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Mission and vision

Mission

Nazarbayev University is a key component of the national innovation system, and thus its goal is to develop outstanding professionals, leaders and citizens who will become drivers of social progress and economic development in Kazakhstan in the 21st century.
In its short existence, our university has earned a great reputation. Innovations in teaching and technology, adoption of best practices through partnerships with leading universities from around the world, an outstanding physical infrastructure and students’ strong academic performance are some of the elements that make our university unique.
In line with the University’s goal, our mission at the Graduate School of Business is to make a positive impact on society by developing the next generation of business leaders in Kazakhstan and Central Asia through our MBA and Executive Education Programs; and by creating and disseminating impactful knowledge and insights through business research.

Vision

The Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business aspires to become recognized as the leading school in Central Asia in the coming years. We intend to be known for the quality of our education, the impact of our research, our international orientation, and our meaningful engagement with the business community.
Our school is structured to be an inspiring ecosystem in which ideas are exchanged and challenged by peers and faculty. Excellent professors will orchestrate and contribute to these discussions with knowledge grounded in interdisciplinary scientific research. Our strategic collaboration with The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in the US will help us develop the capability to deliver superior customer experience and value to our students and corporate clients both in terms of personal development and organizational.
We plan to deliver a full-fledged portfolio with a focus on General Management through MBA programs in different formats and for different target groups ( – executives, part-time, and full-time students) as well as a series of more specialized, shorter non-degree programs for executives, entrepreneurs and professionals at different levels. In addition, we will provide customized programs designed to meet the specific needs of corporate clients.

 











Testimonials

David T. Robinson_full
Professor of Finance at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business shares his thoughts about Executive MBA Program at NUGSB
Although it is fairly new, the NUGSB EMBA program has already established a strong reputation in Astana’s business community. The program is known for its enthusiastic professors and students who create a vibrant environ [..]
fs_fjeld
Teaching entrepreneurship in the NUGSB EMBA program has been a very rewarding experience. I teach innovation and entrepreneurship from the perspective of western companies and the western business environment
fs_vmohan
NU EMBA students are among the best I have encountered and I truly enjoyed teaching them. They are intelligent, engaged, and have an infectious enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge