Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for more upcoming events.

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On-Campus

Ongoing throughout the year

Classroom Previews
Attend a class delivered by ASB faculty, distinguished professors from MIT Sloan School as well as professors and practitioners who have profound expertise in Asian economies

On-Campus

12th December 2019, Thursday

Preview Day

Preview Day is an exclusive, by-invitation-only event that allows prospective students to experience ASB campus life for a day. You will have the chance to:

  • Attend an ASB MBA class taught by ASB Faculty
  • Find out more about real-world Action Learning projects during the Action Learning Symposium
  • Meet the Admissions team – get your burning ASB questions answered!
  • Get to know current ASB MBA students – your future classmates

Kuching, Sarawak

16th November 2019, Saturday

Masterclass with Professor Renato Lima
Topic: Business and Politics: Strategies to deal with Social and Political Challenges

Doha, Qatar

21st November 2019, Thursday

MBA Coffee Chat Doha
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

24th November 2019, Sunday

MBA Coffee Chat Dubai
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

On-Campus

7th December 2019, Saturday

MBA for Working Professionals on Campus Coffee Chat 
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

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Singapore

6th November 2019, Wednesday

MBA Coffee Chat Singapore
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Santiago, Chile

30th October 2019, Wednesday

MBA Coffee Chat Santiago
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Santiago, Chile

29th October 2019, Tuesday

Meet the Admissions Team at the Access MBA Tour in Santiago
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Hong Kong, China

26th October 2019, Saturday

MBA Coffee Chat Hong Kong
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Hong Kong, China

26th October 2019, Saturday

Meet the Admissions Team at the Access MBA Tour in Hong Kong
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Bogota, Colombia

23rd October 2019, Wednesday

MBA Coffee Chat Bogota
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Seoul, South Korea

23rd October 2019, Wednesday

MBA Coffee Chat Seoul
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Seoul, South Korea

22nd October 2019, Tuesday

Meet the Admissions Team at the Access MBA Tour in Seoul
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Bogota, Colombia

22nd October 2019, Tuesday

Meet the Admissions Team at the Access MBA Tour in Bogota
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Bogota, Colombia

21st October 2019, Monday

MBA Coffee Chat Bogota
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Mexico City, Mexico

19th October 2019, Saturday

Meet the Admissions Team at the Access MBA Tour in Mexico City
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Mexico City, Mexico

19th October 2019, Saturday

MBA Coffee Chat Mexico City
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Monterrey, Mexico

17th October 2019, Thursday

Meet the Admissions Team at the Access MBA Tour in Monterrey
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Monterrey, Mexico

16th October 2019, Wednesday

MBA Coffee Chat Monterrey
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Shanghai, China

14th October 2019, Monday

CEO Talk – An Evening with Vincent Qiu, CEO of Baozun

The Asia School of Business will be hosting Vincent Qiu, CEO of Baozun, for a fireside chat on bridging the West to China via e-commerce.

Taipei, Taiwan

7th October 2019, Monday

MBA Coffee Chat Taipei
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Astana, Kazakhstan

4th October 2019, Friday

MBA Coffee Chat Astana
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Astana, Kazakhstan

3rd October 2019, Thursday

Meet the Admissions Team at MBA 25 in Astana
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Online

2nd October 2019, Wednesday

MBA Application Tips Webinar
Join this online event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Kuala Lumpur (On-Campus)

2nd October 2019, Wednesday

On-Campus Coffee Chat (Focus on Applications)
Join us at MAG Cafe in Sasana Kijang for tips on how to craft your best ASB application.

Almaty, Kazakhstan

1st October 2019, Tuesday

Meet the Admissions Team at MBA 25 in Almaty
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

London, UK

24th September 2019, Tuesday

Meet the Admissions Team at the Access MBA Tour in London
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

London, UK

23th September 2019, Monday

MBA Coffee Chat London
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Paris, France

21st September 2019, Saturday

Meet the Admissions Team at the Access MBA Tour in Paris
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Paris, France

19th September 2019, Thursday

MBA Coffee Chat Paris
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Jakarta, Indonesia

19th September 2019, Thursday

Meet the Admissions Team at the Access MBA Tour in Jakarta
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Jakarta, Indonesia

18th September 2019, Wednesday

MBA Coffee Chat Jakarta
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Singapore

17th September 2019, Tuesday

Meet the Admissions Team at the Access MBA Tour in Singapore
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Kuala Lumpur (On-Campus)

12th September 2019, Thursday

ASB MBA On Campus Info Session (featuring ASB student & alumni panel)
Join us to learn more about the transformative nature of the ASB MBA program. Listen to a moderated student and alumni panel discussion with current students and alumni, get insights about the application process and join the networking reception the ASB MBA community.

