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CATALOG 2020 - International American University
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CATALOG 2020 - International American University
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020 – DECEMBER 31, 2020

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                                   3440 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #1000, Los Angeles, CA 90010
                                        Tel: (213) 262-3939 | Fax: (213) 262-5758

                                       GARDEN GROVE SATELLITE TEACHING SITE
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS..............................................................................................................................3
MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICER ..................................................................................1
ABOUT IAU .............................................................................................................................................2
     CONTACT INFORMATION ................................................................................................................................... 3
     OFFICE HOURS ....................................................................................................................................................... 3
     HOLIDAYS ................................................................................................................................................................ 3
     MISSION & OBJECTIVES ...................................................................................................................................... 3
                    MISSION STATEMENT .................................................................................................................................................... 3
                    INSTITUTIONAL OBJECTIVES ........................................................................................................................................ 3
                    FAITH STATEMENT ........................................................................................................................................................... 3
          APPROVALS & RECOGNITIONS ......................................................................................................................... 4
                    CALIFORNIA SECRETARY OF STATE............................................................................................................................ 4
                    STATE OF CALIFORNIA BUREAU FOR PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION (BPPE) ...............................4
                    STUDENT AND EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM (SEVP) ....................................................................................... 4
                    ACCREDITATION ............................................................................................................................................................. 4
                    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ............................................................................................................................ 4
          BOARD OF DIRECTORS......................................................................................................................................... 4
          ADMINISTRATION .................................................................................................................................................. 4
          CAMPUS & EQUIPMENT ....................................................................................................................................... 5
          DISCLOSURES.......................................................................................................................................................... 5
                    STATEMENT ON BANKRUPTCY .................................................................................................................................... 5
                    NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT IAU ......................5
                    SCHOOL PERFORMANCE FACT SHEET ...................................................................................................................... 5
                    CONTACTING TRACS .................................................................................................................................................... 6
                    CONTACTING THE BUREAU FOR PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION.................................................... 6
                    ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS ..................................................................................................................................... 6
OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS.............................................................................................................7
     ADVISORY COMMITTEE........................................................................................................................................ 7
     SCHOOL OF GENERAL EDUCATION.................................................................................................................. 7
     SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT ......................................................... 7
     INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY ................................................................................................................................... 7
                    ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (ASBA) Degree Program.................................. 10
                    BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BBA) Degree Program............................................................. 12
                    MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) Degree Program................................................................. 15
                    DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (DBA) Degree Program ............................................................... 17
ACADEMICS AT IAU .............................................................................................................................21
    UNITS OF CREDIT ................................................................................................................................................. 21
    2020 ACADEMIC CALENDAR ............................................................................................................................ 21
                    REGISTRATION ............................................................................................................................................................. 23
                    ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES AND BENEFITS ............................................................ 23
                    STUDENT SATISFACTION ........................................................................................................................................... 23
          MINIMUM COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS .......................................................................................................... 23
                    HARDWARE ................................................................................................................................................................... 23
                    OPERATING SYSTEM ................................................................................................................................................... 24
                    SOFTWARE .................................................................................................................................................................... 24
                    PLUGINS / ADD-ONS ................................................................................................................................................. 24
          IAUonline / MOODLE........................................................................................................................................... 24
          PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS................................................................................................................................ 24
                    GENERAL EDUCATION MODULE .............................................................................................................................. 24
                    CORE MODULE ............................................................................................................................................................. 24
                    MAJOR MODULE .......................................................................................................................................................... 24
                    OPEN ELECTIVES MODULE ......................................................................................................................................... 24
                    CAPSTONE MODULE ................................................................................................................................................... 24
          ELEMENTS OF A COURSE ................................................................................................................................... 24
                    COURSE EXPECTATIONS ............................................................................................................................................ 24
                    COURSE STRUCTURE ................................................................................................................................................... 25
                    SYLLABUS ....................................................................................................................................................................... 25
                    READING ASSIGNMENTS, ANCILLARY RESOURCES, & OTHER VISUAL MEDIA RESOURCES .................... 25
                    COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES ............................................................................................................................. 25
                    GRADING CRITERIA ..................................................................................................................................................... 25
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LESSON LEARNING OBJECTIVES.............................................................................................................................. 25
                  READING ASSIGNMENTS........................................................................................................................................... 25
                  PARTICIPATION ............................................................................................................................................................ 25
                  ASSESSMENTS .............................................................................................................................................................. 26
                  WRITING LEVEL AND STYLE ...................................................................................................................................... 26
                  TIMELY SUBMISSION ................................................................................................................................................... 27
                  BACK-UP WORK .......................................................................................................................................................... 27
         CAMPUS INSTRUCTION...................................................................................................................................... 27
                  INSTRUCTOR AVAILABILITY ....................................................................................................................................... 27
                  LOCATION OF CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION ........................................................................................................ 27
         100% ONLINE INSTRUCTION .......................................................................................................................... 27
                  GENERAL EXPECTATIONS .......................................................................................................................................... 27
    MANDATORY INTERNSHIP POLICY FOR ALL STUDENTS ............................................................................ 27
ADMISSIONS TO IAU ............................................................................................................................29
    GENERAL ADMISSIONS POLICIES .................................................................................................................... 29
                  ADMISSIONS NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY .................................................................................................... 29
                  OPEN HOUSE ORIENTATIONS (OHO) .................................................................................................................... 29
                  ADMISSIONS TERMS ................................................................................................................................................... 29
                  NON-MATRICULATED APPLICANTS ......................................................................................................................... 29
         ADMISSIONS PORTFOLIO (AP) ITEMS ........................................................................................................... 29
                  APPLICATION FOR ADMISSIONS ............................................................................................................................. 29
                  APPLICATION FOR ADMISSIONS FEE ..................................................................................................................... 29
                  GRADUATE ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS ................................................................................................................ 29
                  INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SKILLS ................................................................................................................... 30
                  SCHOOL PERFORMANCE FACT SHEET (PFS) ......................................................................................................... 30
                  PHOTO HEADSHOT ..................................................................................................................................................... 30
                  UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ADMISSIONS ........................................................................... 30
                  OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT ................................................................................................................................................ 30
                  RESUME........................................................................................................................................................................... 30
                  ENGLISH PROFICIENCY .............................................................................................................................................. 30
                  GOVERNMENT-ISSUED IDENTIFICATION ............................................................................................................... 31
                  MAXIMUM CREDITS AWARDED ................................................................................................................................ 31
                  TYPES OF CREDIT AWARDED .................................................................................................................................... 31
                  PRIOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING CREDIT................................................................................................................. 31
                  LETTER OF RECOMMENDATIONS............................................................................................................................. 31
         F-1 STUDENTS APPLICANTS............................................................................................................................... 31
                  CALIFORNIA STATE RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT .................................................................................................... 32
                  STUDENT EXCHANGE VISITOR INFORMATION SYSTEM (SEVP)....................................................................... 32
                  TIMELY SUBMISSION ................................................................................................................................................... 32
                  COPY OF PASSPORT .................................................................................................................................................. 32
                  FINANCIAL CAPABILITY .............................................................................................................................................. 32
                  DEPENDENTS ................................................................................................................................................................. 32
                  FOREIGN EDUCATED APPLICANTS .......................................................................................................................... 32
                  HEALTH INSURANCE .................................................................................................................................................... 32
                  VISA INTERVIEW .......................................................................................................................................................... 32
