Executive Management and Entrepreneurship

California Institute of Advance Management

M.B.A. Blended
11 months
22500 USD/full
22500 USD/full
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Becoming a true business leader requires many skills, but most of all, it requires meaningful hands-on experience. CIAM’s master of business administration (MBA) program offers the professional training, personalized guidance, and real world experience you need to gain not only the skills, but also the experience to succeed.


CIAM is a unique organization dedicated to building the capacity of students from a wide range of backgrounds to succeed as entrepreneurs and managers in whatever career direction they choose. CIAM offers multiple terms each year with new cohorts of students admitted at the beginning of each term. The MBA requires that students successfully complete the twelve-course curriculum.

Program Objectives

1.     Through in class lectures and discussion, the program provides a comprehensive immersion in all the essential elements of business education including Accounting, International Business, Ethics, Marketing, Finance, Organizational Behavior, Quantitative Analysis, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Strategy. These concepts are strengthened through the threaded discussions online and applied in class through experiential learning exercises and the consulting projects. On line visits by exceptionally qualified faculty researchers bring students into contact with the latest research methods and conclusions.

2.     Critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills are addressed in class through experiential learning exercises, frequent short presentations and the consulting project and report. Faculty, peer and client feedback is effective in teaching the characteristics of effective thinking and communication.

3.     Teamwork, leadership, integrity, and accountability are taught as concepts and practiced in class through experiential learning and the team-based consulting project.
The students will learn the effective use of technology to solve management problems in all classes both online and in face to face meetings. Consulting includes international clients that help students develop and apply technological skills to overcome the impediments of distance.

Program Options

Standard 11-Month Track: This standard MBA program requires 11-months of full-time study, taking two classes per 7 week term. Year-round rolling admissions, 6 terms per year, and a max enrollment of 20 students per course.

Extended 22-Month Track: This extended MBA program requires 22-months of full-time study, taking two classes per 16 week term. Year-round rolling admissions, 4 terms per year, and a max enrollment of 20 students per course.


CIAM is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and has received candidacy with WASC Senior College and University Commission. CIAM has been granted institutional approval to operate by the State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, is a CHEA member, and is accredited by a CHEA-recognized accrediting organization.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Accounting for Decision Making 
  •  Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making 
  • Leadership Based on Drucker’s Principles er’s Principles 
  • Operations Management 
  •  Business Ethics 
  •  Corporate Finance 
  •  International Business Concepts 
  •  Management of Information Systems 
  •  Management and Organizational Behavior 
  •  Strategic Management 
  • Marketing Management 
  • Experiential Internship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 11 months
  • Part-time
    • 22 months
    • 20 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines




  • Semi-structured
  • Regular mandatory meetings
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited institution in the U.S. (or overseas equivalent) with a 3.0 or higher GPA (on a 4.0 scale). 
  • Minimum one year of organizational work experience 
  • Successful completion of the CIAM Writing Assessment Essay 
  • Acceptable English test scores:- TOEFL (Internet-based test): 79 - IELTS: 6.0- PTE Academic: 58

Work experience

CIAM required all applicants to have a minimum of one year of organizational work experience.

Technological requirements

Access to a computer, word processing software, video conferencing equipment, and stable internet connection. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22500 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22500 USD for the full programme and a duration of 11 months.
  • National

    22500 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22500 USD for the full programme and a duration of 11 months.

All textbooks included at no extra cost.


CIAM offers a number of scholarships to students who are in need of financial assistance. Students must submit applications for the scholarships before the published application deadline in order to qualify. Only one (1) scholarship per student will be awarded and it is non-renewable. To Qualify:

  • Students must have been accepted into CIAM
  • Students must meet SAP requirements and maintain a 3.0 CGPA throughout the program
  • Students must be enrolled in at least one (1) course per term

Available Scholarships:

1) Academic Scholarship

2) Community Scholarship

3) Entrepreneurship Scholarship

4) International Scholarship

For full scholarship details, please contact

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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