Testimonials

Know what our faculty, students and partners think about MBA Programs at Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business.

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My name is Gregor Mowat and I am Managing Partner of KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, a professional services firm with more than 400 staff providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services across Central Asia out of 4 offices in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
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It has been a privilege for me to lead the Tengizchevroil (TCO) partnership for the last four years. TCO operates the Tengiz and Korolev fields in Western Kazakhstan. Tengiz is the world’s deepest producing super giant field that was discovered in 1979. The TCO partnership was formed in 1993 and production from TCO accounts for 30% of the Republic of Kazakhstan’s crude oil output.
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For a number of years I wanted to study in a reputable business school, which, however, would require that I take a year or two off and move
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Professor of Finance at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business shares his thoughts about Executive MBA Program at NUGSB
Although it is fairly new, the NUGSB EMBA program has already established a strong reputation in Astana’s business community. The program is known for its enthusiastic professors and students who create a vibrant environment in which the latest theoretical advances are applied to the most urgent problems of business practice!
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Teaching entrepreneurship in the NUGSB EMBA program has been a very rewarding experience. I teach innovation and entrepreneurship from the perspective of western companies and the western business environment
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NU EMBA students are among the best I have encountered and I truly enjoyed teaching them. They are intelligent, engaged, and have an infectious enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge
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The NUGSB Full-time MBA program has been a great and memorable experience. I enjoyed every single class I have taken.
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The EMBA program at NU GSB provides me with an opportunity to acquire world-class knowledge from distinguished staff from around the world, while staying in Kazakhstan, allowing me to continue to work full-time.
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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 critical component of my vision, and I started looking at different graduate programs. I had heard about NUGSB from a colleague who had visited one of the information sessions here. My very first contact with the NUGSB team made it clear to me that this was a wonderful place with the right spirit – vibrant, innovative, and welcoming. The entire admission process was organized extremely effectively, with clarity and timeliness in each aspect.
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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 government-affiliated sector. Even though I had nice career growth from a manager to the vice chairman of a national company, I always felt that I needed to obtain a Master of Business Administration degree in order to be more confident facing the upcoming challenges in the very dynamic business world.
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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. After graduation I was in no hurry to apply for my master’s degree, because I was looking for a special university. When I […]
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The quality of education at NUGSB is really excellent. In my opinion, the professional and personal qualities of the staff and faculty, especially the visiting world-class professors, has made an important and deep impact on me and on my classmates, allowing us to become worthy representatives of NUGSB, effectively applying knowledge gained to achieve even better results and becoming better business leaders.
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Masters graduates form a special task force and are an example for young working generation to raise their professional level.
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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 my professional growth as a leader. Although this EMBA program has been intense and demanding, I find it to be one of the best educational experiences I have ever had.
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Busy weekends over 2 years spent in classes, many half sleepless nights working on group assignments with my team, eye opening lectures by Duke faculty and the enjoyable winter residence at the Fuqua School of Business did equip me, not only with very useful knowledge and skills required for my daily management work, but also helped me to make so many professional network contacts with my peer students who are working professionals in different fields, true leaders and very positive, genuine individuals.
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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 confidence, it would be poorer, much poorer.

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