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  • 1. What are learning teams?
  • Learning teams or CAN groups are fixed learning groups assigned to students at the start of the program. Learning teams consists of 5-8 group members depending on the size of the class. Students are grouped together with other students who have a different nationalities and backgrounds to promote diversity in collaborative work.
  • 2. Are laptop computers required?
  • Although laptops are not required, the majority of AIM students own and use personal laptops with office suite applications and wireless internet connection. It is highly recommended for a variety of uses including spread sheet exams and take-home work to be submitted in soft copy. While computers are available in the library for student use, they are subject to availability and office hours.
  • 3. Do I need to buy text books?
  • AIM will provide you with comprehensive case packs and reading materials, whose costs are generally included in the program fee. Text books are optional references for further reading and are not required.
  • 4. Are degree program students required to write a thesis?
  • Similar to a thesis, MDM students are required to write a Management Research Report (MRR). It is a thesis-like document where students are expected to deliver a major original work and apply knowledge and skills to actual managerial problems.
  • 5. What is the schedule of classes?
  • MDM programs have classes the whole day, usually from 8:00am to 5:00pm. They are given weekly schedules of their classes together with case packs and reading materials every Friday of the week before.
  • 6. Does AIM have study tours?
  • The Rapid Area Assessment is the culminating learning activity for the MDM Program's Module 1. It involves actual field work or area immersion of the learning teams in organizations and geographic areas of their choice for study.

    The International Field Trip done in the second module looks at selected development projects and programs of particular Asian countries.
  • 7. What does AIM’s AACSB accreditation mean to students?
  • An AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accredited school meets the highest quality standards relating to faculty qualification, strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement of learning goals and objectives. Employers worldwide recognize and prefer graduates of AACSB accredited programs/schools. For more information about AACSB click here.

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