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AIMAT ENTRANCE (Asian Institute of Management Admissions Test)

The Asian Institute of Management celebrates 41years of educating leaders and managers for Asia and beyond. AIM conducts its own test, the AIM Admission Test (AIMAT)

AIM was established in partnership with Harvard Business School and uses the Harvard Business School case study teaching methodology. It is located in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines. AIM has a local board of trustees and an international board of governors.

AIM offers   Masters in Business Administration, Executive MBA, and Master in Development management, and Masters in Management.

Admissions qualifications:

  1. Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent
    For applicants to the MBA/MM from India, require you to be graduates (completed the mandatory 12+3 years of education). For engineers applying from India for the MBA/MM, require a four-year undergraduate degree or its equivalent in any field of study.
  2. Two years full-time work experience
  3. Proficiency in oral and written English

Admissions requirements:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Original or certified true copy of official undergraduate transcript of records
  3. Two recommendations:
    1. College or university professor
    2. Current or former employer
  4. GMAT or AIMAT (AIM Admissions Test)
  5. Original or authenticated copy of Certificate of Live Birth
  6. Certified English translation of documents written in a foreign language.


Within the month of  September and DecemberForeign students has to apply upto  2nd week of April for VISA clearance purpose As per location dates are scheduled centre wise  Section 1 (1 hour 35 minutes) has 5 tests:Section 02 (1 hour 45 minutes) has 3 exams: 



For Nationals from Other Countries Requiring Entry Visa

1. Deadline to request for application forms and submission of scholarship application letter.



For other restricted countries

Ongoing until April

2. Admission Test (Representative Offices) 



AIMAT Centers: 

New Delhi

For other restricted countries

Ongoing until April

3. Interview (programs) 



For other restricted countries

Ongoing until May

4. Announcement of Application Results 



For other restricted countries

Ongoing until May

5. Deadline for applicants to confirm acceptance


6. Filing of Visa Clearance1


7. Registration / Enrollment 


8. Orientation and Release of Case Packs


9. Opening of Classes


Processing of visa clearances normally take 6 weeks. 

For Nationals from Other Countries Not Requiring Entry Visa

1. Deadline to request for application forms and requirements.

Ongoing until August


2. Admission Test (Representative Offices) 
3. Interview (programs) 

Ongoing until August

4. Deliberations for acceptance

Ongoing until August

5. Deadline for applicants to confirm acceptance and/or scholarship


6. Registration / Enrollment 


7. Orientation and Release of Case Packs


8. Opening of Classes



After filling the application form and requirements are submitted, the applicant is scheduled for Admissions Examinations. AIM accepts results on the basis of the AIM Admissions Test (AIMAT). The AIMAT can be taken from designated Representative Offices in India, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The AIM office in Manila has scheduled dates for the AIMAT which is also available on the website. Because of visa clearance requirements, students who intend to join any of AIM’s degree programs should be taking the AIMAT at least 11 weeks before the start of classes.


AIM(Asian Institute Of Management)conducts its own test, the AIM Admission Test (AIMAT). Because of this, GMAT is not a requirement. However, if one has taken and passed the GMAT within the last three (3) years, it will also be considered in lieu of the AIMAT. They require a minimum GMAT Score of 600.

The AIMAT fee is $20.00 or its equivalent in pesos. For Indian applicants, the India Representative Office charges Rs. 2,500 for its processing fee which is inclusive of the AIMAT fee.

(Note-This amount is subject to change year to year)

For the MBA program, applicants are required to submit a letter of recommendation from a college or university professor and a similar letter from the current or former employer.


The AIMAT (Asian Institute of Management Admissions Test) is a Three-and-a-half hour written entrance exam. It is a paper-based test.

The exam consists of 2 sections with a 15 minute break in between

Section 1 (1 hour 35 minutes) has 5 tests:
1. Critical Reasoning – 25 Items – 15 Minutes
2. Data Sufficiency – 15 Items – 20 Minutes
3. Problem Solving – 20 Items – 20 Minutes
4. Quantitative Reasoning – 20 Items – 20 Minutes
5. Data Interpretation – 25 Items – 20 Minutes

Section 02 (1 hour 45 minutes) has 3 exams:
6. Sentence Error Recognition/Correction – 40 Items – 15 Minutes
7. Reading Comprehension – 25 Items – 30 Minutes
8. Writing Assessments – 2 topics – 60 Minutes

There are no negative marks in the AIMAT exam and calculators are NOT allowed during the examination.


