AIU Mission and Goals

AIU Mission

American InterContinental University's mission is to provide for the varying educational needs of a culturally diverse and geographically dispersed student body with the goal of preparing students academically, personally, and professionally for successful careers.

Philosophy and Purpose

American InterContinental University believes it has a special commitment to support each individual's goals. To this end, the university places emphasis on the educational, professional, and personal growth of each student. Programs, policies, and activities, which have been designed to implement this philosophy and purpose statement, are evaluated periodically and changed, as necessary, to meet the needs of the student body and the institution.

AIU, as an international institution of higher education, encourages global understanding by providing an atmosphere of cultural diversity and opportunities for international education.

Goals of the University

In support of its philosophy and mission, AIU's goals are as follows:
  • To enable an international student population to achieve personal and professional goals
  • To enable students to rely on their cultural heritage and background as a foundation for their learning, growth and change
  • To guide students in adapting their knowledge, training, and skills to the workplace
  • To foster the development of critical thinking and lifelong learning skills
  • To instill the importance of ethical behavior, responsibility, and professional standards
  • To provide academic programs, services, facilities, and technologies that support team-based learning and contribute to students' intellectual development and person growth
  • To retain a diverse faculty comprised of experienced, qualified educators with industry-current expertise
  • To coach and prepare students for job placement and career success, utilizing a network of professional and business contacts
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