Executive MBA

The Executive MBA (EMBA) program provides a unique learning environment for executive students by bringing together working professionals from diverse backgrounds. The EMBA program is delivered in English with simultaneous translation into Russian.


Academics

EMBA is a 20-month program which begins in June and confers degrees in November of the following year… Read more


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Please read a course description to know what subjects will be covered during the education process… Read more
AdmissionsPlease read an important information about admission requirements, dates and deadlines, exams, etc… Read more

partnershipNUGSB established a strategic collaboration with Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business to assist… Read more
astana-lifeAstana is a dynamic and modern city with a favorable environment for living and lots of places for entertainment… Read more
FAQIf you have any questions about application process, exams, etc., please read Frequently Asked Questions… Read more
       

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

• Study on two weekends and 1 Monday a month
• 20 months
• The curriculum includes 15 courses (11 core and 4 electives)
• Two week International residency at Duke University
• Lectures of renowned speakers
• Final thesis
• Option to select a specialized track in finance or marketing through electives courses

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WHY EMBA AT NUGSB?

 

Strategic partnership
The Executive MBA program is delivered in strategic partnership with Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, a world leader in the area of MBA programs
Keep working as you study
The Executive MBA program permits students to retain their full time employment while pursuing their degree. The program works with employers to ensure students are given proper time to focus on studies for the duration of the program
International Exposure
Students travel to Duke University for 2 weeks of courses and gaining an international educational experience
World-class 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
Networking
Become part of the growing NUGSB network of alumni who are successful business and government leaders in Kazakhstan and abroad
Strong infrastructure and facilities
Nazarbayev University students have access to the world’s premier business publications through the NU Library. The university’s classrooms offer the latest technology and students use these tools to advance their learning and research
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The program of the Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Business offers full time, working professionals an opportunity to earn a world-class Executive MBA degree while living in Astana and maintaining one’s ca [...]

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There are several reasons why I chose the NUGSB EMBA program.
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In the Press

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Academic Director of the MSF Program at Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business Professor Marek Jochec gave interview to kapital.kz

Last News

On March 5, 2018 come to Information session on our Master programs in Almaty at the Esentai Tower, Ernst & Young office at 7 pm.
Come to the "Networking" Event of Full Time MBA and MSF programs, talk to Admissions and learn more about our programs, deadlines and requirements!
NUGSB is hosting FREE OF CHARGE networking workshops at NUGSB. Meet other business professionals and our faculty for a 1-hr conversation of important business topics and networking with colleagues.

Upcoming Events

On March 5, 2018 come to Information session on our Master programs in Almaty at the Esentai Tower, Ernst & Young office at 7 pm.
Come to the "Networking" Event of Full Time MBA and MSF programs, talk to Admissions and learn more about our programs, deadlines and requirements!
NUGSB is hosting FREE OF CHARGE networking workshops at NUGSB. Meet other business professionals and our faculty for a 1-hr conversation of important business topics and networking with colleagues.