MAKATI, Philippines – Twenty-one students from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) embarked on an insightful educational journey to 13 different countries as part of the Global Network Week (GNW) initiative. GNW is a program under GNAM (the Global Network for Advanced Management), an international network of business schools. This unique program enables students from these schools to explore diverse business topics and cultures by attending classes at partner institutions worldwide.

Exclusive to AIM International MBA and Executive MBA students, GNW aims to provide valuable academic insights, unique experiences, and introduce diverse cultures so that students may gain a more holistic and informed understanding of the global business landscape. Through this initiative, students engage in a week-long program that offers intensive and comprehensive courses on various topics like global business, innovation, sustainability, marketing, and strategic leadership with partner academic institutions from all over the world such as University of California Berkeley, Yale University, and EGADE Business School. Participants are exposed to global business practices and different approaches to strategic business decisions. 

The experience exposed students to new ideas, strategies, and provided opportunities for collaboration. Each of them participated in experiential sessions, company visits, cultural activities, and collaborative discussions with industry leaders and entrepreneurs. According to EMBA 2023 student, Vikram Dhar, “The exposure to diverse viewpoints and the opportunity to work on real-world initiatives throughout the course instilled in me a profound appreciation for the power of innovation and cross-cultural cooperation.”  

Students also had the opportunity to develop their leadership and networking skills by engaging with course participants from other leading business schools located in various countries. Gabriel Asuncion, also from EMBA 2023, noted the friends he met during his travels, “More than the business connections and classroom learnings, it’s the friendships that I truly value the most.” 

AIM’s participation in the GNW reflects the Institute’s continuous effort to provide students with world-class business education as well as unique international experiences that broaden their perspective and understanding of global business practices. With 21 students taking part, GNW is a testament to the Institute’s commitment to providing students exceptional education that is relevant to the demands of a globalized world. The experiences they gained will undoubtedly serve as an asset to their future careers and will contribute to their personal and professional growth.