Asian Institute of Management

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The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) is a private business school in Makati City, Philippines for graduate students. It is hailed as one of the best executive schools in the Asia-Pacific region. The institution is currently headed by Edilberto de Jesus.



The establishment of AIM was a collaboration between the Ford Foundation, Harvard Business School and the academic communities of Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University, which are both recognized as top business schools in the Philippines. Established in 1968, AIM has been training students to become leaders and managers for 42 years now.


AIM is affiliated with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which is responsible for accrediting business schools all over the world according to the highest standards of executive education. The AACSB was founded by Ivy League schools such as Harvard University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania, along with other equally prestigious institutions like New York University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Chicago, Purdue University, etc. Accreditation by the AACSB is the highest standard a graduate business school can attain. In 2009, it was reported that only 567 schools worldwide had been certified by the AACSB.

In 2000, AIM also received an ISO 14001 accreditation for its management programs. The ISO 14001 is an institution that maintains the international standard for environmental management programs.


In 1995 the AIM received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for International Understanding in recognition of its excellence in educating and training its Asian students in business in view of molding them into the future leaders of the Asia-Pacific regions economy.

It was also awarded the first ever Beyond Grey Pinstripes Award for Business School Innovation in Social Impact Management in 2001. The same award-giving body presented AIM with the Excellence in Integration in Core Curriculum award because of AIM's infusion of social impact and environmental management courses in its programs.

In 1994, AIM received an award from the Association for Regional Training and Development Research and Training for its work in improving human resource development courses. Furthermore, the institution was proclaimed as a Center of Excellence in Human Resources Development Research and Training by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia.

The school placed 11th on QS Top MBA's ranking of the best business schools in the world for 2007. It also came in 13th in The Economist's 2009 list of Asia's best MBA programs.


AIM has produced graduates who have gone on to become chairmans and CEOs of the Asia-Pacific region's top corporations. The institution has over 37,000 graduates from 70 different countries. Its alumni association has chapters in the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Canada and the USA.




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