Singapore

16th September 2019, Monday

Coffee Chat Singapore
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Bangkok, Thailand

22nd August 2019, Thursday

Meet the Admissions Team at the MBA Tour in Bangkok
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

21st August 2019, Wednesday

MBA Coffee Chat Kuala Lumpur
Join this casual event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

19th August 2019, Monday

Meet the Admissions Team at the MBA Tour in Ho Chi Minh
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

18th August 2019, Sunday

MBA Coffee Chat Ho Chi Minh City
Join this casual event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search

Manila, Philippines

15th August 2019, Thursday

Meet the Admissions Team at the MBA Tour in Manila
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Melbourne, Australia

12th August 2019, Monday

Meet the Admissions Team at the MBA Tour in Melbourne
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Melbourne, Australia

11th August 2019, Sunday

MBA Coffee Chat Melbourne
Join this casual event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Sydney, Australia

10th August 2019, Saturday

MBA Coffee Chat Sydney
Join this casual event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Sydney, Australia

8th August 2019, Thursday

Meet the Admissions Team at the MBA Tour in Sydney
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Los Angeles, US

16th July 2019, Tuesday

MBA Coffee Chat Los Angeles
Join Sean Ferguson, Associate Dean at ASB for a casual coffee chat session to discover how you could deliver transformational impact through an ASB MBA

Bangkok, Thailand

13th July 2019, Saturday

MIT Sloan on the Road, Bangkok
Experience a taste of the MIT culture first-hand in your area by attending an MIT Sloan on the Road event designed for your needs as a prospective student.

Bangkok, Thailand

13th July 2019, Saturday

MBA Coffee Chat Bangkok
Join Emily Preiss, Director of Admissions at ASB for a casual coffee chat session to discover how you could deliver transformational impact through an ASB MBA.

Singapore

11th July 2019, Thursday

MIT Sloan on the Road, Singapore
Experience a taste of the MIT culture first-hand in your area by attending an MIT Sloan on the Road event designed for your needs as a prospective student.

Kuala Lumpur

11th July 2019, Thursday

MIT Sloan on the Road, Kuala Lumpur
Experience a taste of the MIT culture first-hand in your area by attending an MIT Sloan on the Road event designed for your needs as a prospective student.

Singapore

10th July 2019, Wednesday

MBA Coffee Chat Singapore
Join Alex Snedeker, an ASB alumnus for a casual coffee chat session to discover how you could deliver transformational impact through an ASB MBA.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

9th July 2019, Tuesday

MIT Sloan on the Road, Ho Chi Minh City
Experience a taste of the MIT culture first-hand in your area by attending an MIT Sloan on the Road event designed for your needs as a prospective student.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

8th July 2019, Monday

MBA Coffee Chat Ho Chi Minh City
Join Fazila Hanis from the Admissions Team for a casual coffee chat session to discover how you could deliver transformational impact through an ASB MBA.

Kuching, Malaysia

7th July 2019, Sunday

MBA Coffee Chat Kuching
Join Prof. Charles Fine, President and Dean at ASB, for a casual coffee chat session to discover how you could deliver transformational impact through an ASB MBA.

Boston, US

26th June 2019, Wednesday

MBA Coffee Chat Boston
Join Sean Ferguson, Associate Dean at ASB, for a casual coffee chat session to discover how you could deliver transformational impact through an ASB MBA.

Houston, US

22nd June 2019, Saturday

MBA Coffee Chat Houston
Join Sean Ferguson, Associate Dean at ASB, for a casual coffee chat session to discover how you could deliver transformational impact through an ASB MBA.

Chicago, US

18th June 2019, Tuesday

Alumni Coffee Chat Chicago 
Join Alex Snedeker, an ASB alumnus, for a casual coffee chat session to discover how you could deliver transformational impact through an ASB MBA.

Voco Dubai, UAE

17th June 2019, Monday

MBA Coffee Chat Dubai
Join DW Lee, the Career Development Director at ASB for a casual coffee chat session to discover how you could deliver transformational impact through an ASB MBA.

Kuala Lumpur

13 April 2019, Saturday

Access MBA Tour in Kuala Lumpur
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

On-Campus

12 April 2019, Friday

Action Learning Symposium
Meet ASB students, faculty, and host organizations as we celebrate the results of our Action Learning Spring 2019 projects. Sign-ups are limited to five prospective students.

Jakarta

8 April 2019, Monday

Access MBA Tour in Jakarta
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2 April 2019
Tuesday

Meet the Admissions Team at the Access MBA Tour in Ho Chi Minh City
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

On-Campus

28 – 31 March 2019
Thursday – Sunday

Admit Weekend
Exclusively for admitted students, this weekend features a preview class, networking with students and faculty, and a tour of Kuala Lumpur.

Mexico City, Mexico

9 March 2019
Saturday

Meet the Admissions Team at the Access MBA Tour in Mexico City
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

On-Campus

7 March 2019
Thursday

MBA Info Session
Join us for our MBA Info Session to learn why Asia School of Business has “the most innovative MBA program in the world”.

Bogota, Colombia

5 March 2019
Tuesday

Meet the Admissions Team at the Access MBA Tour in Bogota
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Santiago, Chile

27 February 2019
Wednesday

Meet the Admissions Team at the Access MBA Tour in Santiago
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Sao Paulo, Brazil

23 February 2019
Saturday

Meet the Admissions Team at the Access MBA Tour in Sao Paulo
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

20 February 2019
Wednesday

Masterclass (Off-Campus Classroom Preview)
This Masterclass is led by Professor Melati Nungsari, Assistant Professor of Economics at the Asia School of Business and a Research Affiliate at MIT Sloan School of Management.

Bangalore, India

20 February 2019
Wednesday

Meet the Admissions Team at the Access MBA Tour in Bangalore
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Mumbai, India

16 February 2019
Saturday

Meet the Admissions Team at the Access MBA Tour in Mumbai
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

26 January 2019
Saturday

Ladies’ Lunch
The Ladies Lunch is an annual by-invitation-only ASB event especially curated for professional females who are passionate about taking their career to the next level.

