Located in Kuala Lumpur, right in the heart of Southeast Asia, Asia School of Business (ASB) is a partnership between MIT Sloan and the Central Bank of Malaysia. This innovative program provides ASB an opportunity to develop the next generation of leaders in the rapidly growing Southeast Asian region. ASB offers a full-time, 20-month MBA program based on the rigor of MIT Sloan's curriculum, with a focus on Asia's dynamic business environment. MIT Sloan and ASB faculty teach in the program, and students take classes in both Kuala Lumpur and in Boston. The ASB curriculum is unique in its use of Action Learning as the core part of the educational process – it comprises roughly a third of the curriculum. ASB targets extraordinary and unconventional candidates and has a special admissions track for those with non-traditional backgrounds.

KEY FEATURES

MIT Sloan Collaboration

A core curriculum taught by MIT Sloan faculty and ASB resident faculty at our campus in the heart of Kuala Lumpur Action Learning Projects So far, ASB has worked closely with 83 global companies on 155 action learning projects in 18 countries all over the world

US Trek

A four-week residential program on the MIT Sloan campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in combination with an international “industry trek"

Graduate Employability

An emphasis on market readiness through immersive project work with corporate partners, as well as an integrated program-long career trek

Highly-Diverse Classroom

129 students from over 30 different countries and 6 continents as part of the first three MBA classes

Generous Scholarships

All applicants are considered for generous scholarship opportunities

Programme Info

Type of Course:  20-month full-time MBA
Application opens for 2019 intake: August 2018 
Length of Course: 20 month academic calendar (including a 6-week orientation program beginning every August)  


Application Deadlines

Round 1: October 18, 2018

Round 2: January 24, 2019

Round 3: April 2, 2019

*International students are strongly encouraged to apply during rounds 1 & 2 due to timelines for processing student visas. 

Student Body

We recruit students globally, and our first two classs were extremely diverse on multiple levels (nationality, gender, years of work experience, industry background, academic background, and personal interests). Our third MBA cohort, starting in August of 2018, adds even more diversity to the ASB classroom, which now includes students from 20 nationalities across 6 continents, with an average of 5 years of work experience. The ASB student body is approximately 40% female and 70% international. 

Costs

Application fee:
No application fee 
Tuition fees:
USD 85,000 (includes Tuition, Accommodation, Course Materials, Action Learning Projects, Residential Program at MIT and Industry Trek)
Estimate for accommodation/living costs, insurance:
USD 17,000 for food and incidental expenses

Scholarship Opportunities: 
Currently, all applicants are automatically considered for scholarhip opportunities, and applicants are typically notified of any financial award at the same time admissions decisions are communicated. 

Contacts

Address: 
Sasana Kijang
2, Jalan Dato Onn
50480, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Telephone: 
Website: http://asb.edu.my
Admissions Team: admissions@asb.edu.my
MBA Director of Admissions: Emily Preiss: emily.preiss@asb.edu.my
MBA Associate Director of Admissions: Gulnura Rakhyshova gulnura.rakhyshova@asb.edu.my

 

 

 

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