You Belong Here

Regardless of where your life may have started or whatever destination you are headed, there is a place for you at California International Business University.

We know the admissions process can be daunting.  That is why we have made CIBU’s admission policy simple and easy.

CIBU is a fully accredited, not-for-profit business university offering Bachelor and Master’s degree programs. We also offer many specialty courses and can tailor our programs for individual business training needs.

Our programs are held on our campus in San Diego, in the beautiful downtown location of Little Italy.

Our courses focus on promoting critical thinking skills and the blending of hands-on experiences with in-class instruction. Instructors at CIBU are typically practicing business owners, professionals, and entrepreneurs, who integrate contemporary business experience into practical teaching.

Our programs provide students across the globe with an essential foundation to prepare them for the ever-changing business world.  The unique combination of diverse students, compelling subject matter and expert faculty creates a dynamic learning environment.

Our students have a lot more going for them then their ability to do well on a standardized test. We think your  motivation and your ability to do well in school, and in the work world, is a much better measure of your abilities, so we don’t require the SAT or ACT for Bachelor applicants or the GRE or GMAT for graduate applicants.

We know that our students come from different countries, neighborhoods and schools –all of which have different traditions. So, if what you have doesn’t seem to match what we are asking for, don’t give up, just let us know.  We are here to help

Admission Requirements

Each applicant is considered with great care and we look for promising students who will contribute to the CIBU community during their studies and throughout their lives. Please click on the links below to visit the program(s) you are interested in for detailed admissions requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Business Aministration (BSc)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Business  Fundamentals and Skills (BFS)

Transcript Information

Because of the differences in many educational systems worldwide, it is possible that you will need to have some of your documents evaluated or translated so that we can determine your eligibility.  Below are some resources that can help you.

To evaluate your transcripts you may contact:


International Education Research Foundation
Phone: (310) 390-6276

Educational Credential Evaluators
Phone: (414) 289-3400

Military and Veterans 

California International Business University is classified as an Institution of Higher Learning and is approved by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to offer GI Bill educational benefits. This enables Veterans to receive maximum tuition funds while completing their degree at CIBU. Learn more.