Wednesday, November 2, 2011

California Miramar University Awards Masters of Business Administration Graduate Annette Gregg the Outstanding Graduate Award

California Miramar University, one of the Top 10 MBA Schools in
San Diego, California, has awarded the Outstanding Graduate Award to Annette Gregg, MBA. After considering all candidates, Annette was chosen by the university administration and faculty for her outstanding performance as student in the MBA Hybrid program. After graduating with a Masters in Business Administration from California Miramar University, Annette Gregg has become the Sr. Director of Global Marketing and Communications for Project Concern International. This new position brings immense responsibility leading marketing and communications for a global non-profit with 600 employees and $50M annual budget.

Annette stated, “After completing my MBA at California Miramar University, I was better prepared for my new position managing global marketing and communications for an organization operating in 16 countries. I am tasked with bringing enterprise-wide solutions to our growing company, and raising global awareness of our live-saving programs.”
Annette has turned her personal passion for helping others into a career with an organization that does life-saving work in 16 countries. Annette concluded that one of the most influential class at CMU was MBA International Business. She researched and wrote a paper on micro-finance programs in developing countries, exposing solutions for global poverty. Her MBA education and passion for helping others led directly to her finding her current position with PCI.
At age 30, Annette became the youngest senior executive in the history of the Los Angeles Convention Center, managing all event operations and a team of over 200. She then went onto run two companies--a global event management firm, and a destination marketing organization for a world-renowned resort destination. Completing her MBA at CMU helped define the next phase of her career and prepare her for leadership within a global organization.
California Miramar University is dually accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). To recognize the achievements of the millions who study via distance education and online MBA programs, the Distance Education and Training Council conducts an Outstanding Graduate program each year. The 2012 Outstanding Graduate and Famous Alumni Program marks the 29th consecutive year DETC has offered this program. With its 80-plus years of history and its highly refined and federally recognized accreditation program, DETC offers distance learning institutions the most current, relevant and practical services for the 21st Century.
California Miramar University extends a sincere congratulations to Annette Gregg, MBA, and all of her fellow classmates. By pursing their MBA, graduates have invested in themselves, their families and communities. The university wishes to recognize the outstanding success of Annette and all of her classmates who are pursuing their dreams.
California Miramar University is currently accepting application for the Masters of Business Administration Hybrid and the MBA Online Programs. MBA students select an area of emphasis: Business Administration, International Business, Finance, Health Care Management, Marketing, or Technology Management. The MBA Hybrid accepts applications year-round and new classes start every 8 weeks. Visit CMU online or call the Office of Admissions for more information 858-653-3000 x12.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

CMU Faculty and LED 5531 students out to dinner in Vietnam

CMU faculty member Annette Padilla recently returned from lecturing in Vietnam. While traveling, she sent in this photo:
“Here is the picture of the LED 5531 students and me out to dinner in Vietnam. It was terrific to meet them in person and discuss leadership and ethics. They are a great group of up-and-coming business professionals.
Pictured with Professor Padilla are CMU students: Bui Bao Hung, Le Tien Dung, Le Viet Tho, Nguyen Hai Minh

Thursday, August 25, 2011

California Miramar University Joins “The List” of Top 10 MBA Schools in San Diego - San Diego Business Journal

Read the story on Yahoo! News
San Diego, CA - August 25, 2011
California Miramar University's School of Business & Management is proud to be included in "The List" of top 10 MBA Schools in San Diego County, published today in the San Diego Business Journal. Each week, the award-winning San Diego Business Journal examines the many ways that the San Diego economy operates. A widely read feature in the San Diego Business Journal, "The List", ranks the top businesses in any given industry. The San Diego MBA Schools List includes MBA Hybrid programs, MBA online programs and MBA on campus programs.

California Miramar University's School of Business & Management is proud to be included in "The List" of top 10 MBA Schools in San Diego County. Topping the list was National University (#1) and San Diego State University (#2). One notable difference between the schools listed is the cost of tuition. California Miramar University stands out amongst all those included in the list for having the most affordable tuition, just $5,752 per year.

California Miramar University's MBA program is offered via MBA Hybrid or 100% online. The MBA Hybrid program meets once per week at 9750 Miramar Rd, which is conveniently located just off I-15 at Miramar Rd. Between weekly class sessions, the MBA Hybrid program is online, making it ideal for busy working professionals. The faculty members at CMU drive the University's innovative capacity as experts in their fields because of their combined academic and professional knowledge and expertise. At California Miramar University, faculty members are chosen not only based upon their academic qualifications, but for their desire to teach and share their first hand professional experience.

Stephen B., CMU Hybrid MBA graduate, Class of 2010, just shared this update about life after his MBA: "The degree has taken my marketing and consulting to a new level. High level presentations have doubled my sales in the last seven months. Insight into the strategic planning process for a company has established my value as a reliable vendor that supports the businesses that I work with."

