California InterContinental University or CalUniversity, also formerly known as the California University of Technology, is an online university with administrative offices in Diamond Bar, California. Incorporated in 2003, this online university traces it roots back to an Education Network known as EdNET, which is a network of IT education, training and certification centers worldwide established back in 1996. By 2005, CalUniversity got approval from the State of California through the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (BPPVE) to grant undergraduate and graduate degrees. By January 2009, the university also received approval for accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council.
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Though California InterContinental University may be relatively new, they already offer a strong academic program selection, especially when it comes to their MBA programs. Currently, the Undergraduate degree programs offered by the university include Bachelor degree programs in Business Administration (BBA), Engineering Information Technology (BEIT), and in Management Information System (BSMIS). Their graduate offering is more limited with only a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) program. However, you do have a good set of choices with the 7 areas of emphasis offered for the MBA programs, namely: Banking and Finance, Healthcare Management and Leadership, International Management and Marketing, Information Systems and Knowledge Management, Organizational Development and HRM, and Project and Quality Management. The university also offers online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programs in four areas of emphasis: Global Business and Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Business Management, Healthcare Management and Leadership, and Information Systems and Enterprise Resource Management.
In addition to the above programs, qualified students have the option of enrolling in the Dual Degree Pathway, which is a dual degree program where you can earn both your MBA and DBA degree at the same time. Students who are also successful in the BBA program have the option of choosing the BBA to DBA Degree Path, which earns them a DBA without having to enroll in an MBA program. Note though that necessary courses from the MBA program are included in both options.
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Unfortunately, California InterContinental University does not offer financial aid as of the moment. However, memeber of the military do not have to worry about this because the degrees offered by the university are approved for VA Benefits and Military Tuition Assistance. Furthermore, the really low tuition costs listed above still makes the university a viable option compared to other educational institutions that may be eligible for Federal Aid, but have very high tuition costs. Several payment plans are also available at the university for students who need the option of lower payments spread over a specific period.