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AIM Application and Entrance Exam Basics




A wise pastor once said “make your life like that of a laser beam”.  A little focus is in order, especially if you want to do really well in a particular field.  The good news is that there are specialty schools out there that can help you.


Asian Institute of Management (AIM) is one such school.  If you’re interested in studying the finer points of business management and leadership, then read on.

AIM Introduction

The pioneer of management education in Asia started in 1968 thanks to the collective efforts of different academic and business communities.  The synergy has proven fruitful over the years, as it has helped the school maintain its top ranking continuously since the year 2001.

AIM is known for its case method approach to business schooling, being one of four such schools that use this technique extensively.  It is the Southeast Asian institution to go to for Filipinos (and those of other nationalities) who wish to excel in the fields of Business and Management.
AIM Admission Requirements

The school will ask you for the following:


  • Certification of Employment.  The minimum work experience requirement varies depending on the applicants’ course of choice.  MBA applicants need at least two years’ worth of experience, while MM, MDM and EMBA hopefuls need at least six, with three of those years being supervisory or managerial in nature.
  • Academic and Professional Recommendation Forms
  • Transcript of Academic Records.  Proof of a completed bachelor’s degree must be on the transcript or on a separate certificate.
  • An authenticated or original copy of Certificate of Live Birth.
  • Admissions essays (Kindly check the application form for more details)


AIM Application Process


Applying at AIM is fairly straightforward.  Students complete the application form (hard copies are also available) and send it in to the Office for Student Services Admissions and Registration (SSAR) with all the aforementioned requirements.


The deadlines vary depending on the applicants’ choice of course.  Kindly check the table for details.


Program Admission Requirement Deadline Registration/



Release of Case Packs (Pre-Classes for MDM)


of Classes

MBA August 5, 2011 September

1-2, 2011

September 2, 2011 September 5, 2012
MM November

25, 2011


11-12, 2012

January 13, 2012 January 16, 2012
MDM October

21, 2011

January 4, 2012 January 9, 2012 January 30, 2012


Deadlines for foreign students and students seeking scholarships would be wise to consult the timetables here.


The next step is the AIMAT (AIM Admissions Test), which includes additional essays separate from the ones the applicants’ submitted during application.  Assuming they pass the initial screening, they will then go through a two-stage process involving a group discussion (GD) and a one-on-one interview.


Applicants undergoing the GD phase will be given a case sample to analyze, and the professor will facilitate the process and note the participants’ responses.  Both that and the one-on-one interview serve as a “two-way audition”—that is, they determine the applicants’ suitability for the program and vice-versa.


AIM Entrance Exam Schedule


The AIMAT dates for academic year 2011 are as follows:


  • April 1, 15 and 29
  • May 13 and 27
  • June 10 and 24
  • July 8 and 22
  • August 12 and 26
  • September 9 and 23
  • October 7 and 21
  • November 4 and 18
  • December 2

AIM Provincial Application/Testing Process

AIM has a number of regional testing centers for provincial applicants:





Provincial Address Contact Person School Phone Number Fax Number E-mail Address
P.O. Box 249, 6100 Bacolod City



Ms. Ma. Socorro A. Faminialagao


University of St. La Salle


(034) 433- 7019


(034) 434- 0415




Gov. Pack Road Cor., Harrison Rd.

2600 Baguio City


Dr. Leonarda R. Aguinalde


University of the Cordilleras

(074) 442- 2564/442- 3316 Loc.170  

(074) 442- 6268





Cagayan de Oro City

Ms. Flordeliza A. Velez Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan (088) 858-3116

loc. 2054






P. del Rosario St., Cebu City 6000


Mrs. Remedios A. Baculao


University of San Carlos

(032) 253-1000 loc 181


(032) 255-2433








Dumaguete City



Prof. Violeta H. Teves


Siliman University

(035) 422-6002 loc. 337 (035) 442- 6002 loc. 330  


Iloilo City 5000


Dr. Fely David Central Philippine University (033) 329- 0418 (033) 329- 0418


Cor. Lesage and Gallares St.,

Tagbilaran City, Bohol 6300



Dr. Grace M. Samson



Holy Name University

(038) 412-3432 loc. 135


(038) 411-3764




(038) 411- 3764



La Purisima St., Zamboanga City  

Ms. Norma Baluca


Ateneo de Zamboanga University



(062) 991-0871 Loc. 4401


(062) 991- 0870





Besides the exam venue, there is no real difference between applying and applying at the main AIM branch in Makati.


Applicants also have the choice of scheduling an interview via phone or Skype.  The trade-off is that they will miss out on the intricacies of the group discussion process.


Release of AIM Entrance Exam Results

Depending on a variety of factors, the school may inform applicants of their AIMAT results as quickly as 20-30 minutes after the exam.  It may take anywhere from two to four days before they can proceed to the interview phase, though, as scheduling depends on professor availability.
General AIM Exam Coverage


The AIMAT consists of GMAT-based topics—that is, Critical Reasoning, Quantitative Analysis and Verbal Ability.  Note that Critical Reasoning may be thought of as Qualitative Reasoning; if Quantitative Analysis deals with numbers, the former deals with the students’ ability to spot and correct gaps in information.


Because of its nature, applicants are advised to review GMAT sample tests or software on the Internet to help prepare for it.


AIM Admissions Office Contact Information

Inquiries go to Mr. Oliver Fabricante and Mr. Rey Reyes of the SSAR.  Application forms go to Mr. Reyes, as he is the Executive Managing Director and the one responsible for pre-screening students.


They may be reached at (+632) 892-4011 to 25 loc. 268, 363, 197 and 198 or telefax number (+632) 893-7631.  E-mail goes to .  The AIM SSAR is located inside the Eugenio Lopez Foundation Building, Joseph R. McMicking Campus, 123 Paseo de Roxas Street, Makati City.


Mr. Rey Reyes, Executive Managing Director of the AIM SSAR

Mr. Oliver Fabricante of the AIM SSAR

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