News & Updates


Jul 29, 2015

Diana Bronshteyn, Enforcement Inspection Analyst of the State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) conducted an unannounced site inspection. IAU was found to have no enforcement violations. Click here to see the official letter and here to see the official BPPE website publishing the results.


Jul 28, 2015

Mahan Business School, CEO, Mr. Sayyar, will host a seminar tomorrow, Wednesday July 29th, 6:00 P.M. - 8 P.M. Tehran time / 6:30 A.M. - 8:30 A.M. Los Angeles time to announce the IAU / MBS Educational Partnership.


Jun 18, 2015

Yolanda Norris, Education Specialist, of the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) conducted a site visit with IAU. The CSAAVE serves under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA). CSAAVE conducts on-site supervisory visits to approved institutions and schools seeking approval. IAU was found to be in FULL compliance.


Jan 9, 2015

Professor Jason Gateas is published in another article by his alma mater, American InterContinental University. See article: 5 Tips on Finding Civilian Success After the Military: Veteran and AIU Alumnus Jason Gateas' Advice


Dec 19, 2014

The 3rd Annual 2014 Thanx-mas Luncheon was a fun-filled event. This luncheon, IAU honors its instructors and staff for a wonderful academic year! See photos on Facebook.


Nov 19, 2014

IAU attends the Annual SCORE, Los Angeles luncheon and receives the SCORE Partnership Award. This is a great honor as IAU has been working with SCORE, LA for near 3 years now sending interns to SCORE, LA and hosting SCORE Workshops and providing SCORE volunteer Mentors facilities to provide consultation for their clients. See photos on Facebook.


Nov 5, 2014

Professor Jason Gateas is recognized as a "Distinguished Alumni Winner" by his alumna, American InterContinental University. IAU is grateful to have such a recognized professional as one of IAU's faculty members. See newsletter.


Jun 19, 2014

CLEP successfully transitions to the CLEP iBT (internet-based test). This greatly improve the testing experience for institutions and test-takers. Test-takers can register for any of the 33 CLEP exams, purchase study materials, create a profile and manage information all in one place through the My Account registration portal. iBT automatically integrates all pertinent information about the test session with My Account, allowing test-takers to begin to test quicker. Test Center: CLEP2641.


Jun 3, 2014

Michael J Chang, Education Compliance Survey Specialist, conducted a site inspection on behalf of the Los Angeles Regional Veteran's Affairs Office. Mr. Chang randomly selected the student records reviewed from a list of veteran students at IAU. The review included student enrollments (and changes to that enrollment), transcripts, progress reports, and evaluation of prior credit. The site visit was successful with no discrepancies. View outcome.


Feb 27 -28, 2014

The IAU Team makes is final stop in KTM to visit NOVA. Dr. Richard Gayer, Ryan Doan, and David C. Morgan meet with the students, staff, and faculty on day 1. They even participated in the dancing festivities. On the 2nd day, training was conducted at Nagarkot, Nepal. View photos.


Feb 25-26 , 2014

The IAU Team comes back to KTM to pay a visit to PBS. Dr. Richard Gayer, Ryan Doan, and David C. Morgan meet with the students, staff, and faculty. View photos.


Feb 23-24 , 2014

The IAU Team traveled to Dhangadhi to visit WIBS. Dr. Richard Gayer, Ryan Doan, and David C. Morgan met with the students, staff, and faculty. View photos.


Feb 20-21, 2014

The IAU Team received a warm welcome from KINGS King's College. Dr. Richard Gayer, Ryan Doan, and David C. Morgan were greeted with flowers and traditional Nepali hats. View photos.


Jan 31, 2014

The IAU Team are in attendance at the DETC Regional Meeting hosted at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Carlsbad, CA. Attending are Dr. Richard Gayer, Dean of Academics, Dr. Ronald Detrick, Director of Compliance, and Md Osman, Registrar. The topic of discussion was State Authorization.


Dec 16, 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. See DETC website.


