Global Programs

The Asia School of Business (ASB) Master of Central Banking Program

On November 8, 2021, MIT Sloan School of Management welcomed to its campus the inaugural class of the Asia School of Business (ASB) Master of Central Banking (MCB) program. The MCB class, consisting of central bankers from across the globe, will engage in six weeks of courses at MIT as part of a 12-month intensive ASB degree program developed in collaboration with MIT Sloan and global veterans in central banking and management education.

Central banks are carrying out their mandates in a world of fast-changing financial systems and technological transformation. The MCB program builds on the formidable intellectual resources of MIT – a major source of the innovations that are reshaping the central banking environment – to equip participants with the analytical tools and insights of experience required to tackle future challenges.

“We are delighted to welcome the inaugural class of the ASB Master of Central Banking students to MIT,” said David Schmittlein, the John C Head III Dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management. “The new central banking program jointly developed by ASB and MIT further strengthens the successful 6-year cooperation between our two institutions. This visit is an exciting opportunity for the ASB students to explore the MIT Sloan educational ecosystem, which has a long legacy of training leading finance and central banking professionals."



  • Twelve month residency program on the ASB campus in Kuala Lumpur
  • Six weeks of classes taught by MIT Sloan faculty on the MIT campus


  • Hui Chen, Faculty Director for ASB Collaboration, The Nomura Professor of Finance and a Professor of Finance at MIT Sloan School of Management   
  • Robert Merton, the School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance at MIT Sloan School of Management, Nobel laureate in Economics, and co-Chair of MCB’s Advisory Council
  • Athanasios Orphanides, Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management at MIT Sloan School of Management and co-Chair, ASB Board of Governors