The Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) was founded in 1988 as a registered society. AIMS is a non-profit professional organization which has grown into a powerful network of over 740 top management schools of national and international repute in the country including IIMs, ISB, Xavier Institutes, Welingkar, MDI, S P Jain, ICFAI and NMIMS.
To function as the true representative body of Management Education in India, for safeguarding the interests of the sector and contributing to quality improvement on a continuing basis. To make determined efforts to develop and project its identity as the national network of Management Schools in India.
To function as the professional association of management education concerned with quality of management, manpower training and development, management research, curriculum development and take all such steps on its own or in collaboration with other agencies for the promotion of Management Education in India.
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.