Dec 13, 2013

IAU holds its 2nd Annual Thanx-mas luncheon. Faculty, students and staff participate in this festive luncheon. View photos.


Dec 9, 2013

Dr. Richard Gayer, Dean of Academics, attends the Chinese Business Managers Association (CBMA) honorary award ceremony. Held again at the prestigious the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. IAU was honored to confer the candidates with this distinction. View photos.


Oct 28/30, 2013

IAU holds its Fall-2, 2013 New Student Orientation (NSO) for its new class of students. This session, IAU is happy to welcome new students from Netherlands, Russia, Kazistan, India, Italy, France, Moldova, Canada, Philippines, S. Korea, and Taiwan. View photos.


Oct 29, 2013

The Annual Pumpkin Carving Party is an opportunity to share a classic American Halloween custom with our international students. Candy bags, pumpkin carving, and spooky decor made this event a fun experience for everyone! Can you guess this year's winning pumpkin carving? View photos.


Sep 10, 2013

Michelle Woo, Enforcement Inspection Analyst of the State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) conducted an unannounced site inspection. IAU was found to have one Notice to Comply (NTC).


Sep 4, 2013

IAU holds its Fall-1, 2013 New Student Orientation (NSO) for its new class of students. This session, IAU is happy to welcome new students from Philippines, S. Korea, Russia, Kazistan, and Taiwan. View photos.


Aug 12, 2013

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) hosts an Academic Engagement for stakeholders to meet with USCIS to discuss student and academic-related immigration issues at the California Service Center (CSC) in Laguna Niguel, CA. Representatives from NAFSA: Association of International Educators, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Student and Exchange Visitor Program (ICE SEVP), and various designated school officials (DSOs) will be present to share information and answer questions. DSO's Ryan Doan and Pauline Airla attended this engagement.


Jul 16, 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.


Jun 7, 2013

Dr. Richard Gayer, Dean of Academics, attended the Chinese Business Managers Association (CBMA) honorary award ceremony. Held again at the prestigious the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. IAU was honored to confer the candidates with this distinction. View photos.


June 6, 2013

Now, IAU hosts Score Workshops delivered by SCORE Los Angeles. SCORE provides small business owners counseling and advice. This week's workshop is Choosing the Best Retirement Plan for Your Business.


May 31, 2013

International doctoral students from Thailand visited IAU. IAU was happy to welcome two IAU doctoral graduates, Dr. Chalieo Vitoorapakorn and Dr. Prapas Siripap, to Los Angeles. View photos.


May 16, 2013

"Bowling nite" with IAU at Shatto 39 Lanes, Los Angeles, CA. This has become an tradition at IAU to welcome new students. View photos.


Apr 15, 2013

Dr. Guy Langvardt, IAU President, has long served as a counselor for SCORE, Los Angeles providing small business owners counseling and advice. Recently, Dr. Langvardt was appointed President of the Score - Los Angeles office. Congratulations to Dr. Langvardt on his recent appointment!


Mar 6, 2013

"Bowling nite" with IAU at Shatto 39 Lanes, Los Angeles, CA. This has become an tradition at IAU to welcome new students. View photos.


Mar 4/5, 2013

IAU holds its Spring-2, 2013 New Student Orientation (NSO) for its new class of students. Current students, staff, and faculty join the "mixer" to welcome the new group. This session, IAU is happy to welcome new students from Philippines, Iran, Ukraine, and Turkey. View photos.


Feb 7, 2013

On the last day, IAU's representatives visit Nova International College, Nepal. Again, faculty training and a site visit was conducted by Mr. Doan. Also included in the program was a wonderful cultural show filled with many different styles of dance. View photos.


Feb 6 , 2013

The next stop for IAU's representatives is a visit to Presidential Business College, Nepal. Faculty training and a site visit was conducted by Mr. Doan. View photos.


