GLOBAL INNOVATORS IN ACTION LEARNING

Asia School of Business does Action Learning unlike any other school. Featuring MIT Sloan’s Action Learning pedagogy, we believe strongly that effective learning happens only when combining the mind, hand and heart. A third of our curriculum is dedicated to on-site Action Learning projects with our corporate host partners throughout Asia and beyond. This intensity in experiential learning makes us global innovators in Action Learning.

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DIVERSE AND MISSION DRIVEN PROJECTS

Our students embark on projects that are diverse and mission-driven. Previous Action Learning projects have included, among others, product launches, digital marketing, business model engineering, supply chain optimization and more, spanning across multiple industries such as banking, manufacturing, consumer products, and e-commerce to name a few. Just within these past two years, ASB has partnered with 115 host companies on 217 projects across 21 countries.

* Data is accurate up to Summer 2019

IMMERSIVE LEARNING AROUND THE WORLD

Imagine being out of the classroom and getting your hands dirty in a real-life business case anywhere from Hong Kong to Timor-Leste!

Being located in the fastest growth region of Southeast Asia, our exciting Action Learning projects are truly immersive as our students travel to our corporate hosts to work on-site with them on their projects.

Throughout their time with us, our students spend up to one-third of their time working on Action Learning projects for five different companies up to five different countries.

Cambodia

Smart Axiata

Germany

PricewaterhouseCoopers

China

Li & Fung | Oriental Patron Financial Group
AB InBev | Meiyume

India

Kalaari Capital Advisors

Indonesia

Ancora Group | Traveloka
Online Pajak

Japan

Daiwa

Mexico

Mastercard

Myanmar

Kanbawza Group | Myanmar Zarla Distribution
Procter & Gamble | One Link

Nigeria, Africa

Giti

Philippines

Asian Development Bank | Del Monte
PTC-CTI

Singapore

Singha Corporation | Biorithm

Spain

IDOM

South Korea

Smart Study

Thailand

Ananda Development | Baan Dek Foundation | Bangkok Bank | Berli Jucker |
Johnson & Johnson | Thai AirAsia | MMVS

Timor-Leste

Asian Development Bank | United Nations Development Programme

United States of America

Co:Collective | Morgan Stanley | Northeastern University | Slope | The Woodshop | Unity Homes | Urbn Playground

Vietnam

Daiwa Lance | Esquel | Li & Fung | Unilever
Phu Hung Life Insurance | Phu Hung Securities
Phu Nhuan Jewelry | Singha

Malaysia

AirAsia | Citibank | Digi | Equatorial Hotel | Esquel | Khazanah | Maxis | Maybank | Nestle | PETRONAS | Sapura Energy

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THE CYCLE OF LEARNING IN ACTION

There is simply no substitute for practical real-life experience to complement the theories in class, no matter how rigorous the classes are. We have built an entire curriculum around action learning, one of MIT Sloan’s most recognizable assets, that bridges this gap. Our students rotate between spending time in the classroom learning the latest theoretical tools and frameworks taught by our MIT Sloan and resident faculty, and onsite at the host company’s premises across Asia. Students work in diverse teams, supervised by our faculty and business coaches. Our vigorous learning cycle is repeated several times throughout each project, dramatically increasing their learnings and the chances of success.

A WINNING COLLABORATION

Industry partners are central to the success of our Action Learning projects. Our Action Learning Partners see the benefit of our collaboration and the value we bring through our Action Learning projects with them.

New Perspectives

Extensive Faculty Engagement

Potential Economic Value

Access to Global Talent

TESTIMONIALS

Our Partners
Aireen Omar

AirAsia has been at the forefront of adopting new digital technologies since our inception. We are now in our next phase of development where we are expanding beyond air transport and digitalizing our operations and processes to become more efficient. We are pleased to collaborate with ASB to grow talents in the region. ASB assists us by upskilling our existing staff and infusing new talents into our company. The diversity and dynamism of the ASB graduates give us the complete package – from having a structured and strategic thinking approach to better negotiation and communication skills – that is useful in our journey. We have placed these graduates in various divisions of the company such as in the airline business, data science and in the digital transformation team fondly known as Digital Fastrackers.

Our Students
Jack Farrell

Southeast Asia is currently the world’s fastest growing digital economy. Armed with ASB’s Action Learning curriculum, toolkits, frameworks and support, my classmates and I have had the opportunity to drive forward some of these transformations that is taking place in the region. Having worked on projects in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam myself, it is even more apparent to me now that what it takes to solve complex problems is not something that can be learned solely in a classroom. It takes rolling-up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty, and willing hosts companies that are true partners in seeing the projects through. Learning how to navigate business challenges and cultural ambiguities is one of the biggest takeaway for me from my Action Learning projects. I say we are the “Real-World MBA” operating in the most dynamic region around the globe. There is no peer across higher-education institutions that provide this level of opportunity. It’s a big deal what we get to do!

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