Accreditation and Rankings


“AIM has developed since its genesis in 1968 a very rich and prolific set of interactions with the (a) business practitioner/owner, (b) government officer, and (c) civil association decision-maker worlds. AIM´s relationship with these three constituencies is at the core of its operation. Examples of this area of excellence are the wide variety of in-company degree and non-degree programs that constitute up to 60% of the school revenue, the rich and relevant participation of people from these sectors as guest speakers in class, and the great convocation power AIM has when it organizes events for policymaking and/or corporate social responsibility conferences in the ASEAN region.”
-  AACSB Peer Review Team, 2010 Best Practices Report


AIM is the first school in Southeast Asia to achieve accreditation from the US-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) based on the world’s highest international standards.

In 2001, AIM was honored with the 1st Beyond Grey Pinstripes Award for Business School Innovation in Social Impact Management. In 2002, the World Bank selected AIM as its strategic partner through the establishment of the AIM-WB Development Resource Center, making AIM the world’s first private management education institution to partner with the World Bank. AIM was also designated by the Asian Development Bank as a Center of Excellence and partner in knowledge creation and management.

AIM is a winner of the 1995 Ramon Magsaysay Award, the Asian equivalent of the Nobel Prize, for promoting international understanding and “setting region-wide standards for excellence.”

In 2010, AIM placed No. 14 in Asia/Australasia in The Economist’s Which MBA? rankings. In 2011, AIM was ranked No. 1 among Asian business schools and No. 52 on a list of the Top 100 MBA programs worldwide in the Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey. Schools in the Top 100 demonstrate significant leadership in integrating social, environmental, and ethical issues into the MBA program.