Today there is competition among business graduates. Globalization has not only created increased interconnectivity but also opened up the recruitment pool beyond national borders. Graduates not only compete with other talent at home but also from everywhere. Combine that with more technology giving recruiters access to remote talent, and it’s safe to say that aspiring C-suite leaders need a degree and a set of skills that stand out even more.
While the concept of “business school” has existed for decades, they are now constantly evolving and reinventing their curricula to adapt to this reality. Such changes can better prepare modern business students and equip them with the right skills and knowledge. Think of initiatives and concentrations focused on environmental, social and governance considerations (aka ESG), the power of data and the rise of identity politics.
Here are four universities in Asia shaping students into 21st century business leaders:
Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration,
Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU), Hong Kong
As part of the Hong Kong Metropolitan University, the Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration (MUBA) is committed to its vision of making a positive impact not only on the business world but also on our metropolitan future. The school’s extensive program portfolio – consisting of over 50 programs at undergraduate and postgraduate level – balances both the career aspirations of students and the talent needs of society and is widely recognized by local and international professional bodies.
MUBA strongly believes that to become truly future-ready, students need creativity, service leadership skills, a sustainability mindset, and global perspectives to drive change for the better. These are the core competencies the school aims to instill in its students through its unique curriculum, which not only underpins entrepreneurship and responsible business education, but also prioritizes cross-curricular and experiential learning opportunities.
Leveraging its network with employers across different occupations and sectors, MUBA offers a wide range of internship and service-learning opportunities for students to apply what they have learned in the classroom, gain meaningful work experience and enhance their career prospects. In addition, MUBA students can also take world-renowned Dale Carnegie Training® for world-renowned executive leadership training and online, expert-led LinkedIn Learning courses.
Another distinctive feature of the MUBA program curriculum is its flagship Global Immersion Program (GIP). Through its range of carefully curated activities and learning events, GIP aims to broaden students’ international perspectives and prepare them for the challenges of the dynamic global workplace. In particular, all full-time students will embark on a study trip abroad during their studies, which will deepen their knowledge and appreciation of another culture and broaden their understanding of international business processes and strategies. To learn more about MUBA, visit the school’s website here.
NUS Business School, Singapore
Founded in the same year, Singapore gained its independence, The NUS Business School has an excellent reputation in its world-class faculty and is ranked #1 according to the 2022 World University Rankings Asia.
In addition, the NUS Business School is supported accredited several times – AACSB and EQUIS, under its belt and meets the highest standards of business education. It’s one of the reasons why students choose a highly rewarding business education at NUS Business School.
expose students to an international approach to learning, NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC) introduced an internship program that sends students over there 15 leading entrepreneurial hotspots around the world to experience life at start-ups all over the world. Students have the flexibility to spend either a full year or half a year with the program.
University of Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia
Putra Business School is the first Malaysian Postgraduate Business School under the University Putra Malaysia (UPM), which has obtained AAACS accreditation, which sets it apart from its other competitors.
Located in Serdang, SelangorUPM emphasizes and commits to this progressive philosophy of promotion Human governance as an internal model. They believe that the key for business leaders to succeed and serve society is to first uphold strong ethical values and deeply rooted morals. This unique approach is implemented in its curriculum and focuses on ethical behavior through a values and principles based framework in its curriculum.
Putra Business School offers several programs ranging from one MBA (open and distance learning), MSc to a promotionthat caters to the different needs of students. A notable part of their programs are the exchange programs that apply to both inbound and outbound students. The extension is impressive List of host countries of some of the world’s leading economic institutions.
Kyoto University, Japan
Kyoto is home to Japan’s cultural heartland 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Full of new discoveries and endless inspiration, students will love this city’s vibrant backdrop 17th place as the most livable city in the world.
Applies as the No. 1 student city in the countrywas produced by the University of Kyoto award-winning research and is attested by his awards past and present.
As a cosmopolitan university, Kyoto University works with partners in the international community through diverse and lively networks based on multicultural understanding. The university directs its progressive efforts towards this internationalization who bring to life their vision of a sustainable future for global society and for their own students to also contribute to the global community.
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