Charisma University Announces Partnership with The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)


ACCI Partnership MeetingCharisma University has entered into a partnership with The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) to provide accessible postgraduate courses to all members of the Chamber, families, friends and associates who are aspiring to acquire Masters or Doctoral degrees and High National Diploma (HND) conversion in Business, Psychology, Public Health, Law and Theology.

ACCI Partnership Meeting 2Under this partnership, ACCI represents and markets Charisma University programs in Nigeria, assists with enrollments, and provision of other support services as may be needed by the Charisma University students.

ACCI PartnershipProfessor Dr. Charles Anosike, Senior Vice President for International Cooperation – Charisma University represented Charisma University on the agreement signing ceremony at ACCI office Abuja on October 8th 2018. According to Professor Dr. Charles Anosike, the idea for this partnership, which comes with tuition benefits and financing options to all members of the Chamber, families, friends and associates, was conceived to make education and training in key areas readily and easily accessible by many people including those of the business community in Nigeria.

ACCI Partnership SigningThe ACCI BEST, headed by Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, SAN, was founded for capacity development of the business community through various activities. These will help businesses and proprietors improve on the operation of their businesses. In line with this, the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) established the Business Entrepreneurship, Skills, and Technology (BEST) Centre to run training programs and activities for capacity development.

Charisma University Announces New Dean for the School of Business


Dr. Marianna IlyasovaCharisma University is pleased to announce Dr. Marianna Ilyasova as the new Dean for the School of Business.

Dr. Ilyasova is highly credentialed and creative professional with exemplary record of training in higher education, administration and institutional advancement. Dr. Ilyasova possesses over eleven years of teaching experience in the numerous courses in the area of Management, Economics, Business, Math, Accounting and Health Care. In addition to her extensive teaching experience, she holds Ph.D. degree in Business Administration with Major in Accounting and Finance. She has strong passion for education and believes that all students have the ability to reach their goals if instructed by the right person. Aside from education and career experience, Dr. Ilyasova enjoys playing piano, which is her professional hobby. Her daily mantra: “Trust God and fear nothing!”

Charisma University remains grateful to its outgoing Dean for the School of Business, Dr. Donnie Newson. Dr. Newson served as the Charisma University’s Dean for the School of Business for two years. He played an active role in developing some new policies guiding the University and preparing the University for the accreditation site visit with the British Accreditation Council (BAC). He remains in the advisory committee of the University’s Internal Quality Assurance System (IQAS).

Dr. Ilyasova looks forward to working with the staff, faculty, and students of Charisma University.

About Charisma University
Charisma University, BAC accredited, Turks and Caicos Islands Ministry of Education recognized, candidate for accreditation with ACBSP and institutional member of American Council on Education offers aspiring students and professionals an opportunity to shape their careers and futures. It has always been the University goal to provide brilliant minds an education that is worth both their time and money and with the establishment of Charisma University, we believe that this goal has been achieved. The University is also committed to provide online and on-campus education that are flexible, on-demand, innovative, and utilize sound education technologies and techniques. Charisma degrees are structured to allow students the flexibility to schedule their course work around their other responsibilities. The University currently offers forty-one degree programs and three graduate certificates in its six schools: School of Business, School of Education, School of Philosophy and Religion, School of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, School of Health Sciences, and School of Law. Charisma University is committed to enhance the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of its students. This is accomplished by providing low tuition, a challenging curriculum, a highly qualified faculty, and strong academic support.

Charisma University Announces New Chairman for Governance Board/Board of Directors


Charisma University is pleased to select Dr. Mark Doctoroff as the new Chairman of its board of governance/directors.

Dr. Doctoroff has combined learning, entrepreneurship, education [on line and “face to face”], Issues and “Problem Based” consulting [in 50+ countries].

His experience and background covers periods involving education- both academic and “practical”. He has taught at Universities in Canada, the U.S., Australia, and Malaysia– in institutions offering “face to face” as well as “online” programs. He has also been directly involved in technical and vocational education and training programs in Canada and 11 countries in the Eastern Caribbean and Latin America.

In addition to his professional background in education, he has also consulted extensively in the public and private sectors as well as “International Development Organizations”. He has worked for many heads of state in Africa, Asia, Canada and the Caribbean on a variety of issues and problems. Consulting has taken him to over 50 countries where he has worked with senior executives on issues related to health care, socio-economic development and industrial development. For over 20 years he started, directed and managed 8 businesses– all of which were successful.

