Fiona O’Leary Sloan, of Seattle, Washington, a student at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service (www.clintonschool.uasys.edu), has been selected to join the second class of the Asia School of Business (asb.edu.my), a prestigious MBA program in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
A collaboration between MIT’s Sloan School of Management and Malaysia’s Bank Negara, the Asia School of Business (ASB) translates the MIT curriculum into an Asian context with a strong emphasis on action-learning, innovation, and entrepreneurship. She will join approximately 50 students from all over the world in August to begin the two year MBA program, taught by MIT faculty.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis, Sloan spent two years as a Venture for America fellow in Detroit where she worked as an urban planning consultant for U3 Advisors. She has interned with the United States Department of State and the World Health Organization, and taught in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has also traveled to 28 countries spanning five continents and speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian. As part of her Clinton School field service work, she will assist the programming team at MassChallenge, a non-profit startup accelerator in Jerusalem, Israel this summer.
“Fiona has compiled an exemplary educational and professional record, and being accepted into this highly competitive international MBA program is a well-deserved tribute to her abilities and achievements,” said Clinton School Dean James L. “Skip” Rutherford III.
“I am eager to combine my passion for public service with the technical skills I will learn at ASB in order to effect sustainable social change in today’s fast-paced economy,” Sloan said. “The hands-on field research curriculum at the Clinton School has prepared me well.”
While she is studying in Malaysia, Sloan will also be able to complete her Clinton School requirements and will graduate from the Clinton School in May 2018.