History of CIAM

The California Institute of Advanced Management (CIAM) was founded by Dr. William A. Cohen (President Emeritus), and Ms. Jennie Ta (President/CEO) with the encouragement of philanthropist Minglo Shao, the principal benefactor of the school. Mr. Shao has a substantial history of funding educational endeavors and programs and is owner/founder of The Peter Drucker Academy of China, which teaches Drucker courses in 32 cities in China plus Hong Kong. In the past the Academy has offered accredited MBA degrees in partnership with U.S. and Chinese universities.

1602web.jpgCIAM Advantages

  • Complete your MBA in Executive Management and Entrepreneurship in 11 or 22 months.
  • Flexible enrollment periods: new classes start every 7 to 9 weeks.
  • Online and On-Campus courses available; to fit your needs and schedule
  • Get Real-world consulting experience with U.S. or International Companies in every one of the 12 courses within the MBA program.
  • Build a portfolio of accomplishments, not just a degree or a resume.
  • No cost for E-Textbooks; included in the affordable tuition.
  • No Prerequisites required. We accept an undergraduate degree in any field.
  • Distinguished Professors: All faculty have doctorates from accredited universities.
  • Student Focused; classes limited to 20 students.
  • Recharge your learning at no extra cost; Graduates are welcome to sit in on any course at no cost (space available basis).

CIAM Objectives

CIAM is committed to offer a specialized Masters In Business Administration where students will demonstrate elements in each of the items listed below.

The objectives below are attributed to the principles of Peter Drucker:

  1. The ability to establish job performance utilizing quantitative and qualitative information.
  2. The ability to effectively communicate in both verbal and written formats to professionals in a business environment.
  3. The ability to effectively motivate peers and subordinates in a business environment.
  4. The ability to establish objectives for task completion including time lines and measurable milestones.
  5. The ability to organize both their own personal agendas as well as the organization of corporate tasks to foster efficiency and ethical compliance in a business setting.
  6. The application of tools to foster motivation and career advancement of employees within their business setting.

The objectives below are attributed to the entire graduate business program and are incorporated in the twelve courses of the MBA:

  1. Verbal communication skills by delivering effective communications.
  2. Visual communication skills by effectively utilizing and employing computer software with both content and the display of information.
  3. Written communication skills at the time of admission exemplified in the completion of an essay involving critical thinking and competent English language usage.
  4. Written communication skills by producing professional-quality business documents, including threaded discussion dialogue, research papers and consulting/case reports.
  5. Effective leadership as evidenced in the production of a course consulting project/case.
  6. Collaboration, contribution, and timeliness in achieving common team goals associated with the production of a client consulting project/case.
  7. Interviewing skills, client needs, contract development, industry research, and produce a verbal, visual, and written report commensurate with the contract proposal/case analysis.
  8. The ability to apply principles of theory and accepted “best practices” within business environments

The objectives below are specific to each of the courses within the MBA program and are focused on material relevant to business managers: 

  1. The ability to identify problems, evaluate the quality of the evidence, and undertake appropriate analyses to produce appropriate solutions.
  2. The ability to integrate across analytic components of data to identify relationships and interrelationships to apply theoretical constructs in a business setting.