Aliya Jaxiyeva

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Executive MBA, 2014
IT Planning and PMO Supervisor, Tengizchevroil

When I learned that Nazarbayev University partnered with the Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and launched the Executive MBA (EMBA) program, I saw this as an opportunity to advance my knowledge in areas critical for my professional growth as a leader. Although this EMBA program has been intense and demanding, I find it to be one of the best educational experiences I have ever had. First and foremost, I benefit from learning from top notch professors and interacting with other executive level peers from diverse backgrounds. We definitely push each other to think critically and creatively. For example, we often share our experiences by working in teams on challenging business cases and through lively discussions on different exciting business topics.

In addition, this program offers a convenient class schedule (weekend residencies) for busy professionals like myself. And its modular structure allows me to apply at work immediately what I learn in class. No doubt, NU’s Executive MBA program is a great and rewarding experience that is worth the time and money invested! I am grateful to the TCO management and my family for supporting me through this program.