California Institute of Advanced Management

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California Institute of Advanced Management (CIAM) is a non-profit graduate university founded on Peter F. Drucker's management principles, emphasizing practical application. Students can enroll in convenient and affordable hybrid distance education courses. The administrative campus is in Alhambra, California, near Downtown Los Angeles and Southern California landmarks.

Type:
Private Nonprofit

Regional Accreditation:
WSCUC

US News Ranking:
Unranked

Day 1 CPT Programs:
- MBA

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Day 1 CPT Policy at CIAM

CIAM authorizes Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for international students enrolled in an Experiential Internship Course (INT501 or INT599). CPT employment is defined as “alternative work/study, internship, cooperative education, or any other type of required internship or practicum that is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with the school.” To qualify, the work experience must be related to the student’s degree. Students can take a maximum of one INT course per term. These courses are zero unit courses and do not count towards the Full-Time Student requirement. CPT authorizations are not automatically renewed each term and students must apply or re-apply every term.

To qualify for CPT:
  • Be in valid F-1 immigration status for at least 1 year (International Student who are on a new I-20 have to wait until their 3rd term to take INT501).
  • Be registered for two classes (full-time) at CIAM with good academic standing.
  • Be enrolled in Experiential Internship course (INT501 or INT599).
  • Secure a job offer related to the student's field of study.
  • Submit the job offer letter and CPT application form to dso@ciam.edu.
  • Obtain CPT authorization from CIAM BEFORE beginning employment; authorization cannot be back-dated.
  • You must reapply for CPT every term.

If you have more questions about Day 1 CPT at CIAM, please contact us immediately!

Day 1 CPT Programs at CIAM

There are 3 semesters in a year for Day 1 CPT Programs at CIAM University: Fall, Spring and Summer.

In each semester, international students must register at least 2 courses (6 credits; including one online course and one hybrid course)

Onsite frequency: once every one or two month, the onsite instruction of the hybrid course will be take place on weekend days .

If you apply through us, you will get $100 Credits once you get enrolled into the program.

Tuition & Scholarships at CIAM

MBA Tuition

Graduate credit hours are billed at $667/credit hour.

  • Total Semester Estimate: $4,000

  • Total Annual Estimate: $12,000 (3 semester)

  • Total Program Estimate: $24,000 (6 semester)


Other Fees
  • Application Fee (Non-Refundable) - $75 <- We can waive the Application Fee for you, use the link to submit your application.
  • STRF Fee (Non-Refundable) - $60
  • Estimated Total Textbook Cost - No Additional Cost
  • Estimated Parking Fee - No Additional Cost
  • INT/CPT Registration Fee - $50 for each term
  • Total Estimated Program Associated Fees - $235
Scholarships
  • President's Scholarship/Women in Leadership Scholarship (Available for female students with work experience, requires a 300-500 word Essay.)
  • Management as a Liberal Art Scholarship (Open to all students, requires a 300-500 word Essay.)
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship (For students maintaining a GPA of 3.8 and above, submission of transcripts required.)

Please contact us for more details about the scholarships at CIAM.

Important Dates at CIAM

Program Start Dates

Summer 2023 Term 1
  5/4/2024

Summer 2023 Term 2
  6/15/2024

Fall 2024 Term 1
  8/31/2024

Fall 2024 Term 2
  10/12/2024

Spring 2025 Term 1
  1/4/2025

Spring 2025 Term 2
  2/15/2025

Every term is open for enrollment (6 enrollment windows in a academic year).

Application Deadline:

F1 transfer students (F1/OPT/CPT): 4 weeks before the first day of the term.

Others: 3 months before the first day of the term.

(If you missed the deadline, please contact us. We are the official recruitment partner of Trine, we can help you accelerate your application)

California Institute of Advanced Management

Location:

  • Alhambra, CA

Tuition:

  • $667 / credit hour
  • $12,000 / year (3 semesters)
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Program Start Dates:

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