About California Intercontinental University

Welcome to CIU

California Intercontinental University is an accredited institution of higher learning offering Associates, Bachelor’s, Master’s (MBA), and Doctorate (DBA) degrees. All programs are 100% online distance learning programs that promote critical thinking, quality learning, and relevant research in emerging fields. Our online Associates, Bachelor’s, MBA, and DBA degree programs include the latest curriculum, which provides a practical approach to solving real-world issues to students.

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Our History

Built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, California Intercontinental University (CIU) has evolved from its early years. In 2003, California Intercontinental University was incorporated in the State of California and started its initial operations. In 2005, California Intercontinental University received California State Approval to grant undergraduate and graduate degrees. In 2009, California Intercontinental University was accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Accrediting Commission of DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and it is also a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The CIU Mission Statement

California Intercontinental University offers relevant, in-demand accredited online programs designed to enhance each student’s professional career. CIU is committed to equip the next generation of business professionals, leaders, and entrepreneurs with the confidence, qualifications, and competence to succeed in the global business community and economy.

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