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.

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.

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.

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Having graduated with a BSc (Hons) Economics and Statistics in 2005, I worked for various national development institutions such as the Public-Private Partnership Center and the Kazakhstan Development Bank. When I lo [...]

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My name is Almassadam Satkaliyev.

I am an EMBA student at Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business (Class of 2014).

Currently I work as a CEO at “Samruk-Energy” JSC. Samruk-Energy is a holdin [...]

Анвар

I was working as a translator for a large mining company when I realized I needed to move out of my comfort zone and explore other opportunities to reach my professional potential. High quality education was a critic [...]

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Enrolling in the NUGSB MBA program has been one of the best decisions of my life in terms of self-development. Before entering the program, I had significant experience working both in the private field and in the go [...]

Диана

I finished my bachelor’s degree in finance at the University of International Business (Almaty, Kazakhstan). I have a CIMA Diploma in Russian. I worked in a gold mining company called Altyntau Kokshetau.

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Prior to joining the Full-time MBA class at NUGSB, I went through a rigorous path with a strong aviation curriculum. This course of study and training helped me to go all the way to a point in my professional career [...]

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Nazarbayev University was created as a result of the personal initiative of the First President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, and is an insignia of Kazakhstan in global education. The University represents the [...]

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When I learned that Nazarbayev University partnered with the Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and launched the Executive MBA (EMBA) program, I saw this as an opportunity to advance my knowledge in areas critical for m [...]

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My Executive MBA experience at the Nazarbayev University was very remarkable. Busy weekends over 2 years spent in classes, many half sleepless nights working on group assignments with my team, eye opening lectures by [...]

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Having been enrolled in the EMBA program at Nazarbayev University for the second consecutive year, I started to catch myself wondering what my life would look like without this education. Now I can say with confidenc [...]

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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.
Firstly, the EMBA Program of Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business (NUGSB) is realized in cooperation with Duke University’s Fuqua School [...]

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I have been a student at NUGSB for 6 months now and here are the things I want to share. The program is extremely hard, challenging, and demanding. It is stressful and consumes a lot of your time. So, why would you w [...]

Салтанат

I was looking for an MBA program that could suit me for a long time.

First of all, the prestigious School needs the best-profiled candidates. Right after my bachelor’s degree, I went to work abroad and decide [...]