Notable Business Alumni

The graduates of California Southern University are a diverse and successful group of accomplished individuals. They represent a wide variety of professions and educational experiences, they also share the challenges of balancing careers, personal lives, and education.

CalSouthern is known for providing an adult approach to higher education. Our goal is to serve the individual needs of our student's lifestyles through online distance learning, providing the individual attention they need to ensure success.

We welcome you to view the profiles of just some of our many outstanding business graduates below.

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Sylvain Authier, DBA

Vice President, Quebec Region
Montréal, Quebec
Doctor of Business Administration, ’08

My CalSouthern Experience

When I earned my MBA, I was looking to gain more granular, detail-oriented business skills. But when I decided to pursue my doctorate, I was interested in a different perspective. I wanted higher-order ideas and strategies appropriate for a business owner, vice president or c-level executive. That was my expectation heading into CalSouthern’s Doctor of Business Administration program and that is exactly what I received.


Professional Summary

Sylvain Authier is no stranger to higher learning, having earned numerous degrees from many prestigious learning institutions. He was researching a university where he could earn the Doctorate that would set him apart and give him the credibility he needed for his high profile business. The distance learning format offered at CalSouthern fit his schedule and the quality of the education met his requirements for the DBA program he was looking for. The long distance and time zone difference did not prevent him from keeping in touch with his Faculty Mentors via phone and email and was able to complete his degree in 2 years!

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