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California Institute of Advance Management

Alhambra, California, United States
CiAM is a non-profit university that promotes its collaborative culture, entrepreneurial spirit and innovations in its MBA program through the teachings of Peter F. Drucker, the Father of Modern Management. Our MBA in Executive Management and Entrepreneurship is designed to help students earn real business experience to not only succeed, but thrive. 

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Established in 2011, California Institute of Advanced Management (CiAM) is a 501c(3) non-profit University dedicated to connecting theory to application. Students can gain valuable hands-on experience with up to a dozen real companies in various industries as part of their coursework, to provide a wide range and depth of experience while in school to not only succeed, but thrive.


CiAM was founded by Dr. William A. Cohen (Major General USAF, Ret.) and Ms. Jennie Ta (current President) on the belief that business education should be directly applicable to a student's career and future, not detached from the real world. Peter Drucker, “The Father of Modern Management” and our guiding leader, always emphasized application and action rather than theory alone.

- CIAM accepts students from all over the world into our MBA program.

- With a 10-to-1 student-faculty ratio, you will be sure to get the dedicated attention you deserve.

- Hands-on experiential learning, work with real US businesses in-class and online.

- CPT and OPT programs available for those who qualify.


CiAM has pioneered a new model of education that blends real world application with classroom theory, achieved through real consulting services performed in class. Students engage with local US businesses via these live consulting projects and gain real business experience in their business course subjects, while local US businesses gain professional recommendations and creative, achievable alternatives for solving their problems or exploiting opportunities.

To date, CIAM student consultants have delivered over 77 unique business projects worldwide for companies such as Universal Studios Hollywood, American Red Cross, California State University Northridge, FEMSA/Coca-Cola, and many more.


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. Most CiAM graduates are future entrepreneurs in training or existing small business owners.

The career development process is a life long learning process. It starts with exploring your interests, skills, and narrowing your options and finding the right fit. As graduate students, every experience you have at CIAM helps define where you want to go next.


Housing services

CIAM was founded in 2011 and is located at 1000 S. Fremont Ave. Mailbox #45, Building A10, 4th Floor, Suite 10402, Alhambra, CA 91803, in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley. It is about 20 minutes east of Los Angeles and 30 minutes southeast of Hollywood.

Student Life

Campus life

The CiAM campus is located in the heart of Southern California, just a few miles east of Downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles’ population is close to 4 million and is served by LAX International Airport. The Greater Los Angeles Area is home to Hollywood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, and many other famous cities. All cities offer world class museums, performance arts centers, professional sports and nightclubs.



Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


CIAM has been granted institutional approval to operate by the State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.


CIAM has been recognized for Accreditation by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). This status is a preliminary affiliation with the Commission awarded for a maximum period of five years. Candidacy is an indication that the institution is progressing toward Accreditation.

Alhambra, California, United States

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