Akmaral Myrzabekova


The NUGSB Full-time MBA program has been a great and memorable experience. I enjoyed every single class I have taken.

Almassadam Satkaliyev


The EMBA program at NU GSB provides me with an opportunity to acquire world-class knowledge from distinguished staff from around the world, while staying in Kazakhstan, allowing me to continue to work full-time.

Anvar Nizamov


I was working as a translator for a large mining company when I realized I needed to move out of my comfort zone and explore other opportunities to reach my professional potential. High quality education was a critical component of my vision, and I started looking at different graduate programs. I had heard about NUGSB from a colleague who had visited one of the information sessions here. My very first contact with the NUGSB team made it clear to me that this was a wonderful place with the right spirit – vibrant, innovative, and welcoming. The entire admission process was organized extremely effectively, with clarity and timeliness in each aspect.

Murat Akshalov


Enrolling in the NUGSB MBA program has been one of the best decisions of my life in terms of self-development. Before entering the program, I had significant experience working both in the private field and in the government-affiliated sector. Even though I had nice career growth from a manager to the vice chairman of a national company, I always felt that I needed to obtain a Master of Business Administration degree in order to be more confident facing the upcoming challenges in the very dynamic business world.

Diana Sultan


I finished my bachelor’s degree in finance at the University of International Business (Almaty, Kazakhstan). I have a CIMA Diploma in Russian. I worked in a gold mining company called Altyntau Kokshetau. After graduation I was in no hurry to apply for my master’s degree, because I was looking for a special university. When I […]

Abul Kekilbayev


The quality of education at NUGSB is really excellent. In my opinion, the professional and personal qualities of the staff and faculty, especially the visiting world-class professors, has made an important and deep impact on me and on my classmates, allowing us to become worthy representatives of NUGSB, effectively applying knowledge gained to achieve even better results and becoming better business leaders.

Aray Bekembayev


Masters graduates form a special task force and are an example for young working generation to raise their professional level.

Aliya Jaxiyeva


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.

Gani Nygymetov


Busy weekends over 2 years spent in classes, many half sleepless nights working on group assignments with my team, eye opening lectures by Duke faculty and the enjoyable winter residence at the Fuqua School of Business did equip me, not only with very useful knowledge and skills required for my daily management work, but also helped me to make so many professional network contacts with my peer students who are working professionals in different fields, true leaders and very positive, genuine individuals.

Gulmira Raissova


Having been enrolled in the EMBA program at Nazarbayev University for the second consecutive year, I started to catch myself wondering what my life would look like without this education. Now I can say with confidence, it would be poorer, much poorer.

Talgat Sarsenbayev


The program of the Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Business offers full time, working professionals an opportunity to earn a world-class Executive MBA degree while living in Astana and maintaining one’s career. It is a great opportunity to learn from distinguished professors from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University here in Astana.

Zhanar Raimbekova


There are several reasons why I chose the NUGSB EMBA program. Firstly, the EMBA Program of Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business (NUGSB) is realized in cooperation with Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, which is highly ranked among international business schools

Bakhytzhan Sagadiyev


have been a student at NUGSB for 6 months now and here are the things I want to share. The program is extremely hard, challenging, and demanding. It is stressful and consumes a lot of your time. So, why would you want to apply here? There are a lot of reasons, but I really want to focus only on three: world class professors; high level of standards and values; and the opportunity to meet incredible people.

Saltanat Besiembina


First of all, the prestigious School needs the best-profiled candidates. Right after my bachelor’s degree, I went to work abroad and decided to gain international working experience. I worked for a year and it sharpened my professional and personal skills to a higher level. Afterwards I had a chance to work at a Career and Advising Center and provide students with needed tools in order to choose a right direction in their career path.