AIM strives to fulfill its responsibilities by engaging in activities that contribute to the growth of Asia’s societies. The Institute’s relationships, linkages, and outreach to the corporate and development world are fundamental to the design and enhancement of its programs and activities.


AIM has formal partnerships with more than 40 educational institutions in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and the USA. Under the International Student Exchange Program, high-performing MBA students can choose to study in any of 30+ MBA partner business schools in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

AIM is a founding member of the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS), whose primary purpose is to provide leadership and representation to advance the quality of business and management education in the Asia-Pacific region, and a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education, whose mission is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research, and thought leadership globally.

AIM is also a member of the following academic associations and organizations:

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB is a not-for-profit organization composed of member organizations and institutions devoted to the promotion and continuous improvement of higher education for business administration and management. In 2004, AIM gained accreditation from AACSB, the premier accrediting agency and service organization for business schools.
  • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). EFMD is an international membership organization providing a forum for information, research, networking, and debate on innovation and best practice in management development.
  • Global Business School Network (GBSN). GBSN is a network of 50 top business schools working to strengthen management education for the developing world.
  • Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM). GNAM’s primary purpose is to be a platform for knowledge sharing and idea exchange to the world’s leading business schools to advance the quality of education.
  • Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). GMAC is a nonprofit education organization of leading graduate business schools and owner of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT exam), used by more than 6,000 graduate business and management programs worldwide.
  • International Management Development Network (INTERMAN). INTERMAN is a network of academic institutions that gives its members a voice in international conferences.
  • International University Consortium for Executive Education (UNICON). AIM is the first Asian member school of UNICON, a worldwide organization of major business schools offering post-degree executive education programs.
  • Pacific Asian Consortium for International Business Education and Research (PACIBER). PACIBER is a consortium of leading universities promoting international business education, research, and information exchange among business schools focusing on the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Partnership in International Management (PIM). PIM is a consortium of leading international business schools. In 1996, AIM became its first member-school from Asia. PIM facilitates among members the development of joint programs, student and faculty exchange, and joint research.

Key Multilateral and Intergovernmental Organizations

AIM has strong linkages with the ASEAN Foundation, Asia-Europe Foundation, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), International Monetary Fund, International Finance Corporation, United Nations, World Bank, and World Bank Institute.

In 2002, AIM was selected by the World Bank 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.

The ADB has designated AIM as a Center of Excellence and a partner in knowledge creation and management. The ADB Knowledge Hub for Trade and Investment at AIM has organized fora on Competitiveness and the Global Production Network, Capital Flows and Currency Wars, and Housing and Housing Finance.

International Development Agencies

AIM programs and projects have been supported by The Asia Foundation, Australian Agency for International Development, Canadian International Development Agency, Center for International Private Enterprise, Cities Development Initiative for Asia, German International Cooperation (GIZ), Japan International Cooperation Agency, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, and U.S. Agency for International Development.

Other International Partners

  1. Asian Network for Capacity-Building in Health Systems Strengthening
  2. Center for Strategic and International Studies
  3. Embassy of Japan in Manila
  4. Global Corporate Governance Forum
  5. Global Network for Corporate Citizenship
  6. International Alert
  7. Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  8. Medicines Transparency Alliance
  9. Professional Risk Managers’ International Association
  10. World Vision Timor Leste
  11. Zuellig Group

Corporate Partnerships

Partnerships with various private and public entities, local and foreign, constitute a cornerstone of AIM’s four decades of success. These relationships have allowed AIM to find new avenues for pursuing its mission to be an agent of socially responsible growth in Asian societies.