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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.
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 Degree 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

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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 [..]
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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
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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
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I Just Chose Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Business. How About You? As circumstances have it, I recently made a decision not unlike the one you’re about to make yourself. After teaching for 20 years in to [..]

In the Press

Talgat Imangaliyev, ЕМВА 2016, General Director of WorleyParsons Kazakhstan What made you think for further education? — Firstly it was a desire to acquire new knowledge, continue career growth, fundamentally change my perception and life though leaving the comfort zone, strike up new and useful acquaintances, and extend friendship network. I handled it all via […]
Saule Batyraliyeva told us how training in Business School helped her to launch her own start-up project. Saule Batyraliyeva, mother of three children, start-upper and student of MBA of Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business told us how training in Business School helped her to launch her own start-up project. — Summarizing this year I […]
You are worth exactly as much as your connections. It has long been known - the more people have great connections, the easier it is for them to solve problems.
The main task of modern business is to be aware of new trends and respond quickly to changes. And this applies to all aspects of business, including personnel development. Why it is important for businessmen to get new knowledge in a timely manner and why companies need to invest in human capital, in Forbes.kz interviews said Erken Turganbayev, Director of programs for executives of NUGSB.

Last News

After living in Kazakhstan for a few years, US student Anthony Heykoop decided that he wanted to pursue an MBA and was pleased to find a university that matched his requirements in the capital city of Nur-Sultan
Research Seminar titled “Stronger Together: Understanding How to Prevent, Reduce, or Eliminate Abusive Supervision in the Workplace” presented by Mayowa Babalola, Professor, College of Business at United Arab Emirates University (UAEU).
Research Seminar “Bayesian Consumer Profiling” presented by Thomas Otter, Professor of Marketing, Goethe University Frankfurt.

Upcoming Events

Research Seminar “Bayesian Consumer Profiling” presented by Thomas Otter, Professor of Marketing, Goethe University Frankfurt.
On February 29, join our online session with FTMBA students Anthony Heykoop and Vyenyera Shyndaulyet
26 February 2020 at 6.30pm