ASB Movers & Makers

MIT-ASB-IIT Make in India boot camp for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship

In a 28-day boot camp on social innovation and entrepreneurship, 48 students from MIT, Asia School of Business, IITs and engineering colleges across India are exposed to India’s pressing rural and urban social issues in healthcare, agriculture, slums, traffic, inclusion, energy, education and communications. The teams will work together to find technological solutions during the camp days. The camp is led by Rajesh  Nair, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre in Asia School of Business  and a visiting scholar at MIT. Of the 48 students, 19 students are from MIT and Asia School of Business (ASB) Malaysia and the rest from IITs and several technical institutions from India.


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

Changes to the MBA education are rarely radical. That was not the case 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.


MIT Sloan School of Management welcomes inaugural ASB class to Cambridge campus

In our very first US Trek, our students visited companies and institutions of interest in the US; followed by a 4-week Spring Immersion program at MIT Sloan campus at Cambridge, Massachussetts. Our students were able to experience campus life and classes taught by top professors at Sloan.


From School Dropout to MIT Student

One of our unconventional students, Eizaz Azhar, left school at the age of 14 and built his own companies since then. With two days left before the application deadline, he submitted his application and he’s now part of our inaugural class of 2018.


Malaysia’s higher education mid-year report

The Higher Education Ministry’s battle cry, “Soaring Upwards” – meaning continuous improvement – continues to ring loudly in 2016. While there have been many positives, the year has seen its share of challenges. Let’s take a look.


Asia School of Business: Creating an ASEAN legacy

Kuala Lumpur, 29 April 2016: Malaysia is positioning itself as an education hub in the region and a destination for international students, a vision that is shared by the many international universities that have already established a presence here.

Monash University, Curtin University, Heriot-Watt University and The University of Nottingham are among the globally-recognised names that have established campuses in Malaysia. Then, last year, Bank Negara Malaysia and the MIT Sloan School of Management forged a partnership that has now made Malaysia an even more prominent education destination. The result of that partnership is the Asia School of Business (ASB), located in Kuala Lumpur.


Dr Zeti: Asia School of Business to train Asia’s future leaders

The Asia School of Business (ASB), a collaboration between Bank Negara and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan (MIT Sloan), will give birth to future leaders for emerging countries in Asia once its new campus is completed in 2018.

Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz said the set-up of ASB was part of the central bank’s commitment to invest in education as its offerings were ambitious and could meet the needs of corporates and businesses to produce quality talent.


Asia School of Business Breaks Ground for New Campus

The Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management (ASB) today reached another milestone since its inception a year ago with the commencement of the construction of its own campus in Bukit Perdana, Kuala Lumpur. The ground-breaking ceremony was officiated by the Co-Chairs of the ASB Board of Governors, Professor Richard Schmalensee and Tan Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz. It was witnessed by members of its Governing Board, business leaders, and dignitaries from the corporate partners, the diplomatic corps, and the public sector.


Governor Zeti’s Remarks at the Asia School of Business (ASB) Campus Ground Breaking Ceremony

The establishment of ASB aims to develop future leaders that will contribute towards the advancement of the emerging world, in particular, in Asia.  In view of Asia’s increasing role in the global economy, there is already a growing global interest to be part of the Asian experience and its exciting transformation and growth potential. The Asia School of Business offers two key value propositions: the practical application of business management education; and being a global learning centre that focuses on issues and challenges from the emerging world, especially from the Asian region.


Business leader promotes early access to “maker training”

Speaking at the American Centre at the US Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Rajesh Nair, Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Asia School of Business, spoke about maker training programs at the Maker Movement Promotion Forum


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