While in Australia, he was the senior economic and business commentator for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as well as a professor in a graduate School of Business. He has also written a number of books and articles as well as over 250 consulting reports [including several for “Presidential and Royal Commissions”].

Charisma University remains grateful to Dr. James Law who served as the Chairman of the University’s board of governance for seven years. There is no doubt that he contributed to the successes of Charisma University. Dr. Law is very passionate about Charisma University; thus, he accepted to be serving as a member of the Board of governance rather than retiring completely from it.

Dr. Doctoroff looks forward to working with the staff, students and other Board members in furthering the activities and programs offered by Charisma University.

About Charisma University

Charisma University, BAC accredited, Turks and Caicos Islands Ministry of Education recognized, candidate for accreditation with ACBSP and institutional member of American Council on Education offers aspiring students and professionals an opportunity to shape their careers and futures. It has always been the University goal to provide brilliant minds an education that is worth both their time and money and with the establishment of Charisma University, we believe that this goal has been achieved. The University is also committed to provide online and on-campus education that are flexible, on-demand, innovative, and utilize sound education technologies and techniques. Charisma degrees are structured to allow students the flexibility to schedule their course work around their other responsibilities. The University currently offers forty-one degree programs and three graduate certificates in its six schools: School of Business, School of Education, School of Philosophy and Religion, School of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, School of Health Sciences, and School of Law. Charisma University is committed to enhance the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of its students. This is accomplished by providing low tuition, a challenging curriculum, a highly qualified faculty, and strong academic support.

2018 Commencement Ceremony


2018 Commencement Ceremony

When: Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Time: 5pm-7pm

Venue: Airport Inn Hotel Auditorium – Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands

Have questions about this commencement ceremony or direction on how to get to the venue? Email us at registrar@charismauniversity.org or stop by at our campus, Queen’s Landing building, in Grace Bay Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands.

We look forward to having you join us to honor our Class of 2018!

About Charisma University

Charisma University, BAC accredited, Turks and Caicos Islands Ministry of Education recognized, candidate for accreditation with ACBSP and institutional member of American Council on Education offers aspiring students and professionals an opportunity to shape their careers and futures. It has always been the University goal to provide brilliant minds an education that is worth both their time and money and with the establishment of Charisma University, we believe that this goal has been achieved. The University is also committed to provide online and on-campus education that are flexible, on-demand, innovative, and utilize sound education technologies and techniques. Charisma degrees are structured to allow students the flexibility to schedule their course work around their other responsibilities. The University currently offers forty-one degree programs and three graduate certificates in its six schools: School of Business, School of Education, School of Philosophy and Religion, School of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, School of Health Sciences, and School of Law. Charisma University is committed to enhance the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of its students. This is accomplished by providing low tuition, a challenging curriculum, a highly qualified faculty, and strong academic support.

Charisma University Announces New Chief Academic Officer & Provost


Charisma University Announces New Chief Academic Officer & Provost

Charisma University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Peng Chan as its Chief Academic Officer & Provost.

Dr. Peng ChanDr. Peng Chan, who served as the Charisma University’s Executive Director of Global Development, holds a law degree with top honors, an MBA in Corporate Strategy & Finance, and a PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught undergraduate, masters and PhD programs at major universities in the United States, China and Asia. He is a tenured professor at one of the largest business school in the United States and the Dean of a top online university. Dr. Chan has supervised MBA consulting teams that won the 1st place in International Business Plan Competition, beating out university teams from all over the world. He has delivered many speeches and seminars globally and has over 250 publications in conferences and refereed journals such as Academy of Management Executive, “`Multinational Business Review, Journal of Global Business, Journal of International Marketing, Journal of Academy of Marketing Science and Journal of Small Business Management. He has also written 2 books and is currently working on others.

Besides his academic achievements, Dr. Chan is a leading edge consultant, entrepreneur and businessman. He has over 25 years’ consulting experience and has advised and trained thousands of CEOs, business owners, executives and managers, particularly from US, China and other parts of Asia. His areas of expertise include: strategic planning & execution; global marketing strategies; franchising & franchise development; artificial intelligence & robotics; entrepreneurial & new venture management; change management; knowledge management; human resource management; dynamic leadership and customer service management. His clients range from huge conglomerates to small businesses and come from diverse industries. Dr. Chan is founder and President of the Global Management Group (GMG), an international consulting practice that focuses on the Asia-Pacific region and the Americas. One of GMG’s primary services is to assist U.S. companies in entering China and Asian markets and also Asian companies seeking to enter the U.S. market. In addition to his consulting practice, Dr. Chan is founder of an AI/robotics business, petroleum trading business, and a health distribution network.