                  SEVIS TRANSFER ELIGIBILITY FORM ......................................................................................................................... 33
                  COPY OF PREVIOUS I-20 .......................................................................................................................................... 33
                  COPY OF I-94............................................................................................................................................................... 33
                  USCIS REGULATIONS .................................................................................................................................................. 33
     RE-APPLYING TO IAU IN GOOD STANDING................................................................................................. 33
     RE-APPLYING TO IAU AFTER ADMINISTRATIVE WITHDRAWAL................................................................ 33
     ADMISSIONS PROCESS & PROCEDURE.......................................................................................................... 34
SERVICES...............................................................................................................................................35
     ADMISSIONS SERVICES...................................................................................................................................... 35
                  OPEN HOUSE ORIENTATIONS (OHO) .................................................................................................................... 35
                  NEW STUDENT ORIENTATIONS (NSO), ON CAMPUS........................................................................................ 35
                  NEW STUDENT ORIENTATIONS (NSO), ONLINE.................................................................................................. 35
                  ADMISSIONS EVALUATION ....................................................................................................................................... 35
                  PROGRAM COMPLETION PLAN (PCP).................................................................................................................... 35
                  U.S. IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) ..................................................................................... 35
                  STUDENT VISAS ............................................................................................................................................................ 35
         STUDENT SUPPORT .............................................................................................................................................. 35
                  ACADEMIC ADVISING ................................................................................................................................................ 35
                  ENGLISH INSTRUCTION / WRITING CENTER........................................................................................................ 36
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TEXTBOOK SERVICES .................................................................................................................................................. 36
                 STUDY GROUPS ........................................................................................................................................................... 36
                 LEARNING RESOURCES .............................................................................................................................................. 36
                 INTERNSHIPS ................................................................................................................................................................. 37
        OTHER STUDENT SERVICES ................................................................................................................................ 37
                 HOUSING ...................................................................................................................................................................... 37
                 STUDENT WORKSHOPS ............................................................................................................................................. 38
                 SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES ..................................................................................... 38
                 SOCIAL ACTIVITIES ...................................................................................................................................................... 38
                 CAREER PLANNING & PLACEMENT ......................................................................................................................... 38
                 CURRICULAR PRACTICAL TRAINING (CPT) ............................................................................................................. 38
        OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING (OPT) ....................................................................................................... 39
                 ALUMNI ASSOCIATION .............................................................................................................................................. 39
                 SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS ................................................................................................................................. 40
                 GIFT SHOP..................................................................................................................................................................... 40
        REGISTRAR SERVICES .......................................................................................................................................... 40
                 OFFICIAL RECORDS, TRANSCRIPT, & VERIFICATION SERVICES ........................................................................ 40
                 GRADUATION SERVICES ............................................................................................................................................ 40
UNIVERSITY POLICIES ...........................................................................................................................43
     ATTENDANCE, WITHDRAW, LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICIES ..................................................................... 43
                 ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS .................................................................................................................................. 43
                 EXCUSED ABSENCES REQUIREMENTS ..................................................................................................................... 43
                 LEAVE OF ABSENCE (LOA), ALL STUDENTS ........................................................................................................... 43
                 LEAVE OF ABSENCE (LOA), F-1 STUDENTS............................................................................................................ 43
                 FULL-TIME ENROLLMENT ............................................................................................................................................ 44
                 PART-TIME ENROLLMENT ........................................................................................................................................... 44
                 F-1 STUDENTS CONSECUTIVE ENROLLMENT ........................................................................................................ 44
                 F-1 STUDENTS CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT ........................................................................................................ 44
                 F-1 STUDENTS AND ONLINE CLASSES ................................................................................................................... 44
                 F-1 PROBATION AND SUMMER TRIMESTER .......................................................................................................... 44
                 ANNUAL VACATION, F-1 STUDENTS ...................................................................................................................... 44
                 WITHDRAWAL FROM PROGRAM ........................................................................................................................... 45
                 TRANSFERRING OUT TO ANOTHER SEVP APPROVED INSTITUTION .............................................................. 45
        ACADEMIC & GRADING POLICIES ................................................................................................................... 45
                 GENERAL POLICY ON GRADING ............................................................................................................................ 45
                 SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP) ...................................................................................................... 45
