Incorporation concerns the legal aspects of operation of AUM as a university. AUM is incorporated in both the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the United States of America.
AUM was incorporated in Jordan by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research on 27 December 2005. This approval gave AUM the authority to operate as a private, non-profit university in Jordan.
AUM received New Hampshire Higher Education Commission (HEC) approval for incorporation in the state of New Hampshire, United States. By filing HEC approved Articles of Agreement with the New Hampshire Secretary, AUM became incorporated in the state of New Hampshire. Following incorporation, AUM sought and received institutional degree-granting authority from the New Hampshire Legislature and Governor, subject to New Hampshire Higher Education Commission approval of individual degree programs, which AUM has received.The following is the legislative act that gave AUM institutional degree-granting authority:
Accreditation is not a legal permission but, rather, deals with the qualitative nature of the educational system. AUM is a private, not-for-profit University, and has been accredited in Jordan since 2011 by the Higher Education Accreditation Commission (HEAC), which operates independently of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, thus providing an independent evaluation of the university. AUM also intends to seek accreditation in the United States.