To be the leading university dedicated to the technology-supported delivery of “new generation” global knowledge and the development of competencies essential for a more prosperous and responsible society.
To offer educational programs that help students develop global skills and competencies to achieve their personal success and advance their careers.
As a unique organization with a global technology approach, SDGKU is a San Diego-based private university designed to provide easily accessible, networked, and competency-oriented professional education on a global scale. It has a functioning Governing Board responsible for the quality, integrity and financial sustainability of the institution, and for ensuring that its mission is being carried out.
San Diego Global Knowledge University (SDGKU) was constituted as a for-profit, S-corporation, under the laws of the State of California in December 2007 and was granted approval to operate as a degree granting institution by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) in 2008. In 2016, the university was granted initial accreditation by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and was then granted reaccreditation in 2020. The Founder and President of SDGKU, Dr. Miguel Cardenas, created the institution with the intent of sharing global knowledge and developing global competencies through the use of technology. SDGKU’s mission is to offer educational programs that help students develop global skills and competencies to achieve their personal success and advance their careers.