                 TIME BETWEEN GRADING & EVALUATION ........................................................................................................... 45
                 LATE ASSIGNMENT ...................................................................................................................................................... 46
                 WITHDRAWAL FROM COURSE ................................................................................................................................ 46
                 MAXIMUM W'S............................................................................................................................................................. 46
                 INACTIVITY REPORTS .................................................................................................................................................. 46
                 LOSS OF CPT / WORK AUTHORIZATION ............................................................................................................. 46
                 GRADES FOR COURSE(S) COMPLETED / ACADEMIC HISTORY ....................................................................... 46
                 GRADES & GRADE POINTS (LETTER GRADES) ...................................................................................................... 46
                 GRADES & GRADE POINTS (PASS / FAIL) ............................................................................................................. 47
                 GRADE APPEAL / CHANGE FORM .......................................................................................................................... 47
                 REPEAT COURSE ........................................................................................................................................................... 47
                 COURSE SUBSTITUTION ............................................................................................................................................. 47
                 MAXIMUM COURSE LOAD ........................................................................................................................................ 48
                 REDUCED COURSE LOAD (RCL), F-1 STUDENTS ................................................................................................... 48
                 ACADEMIC PROBATION ............................................................................................................................................. 48
                 COMPLETION TIME ...................................................................................................................................................... 49
                 PROGRAM EXTENSION, F-1 STUDENTS ................................................................................................................. 49
                 TEACHING SITE ............................................................................................................................................................. 49
                 CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM ................................................................................................................................... 49
                 PLAGIARISM PREVENTION - TURNITIN ................................................................................................................... 49
        RULES OF CONDUCT ........................................................................................................................................... 50
                 STUDENT HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATIONS ................................................................................................... 50
                 PHOTO RELEASE ........................................................................................................................................................... 50
                 CODE OF CONDUCT .................................................................................................................................................. 50
                 CODE OF CONDUCT VIOLATIONS ......................................................................................................................... 52
                 GRIEVANCE ................................................................................................................................................................... 53
                 GRIEVANCE TO BPPE OR TRACS ............................................................................................................................. 53
                 EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN ...................................................................................................................................... 53
                 EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS ............................................................................................................................... 53
STUDENT RECORDS POLICIES ........................................................................................................................... 53
                 FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA) ............................................................................ 53
                 DISCLOSURE OF STUDENT RECORDS ..................................................................................................................... 53
                 AVAILABILITY OF STUDENT RECORDS .................................................................................................................... 54
                 RIGHTS AND ACCESS BY OTHERS........................................................................................................................... 54
                 FINANCIAL HOLD ......................................................................................................................................................... 54
                 DECEASED STUDENTS (UPDATING RECORDS) ...................................................................................................... 54
        FINANCIAL POLICIES........................................................................................................................................... 54
                 ENROLLMENT AGREEMENT........................................................................................................................................ 54
                 TUITION CALCULATION / DUE ................................................................................................................................. 54
                 NON-TUITION FEES ..................................................................................................................................................... 54
                 FORMS OF PAYMENT ................................................................................................................................................. 54
                 PAYMENT PLAN AGREEMENT ................................................................................................................................... 54
                 LATE PAYMENT PENALTY FEE .................................................................................................................................... 54
                 FINANCIAL NOTICES FOR LATE OR DELINQUENT PAYMENTS ......................................................................... 55
                 FINANCIAL HOLD ......................................................................................................................................................... 55
                 FINANCIAL SUSPENSION ........................................................................................................................................... 55
                 CANCELLATION OR WITHDRAWAL ........................................................................................................................ 55
                 CANCELLATION OR WITHDRAWAL WHILE USING LOAN ................................................................................ 55
                 CANCELLATION OR WITHDRAWAL PROCEDURE ................................................................................................ 55
                 REFUND TIME FRAME................................................................................................................................................... 55
                 PRO RATA REFUND CALCULATION ......................................................................................................................... 55
                 REFUND EXAMPLE ........................................................................................................................................................ 55
                 CHARGEBACK ............................................................................................................................................................... 56
                 STUDENT TUITION RECOVERY FUND (STRF).......................................................................................................... 56
                 FEDERAL AND STATE FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS .............................................................................................. 56
