Global Networking


AIMS represents Indian Management Schools in various International forums such as European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA), and Global Forum on Management Education.

Further, as part of its policy of widening global networking for facilitating sharing of experiences and developmental activities in management education at global level, AIMS associates itself with some of the leading international networking organizations. For this purpose, AIMS has signed Reciprocal Membership Agreements with EFMD, ACBSP and AMDISA. Many mutually beneficial programmes are being worked out in collaboration with ACBSP and other associations – for example, the first meeting of the ACBSP’s 10th Region took place as part of AIMS Convention during August 2011; AIMS has a collaboration agreement with ACBSP in terms of AIMS helping Indian business schools in the process of getting international accreditation, etc. A few international conferences are also planned in India involving one or two of these international networking associates.

AIMS had a strong presence at Global Forum meet during October 2005 at Santiago, Chile; AACSB and EFMD Annual Conference during April 2006 at Paris and AACSB Conferences at Tampa, Florida USA in April 2007, at Hawai in April 2008 and EFMD Conference at Brussels, Belgium in June 2009; and AACSB Annual Conference in April 2010 at Anaheim, California. In June 2010 an Indian delegation attended the ACBSP Annual Conference in Los Angeles, followed by the Presidents of AIMS during 2011 and 2012 also – ACBSP Annual Conference and AACSB Annual Conference, respectively.