MBA students select an area of emphasis: Business Administration, International Business, Finance, Health Care Management, Marketing, or Technology Management. The MBA Hybrid accepts applications year-round and new classes start every 8 weeks. Visit CMU online or call the Office of Admissions for more information 858-653-3000 x120.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Deployed members of the United States Military: Free Canvas from Operation Hi Honey!

The Military Education Unit at CMU commits to provide our military students with support during deployments and other Military related life changes. We also strive to let you know about great military appreciation opportunities.
Are you a deployed member of the United States military and want to surprise your Honey on your anniversary? CMU wants to let our students know about receiving a free fine-art canvas through Operation Hi Honey from Canvas on Demand. Go to CMU Military Student Resources page to learn more.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Considering a Career in the non-profit world?

CMU MBA alumni Annette Gregg has joined Project Concern International to help make a difference in the world. CMU is proud to congratulate Annette for being appointed the Sr. Director of Marketing and Communications for PCI, a global health and humanitarian organization headquartered in San Diego. She will be managing all external communications, PR, marketing and advertising, helping to increase awareness and support for PCI’s programs. PCI is currently in its 50th year, managing over 100 programs in 16 countries, benefiting 5 million people annually. Annette is a CMU MBA Alumnus, taking classes in both the MBA Hybrid and MBA 100% online programs. Check out PCI on FB and discover how an MBA can be put to work in the non-profit world.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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Have you been on lately? Just posted some new photos and thought alumni would enjoy seeing them! Also, you can check out what students & alumni are saying about CMU and add to the conversation!

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Online Student in Kenya says Leadership Masters is Impressive!


*Build your strategic leadership competencies
*Lead your organization to greater effectiveness and success
*Develop your philosophy of leadership
*Learn methods to analyze and think strategically
*Negotiation ● Entrepreneurship ● Coaching

The Master of Science in Strategic Leadership Degree program prepares students to become professional leaders or administrators in their own career paths or business organizations. This program provides the process for students to develop their philosophy of leadership, the methods to analyze and think strategically and the opportunity to master concepts and techniques related to organizational leadership.

The faculty members at CMU drive the University's innovative capacity as experts in their fields because of their combined academic and professional knowledge and expertise. Read profiles of some of the distinguished members of our faculty.

On campus, online, and hybrid programs all offer year round enrollment. Contact the Office of Admissions today for more information, class schedules, or to visit the campus. CMU believes that higher education should be affordable and that you shouldn’t have to break the bank to finance your education. Find out just how affordable tuition is at CMU.

Invest in Yourself, It’s the Only Sure Thing! Contact the Office of Admissions 858-653-3000 x120 or today to learn more about the MASTER OF SCIENCE IN STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP. CMU is currently accepting applications for this leadership program. Call Admissions for the next start date.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

What is the Biggest Mistake Business People Make?

Nancy Drew, Founder of Drew and Associates International, reveals important business advice in this 2 minute video. Drew presented at California Miramar University's Networking Party & Workshop on April 7, 2011.

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Check out previous blog posts for more videos from Nancy Drew. Contact California Miramar University for more information about networking and alumni events in San Diego, California.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

What should I do if I don't know what to say when I am networking?

Nancy Drew, Founder of Drew and Associates International, reveals important networking tips in this 2 minute video.

California Miramar University hosted a free networking party and workshop with international business coach Nancy Drew on Thursday April 7, 2011. Guests enjoyed networking, door prizes, refreshments and the opportunity to hear from international businesses coach Nancy Drew of Drew and Associates. Drew's expertise stems from her years as a Vice President of Sales of a Fortune 100 company.

Highlights of the event included:

• Q&A with Motivational Business Coach

• Learn Interview & Presentation Skills

• Become an Empowered Entrepreneur

• Discover Proven Techniques to Apply to Real World Situations

The event was hosted by California Miramar University's Office of Career and Placement Assistance and of the Office of Alumni Relations. The event was free and open to the public. For invitations to future events, visit California Miramar University, call 858-653-3000 or email

Ready to learn more ways to advance in your career? We invite you to get our FREE Report: 5 Ways to Make Yourself More Valuable at Work by CMU Prof Doyle Young. Go to any page on our website and fill out the form on the far left to get the Free Report.

