Dr. Jozef Konings
In formulating its mission, NUGSB was inspired by the mission of Nazarbayev University: To be a model for higher education reform and modern research; to contribute to the establishment of Astana as an international knowledge, innovation, and medical hub; and to prepare students for a world of increased volatility, uncertainty, complexity,
NUGSB aspires to be established as the world-class business school, and recognized through the quality of its education, the impact of its research, international orientation, and engagement with the business community. These ambitions will be achieved by delivering a full-fledged portfolio of world-class degree and non-degree programs in
Accreditation from any one of these organizations has a three-fold benefit for student, school and employer. The school benefits from compliance to a world-renowned process, the student is assured that their business education will retain its value and employers have a candidate pool of students that have been taught by a school of international acclaim.
Each of the three institutions assesses a business school according to different criteria and scope. They evaluate programs and student learning, the quality of staff, international engagement, and ability to continually maintain and improve these high standards.
Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business is on the way to receive international accreditation. We already have become members of AACSB, AMBA, and EFMD (runs EQUIS processes which aims to raise the standards of management education around the world).
The next step is receiving full accreditation. The process for the EMBA program will start in November 2016 following graduationn of the 3rd EMBA cohort from NUGSB.