On-Campus

23 January 2019
Wednesday

Exclusive Corporate Preview Session
This student panel and information session is invite-only for promising MBA candidates from selected corporate partners.

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Online

10 – 12 December 2018
Monday – Wednesday

Online Global Chat (Worldwide)
Join this online event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search

Sarawak, Malaysia

1 December 2018
Wednesday

MBA Info Session
Meet the Chief Operations Officer, Rhoda Yap, the Deputy Director of Career Development, DW, and a panel of students and alumni for an in-depth look into all that ASB has to offer

Online

28 November 2018
Wednesday

Online Regional Chat (Asia and Middle East)
Join this online event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search

Dubai, UAE

17 November 2018
Saturday

Dubai Coffee Chat with the Associate Dean
Chat about your MBA aspirations with Sean Ferguson, the Associate Dean for Asia School of Business

Mumbai, India

14 November 2018
Wednesday

Mumbai Coffee Chat with the Associate Director of Admissions
Chat about your MBA aspirations with Gulnura Rakhyshova, the Associate Director of Admissions

St Petersburg, Russia

4 October 2018
Thursday

Meet the Admissions Team at the Access MBA Tour in St Petersburg
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search

Moscow, Russia

6 October 2018
Saturday

Meet the Admissions Team at the Access MBA Tour in Moscow
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search

Istanbul, Turkey

8 October 2018
Saturday

Istanbul Coffee Chat with the Associate Director of Admissions
Chat about your MBA aspirations with Gulnura Rakhyshova, the Associate Director of Admissions

Online (Middle East)

1 – 3 October 2018
Thursday

Speak to the Admissions Team during the One-To-One Online MBA Event by Access MBA Tour
Join this online event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search

Bangkok, Thailand

1 September 2018
Saturday

Meet the Admissions Team at the MBA Tour in Bangkok
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search

Cape Town, South Africa

1 September 2018
Saturday

Meet the Admissions Team at the Access MBA Tour in Cape Town
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search

Lagos, Nigeria

5 September 2018
Wednesday

Meet the Admissions Team at the Access MBA Tour in Lagos
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search

Accra, Ghana

8 September 2018
Saturday

Meet the Admissions Team at the Access MBA Tour in Accra
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search

Johannesburg, South Africa

29 August 2018
Wednesday

Meet the Admissions Team at the Access MBA Tour in Johannesburg
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search

Manila, Philippines

23 August 2018
Thursday

Meet the Admissions Team at the MBA Tour in Manila
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search

Jakarta, Indonesia

25 August 2018
Saturday

Meet the Admissions Team at the MBA Tour in Jakarta
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

29 August 2018
Wednesday

Meet the Admissions Team at the MBA Tour in Vietnam
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search

Sydney, Australia

18 August 2018
Saturday

Meet the Admissions Team at the MBA Tour in Sydney
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search

Melbourne, Australia

20 August 2018
Monday

Meet the Admissions Team at the MBA Tour in Melbourne
Join this event for a personalized meeting with admissions team and get all the information you need in your MBA search

Singapore

12 July 2018
Thursday

Sloan on the Road
Meet the Admissions Team during the Sloan on the Road event in collaboration with MIT Sloan

Kuala Lumpur

12 July 2018
Thursday

Sloan on the Road
Meet the Admissions Team during the Sloan on the Road event in collaboration with MIT Sloan

Detroit, US

13 July 2018
Friday

Breakfast Info Session
Meet the Director of Admissions, Associate Dean of Asia School of Business over breakfast to learn more about our innovative MBA programs and have your questioned answered

Bangkok, Thailand

15 July 2018
Sunday

Sloan on the Road
Meet the Admissions Team during the Sloan on the Road event in collaboration with MIT Sloan

Online (Europe & Asia)

11 – 13 June 2018
Monday – Wednesday

Access MBA Global Online Chat
Speak to the Admissions Team online during 25-minute private Skype meetings

Upcoming Events

Date/Time
Venue
Details

31 October 2019
Thursday

Sasana Kijang
(Forum, Level 1)

2019 IMF World Economic Outlook
Giovanni Melina, economist at the IMF Research Department will be giving a presentation on:

  • Global Prospects and Policies (Ch. 1)
  • Reigniting Growth in Low-Income and Emerging Market Economies: What Role Can Structural Reforms Play? (Ch. 3)

The presentation will be followed by a discussion by Norman Loayza, Lead Economist of the Asia Hub of the World Bank Research Group.

27 November 2019
Wednesday

Perdana Botanical Garden (Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur)

The Edge Kuala Lumpur Rat Race
Come cheer for Team ASB at The Edge Kuala Lumpur Rat Race®. Inspired by the Carey Wall St Rat Race in New York, it’s one of the annual highlights of the Malaysian Corporate Calendar.

Past Events
Date/Time
Venue
Details

23 October 2019
Wednesday

Sasana Kijang

Exclusive Class Preview – Financial Accounting with Prof. John E. Core
Learn how accounting functions as an information development and communication system that supports economic decision making and provides value to entities and society. Discover the uses and limitations of financial statements and related information and apply analytical tools in making both business and financial decisions.

25 – 26 Sept 2019
Wednesday – Thursday

Alof Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Learning & Development Asia
Come see our very own ASB panelist speak at the two-day conference that aims to bridge the gap between the industrial change makers and the HR profession through transformational knowledge-sharing and implementation of cutting-edge strategies and programmes. Do stop by at our booth to find out more.

