The Asian Institute of Management (AIM), the Asian pioneer in management education, officially unveils its new identity ahead of its 50th anniversary in 2018. For over 48 years, AIM has been a trailblazer in molding titans of industry, thought leadership, and driving meaningful transformation in society. Today, AIM is pioneering a new kind of business education that is meaningfully different, yet fully relevant to an emerging Asia.
The Institute begins its celebration this year with a new logo that represents the dynamism of the school and the region. The new AIM Nexus logo and visual system communicate the school’s critical place at the heart of an ever-changing Asia — in which the roles of business, government and society continually intersect and overlap. The Nexus reflects the desire of AIM’s stakeholders — from students to administrators, faculty to alumni — to capture the dynamic changes happening at the institution.
“This is an exciting milestone for AIM that kicks off our 50th anniversary celebrations, and we have more plans in store to mark this grand occasion,” said Jikyeong Kang, President and Dean of AIM. “Today, through this new identity, AIM is reinforcing our commitment to contribute to the meaningful growth of Asian enterprise and societies by developing professional, entrepreneurial, and socially responsible leaders and managers. We are looking forward to shaping more future leaders and change-makers in the coming years.”
As businesses change, so must AIM. In response to the constantly evolving business environment and the needs that come with it, AIM is launching new programs that will help students become attuned to Asian management with a global perspective and responsive to peculiar Asian issues. AIM recognises the impact of STEAM and ICT on enterprise, and AIM leads in innovation with its new programs that will address the growing demand for new skillsets in a knowledge and technology economy. AIM has just welcomed the first cohort of students in its latest program offering, the Master of Science in Innovation and Business (MIB) designed specifically for young graduates and professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Agriculture, Medicine, and Mathematics (STEAM) disciplines. AIM is also organizing and launching the first Asian Forum on Enterprise for Society which will be held later this year.
Proving that AIM is leading and championing change in the business education landscape, the school was recently recognised by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) as one of the 2017 Innovations That Inspire recipients for its Leaders in Innovation Fellowship (LIF) Program. The school was also recently awarded four Palmes of Excellence by Eduniversal, an annual ranking of the top 1000 business schools and universities in 154 countries. Eduniversal also ranked AIM’s Washington SyCip Graduate School of Business as 8th Best Full-Time Master in Business Administration (MBA) in Far East Asia. AIM also received the top 11th ranking as Best Executive MBA program (part-time) in Far East Asia.