Applicants always face a number of questions when applying. The most basic questions are in which university to get a quality education, and of course, the financial part, because every citizen of Kazakhstan to study on a grant. Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business (NU GSB) together with the National Bank of Kazakhstan annually offer grants in the specialty “Master of Science in Finance” (MSF). There is a misconception that there are not enough grants in Finance specialties. Therefore, we decided to dispel this stereotype and tell about the opportunities of free admission to Nazarbayev University and its advantages.
Every year the bank allocates 20-25 grants for MSF NU GSB as part of a joint training program. Grant winners receive a scholarship during the entire academic period. After graduation, employment is provided in the National Bank of Kazakhstan, the Agency for Regulation and Development of the Financial Market, as well as subsidiaries of the bank for three years.
This means that graduates have a guaranteed workplace, which proves 100% employment rate of MSF. Graduates of the program work in the leading companies of Kazakhstan such as the National Bank of Kazakhstan, Samruk-Kazyna JSC, Jusan Bank, Astana International Exchange. The foreign labor market is also being mastered by our graduates: Zarina Alimbekova works as an auditor at Allianz Partners (UAE, Dubai), Zhamilya Zhakup at Mastercard (Russia, Moscow), Ainel Mukazhanova at Halyk Bank of Uzbekistan.
MSF students also show excellent results. The Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia (IFTA) in Hong Kong invited teams of undergraduates from universities in Singapore, Japan, China, Korea and Kazakhstan. The NU GSB team, consisting of program students Fayez Najib, Ruslan Baitlesov and Pedro Mantilla under the guidance of Dr. Tom Vinaimont, won 2nd place in the Asian FinTech Business Plan Competition. For the contest, the team created and submitted a business plan for the launch of SatuPal, an application in which the team plans to integrate automated evaluation for the purchase and sale of small-scale business enterprises evaluated by experts. The judges of the Asian FinTech Business Plan Competition stated that “the idea of SatuPal has high potential, and they are looking forward to hearing about the implementation of the project”.