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Miguel A. Cardenas, Ph.D.

Miguel A. Cardenas, Ph.D.

President and CEO

Miguel A. Cardenas, Ph.D. ( is Founder and President of San Diego Global Knowledge University. He is a graduate of San Diego State University, where he obtained a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering “Summa Cum Laude”. He later attended UCLA, having been distinguished with the “Chancellor’s Teaching Fellowship,” a four-year award which represents the highest academic honor to an entering graduate student at the University of California system. There he completed a Master of Science degree in the field of Operations Research and a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering. During the seventies, Dr. Cardenas was a full-time faculty member of the prestigious Systems Engineering Department at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was co-chairman of the first-ever regionalized international global modeling project called “Mankind at the Turning Point,” sponsored by the Club de Rome. This famous global project was the first to coin and propose now widely recognized terms such as “globalization”, “interdependence” and “organic growth”. At that time he also published the first textbooks on systems engineering and applications in the Spanish language. From 1977 to 1983, Dr. Cardenas served as chief government administrator (Oficial Mayor de Gobierno) and Secretary of Education and Social Welfare for the State of Baja California, Mexico. Dr. Cardenas has written and collaborated on numerous books and articles dealing with systems analysis, global dynamics, human networked collaboration, educational technology, managerial leadership, sustainability, synchronization, green energy, and English language proficiency as a workskill, pioneering terms and concepts such as global competency, dual curriculum, distance activity, international managerial leadership, organizational synchronization, and ETK. He has presented seminars, workshops and courses on global themes for over 30 years, producing and delivering more than 180 of them via satellite, room-videconferencing,  and the Internet to audiences in all continents. He is a widely recognized innovator and global systems thinker. In October of 2009 he received an Honoris Causa Doctor Degree from Universidad Ricardo Palma in Lima, Peru, and in June of 2011 was named Special Adviser to Tianjin College of Commerce (TCC) in Tianjin, China.


ID Course Name Duration Start Date
SD-AP-04 M.S. Communication and Technology 2 years October 16, 2023
SD-AP-02 B.S. Global Management 4 Years October 16, 2023