American Premier University

Learn. Apply. Succeed!

American Premier University (APU), established in 2008, is a distinguished distance education institution with a tight focus on what matters to businesses today. Its distinctive approach is centered on the belief that effective learning results from enhancing students’ skills to apply the information acquired to realworld business practice. APU draws significant strength from its practitioner faculty who, leveraging their extensive business experience, provide students with a real-world perspective. The faculty at American Premier University is dedicated to imparting skills and knowledge accumulated over many years. All professors are committed to maintaining a standard of excellence. They prioritize the exploration of fundamental concepts and their practical applications. In continuous pursuit of being at the forefront of educational advancements, every program at American Premier University is routinely reviewed to ensure its continued relevance and alignment with the latest trends in contemporary business thinking. APU offers Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. programs in Business and Management, as well as short-term Certificate Programs in specific functional areas of business and management.

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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.