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Complete Degree Faster with Prior Experiential Learning 05-16-23
Prior Experience Learning (PEL) allows students to earn credit for skills gained during the course of their professional careers through documented evidence that outlines the work they have done and what they have learned on the job.
ESL Approved for F-1 Students 05-16-23
IAU has received adjudication from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and is able to issue the Form I-20 for English language training. IAU will be offering an English as a Second Language (ESL) program for F-1 students this upcoming Fall 2023.
Executive DM Approved for F-1 Students 05-16-23
IAU launched the Doctor of Management (DM) program in Summer Session 2, 2002. The program has been offered exclusively only online internationally. Although a new program, the DM already underwent a revamp spearheaded by Program Chair, Dr. Alex Sherm.
F-1 Students Required to Return to Campus Classes Fall 2023 05-16-23
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) enacted the Procedural Adaptation in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 national emergency, allowing modified attendance for F-1 students. However, SEVP plans to end the Procedural Adaptation on May 11, 2023.
IAU and School of Performing Arts Seoul established a partnership 04-01-23
International American University (IAU) and School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA) established a prominent partnership to educate leaders for the entertainment industry, especially K-pop.
Inaugural Campus Class at San Diego Satellite 02-28-23
Since the partnership with Internexus was announced in October 2021, IAU has been working with its strategic partner to organize the logistics to launch the first cohort in January 2023.
IAU Establishes Guidelines for Recognized Student Organizations 02-01-23
IAU’s Student Association (ISA) is a form of student governance established to allow students to communicate its needs to the administration. The ISA is a way to connect with students, organize student activities, and build campus life.
IAU Collaborates with Harvard Business School Online 01-13-23
IAU has entered into an agreement with Harvard Business School (HBS) Online. This collaboration provides IAU students the opportunity to take courses from one of the world’s most prestigious universities conveniently through IAU and receive credit.
Newly Appointed Program Chairs 12-20-22
IAU is proud to announce that it has appointed two new program chairs effective Fall 2022.
IAU OC Satellite Campus Moves to Irvine 12-15-22
IAU is excited to announce that the relocated Orange County Satellite Campus will be opening in the City of Irvine for its inaugural class in Jan 2023.
Spring 2023 Offers More Campus Classes 12-01-22
Effective Spring 2023, IAU will be offering more campus classes at the IAULA Main Campus and the soon-to-be-launchingIAUOC Satellite Campus.
New Programs in the works with Nepal Affiliate 11-10-22
IAU is entering Nepal for international collaboration with a partner institution, Model Institute of Technology (MIT), Kathmandu.
RECOGNITION OF IAU DEGREES BY HKCAAVQ 07-22-22
The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ), formerly the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation (HKCAA), is an independent statutory body to provide authoritative advice on academic standards of degree programmes in higher education institutions in Hong Kong.
IAU Adopts Semester Academic Calendar 07-21-22
Effective Fall 2022, IAU will adopt a traditional semester calendar. Since inception, IAU has operated on a trimester calendar starting in January and ending December. Effective Fall 2022, IAU’s semester academic Calendar will start in September and end in August.
IAU Establishes New ASC in Malta 07-21-22
IAU has established a new Affiliate Support Center (ASC), Learnkey Institute, Malta to help expand IAU’s online footprint. Malta is an island country in the European Union consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, and considered part of Southern Europe.
AMIDEAST Recognizes IAU 07-21-22
Founded in 1951, AAMIDEAST is a leading American nonprofit organization engaged in international education, training, and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa. AMIDEAST believes that self-forged, fulfilled lives lead to understanding, mutual respect, and a more peaceful, productive world.
IAU Establishes Articulation with SABI University 06-16-22
SABI University, part of Learntura Group, is an online private higher education institute which was established about 14 years ago. SABI provides high-quality education to professionals from different parts of the world who wish to develop their knowledge and explore new areas during these years.
BPPE COMPLIANCE INSPECTION, 0 FINDINGS 06-14-22
The State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) is a unit of the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) charged with regulation of private postsecondary educational institutions operating in the state of California. Every few years the BPPE conducts an Announced Compliance Inspection on Approved institutions.
IAU Continues Procedural Adaptation Effective Fall 2022-2023 06-14-22
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released Frequently Asked Questions for SEVP Stakeholders about COVID-19 on April 18, 2022. In light of this update, IAU will submit a procedural change plan to SEVP.
SEVP Grants IAU Recertification 05-12-22
After years of waiting, IAU has finally received its recertification! To demonstrate compliance, all Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified schools must go through the recertification process every two years. Recertification reassures its students, staff and the community that IAU is operating in compliance with SEVP and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations.
New STEM Degree Programs, STEM OPT Extension 05-12-22
As announced, IAU received its long-awaited recertification. In addition to receiving recertification, IAU was approved to issue the Form I-20 for two (2) new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) degree programs.
IAU Establishes Articulation with Collège Universel 05-12-22
Collège Universel (CU), located in Gatineau, Quebec, is a private college institution authorized and subsidized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Quebec. CU offers pre-university programs for preparation for pursuing university studies, certificate programs, and technical diplomas.
IAU Establishes New ASC in Malaysia 04-11-22
IAU has established a new Affiliate Support Center (ASC) with IGM Academy SDN. BHD, Malaysia to help support IAU’s most popular program, the MBA,through online mode of instruction. IGM is an institution of life-long learning, licensed and approved by the Ministry of Human Resources (HRDF/PSMB).
Capitico PRG, India is Exclusive Partner for IAU Honorary Award Program 04-11-22
IAU is pleased to announce that it has established an exclusive partnership with Capitico PRG, Noida, India to serve as its exclusive partner for the IAU Honorary Award Program. Capitico PRG has established itself in the field of education consulting, led by industry experts and specialists.
IAU Establishes MOU with UETR, India 03-23-22
In February 2022, IAU and the University of Engineering and Technology Roorkee (UETR), Uttarakhand, India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). One of the scopes of the MOU included academic interaction between faculty and students of partner schools. A recent engagement took place between a UETR faculty member and IAU’s Dr. Petra Deeter’s graduate students in MGT 620 Operations Management and Supply Chain which took place on March 21, 2022 via web-conferencing.
New Program: Doctor of Management (DM) 03-22-22
IAU is pleased to announce the launch of a new 42-semester hour program, the Doctor of Management (DM). Like the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), the DM is a professional doctorate degree. However, instead of a focus on business administration and quantitative subject areas, the focus of the DM is on management.
Tuition Increase Expected for Fall 2022 03-22-22
Since its inception, IAU has positioned itself to be an affordable educational provider. This strategy has allowed IAU to attract students from all around the world regardless of socioeconomic status. Unfortunately, a few factors are increasing tuition and fees effective for Fall 2022.
Korean MBA In Beauty Management Launches In Summer 2022 02-23-22
IAU is proud to announce that it has partnered with STHIS, SNU (Seoul National University) Technology Holdings Intelligence Service, Seoul, S. Korea to deliver a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Beauty Management. Since 2010, IAU has been offering online learning services which integrate business management education. For STHIS, it has been providing three categories of services since 2013; business consulting, education services, and educational platforms. STHIS commits itself to delivering unmatched depth and expertise by utilizing knowledgeable leaders, professors, and researchers in their chosen field.
IAU Establishes College Credit Transfer Agreement with OnlineDegree.com 02-22-22
IAU and OnlineDegree.com recognize the desirability of OnlineDegree.com students to be able to transfer to credit to accredited degree programs. Therefore, IAU and OnlineDegree.com have entered into a cooperative agreement which will allow students with coursework from OnlineDegree.com to transition into degree programs at IAU.
The education and evaluation of transfer credit is based on National College Credit Recommendation Services (NCCRS) recommendations and in accordance with IAU’s standard transfer policies. Credits for undergraduate coursework designated from OnlineDegree.com are recognized by and transferrable to IAU’s undergraduate programs for students at OnlineDegree.com. An official transcript must be received before credit may be granted towards a student’s program and only courses with a grade of C or higher are transferable.