25 August 2019
Sunday

White Box @ Publika

RYSE Showcase 2019
The RYSE Showcase is a full day event that marks the end of the RYSE pilot programme. Selected participants will be showcasing their business idea to the public at the RYSE Marketplace and the top 10 teams will be chosen to pitch for funding.

29 July – 2nd Aug 2019
Monday – Friday

Sasana Kijang

EPGM 7
MIT Sloan’s Executive Program in General Management (EPGM) offsite immersion in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The EPGM program introduces mid-career managers and leaders to the latest in MIT thought leadership on innovation, strategy, decision-making, and leadership.

23 – 24 July 2019
Tuesday & Wednesday

Sasana Kijang

The ASB-UNHCR Research Workshop on Refugee Issues and Forced Migration
The purpose of this research workshop is to serve as a platform to connect scholars in hopes of expanding the body of ethical, well-informed, and evidence-based academic literature surrounding refugee studies and forced migration in Southeast Asia.

8 – 9 July 2019
Monday & Tuesday

Borneo Convention Centre, Kuching, Sarawak

International Digital Economy Conference Sarawak 2019
The Sarawak State Government is proud to host the 3rd International Digital Economy Conference Sarawak, IDECS.

6 July 2019
Saturday

Sasasa Kijang

Future of Work Conference by Alumni Alliance
A conference with more than 15 speakers to cover four exciting panels which includes Public Policy, Technology, Economics and Human Capital.

2nd July 2019
Tuesday

Sasasa Kijang

Hari Raya Celebration
ASB Annual Hari Raya celebration for students, staff and partners.

14 April 2019
Sunday

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

MBA Graduation 2019
Students of MBA 2019 graduate from their program

28 – 31 March 2019
Thursday – Sunday

Sasana Kijang/ Lanai Kijang

Admit Weekend
Exclusively for admitted students, this weekend features a preview class, networking with students and faculty, and a tour of Kuala Lumpur.

15 February 2019
Friday

Sasana Kijang

Summer Fair
The Career Fair looks into Summer Associate Programs for Class of 2020.

11 – 15 February 2019
Monday – Friday

Kuala Lumpur

EPGM 6
MIT Sloan’s Executive Program in General Management (EPGM) offsite immersion in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The EPGM program introduces mid-career managers and leaders to the latest in MIT thought leadership on innovation, strategy, decision-making, and leadership.

10 January 2019
Thursday

Sasana Kijang

Full-Time Career Fair
The Career Fair focuses in full time employment prospects for the graduating class of 2019.

10 January 2019
Thursday

Sasana Kijang

MIT Insights Series
ASB’s signature Faculty Insights Series see MIT Sloan faculty share their expertise and knowledge with Asia’s business community right here in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

14 December 2018
Friday

RedQ

Innovation Intervention Bootcamp with AirAsia: Follow-Up Session
Follow-up on the progress of the participants of the 3 corproate development training programs organized for AirAsia.

13 December 2018
Thursday

Sasana Kijang

Christmas Celebration
ASB Annual Christmas celebration for students, staff and partners

11 December 2018
Tuesday

Sasana Kijang

Action Learning Symposium
Students present their Action Learning Projects and Learnings to their Host Companies

8 December 2018
Sunday

Sasana Kijang

Lean In Malaysia’s unConference 2018
Lean In Malaysia’s unConference 2018 is Lean In Malaysia’s annual flagship event that gathers speakers from various backgrounds and industries to discuss a wide range of progressive ideas which focuses on adjustments or differences that women can take to be more empowered in the decisions that they make.

5 – 7 December 2018
Wednesday – Friday

RedQ

3rd Innovation Intervention Bootcamp with AirAsia
Corporate development training for AirAsia staff aimed at improving innovation mindsets.

22 November 2018
Thursday

Sasana Kijang

CCB-Iclif-ASB Training
ASB and Iclif jointly organised training program for the executives of China Coopoeration Bank

21 November 2018
Wednesday

Sasana Kijang

Dilwali Celebration
ASB Annual Diwali celebration for students, staff and partners

17 – 18 November 2018
Saturday – Sunday

Sasana Kijang

Eco Biz 3: Stage 2 Workshop
2-day bootcamp for the Top 10 teams of Alliance Bank and GreenTech’s Eco Biz Challenge 2018.

9 November 2018
Friday

Sasana Kijang

Preview Day
Interested students are welcome to come visit us on campus, meet our students and faculty and sit in for a few test classes.

8 November 2018
Thursday

Sasana Kijang

Powering the Future
The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) in collaboration with ASB discuss Malaysia’s energy policy challenges based on the paper written by our Ass. Professor Renato Lima de Oliveira in this close door seminar for the players in the energy industry.

2 – 4 November 2018
Friday – Sunday

Lanai Kijang

Data Unchained Malaysia 2018
AXIATA Group partners with ASB to host Data Unchained Malaysia 2018, Malaysia’s largest datathon with the aim of helping to build capacity and talent in the field of data sciences and analytics.

29 October 2018
Monday

Intercontinental

Eco Biz 3: Stage 1 Workshop
Design Thinking workshiop for 100 University students from 25 Universities across Malaysia who are semifinalists of Alliance Bank and GreenTech’s Eco Biz Challenge 2018.

15 – 17 October 2018
Monday – Wednesday

RedQ

2nd Innovation Intervention Bootcamp with AirAsia
Corporate development training for AirAsia staff aimed at improving innovation mindsets.

