International University of America
About International University of America
International University of America (IUA) originally a Californian University established in 1980, founded its campus in London in February 1995. IUA and Its more recent global outlook is an indication of its desire to enhance itself more global offering an Anglo-American style education.IUA is currently OFSTED accredited.
IUA is an independent, coeducational, business and liberal arts international institution of higher learning. As a foreign university in London, IUA is independently administered in accordance to the education reform Act 1988 by Management Education Resources Centre (MERC) incorporated (as a college of higher education) in England and Wales in July 1995.
The university provides an adequate and satisfactory international standard of education and confers diplomas and degree mainly in the business area. The university is a member of European Council for Business Education (ECBE). It is also an approved and accredited centre for the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (UK). IUA, until recently, was a UK registered Education Provider under the auspices and authority of DfES (also known as the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills) and conformed to the evolving rules, regulations and policies of the Home Office in the UK. Its more recent accreditation by the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED), a governmental education watchdog is also an indication of its determination to be accepted as a serious university whatever the circumstances. It continues to seek greater institutional accreditation.
The International University of America does provide very limited on-campus housing for students. Individuals may expect to pay an average of £70-£150 weekly for rent. There are many types of housing available in different price ranges, and apartment sharing amongst students is economical and is encouraged. The university provides data on rentals, share rentals, work exchanges, and sublets in the London area.
Students are expected to pay their own air transportation to London. Once in London, students must pay for their transportation costs to and from the university if such costs exist. Transport for London 30% discount Oyster Travel Card may be applied through the Registrar’s office.
Refund / Cancellation
Students should refer to IUA terms and conditions in the application form, where a refund is applied, it shall be decided by the Board of Director. No refund is given when classes for which the student has enrolled have started or where the student has been placed on probation, suspension or expulsion.
Payment may be made by card, cash and/or personal cheque (with appropriate bank guarantees or bank draft).
The University reserves the right to review and change tuition fees without notice. The tuition fee charged will depend on the fees in place when the student enrolls i.e. when the student registers and pays for courses. Registration for classes will be restricted for students with outstanding financial obligations.
Transcript and degree certificate/diploma will not be released until the student has paid all financial obligations to the University.
Scholarship / Assistantship
If applicants wish to apply for financial assistance or scholarship, they must include an additional essay in their application expressing why they believe they deserve assistance or scholarship. The essay should concentrate not only on financial reasons but also on academic and professional achievements. The University offers a very limited number of scholarships covering up to 50% of tuition fees and in very special cases, full scholarship. Tuition charges are mandatory. Assistantship may also require reciprocity on the part of the successful applicant to perform some tasks for IUA including providing tutorial to lower level students.
The programs of the International University of America emphasize both acquisition of practical business skills and theoretical knowledge. Equally important, the IUA student develops an awareness and appreciation of the unique elements of cultural, legal and linguistic differences that set the stage for today's complex international business transactions.
The following components are united to allow the widest possible scope for an in-depth study of contemporary Business and IT:
Postgraduate and undergraduate courses in finance, information technology, economics, international business, management and marketing.
The development and completion of a dissertation, thesis or business plan. These individual projects are based upon either personal or professional interests or an aspect of the IUA curriculum.
Case studies analysis of specific business problems designed to offer theoretical and practical approaches to the solutions of strategic business decisions.
Conferences with professionals from the international, governmental, financial, business, political, and cultural sectors to provide students with personal observations and experiences of professional life in the US and the UK.
Field trips to local firms and organizations to establish an 'inside view' of contemporary business in different business sectors.
IUA classes stress interaction among instructors and students, combining traditional lecture format with discussion of case studies. There are three intakes a year starting in about the start of January, May and September. Approximately 12 classes and 1 research class are offered for each 15 week intake session.
Certificates and Diploma
Advance Postgraduate Diplomas in Business Administration
English Language and Business Communication Skills
Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting)
Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance)
Bachelor of Business Administration (General Business)
Bachelor of Business Administration (Information Technology Systems)
Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business)
Bachelor of Business Administration (Management)
Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing)
Bachelor of Business Administration (Travel, Tourism & Hospitality)
Master of Business Administration (Accounting)
Master of Business Administration (Finance)
Master of Business Administration (General Business)
Master of Business Administration (Information Technology)
Master of Business Administration (International Business)
Master of Business Administration (Management)
Master of Business Administration (Marketing)
Master of Business Administration (Travel, Tourism & Hospitality)
Master of Business Administration (Project Management)
Master of Science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)