About C.I.U.

About Us

Welcome to California International University

California International University (CIU) was established in 1973 as a liberal arts university for international students. Since that time, the University has provided international students with a Bachelor’s degree programs in Business Management and a Master’s degree program in International Business.

Great Location for International Students.

California International University is located in Los Angeles, California, one of the world’s great marketplaces. Because of its position at the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic economies, CIU is an ideal environment for a student to pursue his or her interest in Business Management and/or International Business. Also, because Los Angeles has such a very diverse population, it is easy for an international student to fit in and feel at home.

Reasonable Tuition-CIU is a Good Value

CIU strives to offer quality programs while keeping its costs as low as possible for the students. Tuition is currently $1,800 per academic quarter or $5,400 per academic year (three quarters per academic year). The normative time to complete a Master’s degree in International Business is five or six academic quarters, depending upon the applicant’s previous coursework. The normative time for a Bachelors degree in Business Management is four academic years (three quarters per year). This may be less if the student is able to transfer work from another university. Today, in its facility on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, California International University continues to provide a faculty and staff of qualified professionals dedicated to the spirit of learning and to the educational enrichment of each individual student.

International students find that our tuition is very affordable compared to other schools in the U.S. and they believe that they get very good value for the money which they invest. Students also find our location in the heart of Los Angeles, California to be ideal for gaining a significant breadth of cross-cultural experience while in school.

Our capable and experience faculty understands the needs of international students and is dedicated to helping each student achieve success. If you are ready to join us to pursue your professional, career and personal goals, you can start right now. Download a student application and begin your learning adventure today. We will do our best to help you achieve your dreams.


David B Haddad, Ph.D.
California International University

Mission Statement

California International University’s mission is to promote the intellectual growth, spiritual development, and well-being of its students by providing quality, Christian-based degree programs in the science of international business at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

The University strives to help its students apply their qualities of spiritual-discipline, critical thinking, effective social interaction, and creativity to the acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary for a career in business leadership and management. It seeks to do this by providing Biblically-based, institutionally directed program of instruction involving individual and group learning in a classroom environment.