Asian Institute of Management | APEA - Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards

CORPORATE EXCELLENCE

Asian Institute of Management

The founding of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) was the result of an unprecedented cooperative effort between two leading educational institutions in the Philippines, namely the Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University, together with a Harvard Business School Advisory Group and Philippine business leaders, and with initial funding from the Ford Foundation, USAID, and the Lopez and Ayala families. On December 2, 1968, the formal announcement of the establishment of the Asian Institute of Management was made and the ground breaking ceremony for the AIM building immediately followed on January 24, 1969.

AIM offers seven (7) degree programs under its four (4) schools. The Washington Sycip Graduate School of Business offers the flagship Master in Business Administration (MBA) and Executive MBA (EMBA) programs. Under the Stephen Zuellig School of Development Management are the Master in Development Management (MDM) and the Executive Master in Disaster Risk and Crisis Management (EMDRCM) programs. The Aboitiz School of Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship offers the Master of Science in Innovation and Business (MSIB), the Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS), and the Master in Entrepreneurship (ME). Finally, the School of Executive Education and Lifelong Learning (SEELL) offers non-degree short programs catering to a broad range of participants, from first line managers to C-Suite executives. The faculty, students and course materials are predominantly Asian, reinforcing AIM’s reputation as the management school that knows Asia best.

AIM’s Vision is to inspire and support a uniquely Asian approach to business and societal management that respects the social and financial impact of its decisions and actions. This is supported by its Mission of sustaining the growth of Asian businesses and societies by developing professional, entrepreneurial, and socially-responsible leaders and managers. The Institute continues to be guided by the vision of its founders and perform to the loftiest yardsticks demanded from the very beginning of its establishment. This culture of excellence is best summed up by AIM’s new tagline: Lead. Inspire. Transform. Today, AIM maintains its core values of professionalism, excellence, teamwork, creativity, and commitment.

Corporate Culture and Company Activities
AIM established the Ramon V. del Rosario (RVR) Center for Corporate Responsibility in July 2000. The center is focused on promoting corporate social responsibility as a core business strategy, fundamental to doing business in a globalized economy. Additionally, the center promotes good corporate governance by confronting corruption and encouraging accountability. One of the main activities of the center is the Asian Forum on Enterprise for Society (AFES), the largest conference on corporate social responsibility in the region. With its run of successful conferences in Manila and other ASEAN cities, AFES continues to be at the forefront of CSR development in Asia. Moving forward, AIM has embraced the triple bottom line as it continues to lead the way in training the next generation of leaders and managers to look at generating profits through the eyes of employees and with respect to the environment.

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CORPORATE EXCELLENCE

Asian Institute of Management

The founding of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) was the result of an unprecedented cooperative effort between two leading educational institutions in the Philippines, namely the Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University, together with a Harvard Business School Advisory Group and Philippine business leaders, and with initial funding from the Ford Foundation, USAID, and the Lopez and Ayala families. On December 2, 1968, the formal announcement of the establishment of the Asian Institute of Management was made and the ground breaking ceremony for the AIM building immediately followed on January 24, 1969.

AIM offers seven (7) degree programs under its four (4) schools. The Washington Sycip Graduate School of Business offers the flagship Master in Business Administration (MBA) and Executive MBA (EMBA) programs. Under the Stephen Zuellig School of Development Management are the Master in Development Management (MDM) and the Executive Master in Disaster Risk and Crisis Management (EMDRCM) programs. The Aboitiz School of Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship offers the Master of Science in Innovation and Business (MSIB), the Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS), and the Master in Entrepreneurship (ME). Finally, the School of Executive Education and Lifelong Learning (SEELL) offers non-degree short programs catering to a broad range of participants, from first line managers to C-Suite executives. The faculty, students and course materials are predominantly Asian, reinforcing AIM’s reputation as the management school that knows Asia best.

AIM’s Vision is to inspire and support a uniquely Asian approach to business and societal management that respects the social and financial impact of its decisions and actions. This is supported by its Mission of sustaining the growth of Asian businesses and societies by developing professional, entrepreneurial, and socially-responsible leaders and managers. The Institute continues to be guided by the vision of its founders and perform to the loftiest yardsticks demanded from the very beginning of its establishment. This culture of excellence is best summed up by AIM’s new tagline: Lead. Inspire. Transform. Today, AIM maintains its core values of professionalism, excellence, teamwork, creativity, and commitment.

Corporate Culture and Company Activities
AIM established the Ramon V. del Rosario (RVR) Center for Corporate Responsibility in July 2000. The center is focused on promoting corporate social responsibility as a core business strategy, fundamental to doing business in a globalized economy. Additionally, the center promotes good corporate governance by confronting corruption and encouraging accountability. One of the main activities of the center is the Asian Forum on Enterprise for Society (AFES), the largest conference on corporate social responsibility in the region. With its run of successful conferences in Manila and other ASEAN cities, AFES continues to be at the forefront of CSR development in Asia. Moving forward, AIM has embraced the triple bottom line as it continues to lead the way in training the next generation of leaders and managers to look at generating profits through the eyes of employees and with respect to the environment.

Achievements and Impact
Last year, AIM posted the highest revenue ever which grew at a compounded annual rate of 8%. This can be attributed to two factors: an increase in the number of student intake and an increase in the contribution of the non-degree programs. In the last three years, the Institute increased its degree programs from three to seven, in the process creating a fourth school under which three new forward-looking and cutting edge programs were introduced. From the original Master in Business Administration (MBA), Master in Development Management (MDM), and the Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA), the new additions are: Master in Entrepreneurship (ME), Master of Science in Innovation and Business (MSIB), Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS), and the most recent Executive Master in Disaster Risk and Crisis Management (EMDRCM). This has resulted in the highest enrollment ever in the history of AIM. This academic year, 532 students populate the degree programs, representing a 105% increase from the previous year. A total of 251 staff, including faculty, ensure the consistent delivery of quality learning, including student and alumni services. Revenue contributions from the non-degree programs likewise grew by 18% compared to the previous year.

Future Direction
Two new offerings are being explored: 1) an undergraduate program that can leverage on the Institute’s proven expertise in business management, finance, and data science; and 2) a DBA program as a natural progression for many alumni to do specific research on their organizations. In addition, a new campus to house the increasing number of students is also being planned.