reflect its global scope and outreach to the California InterContinental University; its trade name of "CalUniversity" remains in use.

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