• Asia School of Business

    In April 2015, MIT Sloan announced a partnership with Bank Negara Malaysia, the nation’s central bank, to establish the Asia School of Business, which runs a traditional two-year MBA program. The founding of ASB reflects MIT Sloan’s entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to developing leaders who will improve the world. MIT Sloan professor Charles Fine leads ASB as president and founding dean.


    • MIT Sloan faculty visits to ASB
    • International Faculty Fellows
    • On-campus visits to MIT Sloan
    • Action learning

    Faculty Director – Professor SP Kothari

  • News
  • Cover Story: Education sans frontiéres

    The Edge Markets
    November 1, 2017
    As the old saying goes, "The word is a university and everyone in it is a teacher". But what if the world is encompassed within a university instead and the ideas and discourse of its educationists and students alike spark exciting new streams of learning and knowledge exchange? Certainly, many great universities fall easily into this category but few actually have the privilege to actively chart their own horizons, to map out their own definition of, to steal a phrase from Aldous Huxley, a brave new world. One institution that has been accorded this honour is Malaysia's very own Asia School of Business (ASB). 

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  • A New B-School Startup From MIT Sloan Reinvents the MBA Experience

    Poets & Quants
    June 15, 2017

    MBA curriculum reviews are a dime a dozen. Every few years, just about every business school forms a faculty committee, convenes focus groups of students, alumni and employers, and then rolls out a series of changes with some fanfare. The result: Some minor tweaks that improve a program but are more likely to be incremental to the MBA experience and are rarely radical.

    Not so for long-time MIT Professor Charles Fine, who was asked to lead an unusual business school startup in Kuala Lumpur three years ago. Fine, president and dean of the newly created Asia School of Business, a partnership with Bank Negara Malaysia, the country’s central bank, literally took a blank sheet of paper and, with no legacy or politics, crafted the shape of what he believes is an ideal MBA program for the times.

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  • MIT Sloan School of Management welcomes inaugural Asia School of Business class to Cambridge campus; Students meet with former governor of Malaysia's central bank

    PR Newswire
    June 1, 2017

    As a part of a six-week program in the United States, the inaugural MBA class of the Asia School of Business (ASB), located in Malaysia and established in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management, is visiting the Sloan campus for one month where they will enroll in courses taught by the top-ranked School's faculty.

    The students' visit exemplifies the ASB's practice-oriented approach to management, which is one of the hallmarks of MIT Sloan. Through semester long Action Learning projects, students apply business management theories in a broad range of real-world organizational and institutional settings.

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  • Videos
  • ASB Facilities Kuala Lumpur ASB Kuala Lumpur Prof. Robert Merton, Nobel Prize winner, speaks at ASB's MIT Faculty Insights ASB Chinese New Year 4 ASB Chinese New Year 5 ASB Chinese New Year 6 ASB Chinese New Year 7 ASB Chinese New Year 8 ASB Chinese New Year 9