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Diverse business models pose a test for Asian MBA programs

State enterprises, family conglomerates and startups need very different skills

Asian business schools are attracting students with ambitions ranging from founding startups to working in government. (Photo courtesy of CEIBS)

SINGAPORE Asia's business schools have much ground to cover if they are to blend the region's business models with the old nuts and bolts of MBA curricula borrowed from longer-established Western institutions.

Not only is the region vast and diverse, from wealthy Singapore and Hong Kong to the middle classes emerging in China and Indonesia, the types of companies are also varied.

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