MSc in Finance
The must-have degree to accelerate your career in the field of Finance.
Master of Science in Finance program is a specialized, quantitative course of study for highly motivated individuals seeking a career in the field of finance. The program will equip young professionals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to add value and succeed in relevant positions in finance whether in public or private sector organizations.
Graduates typically pursue job opportunities in investment banking, financial planning, corporate finance, financial analysis and advising, and in insurance, construction, and real estate. MSc in Finance graduates aspiring to leadership and management positions often pursue the MBA degree after acquiring a few years of work experience.
Why MSc in Finance at NUGSB?
Program design and curriculum are based on benchmarking of top MSc in Finance programs internationally, integrating theory with global best practices
A two-week international residency to gain Global Business Experience
Minimize opportunity costs through program completion in just 16 months
A team-based thesis focusing on the application of concepts, tools, frameworks and material from courses to address a real-world finance-oriented problem
All coursework, which is delivered in English, is a foundation for preparation for the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) exams
Guest lectures from financial experts, business leaders and government officials
Strong Fintech emphasis with extensive utilization of Bloomberg terminals and specialized software, tools and frameworks
Networking opportunities with graduates from NUGSB programs, and experts and professionals in the public and private sector, including the National Bank and its affiliates and the Astana International Financial Center
High quality of teaching
Experienced faculty with credentials from accredited business schools from around the globe
Career advising service
Career advising service to assist students searching for opportunities that fit with their interest
National Bank residency
A two-week residency at the National Bank
Class Profile 2020
Full time, on campus
End of August
Full time, on campus
Average Years of Work
At NU GSB, I have received a quality education, access to top researchers, and the unforgettable experience of residencies and internships. Being a top business school in the region, NU GSB offered me challenging courses, excellent networking, and a world of opportunities.
I chose NU GSB because of the friendly and supportive atmosphere and outstanding rich resources from the whole world. As one of the best universities in Central Asia and the only English-medium institution in Kazakhstan, Nazarbayev University to me is an academic utopia with open-mind & countless possibilities.
Top-quality professors with strong expertise, modern facilities, well-organized curriculum, and networking opportunities make NU GSB the best business school in the region. The program taught me the fundamentals of finance with real-life applications, deepened my research & analytical skills, as well as boosted my communication & problem-solving skills.
I have a legal education and work experience in Big4. I realized that knowledge of finance can enhance my professional value. At the same time, I learned about the start of the Master of Science in Finance program at the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business. It is a young university, but probably the best in Central Asia. The program that it is proposing exactly corresponded to what I wanted to study for a long time. And I decided to join the university. I am confident that after graduating from business school I will be able to compete in a professional market.
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