                 STUDENT REFERRAL CREDIT ....................................................................................................................................... 56
        SCHEDULE OF FEES .............................................................................................................................................. 57
                 NON-ELIGIBLE ASSISTANCE TUITION ..................................................................................................................... 57
                 ELIGIBLE ASSISTANCE TUITION ................................................................................................................................ 57
                 NON-TUITION FEES ..................................................................................................................................................... 57
                 TUITION CHARGES FOR ENTIRE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM - NON-ELIGIBLE ASSISTANCE ..................... 57
                 TUITION CHARGES FOR A FULL-TIME TRIMESTER (4 MONTHS) - NON-ELIGIBLE ASSISTANCE ............... 58
                 TUITION CHARGES FOR ENTIRE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM - ELIGIBLE ASSISTANCE ................................ 58
                 TUITION CHARGES FOR A FULL-TIME TRIMESTER (4 MONTHS) - ELIGIBLE ASSISTANCE........................... 58
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ........................................................................................................................59
    SCHOOL OF GENERAL EDUCATION................................................................................................................ 59
                 COM | COMMUNICATIONS..................................................................................................................................... 59
                 ENG | ENGLISH ........................................................................................................................................................... 59
                 ENV | ENVIRONMENT ................................................................................................................................................ 59
                 HIS | HISTORY .............................................................................................................................................................. 59
                 POL | POLITICS ............................................................................................................................................................ 59
                 PSY | PSYCHOLOGY.................................................................................................................................................. 59
                 REL | RELIGION ............................................................................................................................................................ 59
                 SOC | SOCIOLOGY ................................................................................................................................................... 60
        SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT ....................................................... 60
                 ACC | ACCOUNTING................................................................................................................................................. 60
                 BUS | BUSINESS ........................................................................................................................................................... 61
                 DOC | DOCTORAL ...................................................................................................................................................... 62
                 ECN | ECONOMICS .................................................................................................................................................... 62
                 FIN | FINANCE.............................................................................................................................................................. 63
                 HCA | HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION ................................................................................................................. 64
                 INT | INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ..................................................................................................................... 64
                 MGT | MANAGEMENT ............................................................................................................................................... 64
                 MKT | MARKETING ..................................................................................................................................................... 66
                 RSC | RESEARCH.......................................................................................................................................................... 67
                 TAP | TEACHING ASSISTANT PROGRAM.............................................................................................................. 67
MESSAGE FROM THE
                                                                     CHIEF ACADEMIC
                                                                     OFFICER
                                                                     Dear Prospective IAU Student,

                                                                     Welcome to International American
                                                                     University!

                                                                          Originally established in Los
                                                                  Angeles in 2005, IAU celebrates its 12
                                                                  year anniversary in the hub of business,
                                                                  culture, and entertainment. Los Angeles
                                                                  is not only a great place to live, but it is
                                                                  a great place to learn. Within a 15 mile
radius, you have exposure to some of the largest publicly-owned companies in the U.S. making it an ideal
city for business students to connect with Los Angeles-based businesses. Historical and cultural landmarks
are exciting to visit and provide ideal entertainment.

        When students wish to study business, an American school is a top choice. According to U.S. News
and World Report, international students made up 45 percent of applicants to U.S. graduate business
programs in 2011. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the average international enrollment at the top
20 business schools was 33.4% in 2011, an increase from 30.2%. IAU is not just a provider of business
education. IAU also offers business students an opportunity to live in one of the world’s most recognized
business cities – Los Angeles, CA. Business is not only learned through a textbook and an online course, it is
through immersion in the Los Angeles city life. Students are brought face-to-face with faculty who have
decades of experience in their respective fields. They learn of other cultures by interacting with
international students from around the world in a hybrid classroom setting. They breathe the air of a city
so culturally diverse that the communities have names that reflect the diversity, such as Little Tokyo,
China-town, Korea-town, Historic Filipino-town, Little Armenia, Little Ethiopia, Tehrangeles, Little
Bangladesh, and Thai Town.

        Additionally, as IAU seeks additional recognitions and approvals, students will see the standards of
quality improve in both campus and online instructional delivery. IAU will continuously strive to provide
respectful, courteous customer service that meets and exceeds students’ expectations.

2020 is an exciting year for IAU, Los Angeles, and I hope that you choose to pursue your educational
journey with us to be part of the real IAU experience.

Sincerely,

Richard H. Gayer, Ph.D.
Chief Academic Officer

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ABOUT IAU                                                       MISSION & OBJECTIVES
                                                                MISSION STATEMENT
CONTACT INFORMATION
                                                                International American University’s (IAU) mission is to
Los Angeles Main Campus                                         provide a positive learning and social environment where
3440 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #1000                                 students, faculty, staff, and alumni can come together to
Los Angeles, CA 90010                                           build a campus community of collaboration, prepare
Tel: (213) 262-3939                                             students professionally and promote ethical business
Fax: (213) 262-5758                                             practices according to Christian principles.

