Academics

The NUGSB MBA is a 14-month program which begins in September and confers degrees in November of the following year.
The program is designed with the rigor of a traditional top tier MBA program, accelerated to match the intensity and pace of the business environment in Kazakhstan.
Beginning with a week Orientation, you will take 16 rigorous core courses that build a foundation of business knowledge and prepare you for the 6 elective courses that will hone specific business skills and cover focused topics specific to your personal or career goals.
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The curriculum is focused, and intense. You will enroll in one course at any given time. All courses are taught in two week modules – ten teaching days – with small breaks to prepare for exams; two courses, on average, are covered in the span of 5 weeks.  Following the core courses, you will have a choice of 6 out of 12 electives, which will allow you the opportunity to tailor the program to pursue topic-specific professional interests and preferences. To further enhance your MBA experience, your curriculum will be augmented by the Distinguished Speaker Series and Practicum.