Asia is fast emerging as the world economic hub and the Business Schools in this region are reflective of this resurgence. One of the worlds most respected business schools is the Asian Institute of Management in Manila in the Philippines. The school has launched its redesigned MBA in 2007, which a program geared to prepare students for emerging situations and 21st century challenges.
The AIM has fully equipped and renowned management facilities for study and research and is also proud of the diverse character of its student body. It conducts its own admission test (AIMAT), which is considered in lieu of the GMAT.
However, for international students applying, the school allows GMAT scores, if the GMAT is taken within a 3-year range. The minimal GMAT score acceptable is 550 and 600 if the student is applying for scholarship. The MBA admission deadlines for the new session are usually over by July-August.
|Activity||MBA 16-4 (May, 2009)||MBA 16-5 (September, 2009)|
|Deadline for filing of application forms and requirements||November 30, 2008||April 9, 2009|
|Admissions Test (Rep Offices)||Not later than December 7||Not later than April 10.
Applicants from India can take the all-India AIMAT on December 7, 2008
|Pre-screening (SSAR)||December 15, 2008 January 23, 2009||Not later than May 15 for those to be interviewed from May 25 to 29.|
|Interview (programs)||February 2-6||May 25 29|
|Deliberations for acceptance
Deliberations for Scholarships
|Send-out / issuance of Letter of Acceptance (SSAR)||February 16-17||June 10-11|
|Deadline of Confirmation||March 16||July 13|
|Filing of Visa Clearance||Not later than March 20||Not later than July 17|
|Registration / Enrollment||May 4-8||August 31 September 4|
|Opening of classes||May 11, 2009||September 7, 2009|
Essay 1. What school and community organizations did you join while in college and what are your major contributions to these organizations?
Essay 2. Describe your three most accomplishments to date, and what personal traits or qualities enabled you to accomplish these?
Essay 3. In addition to academic qualifications and work experience, what other personal factors can you cite to strengthen consideration for your application?
Essay 4. Describe two business problems or opportunities you wish to investigate for your thesis. How would your investigations contribute to your community, business organization, or the national economy?