Admissions Requirements

Admission Requirements

  1. A Bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. An official transcript is required
  2. One year of work experience
  3. Successful completion of the CIAM Writing Assessment *Please refer to school catalog for more details.

Before You Apply:

Review the Class Schedule and School Catalog before you apply.

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Student Testimonials

Student Testimonials

Written Tesimonials

  • Edward Martinez (Graduated in Apr, 2014)
    "The guidance and expertise of the university’s professors and the incorporation of some of the country’s top researchers and executives into an already revolutionary pedagogy built on the philosophy and principles of Peter F. Drucker, the “Father of Modern Management,” has transformed how I manage and operate my business. The university’s unique teaching structure has contributed to the enhancement of my leadership and communication skills through every consulting engagement and exposure to the “real-world experience.”
  • Srini Santhanam (Graduated in Sep, 2014)
    "The CIAM MBA program has given me insight into various gaps which I might have not seen, in terms of running a business. CIAM has taught me how to keep the customer in mind, which will grow the business and to keep the relationship for the long term, as customer development is the business! Now the great thing about the CIAM MBA program is that I experienced real life clients and real life situations through the student consulting. I was personally involved with 12 consulting clients which gave me exposure to twelve different industries. At any other university, I would not have had this exposure to the consulting client element because other universities are not doing what CIAM is doing: real-world consulting, including experiential learning and thinking on your feet. That is what makes this program unique."
  • Truong Trinh (Graduated in Jun, 2015)
    "It has been invigorating... There is a lot of work, but it is great learning experience. The Consulting Reports have really forced me to think outside the box. I believe this is a phenomenal program and would highly recommend it to others."
  • Miranda Lam (Graduated in Jun, 2015)
    "I have gained so much since the start of my MBA pursuit at CIAM. The education I have obtained thus far is very enriching, practical, and empowering. Specifically, I was given valuable lessons on how executive managers and entrepreneurs succeed in their field. Prior to pursuing my CIAM MBA, I had several years of professional experience in the Life Science and Information Science fields. I was content at being lead and managed, and I did not have the audacity to be the leader, the innovator, or much less be the entrepreneur-- NOT until now. It seems as though I discovered a new self--that is, the business side of myself. CIAM’s rigorous, dynamic courses challenged me to perform in many areas, from public speaking to conducting and producing professional business consulting reports. I am very grateful for the education I have received at CIAM."

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Application Deadlines

When is the Next Application Deadline?

Dec 6th,
Dec 29th,
Jan 31st,
11-Month Full-Time & 22-Month Part-Time 22-Month Hybrid Extended 11-Month Full-Time & 22-Month Part-Time


Upcoming Application Deadlines:

11-Month Full-Time & 22-Month Part-Time MBA

  • Start Date: Nov. 15th, 2017
    • Application Deadline: Sept. 27th, 2017
  • Start Date: Jan. 24th, 2018
    • Application Deadline: Dec. 6th, 2017
  • Start Date: Mar. 21st, 2018
    • Application Deadline: Jan. 31st, 2018
  • Start Date: May 16th, 2018
    • Application Deadline: Mar. 28th, 2018
  • Start Date: Jul. 11th, 2018
    • Application Deadline: May 23rd, 2018
  • Start Date: Sep. 05th, 2018
    • Application Deadline: Jul.18th, 2018
  • Start Date: Oct. 31th, 2018
    • Application Deadline: Sep. 12th, 2018
  • Start Date: Jan. 02nd, 201 9
    • Application Deadline: Nov. 14th, 2018

22-Month Hybrid Extended MBA

  • Start Date: Oct. 28th, 2017
    • Application Deadline: Sept. 8th, 2017
  • Start Date: Feb. 24th, 2018
    • Application Deadline: Dec. 29th, 2017
  • Start Date: Jun. 9th, 2018
    • Application Deadline: Apr. 20th, 2018
  • Start Date: Sep. 22nd, 2018
    • Application Deadline: Aug. 03th, 2018
  • Start Date: Jan. 12th, 2018
    • Application Deadline: Nov. 23rd, 2018

Pay Application Fee

Make a Payment

Program fees can be paid in several ways: cash, credit card, check or wire transfer. If you have any questions, please contact the Cashier's Office.

  • Business Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Phone: 1(626)350-1500 ext 101
  • Email:

If you are a potential student, you can start or login to your application and pay your $50 application fee at:

Forms of Payment

Credit Card

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit or debit cards. To pay, please select the amout you want from the drop down, then hit pay now. After which, you will be redirected to PayPal's website. You do not need a PayPal account to pay, just click the pay with credit/debit card option.


Please make checks payable to the California Institute of Advanced Management and write the student's name on the bottom.

Accepted check types include:

  • Cashier's check drawn on U.S. dollars from a U.S. bank
  • Personal check drawn on U.S. dollars from a U.S. bank
  • Travelers checks in U.S. dollars

Bank Wire Transfer

To send a wire transfer payment, please email for instructions.