Garden Grove Satellite Campus / Teaching Site                   INSTITUTIONAL OBJECTIVES
11277 Garden Grove Blvd. Suite #200
Garden Grove, CA 92843                                          To achieve its stated Mission Statement, IAU:

Website                                      www.iau.LA         1.   Offers an academically rigorous curriculum to meet
General Inquiries:                        admin@iau.LA               students’ educational and professional goals.
Media/Communication:                      media@iau.LA          2.   Employs a leadership team, qualified faculty, and
Admissions Inquiries:               admissions@iau.LA                administrative staff that provide appropriate student
Academic/Student Support:       studentsupport@iau.LA                services to ensure student success.
Student Services:                            ssv@iau.LA         3.   Provides career development through various career
Career Services:                careerservices@iau.LA                services, which include professional development
Accounting:                             finance@iau.LA               workshops, internships, and on-campus employment
SEVIS Related:                              dso@iau.LA               opportunities.
Student Records:                      registrar@iau.LA          4.   Continuously assesses, improves, and ensures the
Accounting:                                 acct@iau.LA              effectiveness of the University and its programs.
Technical Support:                 techsupport@iau.LA           5.   Creates a Christian campus that is student-centered,
Faculty Support:                facultysupport@iau.LA                and where all individuals are valued and diversity is
Test Center:                         testcenter@iau.LA               embraced.
Writing Center:                     writinghelp@iau.LA
                                                                FAITH STATEMENT
OFFICE HOURS                                                    IAU subscribes to the following Faith Statement:
IAU operates and is open during standard business hours
                                                                1.   We believe that God eternally exists in three persons
Pacific Standard Time (PST).
                                                                     — the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit — having
                                                                     precisely the same nature and attributes.
               Administrative          Facility
                                                                2.   We believe God, by the word of His power, created
 Monday        8:30 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.   9:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.        from nothing the heavens and the earth and all that is
 Tuesday       8:30 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.   9:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.        in them. He further preserves and governs all His
 Wednesday     8:30 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.   9:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.        creatures and all their actions according to His most
 Thursday      8:30 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.   9:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.        holy, wise, and powerful providence.
                                                                3.   We believe that man was created in the image of
 Friday        8:30 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.   9:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.
                                                                     God, good and upright, but fell from his state of
 Saturday      8:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.   9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.         innocence by voluntary disobedience of God.
 Sunday        Closed                  Closed                   4.   We believe that salvation is entirely by the grace of
                                                                     God, apart from human works or merit, and that it is
                                                                     received through faith in Jesus Christ, who died for
HOLIDAYS                                                             our sins.
                                                                5.   We believe that there is a personal devil who seeks
The holidays observed by IAU are as follows:                         to tempt and separate people from God.
                                                                6.   We believe the bodies of men, after death, return to
1.    New Year's Day (January 1)                                     dust and see corruption, but their souls, which neither
2.    Martin Luther King, Jr. (third Monday of January)              die or sleep, having an immortal subsistence,
3.    President's Day (third Monday of February)                     immediately return to God who gave them.
4.    Memorial Day (last Monday of May)
5.    Independence Day (July 4)                                 IAU has a goal to be a vibrant Christian university that is
6.    Labor Day (first Monday of September)                     committed to distinctively Christian beliefs, values and
7.    Indigenous People's Day (second Monday of October)        practices in accord with its mission and objectives. While
8.    Veterans Day (November 11)                                the university is clear about its identity as a Christian
9.    Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday–Friday of November)         university and its foundational convictions, IAU is
10.   Christmas Day (December 25)                               intentionally committed to living out the faith and
                                                                providing an example of Christian values and morality.
                                                                IAU is strongly committed to guiding our students to
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become socially responsible, compassionate leaders by               International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in
making an enduring impact on their communities.                     Higher Education (INQAAHE). For more information please
                                                                    visit https://tracs.org/international-american-university/.
IAU is an interdenominational university and embraces
students of all faiths or no faith. The hope is to introduce        Pursuant to 34 CFR § 602.3, “Preaccreditation means the
Christian life and principles to those of seeking a religious       status of public recognition that an accrediting agency
identity.                                                           grants to an institution or program for a limited period of
                                                                    time that signifies the agency has determined that the
APPROVALS & RECOGNITIONS                                            institution or program is progressing towards accreditation
                                                                    and is likely to attain accreditation before the expiration
                                                                    of that limited period of time.”
