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Monday, April 15 2019 - 20:10
Experiential "Action Learning" Module Gives ASB Graduates the Cutting Edge
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 15, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Graduates of Asia School of Business (ASB), a global business school founded by 
Bank Negara Malaysia and the MIT Sloan School of Management in the United 
States, are in high demand, with many receiving job offers well before their 

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As the MBA graduates of Class of 2019 receive their scrolls today, they are 
finding that their educational accomplishments are sought after across Asia and 
beyond.  Graduating students have received job offers from well-known companies 
such as Amazon, McKinsey, Gap, Facebook, AirAsia, Esquel, Didi, JobStreet, 
Microsoft, Maxis, among others. 

At the graduation ceremony, Guest of Honour Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the Prime 
Minister of Malaysia, delivered the commencement speech and congratulated the 
graduates on their accomplishments. He was later awarded an honorary doctorate 
by Professor Charles Fine, President and Dean of ASB.   

One of the key factors contributing to the high employability of ASB graduates 
is the Action Learning curriculum in the MBA programme, where students spend 
more than seven months of their 20-month programme solving real-world business 
challenges, on site, in companies across Asia and beyond.

"We are aware that many employers highlight the skills gap often seen in 
graduates," reported Professor Fine. "And as such, we have structured our 
programme to ensure that our students are prepared for the rigors of entering 
the workforce in challenging managerial positions."

Professor Fine thanked the ASB Board of Governors, many of whom lead companies 
that hosted student teams for their Action Learning projects.  He also thanked 
the 96 corporate partners from 18 countries that have hosted ASB students in 
Action Learning projects since the school was founded in 2015. The long list of 
companies that hosted student teams includes Sapura Energy, Daiwa Steel, 
Bangkok Bank, BJC of Thailand, Del Monte, Microsoft, Petronas, Maxis, Johnson & 
Johnson, Nestle, Samsung and Unilever.  

Fine added that the teamwork-centric feature of the student projects helped 
them learn skills for collaboration, a core value at ASB.  Finally, he noted 
that the host companies directly reap benefits of improved productivity from 
the student's energy, education, and problem solving.  

On ASB's future direction, Fine mentioned plans to expand the academic 
programmes to include a part-time MBA and short courses for executive 
education. ASB will also work towards increasing the number of students per 
intake once its new state-of-the-art campus is ready next year.          

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About Asia School of Business

Asia School of Business (ASB) was established in 2015 by Bank Negara Malaysia 
in collaboration with MIT Sloan Management to be a premier global business 
school, a knowledge and learning hub infused with regional expertise, insights 
and perspectives of Asia and the emerging economies. ASB is committed to 
develop transformative and principled leaders who will contribute towards 
advancing the emerging world. 

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SOURCE  Asia School of Business