12 October 2018
Friday

Sasana Kijang

Making the Marketing Pitch
Our students try to take home the marketing pitch trophy once again! Come for the pitch and let industry experts be the judge of your marketing campaign!

8 – 11 October 2018
Monday – Thursday

DoubleTree by Hilton and Sasana Kijang

Innovation Intervention Bootcamp with UOB
Corporate development training for UOB staff from 6 country offices aimed at improving innovation mindsets and developing talent.

3 October 2018
Wednesday

Sasana Kijang

Global Development Agenda: from MDGs to SDGsb
Join us for an overview of the international development space and a snapshot history of how the sustainability agenda has evolved

25 September 2018
Tuesday

Sasana Kijang

KL Info Session
Meet our admissions team at out first KL info session for the year as our applications are launched.

14 – 15 September 2018
Friday – Saturday

Sasana Kijang

Makerfest
MBA – Jaya

13 September 2018
Thursday

Sasana Kijang

Design Thinking Class
MBA2020 Students

12 September 2018
Wednesday

Sasana Kijang

Action Learning Meet & Greet
Our students and Action Learning Partners meet for the first time before their project kick-off

3 September 2018
Monday

Sasana Kijang

MBA 19 Kick-Off
MBA Class of 2019 is back from their Summer Action Learning Projects to start their final year

3 September 2018
Monday

Renaissance Hotel KL

3rd Liberalism Conference 2018
Come join Prof. Renato to a panel that will discuss the role of state-owned companies (GLCs) in the economy and Malaysia’s recent political changes.

23 – 25 August 2018
Thursday – Saturday

Lanai Kijang

ASB MakerFest
As part of the MBA Immersion program, the ASB MBA Class of 2020 participated in the MakerFest run by ASB IEC.

23 – 31 July 2018
Monday – Tuesday

QIUP campus, Ipoh

4th Social Venture Youth Exchange
A program aimed at encouraging youth to be social entrepreneurs, organized with 3 Korean Universities: Hanyang University, Korea Polytechnic University, Ajou University and 1 Malaysian University: QIUP.

25 – 27 June 2018
Monday – Wednesday

RedQ

1st Innovation Intervention Bootcamp with AirAsia
Corporate development training for AirAsia staff aimed at improving innovation mindsets.

3 – 5 May 2018
Thursday – Saturday

QIUP campus, Ipoh

ASB-QIUP MakerFest
MakerFest as a start of a year-long cooperation with QIUP to build their University’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.

7 February 2018
Wednesday

Kuala Lumpur

Masterclass with Professor Loredana Padurean: Diversity in Education
The Masterclass showcases what the MBA classroom experience is like and it’s an amazing opportunity to see how classes are run and content is shaped in an engaged learning environment.

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for more upcoming events.

Date/Time
Venue
Details

12 – 14 November 2019
Tuesday – Thursday

Jakarta

14th IFSB SUMMIT 2019
The 14th IFSB Summit will be held from 12 to 14 November 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Bank Indonesia will be the host for this year’s Summit, now a biennial event for the IFSB. This year’s topic is
“Islamic Finance for Sustainable Development in the Era of Technological Innovations”.
More info: https://ifsbindonesia2019.com

23 – 25 November 2019
Saturday – Monday

Dubai

Dubai Trek

Past Events
Date/Time
Venue
Details

20 – 22 October 2019
Sunday – Tuesday

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Trek

14 – 19 October 2019
Monday – Saturday

Shanghai & Shenzen

China Trek

16 September 2019
Monday

Singapore

Singapore Trek

20 – 22 November 2018
Tuesday – Thursday

Dubai

Dubai Trek
Theme focused – “A Balance Play”

25 – 26 October 2018
Thursday – Friday

Pt. Douglas, Australia

CX Leaders Council 2018 – Asia Pacific
The CX Leaders Council is an annual, invitation-only gathering of leading customer experience executives from around the world.

10 – 12 October 2018
Wednesday – Friday

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Trek
Theme focused – “Professional Services, Boutique Finance and Start-Up Ecosystem”

20 – 22 September 2018
Thursday – Saturday

Jakarta

ASB-Habibie Festival MakerFest
MakerFest for 50 youth from different schools and Universities in Jakarta.

10 – 11 September 2018
Monday – Tuesday

Singapore

Singapore Trek
Theme focused – “Technology and Start-Ups”

13 – 14 August 2018
Monday – Tuesday

Hanyang University campus

Asia Pacific Youth Exchange
Organized a MakerFest for 120 youth from 30 countries in Asia.

13 – 14 August 2018
Monday – Tuesday

Chicago, USA

2018 Academy of Management Annual Meeting
Despite the benefits of international expansion, family firms are commonly portrayed as being conservative, risk averse, and therefore unwilling to assume the risks associated with international markets. Yet, many of the world’s largest and most dynamic multinational companies are family firms. In order to understand this paradox and reconcile previous mixed empirical results, we conducted longitudinal analyses of international market entry and survival on 2,344 Spanish manufacturing firms corresponding to 14,584 firm-year observations from 2001-2012.

8 – 12 August 2018
Wednesday – Sunday

Incheon, Korea

6th Asian Youth Forum
Focused on the theme youth employment and skills development, supported ADB in organizing the largest youth conference in Asia.

3 – 5 August 2018
Friday – Sunday

San Francisco

International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces 2018
ASB IEC presented its work at the biggest international academic conference on makerspaces.

