American InterContinental University degrees and programs
There is a long list of degrees and associate degrees offered by AIU including Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), and Master's of Business Administration (MBA). See their website for a complete listing.
18 March 2011
There isn't actually an American InterContinental University (AIU, AICU) in Dubai or UAE as far as we know but several websites have a directory listing for an AICU in the UAE.
The American Inter Continental University in America does offer online or distance learning programs which presumably residents of Dubai and UAE can enrol in.
AICU also has physical campuses in the USA in Atlanta, Houston, South Florida; and in London, UK; but not in other countries.
London location is at 110 Marylebone High St, Westminster, London in what appears to be a small shop. The Starbucks coffee shop nearby looks bigger.
Several sources refer to AICU as a degree mill or some sort of hoax. It is a real university as far as we can tell but UAE residents should be aware irrespective of whether or not AICU is any sort of scam, it is not accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education, so degrees obtained from AICU will not be recognised by many employers in the UAE.
Apparently AIU is accredited in the USA by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA). Curiously, the HLC Wikipedia page (but not the actual HLC website) appears to be blocked in the UAE by the TRA internet censorship department.
AIU apparently applied for accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) or Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (COC) in the USA but was on probation from 2005-2007. As of March 2011, AIU not found in SACS / COC directory.
AICU website at www.aiuniv.edu.
Last update 16 April 2011
General comments - might not apply to American InterContinental University Dubai
Fees, facilities, education quality varies widely. Allow extra fees for visa, transport, accommodation.
Salaries, accommodation, other benefits for lecturer jobs vary substantially. Check contracts carefully for medical, housing, flight allowances, etc.