Randi Glazer has seen the benefits of working hard to earn not only her Bachelor’s degree but going back to school to get her Master of Business Administration degree. She has worked in udnerwriting for many years successfully helping companies by creating profitable books of business, no matter the industry or product line. She earned her MBA at American InterContinental University or AIU for short. It is an international for-profit university owned by Career Education Corporation.
AIU was founded by Jack and Helen Barnette from Atlanta in Lucerne, Switzerland in 1970. Its original name was the American Fashion College of Switzerland. Associate and Bachelor’s degrees were first offered to students in 1974, three years after the school was recognized as an American degree awarding institution. The name and location of the school were again changed in 1978, when the school became known as the American College for the Applied Arts and its main campus moved to London. There was an additional campus open two years prior, in 1976, in Atlanta, Georgia.
AIU received its current name in 1996 when Steve Bostic bought the school. The school was purchased in 2001 by the publicly traded operator of for-profit schools, Career Education Corporation and now has branch campuses in several counties and states. The study body has expanded like the number of campuses to the point that AIU has over 15,000 students. They offer a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees, where more than 80% of students attend class online.