David T. Robinson

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Duke University's Fuqua School of Business

The NU Executive MBA is a terrific learning environment. Because the program reaches top up and coming executives throughout Kazakhstan, the pace of instruction is intense—it has to be, given how busy everyone is. This means that the classroom atmosphere is energetic and engaging. Students ask great questions and really show a devotion to the material that I don’t always see in western classrooms. When you take a group of really bright, motivated people and put them in an intense learning environment where they are constantly interacting with one another and with the professor, you really develop strong bonds.

One of the things that surprise students the most is the style and intensity of teaching. I teach both the introductory finance course as well as the introductory math refresher course. Because the subject matter in both courses tends to be pretty analytical, I think students expect it to be dry and boring. Nothing could be further from the truth!

I look forward to every teaching module I deliver at NUGSB because I know students will come away surprised at how accessible this material is, and how relevant it is for their everyday lives.

David T. Robinson

Professor of Finance William,

and Sue Gross Distinguished Research