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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Application Instructions


Step 1: Submit Application Package* to CIAM
• Items needed for the Application Package:
     • Start Application Form (CLICK HERE)
     • Current Resume
     • Copy of the ID or Passport
     • Admissions Questionnaire 
     • Statement of Interest
         Topic: Describe your interest in CIAM’s MBA as to how our program meets your career and educational objectives.
• Pay application fee
• Submit Official Transcript(s) to CIAM 
• If interested in transferring of credits – contact the Office of Admissions at
Step 2: Pass the CIAM Assessment Writing Test - Assessment Writing Test Instructions
Step 3: Schedule and Pass the Admissions Interview

  Admissions Checklist

*Additional Documents Required for International Students:

  View International Requirements  

  Start an International Student Application

Important Application Forms:

**Please note: do not fill out forms in the internet browser window. Download the form and fill it out in Adobe Reader.

MBA Application

Admissions Questionnaire

Transfer Credit Form (if applicable)

Academic Petition Form (if applicable)

Important Links and Resouces:

Application Deadlines

When is the Next MBA

application Deadline?

Sept. 8th Sept. 27th Dec. 6th 

22-Month Hybrid Extended

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


Upcoming Application Deadlines:

  • Start Date: Oct. 28th, 2017: 22-Month Hybrid Extended MBA ​​​​
    • Application Deadline: Sept. 8th, 2017
  • Start Date: Nov. 15th, 2017: 11-Month Full-Time & 22-Month Part-Time MBA
    • Application Deadline: Sept. 27th, 2017
  • Start Date: Jan. 24th, 2018​: 11-Month Full-Time & 22-Month Part-Time MBA​​​​​​
    • Application Deadline: Dec. 6th, 2017

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. 17th, 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:

Application & I-20 Fees:

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.