2016 California Lutheran University

PACE Summer School 2016 at California Lutheran University, USA

11th of July to 22nd of July 2016

California Lutheran University is a selective university based in Thousand Oaks, California, with additional locations in Woodland Hills, Westlake Village, Oxnard, Santa Maria and Berkeley. It was founded in 1959 by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, but is nonsectarian. Their mission is "to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice." The college opened to its first incoming class in September 1961 on a 130 acres campus of farmland donated by a son of Scandinavian immigrants, Richard Pederson. CLU has expanded rapidly in its 50 years of existence and the now 225-acre campus.  With an enrollment of 4,100 students, Cal Lutheran offers undergraduate and graduate programs through its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Management, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Psychology and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. Members of the Cal Lutheran student body come from across the nation and around the world and represent a diversity of faiths and cultures. For more information, visit CalLutheran.edu.

The Cal Lutheran School of Management contains all of the business-related programs and many distinguished professors who earned respect in their chosen fields prior to becoming professors. This allows the graduate school to offer a well-recognized MBA program with professional tracks in entrepreneurship, finance, information technology, international business, management and organizational behavior, marketing and non-profit and social enterprise. The MBA program was ranked 66th in North America by the 2010 QS World University.

In addition to the MBA professional track in entrepreneurship the School of Management offers undergraduates a business administration major with entrepreneurship and other concentrations, an entrepreneurship minor, as well as Accounting and Economics majors. It also offers post MBAs a certificate series professional track in entrepreneurship. This extensive entrepreneurship offering is provided by the academic arm of the Cal Lutheran Center for Entrepreneurship, represented by Executive Director Mike Panesis, entrepreneurship professor Bill Gartner and senior lecturer Renee Rock of the Cal Lutheran Center for Entrepreneurship guide the academic offerings.