The future is an MBA 3.0: 5 things you need to know about the Asia School of Business MBA

Emily Preiss is the Director of Admissions at Asia School of Business. She shares five things you should know about the school’s innovative MBA program, offered in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management, one of the world’s leading business schools.

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Emily Preiss, Director of Admissions – Asia School of Business

ASB was built in collaboration with MIT Sloan

Founded with the aim of bringing highly-qualified talent to fill the needs of the exponential growth and opportunities in the region, Asia School of Business was born in 2015 out of a collaboration between Bank Negara Malaysia and MIT Sloan School of Management.

The same rigorous core curriculum that is delivered at MIT Sloan is taught at ASB, “which means you learn from award-winning MIT professors alongside our amazing team of ASB resident faculty,” Emily says.

Be prepared to travel

“As part of the ASB MBA,” Emily explains, “you spend four weeks at MIT Sloan’s campus in the US and get to travel to up to five different countries for your action learning projects and industry checks.”

These “Action Learning” projects allow students to immerse themselves in real-world business problems and work closely with experienced professionals.

Chen Tien Yue, Executive Director of Malaysian pewter manufacturer and retailer Royal Selangor, says, “I think the approach of having 30% of the time spent in Action Learning gives students a chance to do more fieldwork and come up with more recommendations. When our own team gets stuck in our ways, there is a chance for the students to share their ideas. That’s a good way for us to benefit from the program.”

ASB prepares you for a truly global career

“You’ll get an opportunity for on-the-ground perspective in international hubs like the US, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Dubai,” Emily says.

Since its inception, ASB has partnered with 142 host partners across 26 countries worldwide, including Mexico, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Ghana, Germany, Nigeria, Spain, and Switzerland.

ASB MBA students are diverse and action-oriented

“Our students come from over 30 countries, are frontier-minded, action-oriented, and excited about being in the fastest-growing region of the world,” Emily says.

Here’s a preview of just a few alumni of ASB’s MBA program:

  • Michael Titzer (Class of 2018) served for six years as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. Michael and his wife started the first Crossfit affiliate in Cambodia, turning it into a successful enterprise within a year.
  • Nur Marina Abdullah (Class of 2019) worked with Amnesty International in London as well as with refugees in Calais, France. She has worked for design firms and non-profits and helped produce the 29th Southeast Asian Games.

Jishnu Gandhi (Class of 2020), an ex-Google employee, worked with top global advertisers to enhance their online marketing, managing the performance of 500 specialists at global professional service companies.

All ASB students receive financial aid

ASB aims to attract world-class MBA talent and is committed to being market leaders in scholarship and financial aid, which is why all admitted students receive some form of financial aid!

“We know that a world-class MBA is a huge financial investment,” says Emily. “All of our highly qualified applicants receive generous scholarships up to the full amount of tuition. All you need to do is apply.”

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