Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan


Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan

Asia School of Business

Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan

Dean Charles Fine

Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan

MIT Sloan Immersion

Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan

US Trek

Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan

Highly-Diverse Students

Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan
As a partnership between MIT Sloan and the Central Bank of Malaysia, Asia School of Business exposes students to a world-class management education experience in Asia on the frontier of the business world. ASB's innovative curriculum delivers market-relevant preparation with leading companies throughout Southeast Asia. You will have the opportunity to gain a global perspective in international hubs such as the US, China, Singapore, Dubai, and Hong Kong. Our diverse cohort of 70% international students and over 40% women will help you the develop the cross-cultural interpersonal savvy that you need cultivate a meaningful and impactful global career.

Located in Kuala Lumpur, Asia School of Business' innovative MBA program is designed to develop the next generation of leaders in the rapidly growing Southeast Asian region. ASB's MBA program is based on the rigor of MIT Sloan's curriculum with a focus on Asia's dynamic business environment. The ASB curriculum is unique in its use of Action Learning (experiential learning) as the core part of the educational process – it comprises roughly a third of the curriculum. MIT Sloan and ASB faculty teach in the program, and students take classes in both Kuala Lumpur and in MIT's campus in Cambridge. Students travel extensively throughout the program - for their Action Learning projects, industry treks in the US and China, and optional career treks in Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong. 

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Unique Facets of the ASB MBA Program

Award-Winning Professors

Our school was founded in collaboration with MIT Sloan, which means that students learn from award-winning visiting MIT professors alongside our ASB resident faculty who are renowned leaders in their fields, extraordinary scholars and dedicated teachers committed to engaging the best minds and cultivating a global community of leaders.

Action Learning Projects 

Our exciting Action Learning projects allow students to travel to our corporate hosts to work on-site with them on real business projects. Students can select from over a dozen Action Learning projects spread across the world depending on their industry and subject of interest. One-third of their time will be spent outside of the classroom.

US & China Study Trips

As an international business school situated in the middle of the fast-growing emerging economies of Asia, understanding the linkages with the world's two largest economies is critical. ASB's students participate in compulsory week-long study trips to China and the USA to gain a better appreciation of the impact that these two powers are having on the world from an economic, business, and geopolitical perspective.

MIT Sloan Immersion

Students will spend four weeks on MIT Sloan’s Cambridge campus, taking additional courses offered by MIT faculty and engaging in Sloan student activities. Upon finishing the Immersion Program, students will receive a Certificate of Completion from MIT. Students also receive Affiliate Alumni Status upon graduation from ASB.

Globally Oriented Career Treks

ASB conducts optional Career Treks for students in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Dubai ‚Äčin order to create a robust hiring market for our highly international student body. On these treks, students meet with prominent multinational companies, get exposed to innovative start-ups, and build relationships with ASB's global network.


Through our Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, students have access to a fully equipped MakerLab as well as an entrepreneurship-focused curriculum. Our students have founded student organizations, run on-campus start-ups, created podcasts and publications, and helped to shape the MBA program itself.


We have a diverse group of students come from over 30 countries are frontier-minded, action oriented and excited to learn in the fastest growing region of the world. 


Highly qualified applicants receive generous scholarships up to the full amount of tuition, housing, and travel. Ask us more about our scholarship opportunities when you meet us.

Other Programs

The MBA for Working Professionals Program (MBA-WP)

The MBA for Working Professionals Program consists of 19 residential weeks of on-campus classes over a 21-month period (approximately one out of every six weeks on campus), complemented by significant off-campus assignments and online sessions during non-residential weeks. The program requires students to attend all course weeks in order to complete the degree. In the classroom, students learn from both ASB & MIT Faculty, as well as fellow working professionals and ASB’s internationally diverse full-time MBA student body.

MBA - Full-Time Residential Program

Quick Facts

  • Program Length: 20 months

  • Designed for Full-Time Residency

  • Students cannot be employed while on the program

  • Action Learning Projects take place with up to 5 different host companies

Application Deadlines

Round 1: October 17, 2019

Round 2: January 23, 2020

Round 3: April 2, 2020 

Round 4: April 20, 2020

Start date: August of every year

MBA for Working Professionals Program

Quick Facts

  • Program Length: 21 months

  • Modular Format: Travel to and from campus in Kuala Lumpur every six weeks

  • Students must be employed for the duration of the program

  • Action Learning Projects take place with your employer

Application Deadlines

Round 1: January 28, 2020 

Round 2: April 7, 2020 

Round 3: June 16, 2020 

Start date: August of every year

Student Body

At ASB, we value MBA candidates who have pushed boundaries and love to explore new frontiers. Our students have started businesses, earned advanced degrees, and moved abroad to expand their companies. They come to ASB to experience working life in different countries, learn new skills, and gain the confidence and experience to launch new ventures.

  • Class size: 35-50 per cohort

  • Female ratio: 40-45% 

  • Average age: 29 

  • Average years of professional experience : 6

  • More than 30 nationalities 


ASB’s core curriculum and our Career Development Office (CDO) programming prepares students for careers in Asia and beyond. We immerse our students in the diverse cultures within ASEAN and Asia as a whole, increasing their empathy and adaptability and strengthening their relationships in the region. Upon graduating, many of our MBA candidates from all over the world transition into management positions in Asia, further strengthening the global ASB network year after year.

Of those seeking employment in ASB’s Class of 2018, over two-thirds were placed in jobs located in Asia, primarily in Southeast Asia, either with multinational or prominent Asian companies. Similarly, company-sponsored scholars have had the opportunity to transfer to a new location, department, or advance in their positions when they return to their companies. No matter what, if you plan to grow your career in Asia, ASB is poised to take you to the next level.

Admissions Criteria

ASB selects candidates with a high degree of intellectual capability and emotional maturity from an impressive international pool of applicants. Our rigorous MBA program is suited for students that have performed at a superior level in their university studies, have professional work experience, demonstrated the ability to pursue personal goals and exhibit a high level of integrity.

We expect applicants to meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission:

- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized institution with a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale

- At least 2 years of post-graduation work experience

- Proof of English proficiency


MBA - Full-Time Residential MBA Program 

Application fee: No application fee

Tuition fees: USD 85,000 (includes Tuition, Accommodation, Course Materials, Action Learning Projects, Residential Program at MIT and Industry Treks)

Estimate for accommodation/living costs, insurance: USD 17,000 for food and incidental expenses

Scholarships & Financing

Generous scholarships are available for all applicants

MBA for Working Professionals Program

Application fee: No application fee 

Tuition fees: USD 85,000 

Scholarships & Financing

No scholarships available as the MBA-WP Program is designed for corporate or self-sponsored professionals 

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