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.

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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
• Pay application fee
• Submit Official Transcript(s) to CIAM

Step 2: Pass the CIAM Assessment Writing Test

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Application Dates

2018-2019 Application Periods:

CiAM has rolling admissions and flexible application periods, so you can start your application anytime! If you are interested in applying to CiAM, please see the terms available for 2018-2019 listed below. If you have any questions, please drop us a line at [email protected] anytime, we are always happy to help!

2-Year MBA Program:

Only Available Full-time, Hybrid (on-Campus)

  • Fall 2019
    • Student Orientation: Aug 16th, 2019
    • Term Start (First Day of Class): Aug 31st, 2019
  • Winter 2020
    • Student Orientation: Dec 20th, 2019
    • Term Start (First Day of Class): Jan 11th, 2020
  • Summer 2020
    • Student Orientation: Apr 24th, 2019
    • Term Start (First Day of Class): May 9th, 2020

1-Year Accelerated MBA:

Available full-time or Part-time, Hybrid or 100% online*

  • Fall (I) 2019
    • Student Orientation: Aug 16th, 2019
    • Term Start (First Day of Class): Aug 31st, 2019
  • Fall (II) 2019
    • Student Orientation: Oct 18th, 2019
    • Term Start (First Day of Class): Nov 2nd, 2019
  • Winter (I) 2020
    • Student Orientation: Dec 20th, 2019
    • Term Start (First Day of Class): Jan 11th, 2020
  • Winter (II) 2020
    • Student Orientation: Feb 21th, 2020
    • Term Start (First Day of Class): Mar 7th, 2020
  • Summer (I) 2020
    • Student Orientation: Apr 24th, 2020
    • Term Start (First Day of Class): May 9th, 2020
  • Summer (II) 2020
    • Student Orientation: Jun 26th, 2020
    • Term Start (First Day of Class): July 11th, 2020

*Part-time and 100% Online not available to International Students, please contact us for full details.

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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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.