Asian Institute of Management

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Asian Institute of Management
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The facade of the AIM campus in Makati City in 2018
PresidentDr. Jikyeong Kang
DeanDr. Jikyeong Kang
Eugenio Lopez Foundation Building, Joseph R. McMicking Campus, 123 Paseo de Roxas, MCPO Box 2095, Makati City 1229, Philippines
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The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) is an international management school and research institution. It is one of the few business schools in Asia to be internationally accredited with the AACSB.[1] It was established in partnership with Harvard Business School[2] and uses the Harvard Business School case study teaching methodology. Prof Stephen Fuller of the Harvard Business School was its first President, to be succeeded by another professor from Harvard.[3] It was described by Asiaweek magazine (a TIME publication) as the best in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of executive education.[4]

The institute was established in 1968 in partnership with Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, Harvard Business School, the Ford Foundation, and visionaries of the Asian academic and business communities.[5] It is located in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines. AIM has a local board of trustees and an international board of governors.


Washington SyCip Graduate School of Business[edit]

The Washington SyCip Graduate School of Business (SyCip School) offers two degree programs: the 12-month Master in Business Administration and the Executive MBA program. Instruction is based primarily on the case method developed at Harvard Business School. The school applies American and European management principles to problems in Asia. Over the decades, however, the school has built up a bank of its own Asian cases.

Stephen Zuellig Graduate School of Development Management[edit]

The Stephen Zuellig Graduate School of Development Management (Zuellig School) is in the field of development management in Asia. The Zuellig School has an 11-month Master in Development Management program intended for executives and managers from developing nations.

AIM used to offer a Rural Development Management Program in 1976, followed by a Program for Development Managers (PDM) in 1985. PDM then became the core course for the MDM program in 1989.

The Center for Development Management at AIM was formally established as a school in 1991. It was renamed the Stephen Zuellig Graduate School of Development Management on March 13, 2014 in honor of Dr. Stephen Zuellig.

School of Executive Education[edit]

The School of Executive Education (ExecEd) is AIM’s executive development arm. ExecEd has two types of programs: Open enrollment programs and custom programs designed for the specific needs of the client organization.

Open enrollment programs include programs for general management, strategy, operations, leadership and people management, innovation, and finance.

Aboitiz School of Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship[edit]

The Aboitiz School of Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (ASITE) was established in 2017 and offers three programs: the 15-month Master of Science in Innovation and Business, the 14-month Master of Science in Data Science, and the 18-month Master in Entrepreneurship.

The ASITE laboratory is called the Analytics, Computing, and Complex Systems (ACCeSs) lab.

Research Centers[edit]

Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness[edit]

The Asian Institute of Management-Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness (AIM-RSN PCC) was established in 1996 and serves as AIM’s public policy think tank and research arm. The Center focuses on emerging international economic trends and the demands of a competitive global trade and finance environment.

AIM-RSN PCC was formerly known as the AIM Policy Center but was renamed in 2015 in honor of former Philippine Secretary of Trade and Industry Rizalino S. Navarro.

Ramon V. del Rosario Sr. Center for Corporate Responsibility[edit]

The AIM Ramon V. del Rosario Sr.-Center for Corporate Social Responsibility (AIM RVR Center) focuses on corporate social responsibility and corporate governance. It was established in 2000 and conducts both research and non-research activities.

The Center was named after Ramon V. Del Rosario Sr., Founder and Chairman of the PHINMA Group. It manages the Hills Program on Governance established by the American International Group through its C.V. Starr Foundation.

TeaM Energy Center for Bridging Leadership[edit]

The TeaM Energy Center for Bridging Leadership (CBL) was founded by Prof. Ernesto Garilao after he was inspired by a global research project on “bridging leadership” conducted by the Synergos Institute in 2000. CBL’s focus is on developing “Bridging Leaders” who will address societal divides in the Philippines and in Asia.

CBL was formerly called the Center for Bridging Societal Divides.

Gov. Jose B. Fernandez Jr. Center for Banking and Finance[edit]

The Gov. Jose B. Fernandez Jr. Center for Banking and Finance (JBF) was launched in 1994 in honor of the late Philippine Central Bank Governor Jose B. Fernandez, Jr. JBF focuses on researching issues faced by the financial services industry, improving the competence of Asian financial managers, and building alliances between Asian business institutions.

Dr. Andrew L. Tan Center for Tourism[edit]

The AIM Dr. Andrew L. Tan Center for Tourism provides studies that support the Philippine tourism and hospitality industry. It was established in 2012 in partnership with Megaworld Foundation and is mainly focused on the development of sustainable tourism in the Philippines and the rest of Asia.


Alliances with Academic Associations and Organizations[edit]

AIM is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB),[6] Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM),[7] Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS),[8] European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD),[9] Global Business School Network (GBSN),[10] Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC),[11] and Pacific Asian Consortium for International Business Education and Research (PACIBER).[12]

AIM is also a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).[13]

International Student Exchange Program[edit]

Under the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), AIM’s top MBA students are given the opportunity to study at a partner school in a different country. AIM partner schools are located in Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Poland, South Korea, Switzerland, USA, and Venezuela.


Washington SyCip Memorial Fund[edit]

The Washington SyCip Memorial Fund was established after the passing of SyCip in 2017. A lead gift of US$5 million (or almost ₱260 million) was donated by an anonymous philanthropist.[14]

Dado Banatao Incubator[edit]

The AIM-Dado Banatao Incubator provides technology, science, or engineering startups with mentorship and training.

The chief adviser of the incubator is Dado Banatao, an entrepreneur who has invested in numerous startups in the Philippines and the US. The incubator was founded under the joint partnership and leadership of AIM, DOST, and PhilDev Foundation.[15]

Notable alumni[edit]




  • Victor José I. Luciano (MBA 1970) President/CEO, Clark International Airport Corporation
  • Renato de Villa (MBM 1972) - former Executive Secretary and Defense Secretary
  • Angelo Reyes (MBM 1973) - former Secretary of Energy; former Secretary of National Defense; former Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
  • Tony Tan Caktiong (TMP 1983) - founder, CEO, and President, Jollibee Foods Corp. Philippines; winner of Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • Martin Andanar - TV5 newscaster
  • Raphael Juan - CEO, and President, Centro Manufacturing Corporation


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