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Studying in the U.S.

Study at Alliant International University in San Diego!


Established: 1927
Type: University
Number of Students: ca. 1350
Accreditation: WASC
Academic Year: Semester

The Alliant International University is one of the oldest established universities in the U.S. and maintains an admirable reputation throughout the world. It has one of the best accreditation rankings, which is recognized in Germany in full. Alliant International University is located in San Diego on the West Coast of Southern California. German students and young professionals study here with numerous American and international students to obtain a Master in Business Administration. In addition, the undergraduate and doctoral programs for foreign students are available.

At the Alliant School of Management (ASM), you are trained to be internationally fit for your career as a leader in all fields. You will also learn to deal with professional challenges and the ability to overcome them.

San Diego is ranked on place 5 of “The 20 Cities With The Happiest Young Professionals”.

“The new generation of young professionals not only finds happiness at work important–they demand it,” says the company’s chief executive, Heidi Golledge. “If a company wants to find and retain the best talent, they need to work on building a culture of happiness within their organization.”
“California is home to some of the best universities and largest technology companies in the world,” says Matt Miller, chief technology officer at CareerBliss. “In the fast and competitive world of technology, we see more and more companies hiring young talent right out of school. Jobs for software engineers and designers are in high demand and have helped fuel this trend. In addition, tech companies are investing in young talent in an effort to have employees grow and develop with the company.” Smith, J., 2013. The Cities With The Happiest Young Professionals. Forbes. Available at: [Retrieved at 7/22/2013]

Therefore it is not surprising that the Alliant International University has a network of over 45,000 successful former students (Alumni). Alumni of Alliant include prominent psychologists, entrepreneurs and educators. Among the most well-known graduates include Abraham Maslow, the psychologist Dr. Judy Chu, the first Chinese-American woman who was elected to Congress; Dr. Teresa Chapa, the government spokeswoman for Behavioral Health for Minorities in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; the former California Governor Edmund (Pat) Brown; Julius Robinson, Senior Vice President of Union Bank of California and Dan McAllister, San Diego County Treasurer.

Alliant International University is also one of the few select universities whose degrees and study programs are officially recognized in Germany. You can check this at the Foreign Office, specifically in the database of the Central Office for Foreign Education (funded by the Foreign Office).

Who is Suitable for Studying at Alliant University?

  • Are you a student in Germany who wants to complete your studies in the U.S. with the master or bachelor?
  • Do already have a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and wish to expand your education with an MBA?
  • Do you already have a bachelor’s degree in another area?
  • Are you interested in studying in the U.S. but wish to complete your studies with a master’s or bachelor in Germany?
  • Have you completed vocational training or finished high school and want to study in the U.S.?
  • Are you working and want to continue you education?

If any of those apply to you, then studying at the ASM is the right choice for you!

Alliant University Representative Office – Germany
Phone: 0049-341 2252020
Fax: 0049-341 2252025
Petersstrasse 28
04109 Leipzig

The Alliant School of Management programs

A semester at the Alliant International University has duration of approximately 4.5 months. If you are currently an enrolled student in Germany but want to finish at the ASM, you will be charged the trial period or the number of your courses. But if you are interested in a complete undergraduate, masters or doctoral program at the ASM, please refer to the duration from the following list.

A. Master of Business Administration: MBA – 1-2 years

The Master of Business Administration from Alliant School of Management offers advanced knowledge in the academic fields of economics, management and analytical thinking. By implementing your theoretical knowledge in a multicultural context, you will gain extensive experience while studying in the MBA program.

If you already have a bachelor’s degree in business administration, you can go through the MBA program in one year. Do you have a bachelor’s degree in another area? If so, it is possible to go through the MBA program in 16 months. However, both are only possible when you take the complete courses, which include taking the courses in the summer semester.

B. Doctorate in Business Administration: DBA – 4 years

The Doctor in Business administration (DBA) at the Alliant School of Management is designed to provide managers with an interdisciplinary and global perspective so that you can apply your learned analytical skills to your career. The program promotes the absorption of ideas in business management as well as the humanities and behavioral sciences. The DBA program prepares you for advanced positions in management and consulting, or for entry into the teaching and research professions.

C. Bachelor in Business Administration: BS – 4 years

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration prepares you for a variety of careers and graduate programs upon completing. The curriculum provides a solid foundation of business principles. You will take courses in business, management, IT and organizational behavior. In addition, the Bachelor of Science program at the School of Management Alliant is strongly designed for the practical application of acquired knowledge. With the help of an internship, you have the opportunity to gain extensive and practical experience in the business.

D. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Leadership

Are you a seasoned professional, and have your leadership skills in your professional career already proven? Then the PhD program is the best way to professional and personal development in leadership of Alliant International University. The PhD program combines theory, research and application.

E. Certificate Programs – Training in Healthcare and IT Skills

One of the most important goals for professionals is to possess the knowledge and skills necessary for entry into the working world. The Alliant School of Management has therefore developed several training programs to bring you this closer.

The benefits of studying abroad at Alliant University

Studying at the Alliant International University allows you to complete a practical course recognized both here in the U.S. and in Germany.
Furthermore, the leaders of tomorrow need not only a high standard of competence, but also social skills to be successful in an international context. Because the tasks that managers in a corporation face are becoming increasingly complex, the successful management of the future challenges not only require a high level of professional qualification, but also certain personality traits.

Tuition Fees

Studying in the U.S. is worth it! An individual who study in the U.S. usually has very good chances on the international labor market.
However, the U.S. immigration regulations require that international students must enroll full-time for at least two semesters per year. Two terms correspond to nine months.

Student Life in the U.S.

AmericanDreamGETTYThe typical student in the United States is fundamentally different from European Universities. Students often take some long commutes to school by car, bus or bicycle in Europe. In the U.S., students live on campus or nearby. This means not only the advantage of saving time in the morning, but also a world of social network and university life. The close contact with the other students allows a large exchange between international and domestic students, which makes it possible to improve language skills. Attending sporting events or frat parties are just some of the leisure activities. Life in the USA is generally characterized by its international charm, which is also reflected in the academic system.
The land of opportunity attracts annually around 525,000 international students. The United States was in 2010, host to nearly 10,000 German students since 2007 and is the number one host country for German graduate students. At the same time, the U.S. is also among German students for the top 5 most popular countries for study abroad.

San Diego, America’s Finest City

columbiaWith approximately 3 million residents in the San Diego Metropolitan area, San Diego is the second largest city in California. The recreational life is very high with many beaches and sports teams.
With more than 300 sunny days per year, San Diego maintains its reputation as the epitome of relaxed California lifestyle. The 110-km long coast of San Diego County has countless beaches for swimming and surfing.
San Diego is the birthplace of modern California. 1769 founded the Spaniards here on a large natural harbor and a fort the Mission San Diego de Alcalá. The restored adobe buildings from the Spanish Time in the Old Town are protected as a state park. The historic Gaslamp Quarter District, originally called New Town, was created in 1857 by Alonzo Horton, who wanted to bring the city closer to the sea.
Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Coronado – the list of suburbs bordered by water is long. And everywhere there are sandy beaches, bike paths, outdoor cafes and much loose vitality. Particularly well shown by the Southern California lifestyle in the northern suburb of La Jolla, which is located on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.


Request for free information! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

Alliant University Representative Office – Germany
Phone: 0049-341 2252020
Fax: 0049-341 2252025
Petersstrasse 28
04109 Leipzig


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