CALIFORNIA SECRETARY OF STATE
                                                                    Benefits of Candidate (Pre-accredited) Status.
International American University is owned by
                                                                    1. Assurance of Quality
INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, INC.,
                                                                    2. Degree of Acceptance
incorporated in the State of California and organized
                                                                    3. Easing Acceptability of Transfer Credit
under the laws and regulations of the California Secretary
                                                                    4. Federal Grant or Loans Eligibility
of State. The Articles of Incorporation were filed with the
                                                                    5. Employment Opportunity
California Secretary of State on August 29, 2005.
                                                                    6. Immigration Benefits
                                                                    7. Other Benefits
STATE OF CALIFORNIA BUREAU FOR PRIVATE
POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION (BPPE)
                                                                    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
IAU’s approval to operate as a private postsecondary
                                                                    IAU is listed on the Database of Accredited Postsecondary
educational institution in the State of California is based
                                                                    Institutions and Programs (DAPIP). The accreditation
on provisions of the California Private Postsecondary
                                                                    database is brought to you by the U.S. Department of
Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009, which was effective
                                                                    Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE).
January 1, 2010. The Act is administered by the Bureau
                                                                    DAPIP contains information reported to the U.S.
for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate
                                                                    Department of Education directly by recognized
means compliance with state standards as set forth in this
                                                                    accrediting agencies and state approval agencies. The
chapter. The Bureau does not endorse IAU’s programs nor
                                                                    database reflects additional information as it is received
does Bureau approval mean that IAU exceeds minimum
                                                                    from recognized accrediting agencies and state approval
standards.
                                                                    agencies. DAPIP ID: 248466
IAU is currently Approved by BPPE. The Approval includes
the authorization to operate IAU’s Main Campus, which is            BOARD OF DIRECTORS
located at 3440 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1000, Los Angeles,
CA 90010 and the Satellite Teaching Site, which is located          IAU has a Board of Directors that facilitates the
at 11277 Garden Grove Blvd., Suite 200, Garden Grove,               accomplishment of its mission and objectives and supports
CA 92843 and offer five (5) programs through campus                 institutional effectiveness and integrity. Through its Board
and distance learning. BPPE School Code#: 41500926                  of Directors, IAU creates and sustains an environment that
                                                                    encourages teaching, learning, service, scholarship, and,
STUDENT AND EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM (SEVP)                         where appropriate, research activity. Such governance
                                                                    assures provision of support adequate for the appropriate
In March 2009, IAU received SEVP Certification. The                 functioning of each organizational component. IAU has
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) delegated the                 sufficient independence from any external entity, such that
school certification process to U.S. Immigration and                it is solely accountable for meeting accreditation
Customs Enforcement (ICE), and ICE assigned this                    requirements.
responsibility to its SEVP. SEVP certification allows
institutions to issue Forms I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for
Nonimmigrant Student Status,” to prospective international
                                                                    ADMINISTRATION
students after admitting them for a course of study. SEVIS
                                                                    The IAU administrative staff is here to support and serve
School Code#: LOS214F01373000
                                                                    students in many ways. The staff at IAU work to provide
                                                                    our students with a supportive learning-centered service
ACCREDITATION
                                                                    and educational opportunities.
IAU is a member of the Transnational Association of
                                                                    Ryan Doan, M.B.A.
Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [15935 Forest
                                                                    Chief Executive Officer
Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: 434.525.9539; e-
mail: info@tracs.org] having been awarded Candidate
                                                                    Richard Gayer, Ph.D.
Status as a Category IV institution by the TRACS
                                                                    Chief Academic Officer
Accreditation Commission on November 5, 2019; this
status is effective for a period of five (5) years. TRACS is
                                                                    Jay Chung, D.B.A., C.P.A.
recognized by the United States Department of Education,
                                                                    Chief Financial Officer
the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the
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Amanda Kenderes, Ph.D.                                        There are several computer workstations available for
Program Chair, General Education                              student usage located around campus. The Akademy PC
                                                              Lab can accommodate 20 students, contains 10 PCs, and is
Ira Lovitch, M.B.A.                                           used for classes as well as student academic or personal
Program Chair, Undergraduate Business                         purposes. There are 4 Student PC's located in the front
                                                              administration office and the Library PC's include 3
Joseph Siegmund, M.B.A.                                       computer workstations located in the library.