The score in the qualifying exam is considered along with other factors like work experience, transcript of records, and the panel interview by faculty members of AIM. For local applicants, interviews will be conducted at the AIM office. For overseas applicants, the faculty assigned to do the marketing trip will conduct the interviews. Generally, if you have two (2) below-average scores, you will not be interviewed anymore.

The AIM Admissions Committee conducts interviews with almost all applicants to help them assess the applicants’ leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.

AIM has testing centers in the Philippines and Representative Offices in Asia.


BACOLOD                                 Director                                                                  Fax No.: (034) 434 6929
Admissions, Scholarship & Admin. Off.          E-mail:
University of St. La Salle
P.O. Box 249, 6100 Bacolod CityBAGUIO CITY                                           
Dr. Angelita A. Padilla                                         Tel. No.: (074) 442 2564/442 3316
VP for Administration                                          Fax No.: (074) 442 6268
University of the Cordilleras                              Email:
Gov. Pack Road Cor. Harrison Rd.
2600 Baguio City

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY                                            
Ms. Flordeliza A. Velez                                        Telefax No.: (08822) 858 3116 loc. 2064
Testing Officer                                                                            (08822) 723 116 loc. 2054
Xavier Univ. Ateneo de Cagayan                       Mobile:  0920 913 3135
Cagayan de Oro City                                           Email:

CEBU CITY                                               
Mrs. Remedios A. Baculao                                Tel. No.: (032) 253 1000 loc. 181
Psychometrician, Testing Center                     Direct line: (032) 255 2433
University of San Carlos                                     E-mail:  testing
P. del Rosario St., Cebu City 6000

DAVAO CITY                                             
Ms. Paulita C. Sorongon                                    Tel. No.: (082) 221 2411 loc. 8309
Guidance Counselor                                          Telefax No.: (082) 221 2411 loc. 8308
Ateneo de Davao University                               E-mail:
Jacinto St., Davao City

DUMAGUETE CITY                    
Prof. Violeta H. Teves                                          Tel. No.: (035) 422 6002 loc. 337
Psychometrician                                                   Fax No.: (035) 422 6002 loc. 330
Siliman University                                                Email:
Dumaguete City


Dr. Fely David                                                        Telefax No.: (033) 329 0418
Dean, Graduate School                                       Mobile:  0917 622 3844
Central Philippine University                              Email:
Iloilo City

Ms. Ma. Socorro A. Faminialagao                    Tel. No.: (034) 432 1182 to 87

 LEGASPI CITY                          
Mr. Carlos Ante                                                      Tel. No.: (052) 8204126 loc. 30
Special Assistant                                                  Fax No.: (052) 480 2146
Graduate School Of Business Management  E-mail:
Divine Word College Of Legaspi
Legaspi CityNAGA CITY               
Ms. Maria Regina Pamela Y. Rosales             Tel. No.: (054) 472 2368 loc. 2315
Director/Psychometrician,                                  Mobile:  0920 913 4229
Institutional Testing Center                                E-mail:
Ateneo de Naga University
Ateneo Avenue, Naga City

Dr. Princesita A. Buma-at                                  Tel. No.: (038) 411 3432 loc. 135
Guidance Director                                               Telefax No.: (038) 411 3764
Holy Name University                                         Email:
Cor. Lesage and Gallares St.,
Tagbilaran City, Bohol


Ms. Norma Baluca                                              Tel. No.: (062) 991 1151/ 991 0871
Director                                                                  Fax No.: (062) 991 0870
Center for Testing and Measurement             Email:
Ateneo de Zamboanga University
La Purisima St., Zamboanga City                                   

Please call or email these sites for details.

Ms. Manjari Shivapuri                                         Tel. No: (91-22) 22815591/ 92/ 93
Director                                                                 Telefax No: (91-22) 22815594
India Representative Office                               Email:
1116 Maker Chamber V, 11th floor                       
Nariman Point                                                           
Mumbai 400 021, IndiaINDONESIA 
Ms. Antoinette Wiranadewi Ludi                          Tel. No:     (62-21) 835-6280
Director                                                                 Telefax No: (62-21) 835-6281
Indonesia AIM Representative Office              Email:
Menara Imperium Building, LG 07                         
Metro Kuningan Super Blok Kav. 1                         
Jalan H. R. Rasuna Said
Jakarta Selatan, 12980 Indonesia

Prof. Etsu Inaba                                                  Tel. No.: (81) 467-60-5950
6-17-15 Jomyoji,                                                 Fax No.: (81) 467-60-5951
Kamakura, Kanagawa                                       Email:
Japan 248-0003

Ms. Jennifer Young                                            Tel. No.: (603) 214-49800 / 214-44105
AIM Representative Office                                  Fax No.: (603) 214-41696
AIM Organizational Devt. Centre, Sdn Bhd      Email:
Lot 2-9, 2nd Floor
Bangunan Angkasaya Raya
Jalan Ampang 50450
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Please call to various office to find out about AIMAT testing dates. Indian students may also submit XAT (XLRI Admissions tests) as a substitute for the GMAT and AIMAT.

