Harvard Business School to set up third overseas campus in M'sia

26 Feb 2018 / 17:36 H.

PETALING JAYA: Harvard Business School (HBS) has chosen Malaysia as the base of its third overseas campus outside the US, after China and India.
In an exclusive report today, The Malaysian Reserve said the Malaysian government and the Harvard University's graduate business school have reached an understanding on setting up a site campus in Kuala Lumpur.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Abdul Razak is expected to make an official announcement on the matter, the report said.
It said a delegation comprising HBS management officials and professors recently visited Malaysia for a final discussion and site visit.
"The delegation was also brought to visit some successful Malaysian firms, for them to discover the case studies and business journal potentials in this country as well," the Reserve quoted an unnamed sources as saying.
"They (the delegation) were amazed at some of the corporate turnaround and success stories that the companies had to share."
According to the report, HBS is expected to open a "Harvard Centre" in Malaysia, offering key executive leadership programmes.
The Malaysian campus will emulate the concept of existing Harvard Centres in Shanghai and Mumbai.
"The Harvard Centre will be offering their key leadership executive programmes which are well recognised in the global job market."
As part of the understanding reached to date, the sources said the proposed Harvard Centre will train 10 Malaysian professors annually to produce Harvard-standard journals which can later be published by the US university, the report said.
"One professor from HBS will be based in Kuala Lumpur to train the local professors. The delegation felt that there are adequate resources in the Malaysian economy and corporate sectors to be written as journals, thus making it available in Harvard's archive for future reference," one source said.
HBS is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, US. It offers a large full-time MBA (Master of Business Administration) programme, doctoral programmes and various executive education programmes.
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