Full-Time MBA

        Our MBA is a full-time program that plays a key role in our mission to develop the next generation of business leaders in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Intended for early-career professionals, our MBA program provides you with the skills, knowledge, and mindset needed to manage effectively in global business environments.

academics
MBA is a 14-month program which begins in September and confers degrees in November of the following year… Read more
course-description
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

        The starting point for the development of the curriculum is the set of competencies required by future global leaders. Such leaders need to understand the business risks and opportunities of social, political, cultural and environmental trends. They also have to learn to manage production capacity in a world in which traditional resources are dwindling, and to lead in the face of complexity and ambiguity. They also have to understand the ethical basis on which business decisions are being made. They need to be able to identify all the stakeholders who have an influence on their organization, and to engage in effective dialogue and build partnerships with these stakeholders.

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        Our MBA program relies on multi-disciplinary faculty, and offers an unparalleled ability to help you go beyond the basics by exposing you to cutting-edge research and top business leaders.

You will also learn to be flexible, to find creative ways of solving problems, to balance short- and longer-term considerations, to communicate and engage in effective dialogue, to negotiate and develop partnerships. Your leadership skills will also be developed through project-based learning and other forms of experiential learning, enhanced by structured reflection and coaching.

WHY MBA AT NUGSB?

 

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
A solid foundation
The core curriculum of the MBA program emphasizes general management and builds a strong foundation that will assist students in their career progression
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
Become a leader
Immerse yourself in a program designed to grow and educate the next generation of Kazakhstan entrepreneurs and business leaders
International residency
a two-week international residency to gain Global Business Experience
Place matters
Study in the dynamic, innovative and rapidly growing city of Astana at Nazarbayev University’s modern campus
Employment
Our career services are designed to help with your career planning and job search
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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Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business is hosting 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 your questions and meet professionals from various fields. We are excited to invite you to the masterclass: “How to Achieve Operational Excellence […]
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Upcoming Events

Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business is hosting 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 your questions and meet professionals from various fields. We are excited to invite you to the masterclass: “How to Achieve Operational Excellence […]
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