Dean of Academic Affairs’ Welcome Message

Dean of Academic Affairs’ Welcome Message

Welcome to California International Business University (CIBU). We are excited that you have decided to join the CIBU community and hope that you are equally excited as you discover and learn more about our programs, campus, experiential and international learning opportunities, and resources to support your academic success and life goals.

Your time at CIBU will be a unique period of self-discovery and personal growth. The university faculty and staff encourage you to seize the numerous opportunities that you will have – in the classroom and outside of the classroom – to explore your interests, ask questions about yourself and the world, and to develop your skills.

As with any new endeavor, you may have questions and we are happy to answer any questions that you may have – at our office, via telephone at (619) 702-9400, and via email at

CIBU has always had a very specific mission in mind. The mission is that we are ambitiously and constantly dedicated to developing and offering relevant education programs that:

  • Ensure the right competences for the corporate world
  • Optimize the possibilities of the individual

That is CIBU’s contribution to American and foreign competitiveness.

To that end, we are committed to providing you an outstanding learning environment both in and out of the classroom with a dedicated and experienced faculty – in a close-knit, supportive community.

At CIBU, you will benefit from the fact that we strive to continue to develop and incorporate the latest knowledge and technology into our educational methods. Combining traditions and learning approaches – built up over decades – which result in a solid and contemporary education that prepares you for the next step in your career and provides you with the right competences for the corporate world.

At CIBU, we aim to create a climate for intellectual and scholarly growth. Diversity and inclusion are keys to ensuring that we offer you a business university education of the highest caliber. CIBU is committed to diversity in all of its dimensions – including a diverse representation at the university, a diverse community of viewpoints and backgrounds, and an acceptance of the complex identities within all individuals affiliated with the university.  CIBU believes that the institution will be stronger as a result of a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and board members. CIBU values all individuals who seek to participate and improve in our higher education community regardless of national origin, gender, age, socioeconomic class, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, and disability.

Whether you join the CIBU community for your college years or as a short-term student, you will walk away uniquely informed and with a broader perspective of the world that we all live in and work in.


Marcus Benniefield, DBA

Dean of Academic Affairs