In 2000, a group of professionals started a business consulting company, focusing on training today’s leaders to be super leaders through team building, activity-based consulting. They enabled individuals to move beyond their comfort zone and achieve real performance improvement. They decided to transfer their knowledge of business management to the classroom.

Eventually, MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA, INC. was incorporated in the State of California in 2005 and MIA sought CA State approval as a formalized institution of higher learning in 2006, focusing on what it knew best - business. In late 2006, MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA, INC. legally changed its name to INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, INC., with its emphasis on international business education. IAU’s offerings include an Associate, a Bachelor, two Masters, and a professional Doctorate degree program. By focusing on business education, IAU can ensure a concentrated faculty body, specialized curriculum, and rich student- faculty interaction.

IAU’s faculties are business professionals who have made an impact on developing organizations to go from “good to great”. The school’s curriculum was a matter of harnessing current business and organizing it to fit in a classroom format. The real challenge was adapting the curricula to a medium that would make it possible to teach across time and space for the convenience of the adult student. As a student, you are assured that the training and education you receive will be practical in the professional arena, while benefitting from the expertise of professionals in the industry.



Dec 2013
IAU is deemed "ready" by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) to move forward with the accreditation process. After years of preparation, this is a significant milestone in the accreditation project.

Jun 2013
The California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) has approved IAU's petition to add the Orange County Branch campus and additional programs, including two certificates and a bachelor degree program in accountancy.

Sep 2012
The California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) has approved IAU to train eligible veterans and dependents under the GI Bill and Dependents Education Assistance programs. Programs associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral business administration degree programs.

Dec 2011
IAU has been granted various approvals by the State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). (1) The Los Angeles main campus received FULL approval for five years. The approval is valid for five years from December 15, 2011 - December 14, 2016. Five years is the maximum approval the BPPE grants. (2) IAU is officially approved to operate the Orange County branch campus. IAU’s branch campus is located in Tustin, Orange County, CA, which is approximately 48 miles south of the Los Angeles main campus. (3) IAU received approval to offer new certificate and degree programs in accountancy. These programs are offered under the CAS Academy.

Jul 2011
IAU's "Change of Location" petition to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), School Certification Branch was approved. This application process was initiated in Fall of 2010 upon moving to Los Angeles.

Jun 2011
IAU's School of Business and Technology "teaches out" its information technology degree programs and changes its name to be the School of Management and Administration. By focusing on its business administration programs, IAU prepares to undergo preparation to seek additional approvals and recognitions. The School of Business and Technology is renamed the School of Management & Administration.

Aug 2010
IAU relocates its facilities back to Los Angeles. Students coming from different parts of the world would be able to experience the diversity that Los Angeles has to offer. Further, Los Angeles County is home to Korea-town, China-town, Little Tokyo, Little India, Little Persia, and a host of other cultures.

Mar 2009
IAU received its approval by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to accept and enroll foreign, non-immigrant F-1 students for academic degrees and English language training.

Jan 2008
IAU relocates its facilities from Los Angeles to Palmdale, CA. Further, IAU establishes CAS Academy, a department under the School of Business and Technology. By partnering with a successful Los Angeles-based accounting school, IAU attracts students with aspirations of becoming accountants.

Jul 2007
IAU entered into a Voluntary Agreement with the Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs. The agreement would apply retroactively to July 1, 2007. The agreement would require IAU to comply with California statutes, rules, and regulations pertaining to private postsecondary educational institutions or pertaining to non-WASC regionally accredited institutions as defined in Section 94740.5 of the Education Code, as it existed on June 30, 2007, in effect as of the close of business on June 30, 2007.

Feb 2007
IAU receives an extension by the BPPVE on its approval to operate. IAU continues to operate legally and ethically, expanding its presence in southeast Asia and the Middle East.

Sep 2006
MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE OF AMERICA, INC. legally changed its name to the INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, INC., with its emphasis on international business and information technology education.

Jul 2006
Management Institute of America (MIA) sought CA State approval in 2006. MIA received its initial license to operate by the State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (BPPVE) to grant degrees under the provisions of the California Education Code, Section 94900.

Aug 2005
MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE OF AMERICA, INC. is incorporated in the State of California as a private proprietary corporation, duly formed and organized under the laws and regulations of the Secretary of State for the State of California.