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.


academicsEMBA 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

Requirements-
Please read an important information about admission requirements, dates and deadlines, exams, etc… Read more

partnership
NUGSB established a strategic collaboration with Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business to assist… Read more
astana-life
Astana 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
Contact us:
 
Gulmira Koisoimasova
Specialist for Admissions
e-mail:gulmira.koisoimassova@nu.edu.kz
tel. +7(7172) 70 90 28
Arailym Magauina
Manager for Admissions
e-mail: arailym.magauina@nu.edu.kz
tel. +7(7172) 70 91 74
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BUSINESS TALK – “Peculiarities of investment activity in Central Asia” by our guest-speaker, Mr. Aidan Karibzhanov on 25 October 2019, 18:30  Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business in collaboration with NURIS and NU Center of Entrepreneurship are inviting you to the Business Talk: “Peculiarities of investment activity in Central Asia”, hosted by our guest-speaker — Aidan Karibzhanov. Talk […]
BUSINESS TALK & COFFEE – “Recognising the Value of Women’s Entrepreneurship“ at NU GSB on Thursday, 17 October 2019, 18:30 Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business is hosting a series of free-of-charge masterclasses “BUSINESS TALK & COFFEE”. You will have an opportunity to meet our faculty, talk to them over a cup of coffee, ask […]
NU Graduate School of Business has started its student recruitment campaign in cities of Kazakhstan We invite university students, young professionals, skilled executives & entrepreneurs and all interested people to Nazarbayev University Day in your city to meet Graduate School of Business representatives. You will learn about our academic programs, opportunities to receive scholarships and […]
III Карьерная неделя  8 – 11 октября 2019 года  Место: Высшая Школа бизнеса, Назарбаев Университет  Для HR’s, Recruiters, Talent Development managers  Высшая школа бизнеса приглашает компании на Третью Карьерную неделю для расширения числа талантливых кандидатов для найма и получения доступа к квалифицированным выпускникам школы, которые заканчивают обучение в декабре 2019 года.  Школа предоставляет площадку для […]