Accreditation process

GSB is proudly accredited by both the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Business Graduates Association (BGA).

The Graduate School of Business is actively pursuing accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

GSB is a member of the EFMD network connecting with top business schools around the world.

About AMBA & BGA Accreditation

“Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business is a leading business school with a commitment to excellence, innovation, and global perspective, NUGSB offers a range of cutting-edge business programs designed to prepare students for successful careers in diverse fields. After a thorough and rigorous evaluation process, including a site visit by an international peer review team, NUGSB has met and exceeded the stringent international standards set by AMBA & BGA. This accreditation is a testament to NUGSB's commitment to delivering world-class business education, innovative research, and an exceptional student experience.” (AMBA media centre)

Andrew Main Wilson, Chief Executive of the Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association (BGA) said: ‘I would like to congratulate everyone at Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Business for this accreditation. The school is doing incredible work in creating quality MBA programmes – which create fantastic opportunities for their alumni. I look forward to working with this school very closely in the future and welcome them to the AMBA family of the top 2% of business schools globally.”

NUGSB is now the only AMBA & BGA-accredited business school in Kazakhstan offering EMBA, MBA, and MSc Finance degrees fully in English.
NUGSB is now the only AMBA & BGA-accredited business school in Kazakhstan offering EMBA, MBA, and MSc Finance degrees fully in English. The programs are taught by internationally recognized faculty who are full-time professors at the business school. Dr. Jenifer Lewis, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Accreditation, highlighted the unique position of NUGSB, stating, “Our programs are designed to foster a transformative educational experience, preparing students for leadership roles in the global business landscape. The international panel of experts commended GSB's connections with industry, made possible by resident faculty who research the Kazakhstan business environment and engage with students and alumni to support the transformational aspirations of Kazakhstan.”

Dr. Joep Konings, the Dean of NUGSB, emphasized that "according to the well-known UT Dallas rankings of research-intensive business schools, NUGSB is ranked number one in Eurasia. By obtaining AMBA & BGA accreditation, we show the relevance of being a research-intensive business school. Bear in mind that less than 2% of all business schools globally achieve such an AMBA/BGA quality label. This will make our graduates and alumni even more attractive for hiring by multinational enterprises, leading companies, banks and government. It is an important recognition of the capabilities of our students to transform society and business, generating a positive impact on the region. This global recognition will generate important visibility not only locally, but on the international market for business education."

Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business extends its gratitude to the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and all stakeholders who have contributed to this remarkable accomplishment. With this accreditation, NUGSB is well-positioned to continue its legacy of academic excellence and provide students with an outstanding education, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the competitive world of business.

Accreditation in the media