American Premier University

Learn. Apply. Succeed!

American Premier University (APU), founded in 2008, is a distance and on-campus education institution. Our innovative approach is driven by the idea that effective learning results from enhancing students’ skills to apply the information learned to realistic business situations.

We draw great strength from our practitioner faculty who, through their own extensive business experience, can offer our students a real-world perspective. The American Premier faculty is devoted to imparting skills and knowledge they have learned over many years. All of our professors are committed to excellence. Faculty members focus on key concepts and their application in practice. In our constant effort to be at the forefront of the educational vanguard, every American Premier program is regularly reviewed to insure each maintains its relevance and that they all conform to the latest approaches in best business thinking.

American Premier University was founded to bring a fresh perspective to business teaching and learning. The focus of American Premier University is students that require a learning environment that takes into account their time availability, resources, and educational needs. We believe that if one devotes the required effort to educate oneself and uses what that effort awards to them, their accomplishments will speak loudly and clearly.

APU Chairman

Alex Parsinia

is Chairman and Professor at American Premier University. Dr. Parsinia was a Professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California State University in Northridge, and now in American Premier University in Los Angeles. He taught Business Strategy International Business, Organizational Leadership, Organizational Behavior and Mergers and Acquisitions. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Business Administration, and Ph.D. in International Business.  He is a Certified Merger and Acquisition Specialist and has published books and numerous professional articles in national and international journals.

Dr. Parsinia has an extensive background in senior level management, Mergers and Acquisitions and more than fifteen years of experience in the Media, Manufacturing and Telecommunication industries.  He was the Chairman and CEO of Global Gateway Media & Communications, Inc., a publicly traded company.  He has been the CEO of Supertel Communications, Inc. (Telecom), JDS Services with revenues of over $500 million, Signet Paper Company, Pioneer Envelope Company, and Allied Corporate Investments.