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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.
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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 applied research in relevant organizations. The 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 topics. The NUGSB PhD program will provide a solid foundation for working in the industrial and academic environment in the government, business sector, multinational companies, international organizations, and universities. The program is a 4-year PhD program and comprises compulsory coursework, research, and thesis writing. The program aligns with the structure of similar programs in North America.


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.
  • International residency
    Students will have 1 (one) semester of international residency and gain an international educational experience. During that semester, PhD students will attend 3 (three) courses.
  • Networking & Dedicated Career Services
    Our career services are designed to help with your career planning and job search.
  • World-Class Facilities
    The university’s classrooms offer the latest technology and students use these tools to advance their learning and research.
  • 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.
KEY FACTS
  • Campus:

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

    August 2023

  • Duration:
    4 years
  • World Experience:
    International residency
Our Faculty
Jozef Konings
Interim Dean, PhD in Economics, LSE
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Subramanian Venkat
Vice dean of research, PhD, ULB Brussels
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Jenifer L. Lewis
Vice dean of academic programs, PhD, University of Kansas, USA
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Doron Israeli
Associate Professor of Accounting, PhD, Stanford University
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Contact us:

Zhanna Alimbayeva

Senior manager for Admissions
+7 (7172) 70 93 32
zhalimbayeva@nu.edu.kz
Zhasmin Yersaiyn
Specialist for Admissions
+7 (7172) 70 90 28
zhasmin.yersaiyn@nu.edu.kz
Yerkegali Yerdembek
Manager for Admissions
+7 (7172) 70 57 42
yerkegali.yerdembek@nu.edu.kz