About ABTU Online University


Why ABTU? See what American Business & Technology Online University has to offer:


  • Individual attention – Each student is paired with a dedicated success coordinator as their point of contact.
  • Innovative – 100% online, live interactive classes, 1-3 days per week.
  • Convenience – All lectures are recorded for your convenience with 24/7 playback.
  • Affordability – ABTU has always believed in providing affordable tuition with many funding options, grants and discounts, including payment plans with zero interest.
  • Mobility – Access your classroom and learning tools online, 24/7 from your mobile device.
  • Military friendly – Active Duty, Veterans and Dependents enjoy additional scholarships and discounts.


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The ABTU Difference

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American Business & Technology University is a DEAC accredited 100% online University located in the midwest.

At ABTU, we strive to be unique by delivering the best of higher education and eliminating the hassles of commuting, high tuition rates, rigid scheduling, and outdated technology.

ABTU uses the latest technology and educational concepts with our 100% online, and live classrooms.

Students are able to interact with their instructor using video, voice, and digital media to get the most from each session.

Unlike most online schools, which only allow you to communicate by email with non-efficient response times,
ABTU is committed to bringing live instructors directly to the student.

Using a personal computer, smart phone, or table device, our students can take class anywhere, and view it at any time.

All lectures are also recorded and can be reviewed at your convenience to accommodate your busy schedule.

ABTU is able to deliver this high-quality education while maintaining tuition rates that are roughly half of the national average.

Please take a moment to view our Programs Offered.

If you have any questions, please use the live chat located on the bottom right of this page.

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Mission Statement

American Business & Technology University is committed to providing quality, affordable, relevant, and interactive distance learning opportunities. The University’s programs focus on the knowledge and skills necessary to help our students enhance their professional development, advancement, or personal lives.

University Goals

American Business & Technology University will:

  1. Utilize a technology-rich environment and effective, interactive, student-focused teaching methods.
  2. Present relevant, career-focused educational programs based on current research and industry practices.
  3. Collaborate with industry representatives and practitioners, employers, and associations in the design and evaluation of effective programs.
  4. Exercise cost-effective strategies to provide affordable educational opportunities.
  5. Provide excellent and timely student support services.

University Goals for Graduates

Upon graduation, ABTU graduates will demonstrate:

  1. Effective written and oral communication skills.
  2. Quantitative reasoning and critical problem-solving skills.
  3. Knowledge and application of technology.
  4. Knowledge and skills in their chosen field of study.


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Institution History

As the world grows more dependent upon new and innovative technology, entertainment, national defense & security, personal/global communications and technological skills become increasingly vital for personal and national economic survival.

A strong educational background helps provide job security in your chosen career field. American Business and Technology University (ABTU) is committed to providing our students with the skills needed to meet today’s ever changing, highly technical, workplace demands.

ABTU was founded in 2001 by Sam Atieh, with the principle to provide technical education that is career focused and delivered 100% online using live instruction.

American Business and Technology University’s Board of Directors has combined experience of over 100 years in the business and technology field. Each board member brings a unique and particular expertise to this institution.

Board of Directors includes:

Lute Atieh, Joel Kestenberg, Alison McCormick, Samson Chu, David Luce, Hyung Park, Matie Kestenberg, Ramsey Atieh, Lihwen Lin.

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Programs Offered

If you would like to see a list of the Programs Offered, please click here.

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Faculty & Staff

To view our current faculty and staff please click here.

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Learning Model – Live and Interactive!

American Business and Technology University developed a sophisticated, yet user-friendly, online delivery system that enables live interaction between the instructor and the students. ABTU’s model consists of live audio and video lectures led by an instructor and offered at specified times. The instructor conducts the lecture much like a traditional classroom setup: all students in the virtual class are able to participate and to ask questions online, hear the instructor, AND get immediate answers. Students are able to watch a visual presentation while they listen to the instructor’s lecture. American Business and Technology University is a DEAC Accredited Military Friendly Online University

Can’t make the online lecture? Don’t worry! Come to class any time!

The American Business and Technology University model provides the best of both worlds: synchronous and asynchronous communications. Classes may be replayed as often as desired. The ABTU model further provides an opportunity for students who cannot attend the live lectures at the specified times.

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American Business and Technology University (ABTU) is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) located in Washington, DC. DEAC (www.DEAC.org) is a U.S. Department of Education Recognized National Accrediting Agency. American Business and Technology University is listed on The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) website as an institution accredited by a recognized United States accrediting organization. For additional accreditation information, visit www.CHEA.org

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State Authorization

American Business and Technology University (ABTU) is certified to operate by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. For Maryland Residents: *ABTU *is seeking Certification to operate by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. All Maryland students; additional services are available for Complaint Resolution after students have exhausted all means of complaint resolution by the institution. http://www.mhec.state.md.us/higherEd/acadAff/MHECStudentComplaintProcess.pdf

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American Business and Technology University (ABTU) is approved by Workforce Investment Act (WIA) as a qualified government-training provider in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Maine, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Massachusetts, Arkansas, and California. Faculty Memberships: ABTU faculty members belong to the following educational associations and organizations: ► American Association of Adult and Continuing Education ► Computer Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) ► Association of Information Technology Professionals Professional Affiliations: ABTU is a member of the following community organizations: ► Chamber of Commerce ► Better Business Bureau Military Affiliations: ► VA Eligible, Military-Friendly School ► DANTES ► Vocational Rehabilitation Approved

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ATTENTION! Business Owners & ABTU Graduates:
American Business & Technology University is seeking additional members for our Curriculum Advisory Committees, in the areas of Business, Information Technology, and Healthcare Administration. As a member of the Curriculum Advisory Committee, you will provide valuable feedback regarding industry practices, techniques, and future industry needs. Your experience and feedback is vital for ABTU to continually improve the quality and relevance of our programs. Curriculum Advisory Committees typically meet twice annually, in a live-online meeting room.
To apply to be a member of a Curriculum Advisory Committee, click the application link below.