I Just Chose Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Business. How About You?

As circumstances have it, I recently made a decision not unlike the one you’re about to make yourself. After teaching for 20 years in top executive programs around the world, I’m making Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Business my new academic home. The reasons why may provide you with an insight why you should also consider joining the NUGSB family. Nazarbayev University has a mission to build the top business school in the region and is well on its way to accomplish that goal. Many of the courses in the EMBA program are taught by world-renowned faculty from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Management while NUGSB itself is accelerating the hiring of full time faculty and research experts from around the world.

NUGSB’s network of partners and alumni is growing and starts to resemble a verifiable who’s who in academia, business and government in Kazakhstan and abroad. In other words, this is where the action is. Sure, I’m eager to explore the amazing capital city of Astana, but I wouldn’t have moved here if I couldn’t stay connected with “movers & shakers” in business and technology both locally and globally. Neither should you. The list of current and former presidents, prime ministers, international diplomats, and business executives from around the world who have visited Nazarbayev University over the last few years should make you take note: Nazarbayev University means business, locally, regionally, and globally.

Why should this affect my choice in EMBA programs, you may ask?

In today’s world, it’s not enough anymore to learn useful tools to manage a business; it’s also crucial to understand global dynamics and technology trends that impact your business, even locally. At Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Business, you’ll not only get state-of-the- art management skills from some of the world’s top management thinkers, but also a truly global perspective. Finally,during your residence in the U.S., you will be exposed to business culture in other countries. I promise you will find this an exhilarating and insightful experience! Nazarbayev University – Graduate School of Business – Advanced Thinking. Globally Connected. Locally Relevant.

Professor Duparcq has recently joined Nazarabayev University’s Graduate School of Business after 17 years on the faculty of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University (Chicago/Evanston, USA).

Patrick Duparcq

NUGSB Dean and Professor of Marketing