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 [email protected] or contact BPPE at [email protected]

*Legal Statement*

California Metropolitan University (CMU) is wholly owned by the American Education Group LLC, U.S. 

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 the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S Department of Education. 

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 Apostille & Legalization

a) The apostille certificate is issued by the State of California Secretary of State to authenticate the document to be used in a foreign country. The foreign country must be a member of The Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (HCCH 1961 Apostille Convention)

Click here to know the member countries of the HCCH 1961 Apostille Convention.

View an apostille certificate issued for the CMU MBA.

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

View a legalized CMU DBA.

For more information and confirmation of which process may apply to you, write to [email protected] 

Note: The legalization format may vary by country. 

"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