Academic Partnerships to Collaborate with the Asian Institute of Management

Online Learning Leader Chosen to Bring Premier EMBA Program Online

Oct 10, 2013, 10:00 ET from Academic Partnerships

DALLAS, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Academic Partnerships (AP), one of the largest representatives of online learning in the United States and around the world, today announced that it has been chosen by the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) to bring its highly-regarded Executive MBA (EMBA) program on Entrepreneurship and Family Corporations online.  The program will launch later this year.

AIM was established by Harvard Business School in 1968 in partnership with Asian academicians and prominent business leaders.  It is recognized as a pioneer in Asian management education.

"Asia has seen tremendous growth in the demand for top-quality higher education in recent years," said AP Chairman and CEO Randy Best.  "With a storied history and a well-established reputation for excellence, few institutions are better positioned to capitalize on that demand than AIM.  We are pleased to partner with this esteemed institution to expand its reach by making its EMBA program available to highly-qualified students in the region and around the world."

AIM Dean Ricardo Lim added, "AIM is committed to developing professional, entrepreneurial, and socially responsible leaders and managers.  This new offering resonates with our mission and expands the reach and footprint of our institution.  We will be able to deliver our products in more meaningful ways."

Designed to provide working professionals with a world-class education without career disruption, AIM's EMBA on Entrepreneurship and Family Corporations helps enhance the entrepreneurship and management skills of existing entrepreneurs and leaders of family corporations.  The program focuses on developing skills related to opportunity scanning and screening; product and market expansion; and financing growth. 

Intended to serve as a learning laboratory for accelerating business ventures and family corporations, the 12-month program also instills essential business skills and values including those pertaining to teamwork and leadership; cross-functional problem solving capabilities; business ethics; and change, crisis, and risk management.

AIM has received a number of distinctions in recent years, including the Ramon Magsaysay Award and being selected as the first private management education institution to become a strategic partner of the World Bank.  AIM is also a center of excellence of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and collaborates with the ADB in delivering programs that cultivate progress in Asian societies.  It is a founding member of the Association of Asia Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS) and Global Network to Advance Management (GNAM).

AIM meets the global accreditation standards of the U.S.-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).  AACSB accreditation ensures students that they are receiving a top-quality education and is considered the hallmark of excellence in business education.  

About Academic Partnerships 

Academic Partnerships (AP) helps universities convert their traditional degree programs into an online format, recruits qualified students and supports enrolled students through graduation.  Serving more than 40 public universities in the United States and numerous top foreign institutions, AP is guided by the principle that the opportunities presented through distance learning make higher education more accessible and achievable for students in the United States and around the world.  The company was founded by social entrepreneur Randy Best, an 18-year veteran of developing innovative learning solutions to improve education.  For more information, please visit

About the Asian Institute of Management

The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) is the Asian pioneer in international management education.  Established in 1968 with the Harvard Business School, Asian academicians, and prominent business leaders, the institute designs its masters and executive programs to develop practicing managers in Asia's emerging markets.  With 40,000 alumni, AIM has clientele and alumni worldwide and meets the global accreditation standards of the U.S.-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AIM offers a part-time EMBA and three full-time degree programs – the MBA, a Executive Master in Management (MMx) and a Master in Development Management (MDM).  The institute is also known for open enrollment and custom practitioner executive programs for business and non-business organizations.  For more information, please visit


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