California InterContinental University

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Coordinates: 33°41′47.13″N 117°51′3.56″W / 33.6964250°N 117.8509889°W / 33.6964250; -117.8509889[1]

California Intercontinental University (a/k/a CALUNIVERSITY)
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Logo of the California Intercontinental University
Motto "Education that works for you."
Type Private
Established 1996
Founder Dr. Shaan Kumar
Chairman Dr. Finian Tan
Location Irvine, CA, USA
Campus Urban
Colors Dark Red      and Blue     
Mascot Eagle
Website http://www.caluniversity.edu

California Intercontinental University is an online for-profit university located in the state of California in the United States. California Intercontinental University has programs in Business Administration, Network Engineering, Information Technology, Management and Healthcare.

Accreditation and approval[edit]

California Intercontinental University was first approved to operate as a degree granting university in 2003 in the state of California by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). California Intercontinental University was accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission in January 2009.[2] The Accrediting Commission of DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency[citation needed] and it is also a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).[citation needed] The school is not accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the regional accrediting body for California, Hawaii, and Pacific territories.[3]

University Inception[edit]

Built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, California Intercontinental University has evolved from its early start in 1996. Starting as a testing service company, a network of IT education, training, and certification centers was established which offered testing services for career certification. In 2002, the company expanded to offer focused courses and programs in IT certifications, and global business and management training courses. Online Executive Certificate Programs were added.

In 2003, California Intercontinental University (formerly California University of Technology) was incorporated in the State of California and started its initial operations. In 2005, CIU received California state approval to grant undergraduate and graduate degrees. In 2009, CIU was accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Accrediting Commission of DEAC 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]. After receiving DEAC accreditation, the university changed its name to better reflect its global scope and outreach to California Intercontinental University.

Design of programs[edit]

CALUNIVERSITY programs are in high demand career areas and are designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed for career and professional success.

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California Intercontinental University's Logo

Program delivery methods[edit]

California Intercontinental University offers students online Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's programs in Business Administration, Information Technology, Management, and Healthcare. The university offers flexible degree programs, enabling learners to complete a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 24–36 months and a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) in 44–60 months. Bachelors students may complete their degree in 5 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
• Global Business and Leadership (GBL)
Healthcare Management and Leadership (HCML)
Information Systems and Enterprise Resource Management (ISERM)

History of CalUniversity[edit]

In 1996, Dr. Shawn Senthil 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 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 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]. After receiving DETC accreditation, the university changed its name to better reflect its global scope and outreach to the California Intercontinental University.

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