The Asia School of Business
Announced as the 2019 MBA Roundtable Innovator Award Winner
Asia School of Business (ASB) was announced as the 2019 Innovator Award winner
in the Early Stage Innovation category by the MBA Roundtable. The award
recognizes the school’s leadership in initiating and achieving curricular
reform through its innovative approach to Action Learning in its MBA Programs.
in 2011 by
the MBA Roundtable
to promote educational initiatives that advance innovation in MBA education and
to acknowledge institutions that drive change in the field, the Innovator
Award raises awareness of ongoing continuous curricular and co-curricular
improvements and educates employers, business school leaders, and faculty about
innovative practices of best-in-class MBA programs.
schools that offer an MBA degree and have taken initiatives such as program
revisions, course content or delivery changes, or co-curricular experiential
learning opportunity are eligible to participate. Initiatives are first
evaluated on concept, execution, and impact; finalist schools are identified
and interviewed and one school is selected as the award recipient in each
category. Finalist and recipient school initiatives cover every aspect of the
content-pedagogy-format curricular framework with impact reach locally and
globally, and with benefits to the learner, business and community.
“ASB’s unique value proposition is to deliver high quality
education through an intense action learning curriculum. Our Action Learning
modules creates productive opportunities for our students in each of the 5
semesters they are with us to engage with partner companies across the region
and beyond in month long projects of various range and focus. Since 2015, ASB
has partnered with more than 127 companies on over 237 projects in over 20
countries around the world,” explained Prof. Loredana Padurean, Associate Dean and
Faculty Director for Action Learning.
“Receiving the Early Stage Innovator award
from the MBA Roundtable is an important validator for our ambitious start-up
filled with so many extraordinary goals. We want to thank not only the
selection committee for the acknowledgement but especially all members of our
community: students, faculty, staff, corporate partners and supporters of the
school who made this happen," she added.
"‘Mens et Manus (Mind and Hand), has been the motto for MIT Sloan
since its inception in the 19th century. In today’s business world, this motto
is as relevant now as ever, because the world needs leaders and changemakers
who can be actively engaged in bringing leadership to a mature organization, as
readily as they would in a hands-on role, building a start-up. Our ASB
graduates not only earn an MBA that is embedded with MIT Sloan DNA, but also
gain an Asian perspective and an entrepreneurship mindset in the process. On
behalf of the entire team at Bank Negara Malaysia, MIT Sloan and the
extraordinary and unconventional ASB community, we want to thank you for this
award that recognizes all of our collective efforts," said Professor
Charles Fine, President and Dean of ASB.