California Institute of Advanced Management

California Institute of Advanced Management

MBA in Executive Management & Entrepreneurship


9550 Flair Dr

Suite 201

El Monte, CA 91731

United States


(626) 350-1500

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MBA in Executive Management & Entrepreneurship

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The California Institute of Advanced Management (CIAM) is a 501c(3) Nonprofit University dedicated to bridging the gap between theory and application. We are focused on helping students earn real business experience with their MBA in Executive Management and Entrepreneurship in just 11 months. 

Established in 2011, CIAM was founded by on the belief that business education should be directly applicable to a student's career and future, not detached from the real world. Studying business should prepare you for the real day-to-day duties of running a business, but the truth is, the old classroom education model only does so much.  This is why we have developed our MBA program with real live business projects built-in to our courses, where students work with real businesses to solve real problems as part of their studies. Our students engage with nearly a dozen real companies in various industries, providing a wide range and depth of experience for an impressive portfolio during their education. To date, CIAM has performed 77 unique student consulting projects across dozens of industries worldwide, including Universal Studios Hollywood, American Red Cross, CSUN, FEMSA/Coca-Cola, and many more.

We are here to help students like you earn real business experience to help you not only succeed, but thrive. We've spent 5 years designing this new model, meticulously refining every detail. Our tried and true MBA program has caught the eye of professors and students from all over the world. With an incredibly affordable program, free textbooks, small class sizes, and hands-on learning, your CIAM education will be an investment that benefits you throughout your lifetime.

Completion of the CIAM MBA program requires 11 months of full-time study, taking two classes per term.  A 22 month option is also available if the student takes 1 class per term.  Max enrollment per course is 20 students.


The California Institute of Advanced Management (CIAM) is a 501c(3) Nonprofit University established in 2011, accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools and has received Candidacy with WASC Senior College and University Commission.

International Student Requirements:

1. A Bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited institution in the U.S. or completion of the equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor’s degree from a recognized/accredited institution overseas with a 3.0 or higher GPA (on a 4.0 scale) as shown in the following supporting documents: a. Original or certified copies of all OFFICIAL academic transcripts in the original language from the issuing institution with official translations (two copies) b. A course-by-course credential evaluation (report) on the submitted transcripts from an evaluation service in the U.S.

2. Minimum one year of organizational work experience 3. Successful completion of the CIAM Assessment Essay 4. Obtain an acceptable English test score (TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic). Scores are valid only if dated within two (2) years of your CIAM start date. Note: Candidates not meeting requirements #1 and/or #2 may petition the Dean to request a waiver. Please review the school catalog for more information.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 555.56 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 20000 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 20000 USD

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Large City

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