MSc in Finance

The must-have degree to accelerate your career in the field of Finance

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The NUGSB Master of Science in Finance program (hereinafter – MSc in Finance) is a specialized, quantitative course of study for highly motivated individuals seeking a career in the field of finance. The MSc in Finance 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.

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More specifically, the 14 month program provides students with a solid conceptual, quantitative and practical foundation on which to launch and/or advance a career in a finance-related field. 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.

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Program Objectives

The MSc in Finance program aims to enable graduates to:

  • become well-acquainted and conversant with a wide body of theory, research and contemporary literature, and global best practices in finance; 
  • develop essential professional, technical and analytical skills required of those aspiring to positions in finance in public and private sector organizations; and
  • expand personal and professional networks.

Why MSc in Finance at NUGSB?

TOP program
program design and curriculum are based on benchmarking of top MSc in Finance programs internationally, integrating theory with global best practices
14 months
minimize opportunity costs through program completion in just 14 months
CFA preparation
all coursework, which is delivered in English, is a foundation for preparation for the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) exams
Professional approach
strong Fintech emphasis with extensive utilization of Bloomberg terminals and specialized software, tools and frameworks
High quality of teaching
experienced faculty with credentials from accredited business schools from around the globe
National Bank residency
a two-week residency at the National Bank
International residency
a two-week international residency to gain Global Business Experience
Thesis
a team-based thesis focusing on the application of concepts, tools, frameworks and material from courses to address a real-world finance-oriented problem
Guest lectures
guest lectures from financial experts, business leaders and government officials
Networking
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
Career advising service
career advising service to assist students searching for opportunities that fit with their interest

 For whom?

  • fresh graduates
  • early to mid-career individuals with demonstrated quantitative skills with no work experience
  • young professionals with limited work experience

Academic Director of the MSF Program 

 

marecAssociate Professor of Finance Marek Jochec

PhD., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

 

 

 

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Academic Director of the MSF Program at Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business Professor Marek Jochec gave interview to kapital.kz

Last News

On March 5, 2018 come to Information session on our Master programs in Almaty at the Esentai Tower, Ernst & Young office at 7 pm.
Come to the "Networking" Event of Full Time MBA and MSF programs, talk to Admissions and learn more about our programs, deadlines and requirements!
NUGSB is hosting FREE OF CHARGE networking workshops at NUGSB. Meet other business professionals and our faculty for a 1-hr conversation of important business topics and networking with colleagues.

Upcoming Events

On March 5, 2018 come to Information session on our Master programs in Almaty at the Esentai Tower, Ernst & Young office at 7 pm.
Come to the "Networking" Event of Full Time MBA and MSF programs, talk to Admissions and learn more about our programs, deadlines and requirements!
NUGSB is hosting FREE OF CHARGE networking workshops at NUGSB. Meet other business professionals and our faculty for a 1-hr conversation of important business topics and networking with colleagues.