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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
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

In the Press

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.
A university professor should not only be demanding and able to explain his subject, but also have relevant information. Publications in well-known scientific journals are considered to be the main indicator of this relevance in the scientific community.
NU School of Business started admission for the year 2019 for MBA program, MBA program for managers and MSc in Finance (Master of Science in Finance) program. The correspondent of Zakon.kz looked into their peculiarity and applied orientation.

Last News

We are happy to announce "Wednesday's coffee chat" series with NUGSB Admissions managers for prospective applicants of Full-time MBA, Executive MBA and MSc in Finance programs.
On March 19, 2019 come to NUGSB information session and learn more how to apply to NUGSB programs.
The topic is “MBA women in leadership. Importance of career success to women”
We are happy to announce "Wednesday coffee chat" series with NUGSB Admissions managers for prospective applicants of Full-time MBA, Executive MBA and MSc in Finance programs.

Upcoming Events

Come to NUGSB on February 16, 2019 to attend free master classes during the Open House Day! The registration is closed.
Decision makers are surrounded with concepts and terminology from financial accounting: gross profit margin, operating cycle, liquidity, solvency, and numerous others. This course provides an applied introduction to the key topics in financial accounting and financial statement analysis. In the process, we will also introduce concepts and terminology of finance. As a result, program participants […]
Change is a reality of life and commonplace, whether at the societal, industry, organizational, team, or individual level. Yet, within organizations, despite significant investment of time and money, many change programs fail to realize goals and meet expectations. Leading Change in Organizations is a workshop intended for practitioners. Its focus is on acquiring knowledge and […]
August 20-22, 2019  The workshop “Operations management”  Operations management is one of the critical aspects of the enterprise management. The tools and concepts derived from operations management can be widely applied to all types of business processes in different industrial sectors. The objective in this open-enrollment program course is to add value to the participant […]