Asian Institute of Management
PresidentDr. Jikyeong Kang
DeanDr. Mary Caroline Castano
Eugenio Lopez Foundation Building, Joseph R. McMicking Campus, 123 Paseo de Roxas, MCPO Box 2095, Makati, 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, Metro Manila, Philippines. AIM has a local board of trustees and an international board of governors.

Organization and administration

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]


Asian Institute of Management has four schools, namely:

International Student Exchange Program

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, India, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Poland, South Korea, Switzerland, USA, and Venezuela.

Washington SyCip Memorial Fund

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]


The consulting organization and publisher of global academic rankings Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) ranks the Asian Institute of Management as first among all Philippine universities and 1079th worldwide.[15]


Asian Institute of Management has the following research centers and incubator:

AIM-Dado Banatao Incubator

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.[16] The Incubator won as the "Best Incubator Startup Program" at the DOST Startup Incubator Awards in April 2021.[17]

Startups at the AIM-Dado Banatao Incubator
  • AI4GOV
  • AutoServed
  • Digest
  • FHMoms
  • Mayani
  • Olivia
  • SeeYouDoc
  • CocoPallet
  • Farmvocacy
  • Husay Matuto
  • LuxxVentures
  • MWD
  • RidePDP
  • PazeBall
  • Pertana
  • Tagani
  • Cooky
  • ReXi
  • symlify
  • Agrabah
  • ECFulfill
  • LexMeet
  • Eskwelabs
  • StyleGenie
  • Antipara
  • FAME
  • InvestEd
  • PayRuler
  • Podx Technologies
  • Retail Gate
  • Rurok Industries

Notable alumni










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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 5, 2008. Retrieved November 8, 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link), AIM Historical Highlights.
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  4. ^ [1] Asiaweek Asia's Best Universities 2000
  5. ^ The Manila Bulletin. "Asian Institute of Management". Archived from the original on May 2, 2014.
  6. ^ "List of AACSB-Accredited Business Schools & Universities". Archived from the original on October 25, 2017. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "Member Schools". October 4, 2012. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  8. ^ "::: Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools". (in Korean). Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  9. ^ Pergoot, Nick. "School Members". Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  10. ^ "Our Member Schools - GBSN". Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  11. ^ "Asian Institute of Management Named Latest Member of Graduate Management Admission Council". Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  12. ^ paciber.admin (May 30, 2014). "Members". Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  13. ^ Ireland, Web design by webmakers, Unit 38, Navan Enterprise Centre, Trim Rd., Navan, Co. Meath. "PRME - Participants - Signatories -". Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  14. ^ "Keeping the Washington SyCip legacy alive in Asia's golden era - The Manila Times Online". Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  15. ^ "Asian Institute of Management Ranking 2020-2021 - Center for World University Rankings (CWUR)". Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  16. ^ "AIM partners with Dado Banatao for Silicon Valley-type incubator program". GMA News Online. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  17. ^ Salazar, Marlet D. (April 25, 2021). "DOST, QBO recognize top startup incubators of TBI 4.0 program". Back End News. Retrieved May 2, 2021.