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WHAT IS ACTION LEARNING?

Action Learning is simply the process of learning by working on real business challenges in collaboration with host companies, using tools and frameworks taught in the classroom with the support of mentors, faculty experts and industry leaders. Action Learning projects will be deployed throughout the curriculum and are highly interconnected with the courses taught in class.

ASB ACTION LEARNING PARTNERS

Action Learning is a deep, collaborative process between faculty, students and industry hosts. We are grateful for the trust and commitment of our first partners.

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ACTION LEARNING ADVISORY BOARD

The action learning initiative is supported by industry captains from various companies in Malaysia and the region. The board is providing essential advise and expertise on how to approach and develop projects that will create value for everyone in the process. We are thankful to:

  • Dato Soo Min Yeoh, YTL
  • Datin Badrunnisa Mohd Yasin Khan, Axiata
  • Datin Mornifairos Bt Othman, MayBank
  • Ms. Faz Kamaruddin, AirAsia
  • Ms Karunajothi, SME Corporation Malaysia
  • Adam Badri, SapuraKencana Petroleum
  • Mr. Alok Mishra, Johnson & Johnson, Singapore
  • Mr. Daniel Park, Boeing – Aerospace Composites Malaysia

Only together we can build a sustainable and successful eco-system where Action Learning becomes the conductor of deep relationships between academia and business.

We take the classroom into the field and the client companies into the classroom.

THINK – ACT – REFLECT – REPEAT

The ASB curriculum will feature the MIT Sloan Action Learning pedagogy: THINK – ACT – REFLECT – REPEAT. Sloan is the leader in Action Learning in management education and has held that esteemed position for several decades. This pedagogical approach develops principled, innovative leaders through the active integration of theory with real world practices and personal reflection. The method brings together faculty and students to tackle real world complex managerial challenges, and through this process, enhances students’ leadership capabilities.

ACTION LEARNING AT ASB

Action Learning is one of the most distinctive features of the ASB MBA program with our students working on real business challenges – using the knowledge and skills of a team – to question and re-interpret old and familiar concepts, create new solutions and execute them to evaluate outcome.

A third of the 20 months full time curriculum is spent on site, working with our host partners, in different countries on different problem areas, generating value for both students and host companies. Students will learn each week various tools and frameworks that will be immediately applied in their specific projects in collaboration with their host companies.

BECOME AN ACTION LEARNING HOST

Action Learning projects can resolve business, organizational and social problems and Asia School of Business (ASB) will provide a structured, rigorous and sustainable engagement of learning by and from doing.

A successful action-learning project requires commitment and engagement from all involved parties. We are looking for challenging and interesting projects, supported by the leadership team of the host company.

If you are interested in becoming a host company for an Action Learning Trek or host a summer project, please contact us with any questions or ideas. We look forward to partnering with you.

ACTION LEARNING TEAM

  • Prof. Loredana Padurean, Faculty Director for Action Learning
  • Mr. “Sarmaji” Subramanian Subramonia, Director of Action Learning
  • Mr. Jefri Zaini, Deputy Director Action Learning
  • Ms. Amira Rahmat, Case Writer and Teaching Assistant
  • Ms. Saundraa Kandiah, Manager of Action Learning

Contact us at: actionlearning@asb.edu.my