Asia School of Business - in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management
In September 2016, the Asia School of Business will launch its inaugural full-time, 18 month MBA program in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in collaboration with the MIT Sloan School of Management
The ASB MBA program will deliver a curriculum deeply interconnected with management practices and integrated with the rigor and values embedded in the MIT Sloan School MBA program. The program will foster entrepreneurship, innovation, and hands-on-learning through an active interaction among industry, government, faculty and students. Students will have the chance to master state-of-the-art management tools and obtain deeper understanding of global business dynamics. At the same time, immense exposure to the fascinating reality and growing opportunities of Asia will be provided.
The visionary for this initiative is Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz, who has served as Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia since May 2000. She will serve as co-chair of the ASB Board of Governors alongside Professor Richard Schmalensee, who served as Dean of the MIT Sloan School for nine years and on its faculty for over four decades. The other initial BoG members include MIT Sloan faculty members Professor David Schmittlein, Dean of the MIT Sloan School, Professor S.P. Kothari, Deputy Dean of the MIT Sloan School, and Professor Charles Fine, who will serve as Founding Dean and President of the Asia School of Business.
A committee of MIT Sloan faculty will advise the ASB on faculty and curriculum matters. Professor Joseph Weber will chair this committee as Faculty Director, with the support of Professors Roy Welsch, Pierre Azoulay, Jake Cohen and Bill Aulet.
Highlights of the ASB/MIT Sloan collaboration include:
- Inaugural class begins September 2016
- International Faculty Fellows – Faculty members from ASB will take up residence at MIT Sloan for a semester focused on teaching and research development under the guidance of an MIT Sloan faculty host.
- ASB administrative development – MIT Sloan senior administrators responsible for admissions and marketing activities, student services, and career development function will share their practices and experience with ASB counterparts.
- The ASB MBA curriculum is comprised of:
- Core curriculum taught in Malaysia by MIT Sloan Faculty
- Multiple action learning projects in SE Asian institutions (one in collaboration with a team of students from MIT Sloan)
- One month of classes at MIT Sloan
- Two weeks of industry/institutional visits outside of SE Asia
Distinguished professors from MIT Sloan School as well as professors and practitioners who have profound expertise in Asian economies will deliver the program. A world class curriculum that combines analytical tools across the spectrum of management practices with in-depth case studies, collaborative projects, field trips, action learning projects, and discussions with industry and institutional leaders promises to grant a world class educational experience.
Asia School of Business is developing an extensive and significant collaboration and partnership with corporations and organizations in the region through:
- Action Learning projects that are relevant to the partners,
- Research collaboration on current problems, and
- Internship opportunities where students may work on ongoing projects.
ASB will provide executive education offerings and will become a forum and a platform for corporations to discuss business issues. Corporate partners will have the possibility to nominate prospective students, and recruit from our MBA graduates.
Presence of corporate partners:
CIMB Group is a leading ASEAN universal bank, the largest Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) based investment bank and one of the world's largest Islamic banks. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, it offers consumer banking, wholesale banking, Islamic banking and asset management products and services. As the fifth largest banking group in ASEAN, the Group has over 40,000 staff in 18 locations across ASEAN, Asia Pacific and beyond.
Petronas is a fully integrated energy company with a leading portfolio and wide network of operations around the world. With growing demand for energy, Petronas aims to redefine the future of energy with innovative approaches to technology and engineering in order to maximize and deliver sustainable energy for tomorrow.
Khazanah Nasional Berhad is a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund. It is the investment holding arm of the Government of Malaysia entrusted to hold and manage the commercial assets of the government and to undertake strategic investments. It is a leading regional strategic investment house that drives superior corporate performance with high standards of achievement in sectors that are deemed strategic to the Malaysian economy.
AirAsia is the leading low-cost carrier, connecting people and places across 132 routes, spanning over 20 countries. Since 2001, AirAsia has swiftly broken travel norms around the globe and has risen to become the world’s best. AirAsia continues to pave the way for low-cost aviation through its innovative solutions, efficient processes and a passionate approach to business. Together with its associate companies, AirAsia X, Thai AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia, Philippines’ AirAsia Inc and AirAsia Japan, AirAsia is set to take low-cost flying to an all new high with its slogan, "Now Everyone Can Fly".
The YTL Group is one of the largest companies listed on the Bursa Malaysia. Its core businesses are the ownership and management of regulated utilities and other infrastructural assets, serving 12 million customers in three continents. YTL Corporation's strategy of providing "World Class Products and services at very competitive prices" along with its history of Innovation, has led to the achievement of superior earnings and an enviable track record of creating shareholder value.
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