24 – 25 July 2018
Tuesday – Wednesday

Bangkok, Thailand

MIT Sloan-Sasin Action Learning Conference
At the MIT Sloan-Sasin Action Learning Educating Leaders to Drive Real Change Conference, you will learn from distinguished speakers about how Action Learning is being used to shape education, improve leadership practices in corporations, and drive social change in the Asia-Pacific region.

12 – 13 July 2018
Thursday – Friday

Detroit, USA

Venture for America Training Camp
Training Camp is five weeks of learning new skills, getting to know your Fellow class, and beginning to think like an entrepreneur. At Training Camp, you’ll probably work harder than you did throughout four years in college, but in the end, you’ll come out stronger, energized and knowing you have your entire Fellow class beside you.

1 – 7 July 2018
Sunday – Saturday

Barcelona, Spain

2018 International Teachers Program – Module 2
Co-taught with faculty from LBS-London, HEC-Paris, Bocconi-Milan, IMD-Lausanne, and SSE-Stockholm in the 2018 International Teachers Program, Module 2 held in Barcelona, Spain, as a follow-up to Module 1 that was held in January 2018 in IAE Aix-en-Provence, France.

27 – 28 June 2018
Wednesday – Thursday

Manila, Philippines

The AACSB Assurance of Learning Seminar
Two day seminar, co-taught with Professor Renee Kim (Hanyang University, S. Korea) on the topic of designing and measuring goals and objectives of business degree programs. Target audience: faculty, directors and deans of Asia-Pacific business schools.

9 – 10 March 2018
Friday – Saturday

Singapore

The AACSB Art and Science of Teaching Workshop
Two day seminar, co-taught with Professor David Sharp (Ivey School of Business, Canada) on the science of learning and its application in the classroom, curriculum design, student engagement and management, technology for the classroom, and case teaching and case writing.

7 – 8 March 2018
Wednesday – Thursday

Singapore

The AACSB Assurance of Learning Seminar
Two day seminar, co-taught with Professor Renee Kim (Hanyang University, S. Korea) on the topic of designing and measuring goals and objectives of business degree programs. Target audience: faculty, directors and deans of Asia-Pacific business schools.

Upcoming Talks

Date/Time
Speaker
Title & Abstract

13 Nov 2019
Wednesday

Cristiano Bellavitis
The University of Auckland

Untitled
Field: Entrepreneurial finance

20 Nov 2019
Wednesday

Wei Yu
NUS, Industrial Systems Engineering and Management

Does Childhood Adversities Create Great Entrepreneurs? A Systematic Investigation of Childhood Adversity, Resilience and Entrepreneurs’ Career Success
Field: Entrepreneurship

27 Nov 2019
Wednesday

Kathryn Hochstetler
LSE, UK

Global Environmental Governance and International Development
Field: International Development

15 Jan 2020
Wednesday

Rodrigo Bandeira-de-Mello
Marrimack College (US), Université Paris-Dauphine

Untitled
Field: Strategy

20 Jan 2020
Monday

Jansen Calamita
NUS

Investment Law and Corporate Governance (TBC)
Field: International Investment Law

26 Feb 2020
Wednesday

Travers Child
CEIBS (Shanghai)

Untitled
Field: –

25 Mar 2020
Wednesday

Srini Reddy
Singapore Management University

Untitled
Field: Marketing

Past Talks
Date/Time
Speaker
Title & Abstract

30 Oct 2019
Wednesday

Mike Mai
NUS Business School

When does gender matter for creativity in groups? Examining the interactive effect of gender composition and perspective variety on group creativity
Field: Organizational Behavior

9 Oct 2019
Wednesday

Ralf van der Lans
HKUST

Seeding of Viral Marketing Campaigns in Social Networks
Field: Marketing

2 Oct 2019
Wednesday

James Yetman
CIS

Contagion Risk Among Big Global Banks
Field: Finance

25 Sept 2019
Wednesday

Alessandro Fergnani
NUS Business School

Corporate Foresight: A New Frontier for Strategy and Managment
Field:Future studies

18 Sept 2019
Wednesday

Jeremy Goh
Singapore Management University

Corporate Governance and Bond Evaluation
Field: Finance

11 April 2019
Thursday

ExecEd-TuanQPhan

Tuan Phan
Associate Professor,
NUS, Singapore

Shopping or Dining? Analyzing User Behavior due to Flight Delays

Flight delays are costly to passengers, the air travel industry, businesses, and the overall economy. Yet, there is little empirical evidence on how passengers behave and spend their time as a result of given time due to schedule disruptions. In this study, we use a large proprietary dataset on passengers’ indoor movements from a major airport and publicly available flight delay data to study how flyers spend their time due to flight delays.

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We find that, on average, for every ten minutes of delay, passengers spend twenty additional seconds near shops and 8 seconds near dining establishments.

Furthermore, we find that passengers at lower rated airlines are more likely to spend time at dining establishment. Our findings can aid airlines and airports to better manage passengers satisfaction due to service disruptions.

27 March 2019
Wednesday

ExecEd-Anella_Munro

Anella Munro
Senior Advisor,
Reserve Bank of New Zeland, New Zealand

A Prudential Stable Funding Requirement and Monetary Policy, in a Small Open Economy
Post crisis, we have introduced regulation to make the financial system safer. Do these regulations prevent the build-up of risk or shift the point of risk? How do they interact with monetary policy? This presentation looks at the stable funding requirement (SFR), part of the Basel III liquidity regulation that came into effect in 2018, and part of the liquidity policy introduced in New Zealand, in 2010.

