Strategic Collaboration

Strategic Collaboration

In 2009, Nazarbayev University established a strategic collaboration with Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business to assist in our ambition to build a world-class business school in Astana.

Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, located in Durham, North Carolina, is an internationally recognized business school with its faculty ranked #1 and its Daytime MBA program ranked #1 in the 2014 Business Week ranking of top business schools. The school has a global network with presence in London, Dubai, New Delhi, Shanghai and St. Petersburg. Fuqua also has a history of innovation, having launched three MBA programs for working professionals and most recently an MMS program.

The collaboration between our schools leverages leadership, faculty and staff expertise in building the NUGSB from the ground up. The initial focus has been to develop high caliber MBA programs that prepare the next generation of business leaders to succeed, while building faculty strength and increasing the research capabilities of the institution.

To read the press release about our strategic collaboration, please press here.

To read the article by Robert Olinger, Director of Business Development, Kazakhstan, “From the Beginning: How Duke’s Fuqua School of Business Helped Launch a School in Kazakhstan”, please press here.