Here at AIM, we make sure that students hit the ground running as soon as they complete their MBA program.
For more than half a century, the MBA program continues to produce sharp, forward-thinking graduates who have become eminent and influential business leaders within Asia and in other parts of the world.
AIM MBA students are constantly challenged to be critical, analytical, innovative, and collaborative as they go through more than 130 real-world business cases in a rigorous curriculum that covers economics, finance and accounting, marketing, operations, leadership, and strategy.
The professors, mostly business practitioners, facilitate case discussions to train students to make informed decisions, and formulate judicious strategies and action plans. Students will also be assigned to real-world cases through consulting projects, allowing them to integrate what they’ve learned in the case rooms into real-world business scenarios.
This dynamic transforms students to become tough-minded and action-oriented managers who are ready to lead their organizations to new heights.
To fill the gap between the students’ previous studies and the years spent away from the academe, students take preparatory tutorial courses. Access to tutorial courses will only be available to students who have settled the reservation fee of USD 3,000 which is deductible from the total program fee.
The Pre-MBA ease students into the pace and demands of the program by refreshing their knowledge of basic management concepts, introducing them to the dynamics of the case method and exposing them to different frameworks and strategies that would help them synthesize and analyze information quickly and effectively.
Classes for the core subjects begin midway through the Pre-MBA sessions. From terms 1 to 3, the core curriculum consists of courses in the areas of accounting, economics, finance, human resource, leadership, marketing, operations and strategy.
In term 4, the program gives students the opportunity to personalize their learning experience. Choosing from a diverse selection of elective courses, students have an option to either broaden their perspective across multiple disciplines or concentrate towards earning a specialization.
MBA students are given opportunities to travel and immerse themselves in other multicultural environments to further heighten their collaborative learning experience and expand their networks.
International Student Exchange Program
The International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) is a partnership between the Asian Institute of Management and International Student Exchange Program member schools.
High-performing MBA students can study and experience the learning and research environments of our international partner schools during their elective term.
Global Network Week
The Global Network Week enables students to pursue intensive study at a Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) network school in a focused course that leverages the perspectives, programs, and faculty expertise of that school. Students from partner schools likewise take courses at AIM, adding to the diversity of cultures, insights, and interactions on campus.
For more information on GNAM member schools, visit: https://www.globalnetwork.io/members.
Global Study Tour
The Global Study Tour is a 5-day trip that exposes students to critical management issues and challenges confronting technology-driven companies in different countries. Visits to various organizations provide students with invaluable insights into some of the innovations, multifaceted businesses and management systems operating within the region.
Dual degree Program
This provides AIM students who have completed their MBA degree the opportunity to pursue Master of Advanced Management (MAM) degree at YALE School of Management or Master of Global Management degree at Thunderbird School of Global Management, through coordination with WSGSB. Students with this dual degree gain an even greater competitive edge over their peers and can count on accelerating their careers upon graduation.
MBA students have an opportunity to take additional courses at another Global Business School Network (GBSN) member school. Some of these member schools offer limited scholarships for fellow GBSN member schools.
For more information on GBSN member schools, visit: https:// gbsn.org/membership/members.
Qualified MBA students can join local and international business competitions during the program.
The AIM – SCOPE
To be able to successfully complete the MBA program, students should be able to fulfill all requirements of the AIM Student Consultants Project (AIM – SCOPE) on action consulting. Through this project, students will be immersed in opportunities to conduct consulting assignments focused on the application of acquired skills and formation of strategic interventions to create solutions and positive business impact to selected clients. The project will involve in-depth assessment of industry and market contexts, appraisal of key issues, best practice analysis, formulation of recommendations and action plan implementation. The consulting project is a major requirement that students must complete prior to graduation. It is both practical and managerial, reflecting AIM’s tradition of developing skilled management practitioners. Students are required to obtain and organize primary data from the field and analyze organizational issues through an ‘executive level’ perspective.
The Consulting Project is designed to be a seminal experience for students and is intended to shape them into transformational leaders. The Consulting Project is intended to make students:
• discover how markets and industries are optimized
• examine and appreciate an organization’s core from the integrative and strategic perspectives on a senior executive level
• develop strategies at par with more experienced practitioners and academics
CFA Exam Student Scholarship Grant
The CFA Institute provides CFA exam scholarships to select MBA students every year through the CFA University Affiliation Program. This scholarship grant is facilitated by Gov. Jose B. Fernandez, Jr. Center for Sustainable Finance (JBF Center) in keeping with the Center’s mission to train and develop competent Asian banking and financial services managers.
The scholarship is open to enrolled MBA students whose major is Finance and have not yet registered for their next exam.
The grantees are selected based on their academic standing and performance.
For more info on CFA scholarships, please visit https://www.cfainstitute.org/en/programs/cfa/scholarships or email JBF Center Program Coordinator Sue del Rosario at Sdelrosario@aim.edu.
FRM Exam Student Scholarship Grant
To date, the AIM MBA program is the only Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) accredited academic partner in the Philippines. Its comprehensive curriculum prepares students with the knowledge and practices they need to become excellent and well-prepared financial risk management professionals.
Being a GARP partner signifies that AIM’s risk management course offerings are aligned with global industry needs and best practices. Partners incorporate the curriculum of one of GARP’s globally recognized professional certifications, the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®), into their courses of study. This curriculum is developed and updated annually by a group of distinguished risk professionals and academics from diverse backgrounds to ensure that the designation meets the demands of the global financial industry and stays relevant in today’s rapidly changing financial landscape.
This partnership demonstrates AIM MBA program’s ongoing commitment to expand career and professional development opportunities for its students and connect them to a global network of expert professionals.