The School of Management (SOM) at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is Asia's pioneer business school for graduate studies offering MBA, EMBA, PhD, DBA and Professional Masters Programs.
The School provides exceptional individuals with a supportive environment in which they can develop their skills and aptitudes, helping them to reach their professional goals and to serve the interests of countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
The School of Management was also one of the pioneer schools in discussion at the Workshop for Development and Collaboration of Asia-Pacific Business Schools in May 2001 in Seoul, Korea where a Declaration of Cooperation in “Strengthening Asia-Pacific Business Education” was signed by a Forum of Asian business schools leading to the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS).
The School of Management (SOM) was established in October 1987 to meet the growing needs in Asia for graduate management education. In line with AIT’s mission, the School’s objective is to make a difference in the quality of management education and practices in the Asia-Pacific region leading to superior thinking and living, sustainable development, technological leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, wealth creation and pride. SOM believes in the development of corporate leaders not just for the present but also for the future to face the challenges posed by the dramatic social, economic, political and technological changes in Asia.
Asia is in the fore front of the global quest for competitiveness, thus, the urgent need for corporate leadership. The programs at SOM offer a unique competitive advantage to managers and future leaders in the region.
"to develop socially responsible global leaders who will enhance organizational performance for the growth and sustainable development of economies and societies in Asia in particular and the world in general"
"to become the leading creator and disseminator of Asian management knowledge, practices and values"
Why Choose AIT School of Management?
AIT School of Management programs are intellectually demanding and renowned for the quality of its graduates. As an individual, you’ll balance management education and personal development. As a member of our community, you’ll be surrounded by mature students drawn from a wide range of business, cultural and national backgrounds. As a graduate you’ll discover that a SOM degree is more than a route to a more exciting career, it is also a life changing experience.
A defining feature of the “SOM EXPERIENCE” is our focus on your personal development which lasts throughout the program. You’ll become highly skilled at team working, you’ll communicate more effectively and you’ll learn to be more persuasive and decisive. We will prepare you for business leadership by making you sensitive to cultural differences, ethical behavior and social values. It is these soft skills that will give you, as a SOM Graduate, an edge with international recruiters.
International Recognition for Excellence:
School of Management, AIT is a member of AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International is a membership association of educational institutions, business, not-for-profit and government organizations devoted to the advancement of higher education in business administration and management.
The school is also an international member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) - a global, membership driven organization, based in Brussels.
SOM is a member of the Association for Asia Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS) – to provide leadership and representation in order to advance the quality of business and management education in the Asia-Pacific region.
"If you demand excellence, prize self-reliance and have a passion for turning ideas into action, then we promise that you will not be disappointed by the SOM Experience".