‘Mens et Manus’, Mind and Hand, has been the motto for MIT Sloan since its inception in the 19th century.

In today’s business world, this motto is undoubtedly more relevant now than ever, as the world needs leaders and change-makers who can be as adept at bringing leadership to a mature organization as they would be in a hands-on role building a start-up. Having this broad set of capabilities as well as graduating business-ready are why MIT Sloan MBA graduates are among the most sought-after by organizations.

Now, the genetic blueprint of MIT Sloan has been passed on to ASB. ASB will offer management students, management practitioners and the institutions that employ them innovative ways of doing things, learning, and thinking, together with a better integration of academic theories  with actual business practices.


  • 20 months

  • Full-time

  • Residential at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Taught by MIT Sloan and ASB resident faculty

  • 5 Terms

  • 5 Action Learning projects

  • Includes a 6-week US Trek (2 weeks industry trek and 4 weeks at MIT Sloan at Cambridge, Massachusetts)

  • ASB degree with Certificate of Completion from MIT

  • MIT affiliate alumni status


Bank Negara Malaysia and MIT Sloan School of Management (MIT Sloan) embrace the challenge to trace a new and better path through the ASB Master of Business Administration (Approval Code: JPP/BPP(U)(PA7909)08/2020) program (MBA).

Learning about problems companies face from case studies is a model of the past. Action Learning is the future. ASB will offer management students, management practitioners, and the institutions that employ them a new way of doing things, new ways of learning, new ways of thinking and a better integration of theory with practice.

ASB’s MBA 3.0 blends theory and practice at every level.  The MIT Sloan faculty will teach the same rigorous core curriculum at ASB that is delivered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Additionally, ASB’s curriculum will include Action Learning projects with our corporate partners and institutional partners throughout Asia, providing ongoing opportunities to test and apply the theories of the classroom in a broad range of organizational, institutional and field challenges.


The ASB MBA program is highly rigorous, so students must have performed at a superior level in their previous university studies, demonstrated the ability to pursue personal goals, exhibit a high level of personal integrity, and have professional work and or internship experience.

The application for the ASB MBA 2018 intake will open in August 2017. The online application and required documents are due by the following application deadlines:

  • Round 1: October 19, 2017
  • Round 2: January 18, 2018 
  • Round 3: March 29, 2018

*All international students are strongly encouraged to apply in Rounds 1 or 2 due to timelines for processing student visa applications.