What is  Master in Management (MM) in AIMS?
If one has more than six years of experience—with three of the six years in a managerial position—and on track to assume leadership positions, or if he  wants to switch to a different career track, the MM program may be for him. MM”s 11-month duration will also allow you to make a quicker return to workforce.

The program focuses on building adaptive, transformational, and inspirational leadership skills. At the same time the MM develops students” strategy formulation and implementation skills. These skills become prerequisites to accelerating the MM graduate through the higher levels of their organizations. The MM features a unique field experience called the “walkabout”, where students spend a month towards the end of the MM to develop their leadership capabilities.

Candidates may be sponsored by their companies or may come to AIM on their own. Though the minimum requirement of MM is six years” experience, MM students tend to have nine years” experience.  The average entering age is 33.


The MBA and MM approaches and content are dramatically different.

The MBA builds a foundation for students” thinking, analytical, and decision-making skills. Students learn “classic” management and business knowledge areas such as control, finance, operations, accounting, strategy, oral and written communication, quantitative methods. Though the MBA prepares students for future general manager positions, we recognize that students may choose specializations in their first job out of the MBA. The program therefore offers finance, marketing, and entrepreneurship “tracks” or majors.

By contrast the MM assumes that students already have foundational management skills, having gone through more years of managerial experience. Note that the MM is not a shorter MBA; it focuses instead on developing students” higher-level adaptive, transformational, and inspirational leadership skills, and strategy formulation and execution skills. The MM program faculty members work in close, mentoring collaboration with students as they learn how to manage change, in parallel to building skills in strategy development, management, and implementation.  As a result of this mentoring, the students develop radically new outlooks of themselves, their organizations, and how to cope with a rapidly-changing environment. The students bring these fresh outlooks back to their jobs in preparation for fast-track leadership positions.

While MBA students as a rule tend to be younger than their MM counterparts, the choice of MM or MBA does not necessarily depend on age. Younger students with adequate managerial experience may opt for the leadership and strategic aspects of the MM. Conversely, older students who have no foundational management skills may wish to get these fundamental management skills through the MBA.


Aside from the way the different functional areas are taught to the students, there are two distinct features of the AIM MBA:

  1. MRR. The Management Research Report is a major original work by AIM MBA candidates. Through the MRR, students are expected to apply knowledge and skills to actual managerial problems. The final deliverable is a thesis-like document that must be accepted as a final hurdle in the MBA.
  2. WAC. The Written Analysis of Cases is the most memorable activity in an AIM MBA student”s life. A new case is given to the students every Friday at 5:00 p.m. The WAC must be submitted on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. This is a demonstration of AIM rigor.


Cost of Living and Tuition
The 16-month MBA and 11-month MM total costs are about $ 36,000 and $ 25,000, respectively. These include program fees, dormitory and board, personal expenses and supplies, and transportation. If you are securing a personal loan for your studies, we recommend that you apply for these amounts, with some extra buffer of 10% to cover emergencies and currency fluctuations.


Estimated Cost Of Degree Programs
Particulars MBA
Program Fees $24,000
Dormitory Fees 3,600 $225 a month for 16 months
Food Allowance 4,867 $10 a day for 16 months
Personal Allowance 1,600 $100 a month for 16 months
School Supplies 800 $50 a month for 16 months
Two-Economy Airfare plus Incidentals 800 May vary according to a country of origin
Miscallenous 333




Particulars MM
Program Fees $16,000
Dormitory Fees 2,588 $225 a month for 11.5 months
Food Allowance 3,500 $10 a day for 11.5 months
Personal Allowance 1,150 $100 a month for 11.5 months
School Supplies 575 $50 a month for 11.5 months
Two-Economy Airfare plus Incidentals 800 May vary according to a country of origin
Miscallenous 387




Costs above do include computer costs. While common area computers are available to all students throughout the campus, virtually all students use their own laptop computers. One is encouraged to use a laptop, if you do not already own one. Note that AIM’s campus is completely WIFI-capable for broadband access to the Net.