Master in Entrepreneurship

Real-Time Learning. Practical Approaches. Immediate Application.

Growing an entrepreneurial business requires being able to change the business while continuing to run the business.

In the Master in Entrepreneurship (ME) program, your business becomes your laboratory and learning is tested through real-life application. The AIM ME is not just about theoretical knowledge; it is about building capacity for you and your business.

For 18 months, entrepreneurs enrolled in the ME program will be assigned a primary mentor from among the AIM faculty. The primary mentor will guide the entrepreneur for the duration of the program. Learn More about ME mentorship.

Program at a Glance

  • An 18-month, part-time degree course
  • Specifically designed for owners, presidents, general managers, heads of strategic business units
  • Builds high-impact organizational leadership skills
  • Develops realistic approaches to value creation and growth
  • Students get two days every two weeks during class to focus on their business

FAQ

What kind of time commitment does the course require?

Classes are held two days every two weeks.

At the start of the program, students attend the 12-day Foundation Course, an on-campus program delivered four days a week for three weeks.

The program ends with 10 days of on-campus sessions delivered over three weeks.

How much is the tuition fee?

Php 950,000

Do I have to pay the entire tuition fee before classes start?

Tuition can be paid either in full or three installments, one per semester. Or students can pay a reservation fee before the enrollment deadline, which will be deducted from the total fee. For details, call 892 4011 locals 1852 or 1854 or e-mail me@AIM.edu.

Am I qualified to take up a Master in Entrepreneurship?

The minimum qualifications to join the ME program are as follows:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Must be a business owner, entrepreneur, founder, owner, president, CEO, general manager, or business unit head with profitability and balance sheet authority and accountability
  • Proficiency in oral and written English

What do I need to submit to apply for the ME program?

The preliminary requirements that must be sent to me@aim.edu are as follows:

  • Completed online application form
  • Letter of Intent
  • ID photo (2” x 2”)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Entrepreneurship Admissions Assessment (EAA) result
  • Scanned copy of Certificate of Business Registration or Business Permit

Upon completion of the preliminary requirements and receipt of your Entrepreneurship Admissions Assessment (EAA) result, your application will be up for evaluation. You will then be asked to prepare the following:

  • Copy of transcripts of academic records and diploma
  • Government-issued ID
  • Audited Financial Statements (i.e., balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement)
  • Income Tax Return (ITR)
  • Accomplished Company Information Form

Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview with the faculty on a mutually convenient date.

What can I expect from my ME mentors?

Students will be able to consult functional-area ME mentors as well as subject-matter experts on specific topics, such as marketing in the digital space, systems thinking, and negotiation, among others.

ME students can also harness the diverse expertise of industry mentors on a per-project basis. Site visits by mentors will provide on-the-ground, individualized learning opportunities.

Summary

The Master in Entrepreneurship (ME) program is an 18-month, part-time degree course designed for the entrepreneur ― whose business becomes the subject of study and discussion. Students can immediately apply what they learn to their business.

At the end of the program, students are expected to

Balance Parallel Goals

Strike a balance between personal goals and the vision for the business

Measure Outcomes

Assess risk versus reward

Generate Income

Drive revenue without burning cash ― or burning out

Make Accurate Estimates

Weigh social impact against market realities

Utilize Trends

Go beyond hype and hyperbole to effectively mine opportunities

Immediately Apply Learning

Learn by doing

“Looking back, would I have opened my first mall kiosk without the ME? Definitely not. AIM provided the push, the momentum. It took a lot of studying for the business angle because my business was initially grown on instinct. I really had to question my assumptions and my business model. I really implemented my business plan. Fifteen years after graduation, I expect to have 30 Café Mary Grace locations and about 16 kiosks.”

Mary Grace Dimacali
ME 2001 | Founder/CEO, Cafe Mary Grace