History, Affiliations and Rankings
A pioneer of Management education in Asia, the Asian Institute of Management was founded in 1968 by a consortium of business leaders, leading academic institutions in the Philippines and the Harvard Business School. It is the first Business School in Southeast Asia to receive the prestigious AACSB accreditation, which makes it globally recognized for its highest standards of Business and Management education. It offers an education with a global focus, but also one catered predominantly to the ASEAN needs, which is “practitioner-focused” and students are taught practical aspects of business via case studies - a model that was adapted from Harvard Business School. The Asian Institute of Management is a member institution of the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), Association of Asia-Pacific of Business Schools (AAPBS), European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Global Business School Network (GBSN), the International University Consortium for Executive Education (UNICON) and several other academic bodies.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Asian Institute of Management offers programs across its 4 Schools of specialization, which are - the W. SyCip Graduate School of Business, the School of Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, the Stephen Zuellig Graduate School of Development Management and the School of Executive Education. Across these 4 Schools, the Institute offers Master’s degree programs and Executive education. A traditional MBA degree, Executive MBA, Master of Science degrees in Innovation and Business, and Data Science, Master in Entrepreneurship, Master in Development Management, PhD in Data Science, and an Executive Master in Disaster Risk and Crisis Management are the programs offered by the Institute. All the courses are taught using an innovative methodology called “learning teams” which promotes collaborative learning and leadership through “learning teams” or “can groups” which allow students to learn from the multifaceted perspectives of their peers.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The Asian Institute of Management is one of the first Business Schools in Asia and the first Southeast Asian Business School to be accorded the prestigious US-based accreditation by AACSB, placing it among the global leaders in Business and Management education. Further, in 2021 Going Beyond Awards by the Global Business School Network (GBSN), the Institute's TeaM Energy Center for Bridging Leadership was recognized as a Top Award Nominee for its impact on society and sustainable development. A majority of the directors at 25 most valuable listed companies in the Philippines have graduated from the Asian Institute of Management. Also, it is one of the most preferred schools for Management education among 94 directors interviewed by the Forbes Magazine of the Philippines. The Asian Institute of Management has an alumni network of 43,000+ spanning 80 countries worldwide, comprising graduates who occupy various leadership positions Some of the notable alumni of the Institute include - Tim Yap (Filipino Radio Host), Euh Yoon-dae (South Korean Professor and Financier), Hasan Arifin (Member of the Dewan Rakyat), Robert Chandran (Singaporean Executive), Gina Lopez (Filipino Environmentalist) and several others.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The Asian Institute of Management is a diverse, multicultural School. The student population is primarily Asian, however, several international students attend the Institute, including students from the USA allowing students to gain global perspectives. The Globe Group, Accenture, Citi, Sun Life, EY, Meralco, Cognizant, San Miguel Corporation, Pru Life, Asian Development Bank and other corporations recruit graduates from the Asian Institute of Management.