The All India Management Association (AIMA) was created as an apex body of professional management with active support of the Government of India and Industry in 1957. AIMA is a group- a body to pool management thoughts in the country, a forum to develop a national managerial ethos, an organisation to facilitate the furtherance of the management profession in the country.

AIMA is a federation of Local Management Associations (LMAs). AIMA today affiliates 62 LMAs across the country and 2 co-operating management associations i.e. Qatar Indian Management Association and Mauritius Management Association.

AIMA has established close linkages with over 3000 institutions and over 30,000 individual professionals directly and through network of the Local Management Associations. AIMA’s activities include Distance management Education, management Development Programs, National Events, Competitions, Research, Publication and Testing Services.


Established in 1993, AIMA’s Centre for Management Education (CME), functions as a full-fledged autonomous business school, in distance learning mode. AIMA CME offers Post Graduate Diploma in Management / Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management approved by AICTE and Post Graduate Certificate Program and Advanced Certificate Program. Professional Certificate Program in Digital Marketing and Analytics, Professional Diploma in Public Procurement, Certification in Financial & Valuation Modeling and Professional Diploma in Business Analytics are also offered as skill based courses. PhD in Business Administration offered by CME in collaboration with Aligarh Muslim University meets the needs of working professionals.