Feb 5, 2013

IAU's representatives continue to the eastern city of Biratnagar, Nepal. An interaction program is organized at a local hotel conference room to answer questions from approximately 60 prospective students. In attendance were parents, instructors, business community leaders, and the former Minister of Education. View photos.


Feb 4, 2013

IAU representatives Ryan Doan, Executive Director, and Ms. Maylin Mendez, Associate Director, visit King's College, Nepal. Visits to partner schools allow IAU to inspect and ensure quality across all partner schools. Faculty training provided by Ryan Doan guides King's faculty to mirror IAU's standards, guidelines, and methodology. View photos.


Dec 17, 2012

IAU is authorized to approved as an official Test Center to administer the College Level Examination Program® (CLEP) exam. Developed by the College Board, the people behind AP and SAT, the CLEP® has been the most widely trusted credit-by-examination program for over 40 years, accepted by 2,900 colleges and universities and administered in over 1,700 test centers.


Dec 10, 2012

Dr. Richard Gayer, Dean of Academics, attended the 2012 Inventor's award ceremony. Held again at the majestic Ambassador Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan, IAU was honored to confer 22 candidates with a certificate of achievement. View photos.


Nov 24, 2012

Dr. Richard Gayer, Dean of Academics, attended the Chinese Business Managers Association (CBMA) honorary award ceremony. Held again at the prestigious the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. IAU was honored to confer the candidates with this distinction. View photos.


Nov 20, 2012

Dr. Richard Gayer, Dean of Academics, attended the Glorious Chinese Association (GCA) honorary award ceremony. IAU was honored to confer the candidates with this distinction. View photos.


Nov 8, 2012

IAU's VA Certifying Officials, Maylin Mendez and Pauline Airla, attend a Veterans Program Administrators of California (VPAC) meeting hosted by National University, San Diego.


Nov 6, 2012

IAU's Designated School Officials (DSO) attend, Ryan Doan and Pauline Airla, attend a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) engagement hosted by the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles. The engagement introduced a new software, Electronic Immigration System (ELIS), which allows individuals to e-file applications for immigration benefits.


Oct 31, 2012

IAU hosts its 4th annual Pumpkin Carving Party. View photos.


Oct 16, 2012

Dr. Amir Safapour from Zaban Sara Institute Tehran, Iran visits IAU.


Sep 27, 2012

Michael Chang, Education Compliance Survey Specialist from the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, provides on-site training to IAU's future Certifying Officials who will handle the VA students.


Sep 19, 2012

IAU staff are in attendance at the Western DETC Regional Meeting hosted at California Southern University, Irvine, CA. Ms. Laura Metune, BPPE Chief, made an appearance via phone conference to share new news with the BPPE. View the PPT presented by Director Laura Metune.


Sep 19, 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. Now, IAU can assist military veterans to earn an affordable education at IAU.


Aug 30, 2012

"Bowling nite" with IAU at Shatto 39 Lanes, Los Angeles, CA. This has become an tradition at IAU to welcome new students. View photos.


Aug 28, 2012

IAU holds its Fall 2012 New Student Orientation (NSO) for its new class of students. Current students, staff, and faculty join the "mixer" to welcome the new group. This year, IAU is happy to welcome new students from Turkey, Taiwan, India, and S. Korea.


Aug 17, 2012

On August 17, Dr. Tvorik, IAU President Emeritus, attended the 4th Choice Best International award ceremony. Held again at the majestic Ambassador Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan, IAU was honored to confer 6 candidates with this distinction. View photos.


May 12, 2012

Dr. Richard Gayer, Dean of Academics, represents IAU at a 2nd honorary award ceremony in Hong Kong, PRC. Six candidates were bestowed various honors based on significant academic, professional, and community contributions.


May 9, 2012

Dr. Richard Gayer, Dean of Academics, represents IAU at an honorary award ceremony in Hong Kong. Eight candidates were bestowed various honors based on significant academic, professional, and community contributions. Event is publicized in the Hong Kong Commercial Daily.


