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May 2017

CSUCI Extended University launches new website

CSU Channel Islands Extended University is pleased to announce the launch of its new, mobile friendly website. Click the image below and take a tour. 

  Join us for Summer Session at CI

This summer, CSU Channel Islands is offering hundreds of traditional and online classes designed to help current CI students and students at another college or university catch up, speed up or round out their graduation requirements. Still in high school? Come take a class to explore a major (or two).
Enrollment is now open on a space available basis. Session A runs May 30, 2017 to July 3, 2017 (5 weeks). Session B runs July 10, 2017 - August 11, 2017 (5 weeks).

MBA student Maryam Halimi, was recently spotlighted in Extended University's Feature Friday, a program that showcases students who are channeling their potential through CSU Channel Islands .  

  Halimi had this to say about herself and CI's MBA program: 
 "My attitude toward everything ... toward life, toward school, toward work is I am always looking forward and always pushing forward no matter what difficulties come my way. My experience as an undergrad was so amazing that when I found out that CI had an MBA Program I knew that it was just going to be a good program for me overall as far as scheduling and support that we get from the campus and counselors. Having that positive attitude really helps to find opportunities that help channel my potential."

Case study on a Newbury Park social business earns national award for CSUCI instructor and graduate student
Courtesy of CI Communication & Marketing

 Jacquelyn Forrester_ left_ with  Maria Ballesteros-Sala
A CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Business Lecturer and a Business graduate student are winners of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) 2017 Conference Outstanding Teaching Case Award, held in Philadelphia last month.
Instructor Maria Ballesteros-Sola, who teaches Social Business, won the national award along with 2016 graduate Jacquelyn Forrester for their work profiling the Black Sheep Food Co., a social enterprise designed to end unemployment for individuals with disabilities. 
Ballesteros-Sola and Forrester wrote a teaching case study describing Black Sheep Food's founder, Cindy Liu's decision process to select the right legal structure.  The case is called "Black Sheep Food: Choosing the Right Legal Structure for Mission-Driven Ventures."   read more

Contact Cesar Rangel for more information


Writing and presentation 
support  services for students

CI's Writing & Multiliteracy Center can help you gain confidence and be more effective in writing, speaking, and communicating using visual and digital media. Access our services online or in person.  

Call us at 805-437-8934 or visit us online at to make an appointment


Graduate Information Sessions
Undergraduate Information Sessions
MBA at Thousand Oaks
Monday, May 1, 6:00-7:00pm 
Thousand Oaks Campus

MBA at Santa Barbara
Thursday, May 18, 6:30-7:30pm
Santa Barbara/ Goleta campus: 5383 Hollister Ave #220, Goleta, CA 93111
MS Biotechnology/MBA Dual Degree
Tuesday, May 2, 6:00-7:00pm 
Thousand Oaks Campus

MS Biotechnology
Tuesday, May 2, 6:00-7:00pm 
Thousand Oaks Campus

MS Computer Science
Wednesday, May 3, 6:00-7:00pm 
(Online video conference via Zoom)
MS Mathematics
Thursday, May 4, 6:00-7:00pm 
(Online Meeting)

BS Business at Santa Barbara 

Thousand Oaks/Camarillo 
Andrew Conley, MBA  
(805) 497-3921 

Santa Barbara/Goleta 
Melissa Whitacre, MBA 
(805) 312-6367 

Jeff Ziskin, Editor - CSU Channel Islands Extended University