Global Programs

Asia School of Business (ASB)

In April 2015, MIT Sloan announced its collaboration with Malaysia's central bank to establish the 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 (ASB) in Kuala Lumpur. This entrepreneurial program provides MIT and Bank Negara an opportunity to develop the next generation of leaders in the rapidly growing Southeast Asian region and strengthen educational exchanges between Malaysia and the United States. 

ASB offers a full-time, 20-month MBA program based on the rigor of MIT Sloan's curriculum and focused on Asia's dynamic business environment. MIT Sloan and ASB faculty teach in the program, and students take classes in both Kuala Lumpur and in Boston. The ASB curriculum is unique in its use of action learning as the core part of the educational process – it comprises roughly a third of the curriculum. ASB targets extraordinary and unconventional candidates and has a special admissions track for those with non-traditional backgrounds.

The inaugural class of ASB students earned their MBA degrees in March 2018. The 45 graduates are from Malaysia, the United States and many other parts of the world. ASB targets extraordinary and unconventional candidates and has a special admissions track for those with non-traditional backgrounds. 

Components:

  • MIT Sloan professor Charles Fine leads ASB as president and founding dean
  • MIT Sloan faculty visit ASB to teach courses
  • International Faculty Fellows Program enables ASB faculty to spend time on MIT campus and engage in teaching and research development
  • ASB students visit MIT for one month to take courses and learn about MIT's innovation ecosystem
  • MIT Sloan senior administrators share best practices with ASB counterparts

Faculty Director: Professor Eric So

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Charles Fine

Charles Fine

Management Science

Chrysler Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management

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Eric So

Eric So

Economics, Finance and Accounting

Sarofim Family Career Development Professor

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Asia School of Business first ever convocation ceremony

Asia School of Business celebrated its inaugural convocation in Kuala Lumpur on March 25, 2018.