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The first part of the presentation is focused on a paper that examines the interaction of the SFR and monetary policy, in a macroeconomic model. To incorporate the policy in a macroeconomic model, we need a bank with richly specified liabilities, which requires innovations to the model structure. The model is estimated using New Zealand data, the effect of the policy in the macro-economy is explored, and its impact on monetary policy trade-offs is evaluated. A higher SFR amplifies a bond funding spread shock, but is passive in the transmission of other model shocks, only affecting the composition of funding. Overall, monetary policy trade-offs are only slightly worsened, but are worsened in states when the zero lower bound is likely to bind. Trade-offs can be improved when monetary policy leans against credit growth.

The second part of the presentation considers broader implications of the paper, and challenges for financial stability policy, including the risk that unstable funding has just changed its name.

20 March 2019
Wednesday

ExecEd-AsadAta

Asad Ata
Associate Professor,
MISI, Malaysia

Sustainability for Certification or Certification for Sustainability: The Palm Oil Paradox
Field: Sustainability

With local and international pressures, there is race towards benchmarking palm oil against local and global sustainability standards. Amidst record-low prices and restrictive export criteria how does it affect the Independent Small Holder farmer for Oil Palm contributing most upstream in the palm oil supply chain? The risk of being the first one to be culled out in the name of sustainability is real. How do we enable ethical and responsible sourcing while safeguarding the interest of some of the many small players in the supply chain who may live day to day on a mere subsistence level and are furthest away from any endorsement to sustainability.

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Dr. Ata has been working with the small farmers in state of Johor in Malaysia for the past 5 years where their concentration is the highest and the land size very small. Dr. Ata’s talk will be about – how do we translate global commitments to sustainability through successful supply chain engagement into true partnerships and meaningful collaboration across stakeholders.

13 March 2019
Wednesday

ExecEd-AndrewColeman

Andrew Coleman
Senior Lecturer,
University of Otago, New Zealand Productivity Commission, and New Zealand Treasury, New Zealand

When I’m 64, am I an age apart
Field: Macroeconomics

WHEN I’M 64:WHAT DO NEW ZEALANDERS WANT IN A RETIREMENT INCOME POLICY?

In this paper we describe how multi-criteria decision analysis was used to investigate the preferences of a nationally representative sample of New Zealanders with respect to retirement income policies. Using the estimates of individual preferences over seven different aspects of retirement income policy, we find that a policy which raises taxes to prefund the government retirement income scheme is supported by a majority of people of all ages and income groups. Our results suggest that multi-criteria decision has considerable potential in helping policy makers identify and develop policies that are aligned with people’s preferences.

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AN AGE APART? PENSIONS, PUBLIC OPINION, AND THE PREFERENCES OF POLICY-MAKERS.

There is growing evidence of a disconnect between the preferences of the general public and those of policy making ‘elites’. This paper uses a new technique based on multiple-criteria decision-making surveys to compare the range of preferences held by the general public and the staff of a major New Zealand government policy-making agency to ascertain the extent the preferences of the staff members systematically differ from those of the general public. The survey concerns the
relative importance of seven aspects of retirement income policy. We show a large proportion of the agency’s staff held minority viewpoints, and few had preferences similar to those held by the largest public subgroups. By identifying these differences, management of a policy-making organisation can ensure the diversity of views held by the public are not ignored simply because the views of the organisation’s staff are insufficiently diverse.

11 March 2019
Monday

ExecEd-MariaPunzi

Maria Teresa Punzi
Assistant Professor,
Webster University Vienna, Austria

Environmental Risk and Financial Stability
Field: Macroeconomics

This project connects environmental problems with fields of economics and finance, by highlighting how climate change policy affects the economy through the banking channel. Financial instability arises from: (i) environmental policy affects entrepreneurs’ profitability and firms’ liquidity; (ii) banks price climate change risk by charging higher lending rates.

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As a result, firms’ default increases in the non-green sector. Such environmental risk reveals a spillover effect from the non-green to the green sector through bank capital and bank funding channels: banks charge higher lending rates to all sectors in order to restore the balance sheet due to the foregone loans, thus contributing to lower demand and supply of funds.

Central banks and financial regulators can play an active role in promoting investment, while maintaining their mandate of stable inflation and financial stability.

14 February 2019
Thursday

ExecEd-Anurag

Anurag Singh
PhD Candidate,
Columbia University, USA

Clustered Sovereign Defaults
Field: Macroeconomics and international trade

Clustered sovereign defaults, where multiple countries default in a relatively short period of time, is a recurring phenomenon, yet there is a lack of quantitative models designed to study them. This paper builds a quantitative framework to study clustered defaults, and investigates the nature of shocks and the mechanism through which these shocks lead countries to clustered defaults. The paper begins with a joint estimation of structural parameters that drive the output process of 24 countries and a process for the world interest rate.

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The postulated output process includes transitory and permanent global components, as well as transitory and permanent country-specific components. The paper then builds a sovereign default model augmented with financial frictions at the firm level. The model and the estimation process of driving forces are validated jointly when the shocks, estimated independently of the model or of default data, are fed into the model and the model reproduces the clustered default of 1982. The two main findings of the paper are: (1) the primary driver of clustered defaults is global shock to the transitory component of output; and (2) contrary to what is commonly believed, the Volcker interest rate hike was not a decisive factor for the 1982 developing country debt crisis.