Dr. Chan is recognized as a pioneer and leading authority on strategy and franchising in the Asia-Pacific region. He is among the first people to speak on these subjects in China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and other Asian countries. He has restructured and reengineered many organizations in order to make them more competitive and profitable. He has helped the formation of franchise organizations throughout Asia. Dr. Chan is recognized as a China expert in the USA. He sat on the Board of the Asia Academy of Management and was a founding member of the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR), the largest professional academic organization that focuses on management research in China.

Among many honors, Dr. Chan received the Outstanding Young Man of America Award “in recognition of his outstanding professional achievement, superior leadership ability and exceptional service to the community.”  He is a Fulbright Scholar and has been granted the Distinguished International Scholar Award by Phi Beta Delta (the International Honor Society) for his extensive contribution to international business.  He is listed in Who’s Who Among Outstanding Young Men of AmericaWho’s Who Among Asian Americans, and Who’s Who Among Global Leaders.  He is fluent in several languages including English, Chinese (multiple dialects), Malay, Indonesian, and Thai.

Charisma University remains grateful to Dr. Anita Abbot whose leadership role during her tenure as the University Provost & Chief Academic officer led to the successful BAC accreditation. She will remain serving as the Charisma University’s CARI Executive Committee Chair. CARI is a specialized organization and the umbrella body for higher research in Humanities, Social Science and Technology disciplines at the Charisma University.

About Charisma University

Charisma University, BAC accredited, Turks and Caicos Islands Ministry of Education recognized, candidate for accreditation with ACBSP and institutional member of American Council on Education offers aspiring students and professionals an opportunity to shape their careers and futures. It has always been the University goal to provide brilliant minds an education that is worth both their time and money and with the establishment of Charisma University, we believe that this goal has been achieved. The University is also committed to provide online and on-campus education that are flexible, on-demand, innovative, and utilize sound education technologies and techniques. Charisma degrees are structured to allow students the flexibility to schedule their course work around their other responsibilities. The University currently offers forty-one degree programs and three graduate certificates in its six schools: School of Business, School of Education, School of Philosophy and Religion, School of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, School of Health Sciences, and School of Law. Charisma University is committed to enhance the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of its students. This is accomplished by providing low tuition, a challenging curriculum, a highly qualified faculty, and strong academic support.

Charisma University Launches Centre for Advanced Research and Innovation (CARI)


Charisma University Launches Centre for Advanced Research and Innovation (CARI)

The Centre for Advanced Research and Innovation (CARI) is established as an independent organization under the auspices of the Charisma University. It is a specialized organization and the umbrella body for higher research in Humanities, Social Science and Technology disciplines at the Charisma University.

The Centre provides facilities for higher research in various areas of Humanities, Social Science and Technology disciplines. It supports and conducts researches, holds seminars and workshops, and offers training courses on research methodologies. It also maintains links and establishes networks with similar centres, institutes and organizations.

CARI is also aimed at establishing and promoting exchange programs with academic, research, training institutes and think tank organizations at home and abroad. Overseas researchers can work here with limited office and accommodation facilities.

CARI Objectives

CARI has some basic objectives:

  • To offer facilities for higher research (M Phil, PhD, and Post-doctoral) and development in different disciplines of humanities, social sciences and technology.
  • To organize seminars, symposiums, workshops, scholarly lectures, conferences and to disseminate academic achievements in the respective discipline.
  • To arrange and offer fellowships to local, regional and international researchers and scholars.
  • To establish linkages and networks with national, regional and international research centres and academic institutions through exchange programmes.

Dr. Anita Abbot, Charisma University Provost & Chief Academic officer, serves as the CARI Executive Committee Chair. Her research skills have led her to a number of writing and editing roles: an associate editor for International Journal of the Humanities; a reviewer for The University of London Educate Journal; a guest writer for Oil Voice; and an independent writer.

About Charisma University

Charisma University, BAC accredited, Turks and Caicos Islands Ministry of Education recognized, candidate for accreditation with ACBSP and institutional member of American Council on Education offers aspiring students and professionals an opportunity to shape their careers and futures. It has always been the University goal to provide brilliant minds an education that is worth both their time and money and with the establishment of Charisma University, we believe that this goal has been achieved. The University is also committed to provide online and on-campus education that are flexible, on-demand, innovative, and utilize sound education technologies and techniques. Charisma degrees are structured to allow students the flexibility to schedule their course work around their other responsibilities. The University currently offers forty-one degree programs and three graduate certificates in its six schools: School of Business, School of Education, School of Philosophy and Religion, School of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, School of Health Sciences, and School of Law. Charisma University is committed to enhance the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of its students. This is accomplished by providing low tuition, a challenging curriculum, a highly qualified faculty, and strong academic support.

