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MSc in Finance

The NUGSB Master of Science in Finance program (hereinafter – MSc in Finance) is a specialized, quantitative course of study for highly motivated individuals seeking a career in the field of finance. The MSc in Finance program will equip young professionals with the knowledge


MSc in Finance

The must-have degree to accelerate your career in the field of Finance.

Master of Science in Finance program is a specialized, quantitative course of study for highly motivated individuals seeking a career in the field of finance. The program will equip young professionals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to add value and succeed in relevant positions in finance whether in public or private sector organizations.

Graduates typically pursue job opportunities in investment banking, financial planning, corporate finance, financial analysis and advising, and in insurance, construction, and real estate. MSc in Finance graduates aspiring to leadership and management positions often pursue the MBA degree after acquiring a few years of work experience.

Why MSc in Finance at NUGSB?

TOP program

Program design and curriculum are based on benchmarking of top MSc in Finance programs internationally, integrating theory with global best practices

International residency

A two-week international residency in London, UK, to gain Global Business Experience

16 months

Minimize opportunity costs through program completion in just 16 months


A team-based thesis focusing on the application of concepts, tools, frameworks and material from courses to address a real-world finance-oriented problem

CFA preparation

All coursework, which is delivered in English, is a foundation for preparation for the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) exams

Guest lectures

Guest lectures from financial experts, business leaders and government officials

Professional approach

Strong Fintech emphasis with extensive utilization of Bloomberg terminals and specialized software, tools and frameworks


Networking opportunities with graduates from NUGSB programs, and experts and professionals in the public and private sector, including the National Bank and its affiliates and the Astana International Financial Center

High quality of teaching

Experienced faculty with credentials from accredited business schools from around the globe

Career advising service

Career advising service to assist students searching for opportunities that fit with their interest

National Bank residency

A two-week residency at the National Bank

Class Profile​ 2021


Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan



Delivery mode:

Full time, on campus

Program start:

End of August

Delivery mode:

Full time, on campus

World Experience:

International residency



Average Years of Work




Average GPA

Average GPA
(4.0) scale


Zhannur Issayev

MSF 2019

At NU GSB, I have received a quality education, access to top researchers, and the unforgettable experience of residencies and internships. Being a top business school in the region, NU GSB offered me challenging courses, excellent networking, and a world of opportunities.


Boyang Chen

MSF 2019

I chose NU GSB because of the friendly and supportive atmosphere and outstanding rich resources from the whole world. As one of the best universities in Central Asia and the only English-medium institution in Kazakhstan, Nazarbayev University to me is an academic utopia with open-mind & countless possibilities.

Askar Smagulov

MSF 2018

Askar Smagulov

MSF 2018

Top-quality professors with strong expertise, modern facilities, well-organized curriculum, and networking opportunities make NU GSB the best business school in the region. The program taught me the fundamentals of finance with real-life applications, deepened my research & analytical skills, as well as boosted my communication & problem-solving skills.

Rajib Dahal

MSF 2018

Rajib Dahal

MSF 2018

I have a legal education and work experience in Big4. I realized that knowledge of finance can enhance my professional value. At the same time, I learned about the start of the Master of Science in Finance program at the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business. It is a young university, but probably the best in Central Asia. The program that it is proposing exactly corresponded to what I wanted to study for a long time. And I decided to join the university. I am confident that after graduating from business school I will be able to compete in a professional market.


Patrick Duparcq

Dean, PhD (Marketing and Econometrics), Purdue University, USA



Subramanian Venkat

Associate Dean, PhD, ULB Brussels

Associate Dean


Marek Jochec

Associate Professor of Finance, PhD (Finance) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Academic Director of the MSF Program


Jenifer L. Lewis

Associate Professor, PhD, University of Kansas, USA

Director of Degree Programs


Thierry Post

Professor of Finance, PhD, Tinbergen Institute

Department Head of Accounting and Finance


Chet Borucki

Professor of Strategy and Management, PhD, University of Michigan Business School

Professor of Strategy and Management


Doron Israeli

Associate Professor of Accounting, PhD, Stanford University

Associate Professor of Accounting


Jozef Konings

Professor of Economics, PhD in Economics, LSE

Professor of Economics


Shumaila Yousafzai

Associate Professor, PhD, Cardiff University

Associate Professor


Denis de Crombrugghe

Associate Professor of Statistics and Econometrics, PhD, Maastricht University

Associate Professor of Statistics and Econometrics


Mayowa T. Babalola

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior & Human Resources, PhD, University of Leuven, Belgium

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior & Human Resources


Atanu Rakshit

Assistant Professor of Economics, PhD (Economics) Virginia Tech.

Assistant Professor of Economics


Contact us:


Zhasmin Yersaiyn

Specialist for Admissions

+7(7172) 70 90 28

Zhanna Alimbayeva

Senior manager for Admissions

+7(7172) 70 93 32

Yerkegali Yerdembek

Manager for Admissions

+7(7172) 70 57 42