Why California Intercontinental University?

Our executive education focuses on providing quality instruction and academic excellence, promoting critical thinking and discovering new insights. Our business, healthcare, and IT degree programs are designed to teach our graduates the knowledge and tools they need to succeed in their careers.

  • Low Cost

    CIU offers students flexible payment plans specifically designed to help them achieve a low-debt graduation. From student loans to scholarships, and employer-sponsored tuition, CIU plans ahead to help students minimize their financial burden.

  • Accredited University

    California Intercontinental University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

  • Active Professors in their Field

    Our professors are not just instructors, they have been and continue to be, active in their field, whether business, healthcare, or technology.

  • Online Classes

    Many students are unable to attend on-campus classes; therefore we offer our degrees completely online to make sure you can take classes that fit your schedule and at your convenience.

  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities

    Scholarships are available, and our staff works with those who need financial aid to ensure all options are fully explored for those who qualify.

  • Transfer Credits Accepted

    With our transfer credit policy, you will get credits for classes you have taken elsewhere, saving you time and money. Contact us today to discover how many credits can be applied towards your degree.

Not Your Typical Online University!

  • Very responsive professors - You're not just a number to them.
  • Flexible learning - Learn even while traveling or changing timezones!
  • Rapport between faculty and students - You're never stuck trying to figure out what to do if you have a problem. Our professors, advisors, and mentors are there to help.
  • No bureaucracy - No having to find the right office, waiting in line, just to get a problem solved.
  • Accessible - Talk to your professors whenever and study when convenient for you!

Available Career Paths

Associate Degree Programs

  • Associate of Arts in Business Administration
  • Associate of Arts in General Studies
  • Associate of Arts in Information Technology

Bachelor's Degree Programs

  • Bachelor's of Business Administration
  • Bachelor's of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor's of Business Administration in Internet Marketing and Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor's of Engineering Information Technology in Network and Security Systems
  • Bachelor's of Engineering Information Technology in Project Management
  • Bachelor's of Science in Management Information Systems

Master's Degree Programs

  • Master's of Business Administration
  • MBA in Banking and Finance
  • MBA in Healthcare Management and Leadership
  • MBA in Information Systems and Knowledge Management
  • MBA in International Management and Marketing
  • MBA in Organizational Development and Human Resource Management
  • MBA in Project Quality and Management

Doctorate Degree Programs

  • Doctorate of Business Administration
  • DBA in Entrepreneurship and Business Management
  • DBA in Global Business and Leadership
  • DBA in Healthcare Management and Leadership
  • DBA in Information Systems and Enterprise Resource Management


California Intercontinental University offers numerous scholarship opportunities to students. Some of these include the GPA Recognition of Achievement and Dedication (GRAD) Scholarship, the Active Duty Military Scholarship, and the First Responders Scholarship. Fill in the form above to receive information on financial aid opportunities that fit your needs.

Ready to Start Your New Career?



Properly vetting a potential school for your education is important. California Intercontinental University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. When you see the Distance Education Accrediting Commission logo, you will know that your online degree will provide you with the quality training and education you need to expand your career opportunities.

Accreditation is about the overall quality of the education provided. You can trust that California Intercontinental University staffs qualified instructors, operates on a sound financial basis, uses approved facilities and equipment, and follows all guidelines related to recruitment admissions and every other aspect of an academic institution.

Take Classes When it's Convenient for You!

All our classes are videotaped and online, so you can fit taking each class into your own busy schedule.

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What Students Say

Supportive Staff Helps You Succeed I was looking into getting a second masters. My daughter suggested I get my doctorate [instead]. I went online that evening and looked at the different programs. [CIU's ] doctorate program offered everything I needed to upgrade my education. My relationship with the university, I would call "supportive". When I first looked that the program I wondered how I was going to get through it, but everything is organized so well and the staff is so encouraging that you can't help but succeed. Everything I've learned through my courses here has really set me up to move forward and make a difference in my community and in my life
They Provided Flexibility CIU was a university that could really work with me, and they really made it happen. It’s a school that meets all your necessities. At the same time you’re getting a degree and you’re able to continue with your life. They were able to steer me to the right emphasis that really makes sense for what I wanted to do in the future. Sylvia Klinger
Elaine Trevino Best Instructors and Excellent Support! I've had excellent support from the University [and] from the administrative staff, and I've actually had some of the best instructors I've had in any of the institutions I've been to. Dr. Gordon Bennett
Affordable and Easy to Use It was the ease of the university, as far as being an online university that I was looking for at the time-the tuition, the fees, something that was affordable in comparison to some of the other online universities that wanted $20-$30,000 for a comparable program. It was something that fit into my time schedule and ability to pay. The courses for the DBA that I saw were ... the courses that I wanted. They were current, not things taught 8-9 years ago. IT is a changing environment. So the currency of the courses was great. With the number of students they have, they seem to be a little more in touch with their students than other universities. The rapport built between students and faculty online is something that is good and I appreciated it. For me, CalU provided affordability, ease of use. Their online portal and learning center are easily usable tools to help you achieve your university [goals]. Dr. David Brown
Sharing a World of Knowledge [The lecturers] took their time just to share with us and to give us a world of knowledge, and that is more than you can even ask for at a traditional school. Joan Phillips