Apr 17, 2012

Yolanda Norris, Education Specialist, of the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) conducted a site visit with IAU. The CSAAVE serves under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA). CSAAVE conducts on-site supervisory visits to approved institutions and schools seeking approval.


Mar 1, 2012

On February 14, 2012, the chief officers of IAU gathered for a luncheon. As of March 1, 2012, IAU will have a new president. Read more and view photos.


Dec 26, 2011

The State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) awards IAU several approvals that have been awaited. The most significant approval is the 5-year FULL approval for the Los Angeles main campus. View all approvals.


Dec 16, 2011

Asia Tour Part VI: Visit to Presidential Business School, Kathmandu, Nepal. View photos.


Dec 15, 2011

Asia Tour Part V: Visit to King's College, Kathmandu, Nepal. View photos.


Dec 14, 2011

Asia Tour Part IV: Visit to Nova International College, Kathmandu, Nepal. View photos.


Dec 11, 2011
Asia Tour Part III: Convocation celebrated with Gupta College in Bangalore, India. Over 100 graduates walked at the ceremony. View photos.


Dec 6-8, 2011

Asia Tour Part II: Visiting IAU's local Medan partner school, the Professional Management College, Indonesia (PMCI), is an annual trip. Dr. Gayer and Ryan spoke to the students on various topics depending on the student level. View photos.


Dec 4, 2011

Asia Tour Part I: The 4th Joint Commencement held at The Gardens Hotel & Residences, Mid Valley Cityin Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was another success. IAU graduates from Vietnam, Iran, India, Malaysia, and Indonesia attend. After the ceremony and lunch, the World Championship Dragon Dance Team performs some amazing feats of acrobatic agility. View photos.


Oct 26, 2011

On September 23, Dr. Tvorik, IAU President, attended the 3rd Choice Best International award ceremony. Held again at the majestic Ambassador Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan, IAU was honored to confer 5 candidates with this distinction. View photos.


Oct 10, 2011

IAU Executive Director, Ryan Doan, attends an ACICS Initial Accreditation Workshop in San Diego, CA. The workshop discussed the details of the accreditation process. It was interesting and informative.


Sep 10, 2011

IAU makes ProQuest Research Library™ available to its students and faculty. From business and political science to literature and psychology, ProQuest Research Library™ provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects.


Sep 8, 2011

IAU staff are in attendance at the Western DETC Regional Meeting hosted at California Southern University, Irvine, CA. Joanne Wenzel, BPPE Manager, made an appearance via phone conference to share new news with the BPPE. View photos.


Aug 31, 2011

IAU holds its Fall 2011 orientation for new students. Current students, staff, and faculty join the "mixer" luncheon to welcome the new group. View photos.


Jul 13, 2011

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), School Certification Branch has approved IAU's change of location petition. This application process was initiated in Fall of 2010 upon moving to Los Angeles.


Jun 25, 2011

China Business Managers Association and the Global Commercial News with IAU celebrate their 2nd award ceremony in Hong Kong on June 25, 2011. Dr. Richard Gayer was in attendance to deliver the ceremony speech and confer the awards on behalf of IAU. View photos.


Jun 20, 2011

IAU is a proud sponsor of the 2011 Charity Fashion Show. This event is presented by The Unity Exchange Club of Westminster.


Jun 18, 2011

IAU's newly appointed Associate Dean, Dr. Richard Gayer, attends an overseas graduation ceremony held at the Federal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on June 18, 2011. This joint ceremony had around 203 in attendance. The ceremony was followed by dinner with live entertainment. View photos.


Jun 8, 2011

Mr. Joe Ahn, Manager of Government & Public Affairs with Northrop Grumman Corp., visited IAU today. Mr. Ahn's topic to the students of Prof. Armond's Business Strategy class was the globalization of technology and how the world's country's are working even closer together in many areas such as aerospace, IT technologies, and security. He also stressed the importance of understanding the government's role to excel in one's profession. View photos.


