American Management University Begins Establish Regional Office in Vietnam

AMU’s “main campus” courtesy of its website

I recently read an article with the above title published in Vietnam Times, a website administered by VUFO (The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations), a Vietnamese NGO. As I suspected, AMU is an unaccredited US university based in California. In fact, as is often the case, its “campus” is shared office space in West Covina, CA in the LA area. The building, which is managed by Regus, features 70 private offices 14 co-working desks, and three meeting rooms. Among the tenants are a couple of dental clinics and a counseling center. (This location also offers virtual offices.)

As far as I know, Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) does not recognize degrees earned from unaccredited institutions nor does it approve partnerships between such institutions and Vietnamese universities. This decision, which dates to 2010, was the result of a series of scandals involving so-called rogue providers and graduates who held various positions in Vietnam’s public and private sector.

If you’d like to see for yourself, visit the CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation) website and do a search for this university. I did, and the result was We could not find any results matching your criteria. CHEA defines accreditation as a “review of the quality of higher education institutions and programs. In the United States, accreditation is a major way that students, families, government officials, and the press know that an institution or program provides a quality education.” In other words, unaccredited institutions have no quality assurance or oversight.

Let’s see how long it takes for AMU to appear on MoET’s radar.

Shalom (שלום), MAA

3 thoughts on “American Management University Begins Establish Regional Office in Vietnam

  1. Good and timely warning.

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  2. Then there’s this:

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    As seen in a sponsored ad on Facebook:

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    DBA by previous research/Validation $3,000
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