PhD in Business Administration
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PhD in Business Administration Program is designed for students who aspire to become faculty members at leading academic institutions or conduct applied research in relevant organizations.
PhD in Business Administration
PhD in Business Administration program is designed for students who aspire to become faculty members at leading academic institutions or conduct  business research  in relevant organizations. The PhD program provides a solid foundation in both the theoretical and empirical tools of their relevant research. By the completion of the PhD program, students will be capable of designing and conducting independent, innovative, original, and high-quality research related to a variety of business fields (e.g., Accounting, Business Economics, Finance, Management, Organizations, Strategy). The PhD program also provides a solid foundation for working in the industrial environment (e.g., multinational companies) or in the government.

PhD in Administration is a 4-year PhD program comprising compulsory coursework, research, examinations, and thesis writing. The program aligns with the structure of similar PhD programs in North America, and follows the Bologna process and the revised Graduate Programs Framework of Nazarbayev University.

Why PhD in BA at NUGSB?
  • Research-Business School
    Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business strive to attract research driven faculty and create a culture where good research ideas are turned into great research outcomes.
  • World-Class Facilities
    The university’s classrooms offer the latest technology and students use these tools to advance their learning and research.
  • Networking & Dedicated Career Services
    Our career services are designed to help with your career planning and job search.
  • International residency
    After obtaining PhD Candidacy, during years 3 and 4 of their PhD studies, students will have the opportunity of international residency at a leading academic institution to gain international research experience and develop research collaborations with world-class research faculty.
  • Access to World E-Libraries
    Nazarbayev University students have access to the world’s premier business publications and to a wide variety of databases such as CRSP, Compustat, Execucomp, and Bloomberg.
  • High-profile faculty
    Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business professors are thought leaders in their discipline. Our faculty have graduated from top universities from around the world (Stanford, Wharton, INSEAD), and they conduct research on modern issues facing business and industry.
  • Campus:

    Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Language:
  • Delivery mode:
    Full time, on campus
  • Program start:

    August 2024

  • Duration:
    4 years
  • World Experience:
    International residency
Jozef Konings
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Subramanian Venkat
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Jenifer L. Lewis
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