An initiative of the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), the Global Network Week (GNW) allows students and faculty to pursue intensive study at other GNAM member schools in different parts of the world, in a focused course that leverages on the perspectives, programs, and faculty expertise of a particular school. Alongside their counterparts from the GNAM network, students attend classes, tour local businesses, and meet with experts focused on current and emerging business problems.


As the only GNAM member school in the Philippines, the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) hosted the Global Network Week Program on Doing Business in Asia: Opportunities and Challenges During the Pandemic last 14-18 June 2021.

The week-long course was led by AIM’s Washington SyCip Graduate School of Business (WSGSB) School Head, Prof. Felipe O. Calderon, and Academic Program Directors, Prof. Raul P. Rodriguez and Prof. Jose Gerardo O. Santamaria. The program sessions were conducted by the following faculty, invited speakers, and AIM alumni:

  • Sustainable Finance & Financing Ecosystem-based Adaptation in the Philippines
    Speaker: Prof. Felipe O. Calderon
  • Doing Business in China and Indonesia
    Speakers: Prof. Raul P. Rodriguez, Mr. Andrianus Richie Fanardy, and Ms. Jiang Min
  • Doing Business in India
    Speaker: Prof. Sandeep Puri
  • Enterprise Risk Management for Taiwan Exporters: Balancing Two Giants (China and US)
    Speaker: Prof. John Francis T. Diaz
  • Sustainable Housing Technology in Asia
    Speaker: Prof. Fernando Martin Y. Roxas
  • Disaster Risk and Crisis Management
    Speaker: Prof. Vinod Thomas
  • Overview of the Banking Industry in Asia
    Speaker: Mr. Dennis Montecillo, IFC Consultant
  • Koreans Doing Business in Asia
    Speaker: Mr. Jaehoon Oh, Director, Korean Chamber of Commerce Philippines

Participating Schools:

  1. Pontificia Universidad Catolica De Chile, Chile
  2. EGADE Business School, Mexico
  3. Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley, USA
  4. Hitotsubashi University Business School, Japan
  5. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India
  6. NUS Business School, Singapore
  7. Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
  8. Strathmore Business School, Kenya
  9. UBC Sauder School of Business, Canada
  10. UNSW Business School, Australia
  11. Yale School of Management, USA


In addition to AIM WSGSB hosting the GNW on Doing Business in Asia, Executive Master in Business Administration 2022 students were also able to attend various GNW programs hosted by other GNAM member schools.

The following topics/courses were offered:

These GNW programs allow students to engage in a multicultural environment that further heightens their collaborative learning experience and enable them to build connections through a diverse network.

For further information about the various International Program Offerings at the Asian Institute of Management, email us at