About the CIAM MBA in Executive Management and Entrepreneurship:
Q: Are there any extra costs beyond the $20,000 fee for the program?
A: If you already have a computer that meets our basic technical requirements, the only other fees include an Application fee of $50 and minor printing & binding fees associated with the preparation of the consulting reports. The textbooks are included in the $20,000 tuition fee!
Q: Is financial aid available?
A: Options include: Federal Financial Aid, payment program, and tuition financing. Non-Federal Work-Study up to $10,000 may be available for qualified students, please contact the Office of Admissions for more information at 626-350-1500 or refer to the school catalog.
Q: I didn’t take any business classes in college. In fact, I was an art major. Will I need to take a lot of pre-requisite courses before I begin my MBA?
A: No pre-requisites! Students from any major will learn all they need in order to succeed in the program.
Q: What are the 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 visit the School Catalog for additional information.
Q: When can I apply?
A: Today! We have rolling admissions so there are no application deadlines. Please refer to the school catalog for enrollment deadlines so you won’t miss the next new student orientation.
Q: Can I do a “test drive?”
A: Sure. Give us a call and reserve a seat to sit in on one of our classes. Get a first-hand look at how CIAM can change your life! Also, ask about our Try Before Buy program!
Q: Is CIAM accredited?
A: Yes! CIAM is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award A Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Learn more here.
Q: I don’t live near CIAM, do you offer the MBA program online?
A: Yes, CIAM is approved and accredited to teach online. The student will achieve the same program objectives and benefits as our regular hybrid program.
Q: What networking advantages are there at CIAM?
A: CIAM students meet with business leaders in every course. These executive speakers are important contacts for CIAM students. At CIAM you will forge even deeper relationships with the entrepreneurs and executives for whom you consult. Your relationship with a new consulting client in every course is your opportunity to show him or her what you can do. These projects are real work and every consulting situation not only looks good on your resume but also results in a tangible product to show prospective employers.
Q: How supportive are CIAM professors?
A: We hire and specially train our faculty so they know that they are as responsible as you are for your learning.
Q: How do I know that CIAM professors are qualified?
A: All of our professors are experienced teachers with business experience; they all have doctorates and they undergo a rigorous review process before we hire them, including teaching a sample class before other faculty, administrators, current and former students.
Q: How long does it take to hear back about acceptance to the program?
A: Once we have your application package and you have completed the assessment writing test and interview—we usually respond immediately. To check the status of your application, please contact Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1 (626)350-1500 to inquire about your status.
Q: How can I pay the US $50 application fee?
A: You can pay this non-refundable application fee:
• Online with a major credit card (VISA or MasterCard) via the online application (CLICK HERE)
• By calling +1(626)-350-1500
• With check or money order, made payable (in U.S. funds) to the CIAM.
• If you are in the Los Angeles area, you may also submit your payment to the CIAM campus in person.
Q: How do students provide feedback about classes?
A: We not only use evaluation forms and interviews with students, but CIAM has an open door policy where students are welcomed to provide continuous feedback.
Q: Do well-known speakers ever visit CIAM?
A: In each course a distinguished faculty member from a top business school visits your class by live electronic interaction. So, you have frequent opportunity to interact with professors from places like Harvard, Yale, UCLA, MIT and Berkeley and find out about the latest research and tends. You can discover current guest speakers on our homepage.
Q: What dining options are available on and around CIAM campus?
A: CIAM is located in a business park, with a variety of restaurants within walking distance or short drive, from large chain restaurants to smaller mom and pop shops!
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any futher questions, please feel free to contact us at:
Phone: (626) 350-1500