AIU Online—American Intercontinental University

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Accelerated Degrees
Hoffman Estates, Illinois

American InterContinental University (AIU) Online is one of the premier online universities in the United States. With a tradition of educating students for more than thirty years, AIU has created an online education environment that combines the most sophisticated in Internet technology with the tradition of excellent higher education. American InterContinental University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees.

Distance Learning Program

AIU Online's virtual campus provides a rich, interactive education. AIU Online offers degrees with classrooms as close as any Internet-connected computer, so students have access to a complete campus experience 24 hours a day, seven days a week. An education from AIU Online provides students with an opportunity to continue their education and advance their careers without disrupting their current lifestyles and schedules.

Delivery Media

The Web-based degree programs delivered by AIU Online are specifically designed for the student who accesses the course from a home or work personal computer. Recommended PC specifications are provided to students at the time of enrollment.

Programs of Study

All AIU Online programs are accelerated, so students can make their move upward sooner. The associate and bachelor's degree programs can be completed in thirteen months. (The thirteen-month bachelor's degree is a 2+2 program and assumes that all associate-level requirements have been met through an associate degree or the equivalent.) A master's degree or M.B.A. can be completed in ten months.


Today's increasingly complicated business environments demand that existing and future business professionals have a comprehensive knowledge of the economic climate in the modern work-force.

The business administration program includes many sought-after concentrations that students can choose from to tailor their business degree to a specific career interest. Business concentrations include accounting and finance, health-care management, human resource management, management, marketing, operations management, organizational psychology and development, and project management.

The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) programs provide an in-depth study of business, management, and marketing and give students a strong foundation for continued studies should they wish to advance their business education in the future.

AIU Online's accelerated M.B.A. program helps ensure that a student is professionally up-to-date and prepared to meet the challenges of today's increasingly complicated business environments. An online education from AIU Online gives students the knowledge and understanding of the economic climate in the modern work-place.

Information Technology (IT):

As the modern business world becomes increasingly dependent on computers, the demand for IT professionals may continue to grow. AIU Online's degree programs in information technology offer a real-world education and can help qualify a student to meet the demands.

The Bachelor of Information Technology (B.I.T.) provides students with the relevant, up-to-date knowledge to pursue exciting, in-demand IT careers. This curriculum focuses on the development of appropriate business and programming skills, the use of networks, education in data administration, and the completion of IT projects. Concentrations in computer systems, network administration, or programming empower students to self-direct their degree program in a specific area of interest

The Master of Information Technology (M.I.T.), with a concentration in Internet security, combines the technology and Internet security portions of the course work with key information management courses to help ensure success in the job market.

Visual Communications:

AIU Online is one of the first universities to offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts in visual communication, with a concentration in digital design, completely online. This program is designed to educate and develop artistic and imaginative students who are interested in such careers as flash animators, Web designers, or computer-based training developers.

The accelerated Bachelor of Fine Arts in visual communication degree program can be completed in just thirteen months. All required graphics software is included in the cost of course materials, providing students with training in the latest design software necessary to pursue a chosen career upon completion of the degree program

Criminal Justice:

The growing emphasis on homeland security has created an unprecedented demand for criminal justice and security professionals. This accelerated, thirteen-month program helps students prepare for such vital, in-demand careers as FBI officers, correction officers, security analysts, U.S. customs agents, and directors of security.

The Bachelor of Science in criminal justice provides students with a superb foundation in some of the most interesting aspects of the industry, including criminology, the causes of crime, and typologies and victims. Courses are taught by experts in the criminal justice field who bring their significant knowledge and expertise to each course.


For students who have a passion for learning and inspiring others, AIU Online offers a Master of Education degree program. This program can provide the spark for an individual to advance a career as a teacher, corporate instructor, or military trainer. With a concentration in instructional technology, the Master of Education degree brings students to the forefront of modern education.

Health-Care Management:

Health care is one of the fastest-growing fields. Whether a student is looking to start a new career in health-care management or upgrade an existing one, AIU Online's accelerated health-care management degree programs can help ensure he or she is prepared to meet the challenge in months, not years.