Monday, March 7, 2011

California Miramar University Newsletter: Spring 2011

Make sure to check out international student updates, textbook information and more news below!
1. Graduation Class of 2010: CMU had a successful graduation for the 2010 graduating class. Our alumni base continue to grow as more and more students graduate from our undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Congratulations to all of our graduates and welcome to the CMU alumni family! Alumni from all class years are invited to order class rings. Click here for more information and to place your orders. Visit the Graduation Photo & Video Album to see video clips, photos, and other memorabilia from graduation!
2. CMU and Alliant International University Alliance: CMU and the Alliant International University's Marshall Goldsmith School of Management (MGSM) signed a partnership agreement to support both schools' undergraduate and graduate students. CMU students will be allowed to transfer their credits to Alliant International University and attend classes as part of the partnership agreement. Among other benefits, our international students will be able to attend the CMU San Diego campus while staying at Alliant International University's dormitories. This partnership benefits students from both universities by making resources and faculty from both schools available to all students.
3. CMU and Inoorero University in Nairobi, Kenya Collaboration : California Miramar University signed a collaboration to offer online degrees in Kenya through Inoorero University at a ceremony held on Tuesday, 13th July 2010 at Inoorero Centre. This is the first time in Kenya that students will be able to access online degree courses locally and have an opportunity to interact with their professors using online classroom technologies. CMU's online mode of learning allows students in Kenya to complete their coursework online at their convenience. Students have already started to take advantage of this corroboration. Prospective students may apply year round by emailing .
4. English as a Second Language : ESL programs at CMU continue to expand. CMU will accept new international students into the FALL ESL program. The purpose of this program is to provide English to future students as well as professionals who wish to enrich their English communication skills. All courses are taught based on the communicative approach to language learning and each proficiency level is divided into five courses, focusing on basic grammar and writing, speaking, listening, reading and vocabulary. Visit English as a Second Language info page to learn more.
5. Doctor of Business Administration : The next cohort for the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program at CMU is expected to start in April/May 2011. The Doctor of Business Administration program is designed to provide managers and leaders of organizations with a global perspective of business management and leadership which emphasizes the use of both practical and theoretical approaches. Core, Concentration, and Dissertation course syllabi are organized around this goal. The successful completion of class projects and assignments require research skills and the discovery of new knowledge as students search for solutions to problems in a changing environment.
6. Library Update: The online and print resources available in the CMU library continue to grow. This year we added a more robust online search platform hosted by Ebsco with thousands of full length articles. Librarian Kathy Parker is available for research consultations, advice, and guidance via email , phone 858-653-3000 x160 or in person during regular library hours. CMU students and alumni all have access to the resources available at the CMU. Visit the library to learn more and explore all the resources available to you.
7. Success Profile: Annette Gregg, CMU MBA Class of 2010, was selected as the student speaker at the 2010 Graduation Ceremony. (Watch clips from Annette and other commencement speakers here.) Several months before graduation, Annette was recruited to become VP Sales and Marketing at Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Check out Annette's LinkedIn Profile to read more. Congratulations Annette on attaining this position!
8. Faculty Highlight: Sherri Petro, MBA was one of two faculty members awarded Outstanding Faculty member at the 2010 Graduation Ceremony. (See video clips of Sherri addressing graduates at graduation.) This award is selected by the graduating class. Sherri Petro is the President of VPI Strategies, a San Diego based management consulting firm, where she focuses on research, strategy and communications. Her mission is to assist organizations in becoming more sustainable by breaking down barriers, creating understanding and making connections. Sherri teaches Strategic Management at CMU. Read profiles of Sherri and other members of our distinguished faculty .
9. Institute for Leadership and Organizational Excellence: CMU is proud to announce the founding of the Institute for Leadership and Organizational Excellence (IFLOE). The institute will be the driving force behind CMU's corporate programs, academic research, and consulting. The institute's mission is to combine the latest in best business practices with the current knowledge in business, leadership and entrepreneurship to provide today's seasoned managers and leaders with tools and knowledge that will enable them to excel in the execution of their management and leadership responsibilities while at the same time adding value to organizations and the individuals.
10. International Textbook News: In order to better serve our international students, CMU has created a global partnership to offer textbooks for our students in their home countries.
Vietnam: CMU Students in Vietnam will be able to purchase Vietnamese language textbooks from McGraw Hill for the entire MBA program. CMU secured rights from McGraw-Hill to translate and publish the graduate textbook into Vietnamese. This project has been going on for over one year and the first textbook to be published is the Human Resource Management textbook and is currently available. Additional titles will be available soon. To order a copy of Human Resource Management in Vietnamese, email . The same textbooks are also available in English in a select group of bookstores in both Hanoi and HCMC.
Kenya and East Africa: CMU Students in East Africa can now shop for textbooks at Gabby Books located at: OCCIDENTAL PLAZA 3RD FLOOR, SUITE 3A5A MUTHITHI ROAD, WESTLANDS NAIROBI TEL 254 20 3742834 or 5 3504870 3568352 WEBSITE
Other Southeast Asian Countries: CMU students in other Southeast Asian countries can order their textbooks from Singapore where the international editions of the textbooks are available. Questions should be directed to
11. International Students: Starting the fall semester of 2011, CMU students in different countries will be able to attend part or all of their studies at the CMU San Diego campus. CMU will also be welcoming international students from many countries to San Diego for both degree programs and the ESL program. By being able to come to San Diego for part or all of the program, students will be able to take advantage of CMU's affordable tuition whether they are in their home country or they come to San Diego. Questions should be directed to the International Students Office at