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Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) - Intake 2017
Start time: 23/09/2016


I. Introduction to School of Management

The School of Management (SOM) at AIT is Asia’s pioneer institution for management development programs in International Business and management of technology. The school was established in October 1987 to meet the growing need for managerial expertise in the Asia – Pacific region. To meet the growing demand for international training of experienced executive managers in International Business and Management of Technology, the International Executive MBA Program in Bangkok was started in 1997. In August 2000, this program was extended for middle and senior level managers in Vietnam through a joint effort with AITVN, Hanoi. In August 2004, the first IEMBA class opened in Ho Chi Minh City. The IEMBA Program has also been opened the first intake in Dong Nai in September 2007 and in Vung Tau November 2008.

Total number of alumni and participants of the IEMBA Program in Vietnam is more than 1,000, many of whom have been holding key positions at top management level in both private and public sector. 

List of IEMBA Alumni in Hanoi

List of IEMBA Alumni in HCM City - Vung Tau - Dong Nai

II. The Program of Study

The EMBA program is conducted in English and can be completed in 16 months. The 14th and 18th entry of EMBA program in HCMC and in Hanoi with the specialization on Management of Technology, International Business and Human Resource development will be launched in August 2017 and can be finished at the end of December 2018. The 9th entry of EMBA program in Vung Tau and Dong Nai province will also be launched in October 2017 respectively. For the convenience of working executives, the classes are conducted intensively 1 week in every month at AITVN (in Hanoi, HCMC, Vung tau and Dong Nai) Monday – Friday evenings (3 hours each) and two Saturdays and Sunday. Actual in-class coursework will require some 14-15 weeks, apart from in-company project work and case studies.

Participants can either take the whole program to get the MBA degree or take only 4 courses (3 in-class courses and one case research) to get the Certificate of BA or take 8 courses (6 in-class courses and 2 case researches) to get the Diploma in BA.

Actual in-class coursework will take 14-15 weeks including 3-4 weeks of residency at AIT in Bangkok dividing into 2 trips. The participants will take 1 required course during the first trip to Bangkok. The last trip will be held in December 2018 when the participants defend their thesis and receive Master Degree at AIT campus. These trips will give participants an opportunity to become familiar with business environment outside Vietnam and join with EMBA participants at AIT

III. The Program Structure

The EMBA students will have to complete 48-credit requirements for graduation that consists of

-  8 required courses of 3 credits each, with the focus on Financial & Management Accounting, Cross Cultural Management, Technology Management, Technology Transfer, Project Management, Marketing, Innovation, and Strategic Management.

- 14 credits of elective courses that the students may choose from a variety of subjects like Business Communication, Organization Behavior and Structure, Human Resource Management, Management of Change, Marketing Research, Service Marketing and Management, International Business, Total Quality Management, Asian Business Environment, Management of Information Systems, Business Simulation, Decision and Negotiation Analysis, etc.

- 1 required Case Research Practicum of 4 credits on the case writing methodology, and

- 1 required EMBA Project of 6 credits which is expected to be a comprehensive problem solving case study on the students’ own organizations. The students will make the final presentation of their findings and submit the final report to a faculty committee for evaluation.

IV. Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the International Executive MBA Program, the applicant should:

- Hold a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of study from an institution of recognized standing;

- Have above average grades at the undergraduate level;

- Possess an acceptable level of English proficiency: TOEFL 500, IELTS 5.0, or pass the Entry Test of AIT; and

- Have a minimum of four years relevant work experience with at least two years at the management or senior professional level.

To apply for admission, an applicant must submit:

- A completed application form for admission including two letters of recommendation

- Graduate certificate (in English);

- An attested, detailed official transcript written in English; and

- A certificate of English proficiency

- A Curriculum Vitae (Maximum of 2 pages)

- A one page statement of objective for joining the program

- 4 recent 4 x 6 photographs

V. Selection

The selection to the program will be based on several criteria such as experience, accomplishments and level of responsibility of the applicant. In each group admitted, the School will seek a balanced mix of industries and specialist experience. The selection procedure emphasizes a dialogue with each applicant. The selected applicants will be informed of admission in July of the year.

VI. Fee and Other Expenses

Please contact our office for further information

VII. Enrolment schedule

For Hanoi and HCMC

          Application deadline:  15 July 2017

          Interviews: From 1st May  - 05 August 2017

          Confirmation of Admission:  10 August 2017

          Orientation and Start of Classes: 18 August 2017

For Vung Tau

        Application deadline: 30 Sep 2017 (latest date)

        Interviews: From Apr - Sep 2017

        Confirmation of Admission: 30 Sep 2017

        Orientation and Start of Classes: 23 October 2017

VIII. Contact

Hanoi, Hochiminh City and Dong Nai

Vung Tau


Dr. Pham Thi Kim Ngoc/ Ms. Dang My Thanh

AITVN, Building B3, Uni. of Transport & Communication

Tel: 04 - 37669450/54/93/95 Fax: 04 - 37669492




Mr. Dang Ngoc Anh

Petro Vietnam Manpower Training College

Tel: 84 064 3838157 Fax: 84 064 3838452




For further information, Please kindly contact our program Officer
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Dr. Pham Thi Kim Ngoc
National Coordinator
Tel: +84-4-3766 9493 Ext: 108
Mobile: 090 321 7533
Ms. Dang My Thanh
Program Assistant
Tel: +84-4-3766 9493 Ext: 129