IAU Establishes New Affiliate Support Center in Egypt 02-21-22
IAU has established a new Affiliate Support Center (ASC) with American Educational Services (AES), Egypt. AES, a private Egyptian corporation located in Cairo, Egypt is incorporated and Approved by the Egyptian Investment Law No. 72 to establish, manage, represent, and operate local and international educational institutions. AES is headed by Managing Director, Wael Mahmoud. Director Wael has been involved in higher and professional education for more than 20 years. AES represents several American professional training Institutions, American high schools, and American universities.
Returning to Campus Summer 2022 01-10-22
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has allowed Certified institutions to allow F-1 Transfer students to study online since March 2020 due to COVID-19. However, this procedural adaptation will end Spring 2022. The legal status of our F-1 students is a priority. IAU wishes to reassure its students that IAU will comply with any federal, state, or local requirements. Therefore, IAU will return to campus for the 2022 Summer term.
Scholarship Opportunities Available 01-09-22
Scholarships are gifts. They do not need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations. Many scholarships are geared toward particular groups of people. For instance, there are scholarships for women or graduate students and some are available because you come from a certain background.
2021 Professor and Student of the Year 01-08-22
Each year, IAU presents the Professor of the Year (POTY) Award and the Student of the Year (SOTY) Award.
The POTY is selected by the IAU student body. A survey listing all the IAU instructors who have taught that academic year is administered to active students to vote. Each student is authorized one vote and allowed two weeks to vote. The professor with the most votes wins. This year’s POTY recipient is Dr. Alex Sherm!
Recognition Of IAU Degrees by Jordanian Ministry of Education 01-05-22
The Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research supervises higher education in Jordan. The Ministry, represented by various departments, promotes the level of higher education in Jordan by verifying all the certificates issued by non-Jordanian institutions of higher education.
Introducing San Diego Satellite Campus 10-18-21
Introducing IAU’s San Diego Satellite Campus! We are excited to announce that our first Satellite Campus in San Diego begins enrolling January 2022! Through our partnership with Internexus, San Diego, IAU will expand to “America’s Finest City” and deliver the same quality –and flexible Business Programs to a new global community of students.
Launching New European Experience Partnership 10-18-21
IAU has established an exciting new opportunity for students in Europe who would like to explore the possibilities endowed by a business degree from an accredited university in the United States!
Introducing IAU European Experience. This new program allows business-minded students hungry for international exposure to start their first-year studies with one of our partner institutions in Europe and continue their 2nd year or remaining courses in one of our campuses based in the United States.
Partnership With WDB Real Estate Academy, Seoul Offers Online MBA in Real Estate 10-18-21
IAU is proud to announce that it has partnered with WDB Real Estate Academy, Seoul, S. Korea to deliver a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Real Estate. IAU has been involved in online learning since 2010. IAU brings to the table its experience in online learning and business management education. WDB Real Estate Academy, founded by Woodaebbang Real Estate Brokerage Corporation, brings decades of Korean commercial and residential real estate experience.
ACBSP Candidacy 07-19-21
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is pleased to announce that IAU is a candidate for ACBSP accreditation of its business programs and for separate accreditation of its accounting program. As a candidate for ACBSP accreditation, IAU will be assigned a mentor to guide them through the accreditation process.
VA/GI Bill Approval 07-12-21
Our veterans have served us proudly and now we can return favor. IAU is now approved for the VA/GI Bill! It has long been a goal of the University to have the opportunity to give our military service people the benefits that they deserve.
Visit our VA/GI Bill page for more
UK ENIC Qualification 04-20-20
IAU is proud to announce that our Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree has been evaluated by the United Kingdom National Information Centre for Qualification and Skills (UK ENIC) and deemed equivalent and comparable to a UK Master’s degree. This is great news for any IAU students who may wish to pursue further educational or professional opportunities in the United Kingdom.