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30 Jun 2018

Start of Class

3 Sep 2018
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W. SyCip Graduate School of Business

Master in Business Administration

DRIVE IMPACTFUL AND SUSTAINABLE GROWTH TO ASIAN BUSINESSES AND SOCIETIES

The Master in Business Administration (MBA) is the Asian Institute of Management’s flagship program. It is a 16-month, full-time degree program that develops the next wave of business managers and leaders.

It is a business program specifically positioned for Asia which, over the decades, has produced many titans of industry within the region and beyond.

UNLOCK AN EMERGING ASIA

The AIM MBA program, with its region-focused approach, is specifically designed to give students a keen advantage amidst the ever-shifting tides of Asian business. Here, they learn about Asian business practices, regulations, and culture-specific perspectives. Such knowledge is key to unlocking and maximizing opportunities in the region.

TRANSFORM AND TRANSCEND

After almost half a century, the MBA program continues to produce sharp, forward-thinking graduates who have become eminent and influential business leaders within Asia and in other parts of the world.

AIM MBA students are constantly challenged to be critical, analytical, innovative, and collaborative as they go through more than 800 real-world business cases in a rigorous curriculum that covers economics, finance and accounting, marketing, operations, leadership, and strategy.

The professors, mostly business practitioners, facilitate case discussions to train students to make informed decisions, and formulate judicious strategies and action plans.

This dynamic transforms students to become tough-minded and action-oriented managers who are ready to lead their organizations to new heights.

Selection Criteria

At the Asian Institute of Management, each prospective Master in Business Administration student is evaluated based on the following parameters:

Academic Credentials

Past academic performance and your GMAT / GRE / AIMAT (CAT / XAT for Indian applicants) score help the Institute evaluate your ability to cope with the rigor of the MBA program. Academic distinctions and certification scores, wherever applicable, are also considered.

Leadership Potential

Applicants are evaluated based on the impact they have made on their professional and personal life. The metrics used for this assessment are ―

  • Initiatives the applicant may have spearheaded
  • Previous responsibilities handled
  • Career progression achieved to date.

Professional recommendations also help gauge the leadership potential of an applicant in a real-world setting.

The Individual

A versatile, well-rounded individual brings a different perspective to the classroom and will be able to share a unique point of view.

A wealth of experience is also important. AIM encourages applicants from various backgrounds to become part of the MBA program. Diversity across multiple areas (e.g., work experience, education, culture) are also factored into the application process.

Eligibility Criteria

Am I qualified to take a Master in Business Administration?

To be eligible for admission to the Master in Business Administration program, applicants must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent qualification in any discipline, to be evaluated by the program’s Admissions Committee)
  • Have more than two years’ work experience. Consideration may be given to candidates with low work experience but who have displayed leadership abilities in other areas, such as volunteer or community work

Placement

At AIM, we give students the opportunity to put into practice in the real world what they learn in the classroom. The Career Services Office (CSO) facilitates career placements through continuous linkages with industry partners. The CSO provides AIM students with information on industries, job roles, and available opportunities via career or recruitment talks and online activities. Career counseling and consultation are also available, as well as workshops covering topics such as résumé and cover-letter writing, interview skills, and job-hunting strategies.

FAQ

How much is the tuition fee?

US$ 35,200 inclusive of case materials

Do I have to pay the entire tuition fee before classes start?

Tuition can be paid either in full, or in two or four installments (one per term). Students also have the option to pay a registration fee before the enrollment deadline, which will be deducted from the total fee. For details, call +63.2.894.0043 or 892.4011 ext. 1805; e-mail mba@aim.edu.

Are scholarships available?

Yes. To be qualified for a scholarship grant, an applicant must first be accepted into the program.

Am I qualified to take up a Master in Business Administration?

To be eligible for admission to the Master in Business Administration program, applicants must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent qualification in any discipline, to be evaluated by the program’s Admissions Committee)
  • Have more than two years’ work experience. Consideration may be given to candidates with low work experience but who have displayed leadership abilities in other areas, such as volunteer or community work

What do I need to submit to apply for the MBA program?

  • Complete Online Application Form
  • Updated CV
  • Application Essay
  • Professional Recommendation / Copy of business permit for business owners will suffice
    • From immediate supervisor or someone who knows your professional competence and skills
    • Recommendation to be sent along with essay
  • Transcript of Academic Records (Mark Sheets for Indian applicants)
    • For admissions purposes, scanned or photocopy of TOR of last degree completed will do
  • Copy of Passport ID page
  • Valid GMAT / GRE / AIMAT (CAT, XAT for Indian Applicants) score

What is the Case Method?

  • Requires students to analyze actual business and management situations, and come up with strategies to address identified problems
  • Strengthens the ability to think, communicate, listen, and act efficiently and effectively as a leader
  • Students meet in small learning teams and take the perspective of different functional areas of management

Summary

The Master in Business Administration (MBA) is AIM’s flagship program. It is a 16-month, full-time degree program that develops the next wave of business managers and leaders.

The MBA program will enable students to:

  • see the big picture and understand the changing dynamics of enterprise and society;
  • employ analytics and critical thinking in crafting competitive strategies;
  • effectively lead organizations of diverse cultures and contexts;
  • network and connect different sectors and technologies; and
  • create sustainable, socio-economic value.

Program By the Numbers

16

Months

of life-changing moments

800

Business Cases

800 real-world business cases to study

177%

Increase in annual salary

after taking the MBA program

MBA Scholarships

The Asian Institute of Management is committed to making its MBA course available to Asia’s vibrant pool of aspiring graduates. To do so, the Institute provides both full and partial scholarships to exceptionally qualified students.

These students are chosen for their potential to enrich discussions in our case rooms, encourage wider worldviews, and contribute to their own business communities and societies.

AIM scholarships are highly competitive. The Institute reserves the right to not award these scholarships if no suitable, outstanding candidate is identified.

ELIGIBILITY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Excellent academic records
  • Exceptional people skills
  • Great leadership potential
  • Strong professional achievements and career trajectory
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills

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