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

  Application Checklist

*Additional Documents Required for International Students:

  View International Requirements  

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)

Application Deadlines

When is the Next Application Deadline?

Mar. 28th,
May 23rd,
Apr. 20th,
11-Month Full-Time & 22-Month Part-Time MBA 11-Month Full-Time & 22-Month Part-Time MBA 22-Month Hybrid Extended MBA


Upcoming Application Deadlines:

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

  • Start Date: Mar. 21st, 2018
    • Application Deadline: Jan. 31st, 2018
  • Start Date: May 16th, 2018
    • Application Deadline: Mar. 28, 2018
  • Start Date: Jul. 11th, 2018
    • Application Deadline: May 23rd, 2018
  • Start Date: Aug. 29th, 2018
    • Application Deadline: Jul. 13th, 2018
  • Start Date: Oct. 24th, 2018
    • Application Deadline: Sep. 5th, 2018
  • Start Date: Jan. 9th, 2019
    • Application Deadline: Nov. 23rd, 2018

22-Month Extended Hybrid MBA

  • Start Date: Jun. 09th, 2018
    • Application Deadline: Apr. 20th, 2018
  • Start Date: Aug. 27th, 2018
    • Application Deadline: Jul. 13th, 2018
  • Start Date: Jan. 07th, 2019
    • Application Deadline: Nov. 23rd, 2018
  • Start Date: Apr. 29th, 2019
    • Application Deadline: Mar. 15th, 2019

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.

Technical Requirements

Technical Minimum Requirements

for the MBA Program

The computer a student will utilize for the MBA program must meet the minimum requirements below. Note that the minimum computer and software requirements may evolve during a student’s course of studies, in particular as thirdparty vendors discontinue support for older versions of the product.

Minimum Hardware and Operating System

  1. 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or greater.
  2. 2GB RAM or more & 1 GB of free hard drive space or more.
  3. If running Windows, Windows 7 or greater.
  4. If running OSX, OSC 10.6 or greater.
  5. Webcam, sound card, microphone & speakers set up on your computer, or a smartphone or tablet that has video and sound recording capabilities.


  1. Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Firefox with Adobe Flash Player with most current update.
  2. Microsoft Office 2007 or higher: Word, Excel, PowerPoint (or equivalent such Mac iWork), rtf.
  3. Current version of Adobe Reader
  4. USB Flash Drive: Strongly recommended (1 GB+)
  5. Video Media Player (such as Windows Media Player or QuickTime Player (or equivalent), which are available free of charge from the manufacturers.

Internet Connection

  1. A reliable broadband Internet connection, either cable or DSL of at least 5Mbps download speed (constant) for adequate audio video quality.
  2. An email address that will accept all emails, including attachments, from the domain name

Note: Students are presumed to receive the messages sent to designated email addresses. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that messages from CIAM are not blocked and that the mailbox is not too full to receive messages.