Charisma University Ph.D. Graduates and three distinguished faculty members present research papers at both Cambridge and Oxford Universities in the United Kingdom


Charisma University Ph.D. Graduates and three distinguished faculty members present research papers at both Cambridge and Oxford Universities in the United Kingdom

Charisma University is very pleased to announce that two of our recent Ph.D. graduates in Business Administration, Dr. Songyasin Chonpatathip and Dr. Chaiwat Panphet, together with 3 of our distinguished faculty members from Thailand – Prof. Dr. Uthit Siriwan, Prof. Dr. Chotika Ramabut and Prof. Dr. Nutchuda Thitikalaya – have recently presented research papers at both Cambridge and Oxford universities in the United Kingdom.

The team presented their first research paper “The Causal Relationship among Planning, Commitment, Implementation and Organization Change in ASEAN” at the Academic International Conference on Multidisciplinary Studies and Education held at the University of Cambridge, UK, on January 24, 2017.

Following that, on March 13, 2017, the team presented another research paper “”Structural Equation Modeling of the Pariyatti Dhamma Schools’ Performance Management in Thailand” at the 3rd International Conference on Business, Economics, Management & Marketing (ICBEMM 2017) held at the University of Oxford, UK.

Both their research papers employed advanced statistics, such as structural equation modeling and path analysis, and won many accolades from participants at the conferences.

CONGRATULATIONS to both our graduates and our fine faculty members!

Both Dr. Songyasin Chonpatathip and Dr. Chaiwat Panphet graduated with distinction from Charisma University.  They are now part of the academic faculty at the prestigious Mahachulalongkorn Rajavidyalaya University in Thailand.

Charisma would like to express special thanks to our three own faculty members, Prof. Dr. Uthit Siriwan, Prof. Dr. Chotika Ramabut and Prof. Dr. Nutchuda Thitikalaya for their unstinted support of our graduates.  We deeply appreciate the continuing work they do for our students and wish the coming year will bring happiness and success to all of them.

Dr. Chaiwat Panphet (left) and Dr. Songyasin Chonpatathip (right) at Cambridge

Left to right: Dr. Songyasin Chonpatathip, Prof. Dr. Uthit Siriwan and Dr. Chaiwat Panphet at Cambridge

Dr. Chaiwat in action at Cambridge

The Charisma Team at Oxford

The Charisma team at Oxford

Paper presentation at Oxford

Paper presentation at Oxford

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Charisma University Announces Articulation Agreement with Apollos University


Charisma University is pleased to announce its articulation agreement with Apollos University. This articulation agreement allows credits earned by Apollos University students credited in Charisma University, and vice versa. Charisma University and Apollos University believe that an articulation agreement would significantly benefit our future graduates particularly in terms of course completion within their desired timeframes. Thus, this articulation agreement is to ensure that students would save time and cost in completing their degree programs.

About Apollos University
Apollos University is a global online school located in Huntington Beach, California that serves students in several countries including the United States, Bosnia, Canada, Ghana, Great Britain, Ireland, Lebanon, Kosovo, Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey, and Vietnam to name a few. Apollos University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).The University maintains its mission of ensuring that students can reach their dreams to advance their education regardless of their financial situation. Degrees from Apollos University are Accredited, Affordable, Accessible, and Attainable. The leaders of the university take great pride in creating the best student experience through diverse, value-added programs.

Apollos University’s website: www.apollos.edu

About Charisma University
Charisma University, Turks and Caicos Islands Ministry of Education recognized, candidate for accreditation with ACBSP and institutional member of American Council on Education offers aspiring students and professionals an opportunity to shape their careers and futures. It has always been the University goal to provide brilliant minds an education that is worth both their time and money and with the establishment of Charisma University, we believe that this goal has been achieved. The University is also committed to provide online and on-campus education that are flexible, on-demand, innovative, and utilize sound education technologies and techniques. Charisma degrees are structured to allow students the flexibility to schedule their course work around their other responsibilities. The University currently offers forty-one degree programs and three graduate certificates in its six schools: School of Business, School of Education, School of Philosophy and Religion, School of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, School of Health Sciences, and School of Law. Charisma University is committed to enhance the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of its students. This is accomplished by providing low tuition, a challenging curriculum, a highly qualified faculty, and strong academic support.

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