May 22, 2011

Mr. Ardashes Kassakhian, City Clerk for the City of Glendale, CA, served as a guest speaker for Prof. Armond's Business Strategy class. Mr. Kassakhian spoke with the students on the role of business in government and the role of government in business. View photos.


May 15, 2011

Dr. Richard Gayer is appointed to Associate Dean under the Office of Academic Affairs. The Office of Academic Affairs is the center of the academic activity of the University. Joining Dr. Guy Langvardt, Dean, and Pauline Kim, Director of Programs, Dr. Gayer will assist in the managing and facilitating of the academic programs of the University.


May 5 , 2011

IAU partners with the local Los Angeles SCORE office to offer hands-on entrepreneurial experience for class credit for MBA and DBA students. Read more.


Apr 7, 2011

Asia Tour Part III: Leaving Indonesia to head to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to conclude Asia Tour 2011. Read more and view photos.


Apr 6, 2011

Asia Tour Part II: Hanoi, Vietnam was beautiful, but time to head to Indonesia for their second leg of the Tour. Read more and view photos.


March 26 , 2011

Asia Tour Part I: Executive Director, Ryan Doan, and Professor of Business, Scott Janke, visit Hanoi, Vietnam to do some business development and site seeing. Read more and view photos.


Mar 14, 2011

Choice Best International, in conjunction with IAU, holds its 2nd award ceremony. Held again at the majestic Ambassador Hotel Taipei, Taiwan, this ceremony was attended by IAU President, Dr. Stephen Tvorik. View photos.


Mar 8, 2011

IAU had the pleasure of a visit from Prof. Ha Nguyen today. Prof. Nguyen is a full-time professor with Hanoi School of Business, Hanoi, Vietnam. Executive Director, Ryan Doan, and Professor Nguyen had a wonderful casual meeting discussing the state educational affairs on Vietnam and the developments with HSB. Together, they shared the afternoon with a wonderful lunch with Assoc. Director, Maylin Mendez. View photos.


Feb 25, 2011

Pauline Kim, Director of Academic Affairs, and Javiera Torres, ESL Professor, accompanied a small group of students to a trip to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles to enjoy a day of culture. On loan was a special exhibit - "Gods of Angkor". After the visit to the Getty, lunch took place at a wonderful Thai restaurant, Palm Thai. View photos of this event.


Feb 4, 2011

Executive Director, Ryan Doan, completes the "DETC Course on Preparing for Accreditation" and receives a Certificate of Completion. A key person at IAU must enroll in and complete the DETC Course on Preparing for Accreditation to qualify as a Compliance Officer as the first step towards preparing for accreditation.


Jan 17, 2011

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) conducted a site visit to IAU in mid-January. The site visit is a standard process when campuses undergo a major change. In this case, IAU's change of location warranted a site visit. IAU had the pleasure of having Ms. Linda Plax conduct the site visit. Ms. Plax was the site visitor who conducted IAU's initial site visit near 3 years ago. According to IAU DSO, Maylin Mendez, the staff visit went very smooth and IAU anticipates to receive its continued approval from SEVP.


Dec 21, 2010

Mr. Rajesh Acharya, Chairman and Mr. Ming Dawa Lama, Director of Finance, both of King's College, Kathmandu, Nepal paid a visit to IAU, Los Angeles. IAU was honored to receive both gentlemen. The King's College representatives met with Executive Director Ryan Doan to discuss future projects and how to expand the current relationship. View photos.


Dec 19, 2010

Choice Best International, in conjunction with IAU, holds an award ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan at the Ambassador Hotel Taipei, Taiwan. Dr. Stephen Tvorik represents IAU and is there to confer the awards. View photos.


Dec 7, 2010

The 3rd Joint Commencement held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was another success. IAU graduates from around the world attended this spectacular event. View photos.


Dec 2, 2010

IAU announces its plan to expand to Irvine, CA by adding a satellite campus.