Program Chair, MBA

David Johnson, Ph.D.
                                                              DISCLOSURES
Program Chair, DBA
                                                              STATEMENT ON BANKRUPTCY

CAMPUS & EQUIPMENT                                            INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, INC. has not
                                                              filed bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in
The Los Angeles Main Campus is located in Mid-Wilshire,       possession, has not filed a petition within the preceding 5
Los Angeles. The facility is located on the 10th floor of a   years, nor has had a petition in bankruptcy filed against it
Class A commercial building.                                  within the preceding 5 years that resulted in
                                                              reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy
The administrative offices include the Chief Executive        Code.
Officer (CEO) and the Office of Academics, which includes
the Chief Academic Officer (CAO) and the administrative       NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS
and instructional faculty and staff. Other offices include    AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT IAU
the Office of Admissions, the Office of Student Support,
the Office of Student Services, and the Office of             The transferability of credits you earn at International
Accounting. Additionally, there are three individual office   American University is at the complete discretion of an
spaces allocated for one-on-one appointments. These           institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance
open offices will be used for private meetings, as needed     of the credits, certificate, or degree you earn at IAU is
by the administration or faculty.                             also at the complete discretion of the institution to which
                                                              you may seek to transfer. If the credits, certificate, or
There are six (6) fixed classrooms, A, B, C, D, E, and        degree that you earn at this institution are not accepted at
Akademy PC Lab which can comfortably accommodate              the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be
20, 30, 32, 26, 30 and 10 students, respectively. The         required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that
classrooms have different style seating, depending on the     institution. For this reason, you should make certain that
classroom. Classrooms A, B and E utilize training tables      your attendance at IAU will meet your educational goals.
and chairs. Classroom B utilizes desks with attached          This may include contacting an institution to which you may
tabletops. Classroom C utilizes open desks with rolling       seek to transfer after attending IAU to determine if your
chairs. Akademy PC Lab utilizes a training desk that will     credits, certificate, or degree will transfer.
be able to fit 10 computers that provide internet access
and popular software used for educational purposes. All       California Education Code (CEC) §94897(p) requires IAU
six (6) classrooms provide a standard learning                to disclose to prospective students prior to enrollment that
environment for students, which include a whiteboard, an      IAU and its degree programs are unaccredited, and any
instructor’s computer that is connected to the internet and   known limitations of the degree, including all of the
to a ceiling-mounted projector, and a projector screen.       following:
Outlets throughout the classroom are available for
students to plug in laptops.                                  1.   A graduate of the degree program may be ineligible
                                                                   to sit for applicable licensure exam in California and
The Student Lounge, also known as the SKYlounge, is the            other states.
student/staff break room for students to take a break in      2.   A degree program that is unaccredited or a degree
between classes, eat a meal, or just relax. The SKYlounge          from an unaccredited institution is not recognized for
can comfortably accommodate 15 persons at any time.                some employment positions, including, but not limited
There are kitchen amenities, such as two refrigerators for         to, positions with the State of California.
students and staff to store food, two microwaves, a toaster   3.   A student enrolled in an unaccredited institution is not
oven, a coffee and hot water dispenser, and a sink.                eligible for federal financial aid programs.
Complimentary coffee, tea, water, plates, and eating
utensils are made available to students. Vending machines     SCHOOL PERFORMANCE FACT SHEET
are available to purchase snacks and drinks.
                                                              As a prospective student, students are encouraged to
The IAU library is for student and faculty use only and is    review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment
not for the public. The library contains over 300 books,      agreement. Students are also encouraged to review the
mainly specialized holdings in those subject areas relevant   School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided
to IAU’s course offerings - business, management, and         prior to signing an enrollment agreement.
Christian studies. For a more detailed description, see
LEARNING RESOURCES herein.
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