CI Connection
September 2014

CI's Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics

MBA Students Place in Top 10 Global Ranks

For Business Strategy Game

Out of 1,109 teams from 87 universities worldwide who participated this summer in the Business Strategy Game (BSG), a two-student team from CI's Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics (MVS) MBA program, Matthew Gobuty and Nicole Bogdanich, placed in the top 10 global ranks.


Earning 10th place for overall score and coming within 2 points of the top rank, the pair beat teams from Australia to Bangkok. In the score rankings for earnings per share and stock price - the key scoring measures of the game - they ranked 1st place, the best performance by any team worldwide.


Gobuty attributes the team's success to a number of factors. "I was fortunate enough to be partnered with a brilliant colleague," he said. "The courses leading up to the capstone really paved the way to our understanding of the intricacies of business reflected in the BSG.  We achieved scores that compete not only with nationally known private universities, but international schools as well.  I think that this is an early indicator of the long-term value CI's MVS MBA program has provided me." Read more


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Events in September

Graduate Information Sessions

MBA at Santa Barbara 

Goleta Campus

5383 Hollister Ave. Suite 220

Wednesday, September 24, 12:00 - 1:00pm

Undergraduate Information Sessions 

BA Psychology 

Santa Barbara City College (SBCC)

721 Cliff Drive
Thursday, September 18, 10:00 - 10:50am

Stadium Press Box 1

BS Business / BS Business-to-MBA

Thursday, September 18, 11:00 - 11:50am

Stadium Press Box 1




Venture BioCenter Life Sciences 

Community Event 
Thursday, September 25, 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The night will feature networking with life science colleagues and suppliers, tour of the Incubator, great food, beer and wine!

CSU Channel Islands 

MS Biotechnology & Bioinformatics and 

MBA Dual Degree Programs present



 Biotechnology Colloquium

Saturday, September 27, 2014

 9:00am - 4:00pm 


10 Stem cell research presentations


2 Industry-sponsored team projects


Open to the public

Lunch provided






Free Workshop
Thousand Oaks Campus
Saturday, October 4
10:00am - 1:00pm

Network to Build Business Connections
The fastest way that you can expand your network is to connect with someone else's network.  In addition to expanding your own network, you can benefit others by connecting your network to theirs.  In other words, it isn't just who you know, it is who wants to know you, and who wants to know the people you know.

At the completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Choose the most appropriate groups to develop contacts
  • Utilize the secret to name remembering
  • Build on contacts for mutual benefit

Friday, October 3, 2014 
12:00pm - 1:30pm
CI Campus, Malibu Hall 100
Free - Open to the public - Includes lunch

Zolke, a partner at Loeb & Loeb, LLP, focuses his practice on media, entertainment, sports and intellectual property law. His diverse clientele includes both talent and institutional clients in all areas of television, radio and new technologies; in the area of sports law, he handles matters ranging from media rights, venue, sponsorship and naming rights. One of his most notable clients is the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Coming in October

Graduate Information Sessions
MS Biotechnology/MBA Dual Degree
Thousand Oaks Campus
Tuesday, October 7, 6:00 - 7:00pm

MBA at Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks Campus

Thursday, October 9, 6:00 - 7:00pm

MBA at Santa Barbara

Goleta Campus

5383 Hollister Ave. Suite 220

Wednesday, September 24, 12:00 - 1:00pm

MS Computer Science

Camarillo Campus 

Graduate Studies Center - El Dorado Hall

Monday, October 6, 6:00 - 7:00pm

MS Mathematics

Camarillo Campus 

Del Norte Hall, 2530

Wednesday, October 8, 7:00 - 7:45pm

BA Psychology 

Santa Barbara City College (SBCC)

721 Cliff Drive
Thursday, October 23, 10:00 - 10:50am

Stadium Press Box 3


BS Business / BS Business-to-MBA

Thursday, October 23, 11:00 - 11:50am

Stadium Press Box 3




Growing Replacement Organs in the Lab

Dr. Bill Tawil
Using cells grown in the lab, scientists are creating complete organs. Come see how.

Scherr Forum Theatre

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

Thursday, October 2, 7:30 - 9:00pm






presented by

CSU Channel Islands Foundation and Rabobank


Saturday, October 18

Hyatt Westlake Plaza


CSU Channel Islands Foundation's 

Annual Gala brings together in celebration over 400 community members, local dignitaries, faculty, students, and special friends of CSU Channel Islands.


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