American InterContinental University Online

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American InterContinental University offers an online university with its main campus based in Schaumburg, Illinois that was founded in 1970 by Jack and Helen Barnette.  The AIU online campus was started in 2001 and currently over 80% of enrolled students attend classes online.

AIU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association to confer associate, bachelor, and master degrees.  The university offers a wide range of degrees and programs with ability to choose the following for online students: accounting, business administration, forensic accounting, entrepreneurship, healthcare management, human resource management, marketing, project management, international business, technology management, criminal justice, forensic science, homeland security and crisis management, education, and information technology.

American InterContinental University employs over 600 full-time and part-time instructors and provides access for students to a variety of resources that includes a virtual library, career services, student clubs, and financial aid.  The AIU virtual campus was named the ‘Best of the Best’ by Computerworld Honors Program.

The administrative team at AIU launched a proprietary adaptive learning technology, known as intellipath, to help the school best provide data-driven personalized learning for each student.  The platform established a baseline for each student, then optimizes the order and type of lessons to the student to best meet their unique educational needs.

Programs Offered


  • Bachelor of Accounting

Criminal Justice

  • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science  in Criminal Justice
    • Corrections and Case Management
    • Forensic Science
    • General Specialization
    • Homeland Security and Crisis Management
    • Law Enforcement


  • Associate of Arts in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
    • Forensic Accounting
    • Accounting
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Fashion Marketing
    • Finance
    • Healthcare Management
    • Human Resources
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Operations Management
    • Project Management
    • Technology Management
  • Master of Business Administration
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Healthcare Management
    • Human Resources
    • International Business
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Operations Management
    • Technology Management
    • Project Management

Media Production

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Production
    • Audio Recording & Sound Design
    • Digital Film & Post Production

Healthcare Management

  • Bachelor of Healthcare Management
    • Gerontology Management
    • Health Services Administration Management
  • Master of Healthcare Management

Information Technology

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
    • Digital Investigations
    • Information Assurance and Security
    • Network Administration
    • Software Analysis and Development
  • Master of Science in Information Technology
    • Information Assurance and Security
    • IT Project Management

Students seeking to obtain enrollment information and financial aid updates from the school can complete the form on this page or visit their dedicated portal to learn more. For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended these programs, go to:  Please visit the school’s website for more information on programs offered and consumer disclosures.

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