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:

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.