13 February 2019
Wednesday

ExecEd-GabrieleCiminelli

Gabriele Ciminelli
Projects Officer,
IMF, USA

Policy Guidance and the International Transmission of Macro News: Evidence from Investment Funds
Field: International finance, applied macroeconomics

Cross-border portfolio capital flows have been shown to depend, in part, on risk perceptions and U.S. monetary policy. This paper contends that U.S. macroeconomic data releases are another important ‘global’ factor driving cross-border flows and that their effect depends on the guidance provided by the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed). I source data on allocations into investment funds and study the response of U.S. investors to domestic employment news, focusing on the period following the Great Financial Crisis.

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I show that, when the Fed complemented its zero-rate policy with calendar-based forward guidance, monetary policy expectations were insensitive to macro releases. Absent implications for future policy, positive news increased confidence about the economy, lowered uncertainty and led investors to re-balance their portfolios toward faster growing and riskier countries. On the other hand, as the Fed progressively changed guidance to signal that it was ready to withdraw policy accommodation, investors perceived the same positive news to bring forward the moment of policy normalization and reacted by reducing their foreign market exposures. Countries with better institutions experienced less negative inflows, while those with a more open capital account fared worse. These findings highlight an important role of central bank guidance in determining how investors shift capital across countries in response to shocks. They also provide novel evidence of investors risk-taking abroad, following positive shocks at home, during periods of accommodative policy guidance.

8 February 2019
Friday

ExecEd-TriwitAriyathugun-02

Triwit Ariyathugun
PhD Candidate,
University of Chicago, USA

Asset Pricing Implications of the Interest on Reserves Policy
Field: Macroeconomics

Since October 2008, the Federal Reserve System began paying interest on reserves balances held by financial institutions. My work examines the effects of this monetary policy on asset prices and macroeconomic outcomes. To do so, I develop a dynamic heterogeneous-agent asset pricing model in which banks take leverage by borrowing from households. Banks have a choice of depositing reserves with the government. The government collects taxes from households to pay the interest on reserves. This policy reduces banks’ risk-taking, interpretable as less risky lending made to the real economy. Banks’ net worth becomes less volatile.

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The risky loan commands a higher risk premium. The cumulative return process on risky loan faces both higher mean and higher volatility. The policy further generates macroeconomic effects through a reduction in the price of capital, which results in lower investment and growth. My work generates testable implications of the impact of reserves policy on bank lending, loan pricing and loan quality. Commercial banks in Japan may face asset management challenges in an environment with positive interest on excess reserves and negative nominal interest rate.

23 Jan 2019
Wednesday

ExecEd-PrasammaKarhade-02

Prasanna Karhade
Assistant Professor,
The University of Hong Kong, SAR Hong Kong China

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Multi-Level Theory for Restaurant Participation on Food Delivery Platforms in India
Field: Macroeconomics

Food delivery platforms are a source of great value and are promising to grow dramatically in the next few years. Given the tremendous growth potential in food delivery platforms in India, platform providers need to understand the factors that restaurants consider before participating on platforms. We draw on multiple theoretical perspectives to model restaurant’s decision to participate on food delivery platforms.

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We argue that multi-level theorizing is necessary to explain combinations of criteria that constitute the complex, yet boundedly rational decision of platform participation. The population of 95,735 restaurants, serving a total of 135 total different cuisines, located in the 37 largest cities of India, forms the dataset for developing our multi-level theory. Our tree induction methodology, which employs high levels of pruning, empowers us to discover patterns that serve as credible approximations of the decision flows tacitly used by restaurants in deciding to participate on platforms. We identify six unique combinations of predictors across three theoretical levels, that are situated in at least four theoretical perspectives, to explain platform participation. Detailed implications for theory, practice and policy are developed.

17 Jan 2019
Thursday

ExecEd-HansGenberg

Hans Genberg
Executive Director,
The SEACEN center, Malaysia

Monetary Policy Dilemmas in Emerging Markets
Field: Macroeconomics

Following the two decades of steady non-inflationary economic expansion during the Great Moderation, inflation targeting and a freely floating exchange rate was declared ‘international best practice’ in monetary policy. Many central banks, particularly in advanced economies, adopted it as their strategy. In addition, the prevailing view among a majority of academics and central bankers was that sharp movements in asset prices and financial imbalances should not influence central bank policy.

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The financial crisis that started in 2007-08 led to a reassessment of this conventional view. Now there is a growing consensus that financial stability should be added as an objective pursued by central banks. In many emerging market economies, central banks are also concerned with volatility of capital flows and associated exchange rate fluctuations. This raises a number of issues that will be discussed in the presentation:

– Do central banks have enough policy instruments to deal with a multitude of objectives?
– Are these instruments effective in the context of increasing integration of international financial markets?
– How can we ensure that policies to achieve multiple objectives to not end up operating at cross-purposes?
– Should central banks use the policy interest rate to deal with financial imbalances in the economy?
– Should central banks lean against changes in exchange rates?
– Is there a role for capital controls as a policy tool?
– Is there a risk of overburdening the central bank with too many objectives? Should some have precedence over others?

These are all questions that central banks, particularly in emerging markets, are struggling to find answers to. The presentation will discuss them both from a conceptual perspective and with reference to actual practice in some South-East Asian central banks.