We’re exempted by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), California State, US

California Metropolitan University (CMU) is exempted by BPPE to offer educational programs solely for the membership of a bona fide trade, business, professional, or fraternal organization.

CMU has met the qualifications for exemption from regulation under the Act, under the California Education Code (CEC) section 94874 (b)(1). CMU is sponsored by the International Alliance of Business Professionals (IABP), U.S., a non-profit professional association.

View CMU exempt status verification from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), California, U.S. For any inquiries related to CMU, please contact Chee Vang at Chee.Vang@dca.ca.gov or contact BPPE at bppe.licensing@dca.ca.gov

*Legal Statement*

California Metropolitan University (CMU) is wholly owned by the American Education Group LLC, U.S. and CMU is an approved Fictitious Business Name (FBN) in Los Angeles County, California.

Recognition & Affiliations


International Alliance of Business Professionals (IABP), US

California Metropolitan University (CMU) is sponsored by the International Alliance of Business Professionals (IABP), US.

IABP is a membership-based non-profit professional organization headquartered in California. IABP has international offices in Europe and Southeast Asia providing industrial training and career development services to fresh graduates and young professionals.

To study at CMU, an individual must be an IABP member in good standing. Visit www.iabp.us to know more about IABP membership. IABP entity number in California is C4596382.

Articulation & Partnerships

Nobel University (NU), California, U.S.

CMU has entered into an articulation agreement with NU to transfer a minimum of 6 credits to NU MBA. NU is accredited by Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S Department of Education. 

European International University (EIU) - Paris, France

CMU MBA students who have successfully completed the program can apply for the second award conferred by EIU - Paris. 


Professional & Industry Bodies

Institute of Commercial Management (ICM), UK

The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM), founded in 1979, is a professional body for Commercial and Business Development Managers. ICM is an examination and awarding body for business and management students. It is a not-for-profit organization and a registered educational charity. Its international headquarters are in Ringwood, Hampshire, England, UK. 

ICM is a recognized awarding organization at The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), the UK regulatory body for public examinations and publicly funded qualifications.

Award Apostillation & Legalization

The apostille certificate is issued by the California Secretary of State to authenticate the document to be recognized in a foreign country that is a member of the 1961 Hague Convention Treaty.

Click here to know the member countries of the Hague Apostille Convention.

The legalization process is applied to the countries that are not members of the Hague Apostille Convention.

CMU awards can be apostilled and legalized. For more information and confirmation of which process may apply for you, write to learn@cmu.ac

"At CMU, we strive to continuously improve to raising the standards of business and management studies, for an impact in your local workplaces in both knowledge and practical aspects.

Our members gain industry recognition and academic acknowledgment for their desire to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the practices relevant to their profession." 

Dr. Roy Virgen. Jr, President