Nov 29, 2010

Prof. Javiera Torres joins IAU's Department of English Studies. "She acts. She writes. And she teaches. Javiera Torres juggles it all gracefully, and she has Taekwondo kicks to prove it." Read more.


Nov 15, 2010

Dr. Richard Gayer, Professor of Business, travels to Vung Tau City and Hanoi for speaking engagements on international management and international business. Read more & view photos.


Nov 14, 2010

China Business Managers Association and the Global Commercial News, in conjunction with IAU, holds its 1st award ceremony in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Dr. Stephen Tvorik is present to deliver the ceremony speech and confer the awards on behalf of IAU.


Nov 12, 2010

Ryan Doan, Executive Director, was accompanied by Dr. Richard Gayer, Professor of Business, to visit IAU's school partners Vietnam. The September visit was not an only opportunity to touch base with the students of IAU in Vietnam, but it served as a great cultural experience for Dr. Gayer. Read more & view photos.


Nov 10, 2010

International American University has never had and currently does not have any affiliation or agreement with Institute of Construction Economic Sciences (ICES). ICES is NOT authorized to market, promote, recruit, nor conduct any business matters on behalf of IAU. ICES has been sent a notice of IAU’s position on this matter.


Oct 25, 2010

The Annual Pumpkin Carving Party is an opportunity to share a classic American Halloween custom with our international students. Special "guests" included Indiana Jones, Mario Brother, and the Cowardly Lion and Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz. Read more & view photos.


Oct 19, 2010

Dr. Verta Midcalf, professor of Business Organizations at International American University, recently published her fourth book “All Eyes on Me: Racism is Alive and Well in America”... Read more.


Aug 1, 2010

IAU confirms its relocation back to Los Angeles - where it all started. Los Angeles is a world center of business, international trade, entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, technology, and education. It is home to renowned institutions covering a broad range of professional and cultural fields, and is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States. As a school that focuses on business administration, information technology, and ESL. Los Angeles is a city full of professional opportunity and exposure for our students.


Mar 1, 2010

Pres. Peter Vinh resigns as President of IAU. Pres. Vinh provided the driving vision when establishing IAU in 2005. IAU is indebted to Pres. Vinh for all his contributions to the university.

Dr. Stephen Tvorik is appointed as President and will continue to provide strategic planning and guide IAU in 2010 and its upcoming projects to grow the university.

Leading the academic office now will be Dr. Guy Langvardt, who will now serve as Dean of Academics. Dr. Guy Langvardt will assume all responsibilities of the academic office.


Dec 21-22, 2009

Dr. Guy Langvardt, Dean of Online Education, and Ryan Doan, Executive Director, speak at a local business college in Medan, Indonesia. This speaking engagement was an opportunity to build relationships with the students and speak on our personal and professional experiences. Topics included networking, e-commerce, life in America, and professional opportunities.


Dec 20, 2009

Commencement ceremony held in Penang, Malaysia. Dr. Stephen Tvorik, Dean of Academics, Dr. Guy Langvardt, Dean of Online Education, and Ryan Doan, Executive Director, attend. Over 115 IAU graduates attended this ceremony held at a hotel and resort overlooking the beach.


Nov 28, 2009

Commencement ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dr. Stephen Tvorik, Dean of Academics, Dr. Kamel Helmi, Dean of Middle East & C.I.S., and Ryan Doan, Executive Director, attend. Ninety-nine bachelor, master, and doctoral students from Malaysia, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Canada, and Turkey attended this grand ceremony. This joint graduation ceremony was held in conjunction with United Business Institutes, Brussels, Belgium. View photos.


Oct 24, 2009

IAU holds its first Annual Pumpkin Carving Party. It was a great opportunity to share a classic American Halloween custom with our international students. View photos.


Oct 1, 2009

In 2010, IAU prepares to celebrate its 5th year anniversary. To commemorate, IAU will be introducing its new ID card design. This design embodies IAU, incorporating the unofficial eagle “mascot”, as well as other design cues that IAU stands for. It is a bold design that points IAU into its bold direction for 2010.

