ASB Blog

Life at Asia School of Business is more than academics. Explore some of the stories of how our students have been navigating life in Kuala Lumpur.

  • BB SE Asia Article 5 Reasons Why YOU Should Do Your MBA In Southeast Asia - In the latest ASB blog, Associate Dean Loredana Padurean and MBA '18 alumnus Natalie Ho explain why Southeast Asia should be at the top of your list for places to get an MBA and accelerate your career.
  • Fiona Traveling Blog 1 Why travel is the best teacher, even in business! - When Fiona O’Leary Sloan arrived in Lima, Peru at 2 AM, she realized that she didn’t have a bed to sleep in. “The only thing I had booked was my flight to Lima and my hostel,” Fiona says, laughing, “and I had booked the wrong days, so really I had ...
  • ASB New Website Say hello to the new ASB website! - We embarked on this project last year with the intention of creating a more positive digital experience for our website visitors. We wanted a site that would be mobile responsive, that meet the highest standards of accessibility for our audiences around the world, and yet be “light” enough to function ...
  • Meet The New Business School On The Front-Line Of Asia’s Emerging Markets - It seems everybody wants to work in a startup these days, and the same goes for business schools. Sean O Ferguson was working as the associate dean of MBA programs at a leading school in Hong Kong when he was offered the chance to join a new business school venture, ...
  • Opportunity: The upside of Ambiguity - For many young professionals, pursuing an MBA is tantamount to bringing some level of certainty to one’s life. Whether this is in the form of personal validation, the need for a period in which to find one’s true calling in the world, or just a promise of a promotion, the ...
  • Why smart people make dumb mistakes: Experiencing system dynamics at MIT Sloan - “You think that because you understand “one” that you must therefore understand “two” because one and one make two. But you forget that you must also understand “and” … a simple lesson but one that we often ignore: the behavior of a system cannot be known just by knowing the ...
  • My life as an MBA Mom - I have always been someone who constantly strives for self-improvement. As a working mother, I’ve always felt like I want to do more and achieve something bigger. That’s how the journey I am currently on began: with the search for a business school that would not only fulfil my ambition ...
  • How we celebrated out first MBA wedding with true Indian flair - Last November, fifteen students from the class of MBA 2019 made a trip to Kolkata, India, to celebrate the union of our classmate Mounika Myudukur with Rahul Kanoi, her sweetheart of 11 years. It was the first time an ASB student was getting married during the program, so of course ...
  • How Hiking Is Likened To Preparing For An MBA - Rinjani is an active volcano also known as ‘Child of the Sea’, with a caldera on top which is partially filled by Segara Anak crater. Standing at 3726 metres above sea level, it is also Indonesia’s second highest peak.
  • I came, I saw, I drank from the firehose: What I learnt in 4 weeks at MIT Sloan - “Getting an education from MIT is like drinking from a firehose.” When I heard this quote during my first week at ASB, it sounded amusing at first. After two semesters, though, I’ve learned that it was no joke — and it has become my way of life. At MIT Sloan, ...
  • Lifetime lessons from Myanmar and Cambodia - A year ago, I made one of the best decisions of my life: to embark on an MBA journey with the Asia School of Business established in collaboration with MIT Sloan. Having always been fascinated by the different cultures and diversity across South East Asia, I was very excited to ...
  • How this engineer become a battle-ready corporate soldier - An engineer by training and a successful former manager in the aerospace and aviation defense industry, Jatin Seghal has worked with industry giants including Reliance Defence and Engineering Ltd. Recently, as part of his recent Action Learning trek, he fulfilled a dream to work with a company he has always ...
  • How ASIA changes a VFA Fellow’s perspective - With a background in the solar energy industry, Alex is passionate about sustainability and using big data, behavioral economics, and process optimization to deliver impact and efficiency. The former Marketing Director was also a Venture for America Fellow, trained in principles of entrepreneurship and holding experience working in a startup. ...
  • How I learn to tackle business problems from multiple angles - Since starting my MBA journey at Asia School of Business, I’ve had the chance to work with people from all walks of life. In fact, ASB’s diversity is inescapable and is one of the school’s defining characteristics. With a class full of students hailing from different backgrounds, every Action Learning ...
  • What MBA grads and pirates have in common - With those famous words from Steve Jobs, Bill Aulet, MD of MIT’s Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship and author of Disciplined Entrepreneurship, kicked off an exciting week of the Entrepreneurship module for our Class of 2018. Jobs and Aulet are certainly not advocating for people to attack and rob ships ...
  • Three engineers and a lawyer walk into a bank - As an Indian national with an engineering background, my previous work experiences did not involve dealing much with a multicultural team or with business-related challenges. Working with my diverse classmates on Action Learning projects has pushed me beyond my boundaries. My summer Action Learning Project team consisted of three engineers ...