Asia School of Business
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Asia School of Business


Asia School of Business

Sasana Kijang Jalan Dato Onn

50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Phone: +603 9179 4228



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. 

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.

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

Start date: August of every year


Download our  Full Time MBA brochure


Student profile

  • Full-time

Number of students: 35 – 50 per cohort

Average age: 29

Average years of work experience: 6

Percentage of woman: 43%

International: 70% (about 30 nationalities)

Minimum work experience: 2 years

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