New 5th year anniversary long sleeve T-shirts are will also be available. 100% cotton make them durable to last until the next anniversary. These are limited issue items. Get yours while you can.


Jul 25, 2009

IAU and GCA celebrate their 2nd award ceremony at the prestigious Graduate House Hong Kong University. Dr. Guy Langvardt was in attendance. View photos.


May 28, 2009

Our very own Dr. Dac-Buu Cao published his book “Critical Success Factors of Agile Software Development Projects" in March 2009. Dr. Cao's other research can be found in the Journal of Systems and Software.


Mar 22, 2009

IAU and GCA celebrate an award ceremony at the prestigious Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. Dr. Guy Langvardt and Dr. Sharon Chen were in attendance. View photos.


Mar 6, 2009

IAU is approved by the International Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to accept international students. This is a great achievement for IAU, as it opens our doors to students from around the world to come to the U.S. to study. Executive Director, Ryan Doan, will serve as the Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) and will oversee the operation of the Office of Admissions & Records - International Students (OARIS). Information on international student admissions can be found here. SEVIS school code#: LOS214F01373000


Mar 1, 2009

Dr. Guy Langvardt is appointed as Dean of Online Education. Dr. Langvardt will supervise the launching of its new on-line campus. Initial duties will include developing online academic curriculum and managing the learning environment. IAU welcomes Dr. Langvardt!


Jan 6, 2009

IAU launches its revised website. More colors and graphics make the website more inviting. The new layout makes for easier navigation.


Dec 20, 2008

Dr. Stephen Tvorik, Dean of IAU, visits China to promote IAU and establish key partnerships with various Chinese professional associations, academic institutions, and community leaders.


Nov 21, 2008

Commencement ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dr. Stephen Tvorik, Dean of IAU, attends to confer Associate & Bachelor degrees. View photos.


Aug 23, 2008

IAU’s partner school, Gupta College in India, hosts a beautiful commencement ceremony for the local Bangalore graduates for 2008. View photos.


Mar 11, 2008

IAU is recognized by the Association for Private Postsecondary Education (APPEC) as a founding institutional member.


Jan 23, 2008

The State of California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) held workshop on Jan 23, 2008 in Van Nuys, CA to elaborate on the future of California legislation and private education oversight. Key IAU administrators were in attendance.


Nov 2, 2007

IAU finalizes its plan to launch its branch campus in Palmdale, CA. Classes to commence Jan, 2008. This joint program with CAS Academy expands their initial partnership to provide a comprehensive academic program that focuses on professional business competencies.


Jul 30, 2007

IAU receives its College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) College Code #2641. Students can now send their CLEP scores directly to IAU.


Jul 21, 2007

Despite the issues facing IAU since the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (BPPVE) closed, IAU enters into a Voluntary Agreement with the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) on July 21, 2007 to continue to operate, abiding by former BPPVE regulations.


Jun 15, 2007

IAU collaborates with CAS Academy to establish a unique CPA prep/MBA program.


May 2, 2007

IAU is authorized to administer the Institutional TOEFL Test for its students. TOEFL ITP tests provides IAU a convenient, affordable English proficiency test that can be used for ESL placement, progress evaluation, exit testing and other situations. TOEFL ITP Test Center Approval: I4322


April 9, 2007

Dr. Stephen Tvorik, formerly Associate Dean is appointed as Dean of the School of Business & Technology.


Apr 1, 2007

IAU’s inaugural commencement ceremony held in Malaysia with 85 graduates on April 1, 2007. Associate Dean, Dr. Stephen Tvorik, attends to confer Associate & Bachelor degrees. View photos.


Feb 26, 2007

IAU receives an extension from the BPPVE to continue to approval to operate until February 2008.


Jul 6, 2006

IAU receives its initial approval 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. BPPVE school code#: 41500926


Aug 29 , 2005

International American University, 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. The Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Secretary of State on August 29, 2005.