The thirteen-month B.B.A. in health-care management helps provide a solid foundation for those interested in a management position in health care, whether in a hospital, long-term care facility, insurance company, managed-care organization, pharmaceutical company, or one of the many other health care–related industries.

The ten-month M.B.A. in health-care management was designed to provide a unique, market-relevant combination of a comprehensive business education with real-world, health-care-focused deliverables. The M.B.A. in health-care management is designed to help turn managers into executives; to arm them with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to reach high-level success.


Today's complicated business models demand qualified marketing professionals in the management, planning, implementation, and evaluation of marketing and advertising functions. AIU Online offers accelerated, career-focused bachelor's (B.B.A.) and master's (M.B.A.) degree programs for students interested in pursuing rewarding careers in the ever-changing, fast-paced marketing industry.

The B.B.A. in marketing is designed to deliver a solid foundation for business marketing professionals by combining a core education in business with a focus on topics relevant to various marketing careers. This degree can be completed in just thirteen months and provides the experience-based education that helps students qualify for a wide variety of challenging, interesting careers.

AIU Online's M.B.A. in marketing is a ten-month program that combines the specialized curriculum of an executive M.B.A. with a focused training in marketing management disciplines. The result is a program that provides the advanced knowledge, skills, and practical experience-based education necessary to qualify for top marketing positions.

Organizational Psychology and Development:

As the career-focused society spends more and more time at the office, there is a growing need for knowledgeable professionals with a modern, up-to-date understanding of the principles of psychology as they apply to the workplace. AIU Online's accelerated degree programs in organizational psychology and development prepare graduates for career advancement in business or management, with specific emphasis on jobs requiring relevant knowledge of such issues as group dynamics, performance appraisal, training and development, and conflict management.

The thirteen-month B.B.A. in organizational psychology and development is designed to prepare business and management professionals to drive their careers forward with up-to-date knowledge and applicable, real-world, experience-based learning.

The M.B.A. in organizational psychology and development can be completed in just ten months. This real-world degree program is designed to be immediately applicable to issues facing today's modern work-places. The experience-based curriculum focuses on preparing business and management professionals to achieve leadership roles within their organizations.

Student Services

To help ensure an overall high-quality educational experience and academic success, AIU Online provides a range of student support services, including admissions, academics, financial aid, career services, and technical support. All services are accessible through the University's virtual campus. Students also have access to their account information, degree plan, and personal information 24 hours a day through this secure Web site.

Credit Options

In addition to college credit earned at accredited postsecondary institutions, the following can be evaluated for academic advanced standing: CLEP Examination, Advanced Placement (AP) tests, Computer Competency Examination, extra-institutional credit/experiential learning, and DANTES/military credit.


AIU Online provides experienced faculty members with advanced degrees, who bring their real-world experience and expertise to their students. All faculty members teaching online receive training and guidance in online delivery methods and pedagogy.


To be considered for admission to AIU Online, applicants must submit an application and a $50 application fee and fulfill all admission requirements for the program. Selection of students for admission into degree programs of study is based on an individual assessment of each applicant. Each applicant must submit proof of high school graduation or the equivalent and participate in an admissions interview arranged by admissions personnel. If the applicant's first language is not English or if the applicant graduated from a non-English-speaking university, a minimum TOEFL score of 500 (undergraduate) or 550 (graduate) or other acceptable proof of English proficiency must be submitted

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fee schedules for programs of study are reviewed with students at the time of acceptance.

Financial Aid

AIU Online's Financial Aid Department is committed to providing financial aid to those who qualify. AIU Online participates in various federal, state, and private student financial assistance programs. These financial aid programs are designed to provide assistance to students who are currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment but whose financial resources are unable to meet the full cost of their education. In addition, alternative financing options are available to those who qualify.


To apply for admission, a prospective student should submit an online application at along with a $50 application fee and complete a personal telephone interview.


Richard N. Einstein
Vice President of Admissions
American InterContinental University Online
5550 Prairie Stone Parkway, Suite 400
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192
Phone: 877-701-3800 (toll-free)
E-mail: [email protected]
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