September 26, 2017
Today at the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business (NUGSB) there was an opening of the Master of Finance program, which was launched in cooperation with the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan (National Bank). The Chairman of the National Bank Mr. Daniyar Akishev delivered a special lecture at NUGSB in tribute to launching a new program.
The continuous development of the financial market in the state compounds the shortage of quality personnel in the field of finance. Graduates of such program will be in demand not only in the National Bank, but also in second-tier banks, auditing and consulting companies and in other business entities.
– During the discussion of further prospects of cooperation between Nazarbayev University and the National Bank, in early 2016 appeared a plan to establish own finance school at the facilities of one of the best and modern universities in the country. It was decided to launch a high-quality, professional program to raise young qualified specialists in the field of finance who could become a drive of Kazakhstan’s financial sector,” says Mrs. Assel Uvaliyeva, Executive Director of Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business.
Graduate students will be conferred the Master of Science in Finance (MSF). The students will study onsite within 14 months. An intensive schedule includes 2 residences: local in the National Bank of Kazakhstan and international in London. The training program will be very rich with a focus on financial and technical aspects and econometrics.
According to Marek Jochec, Academic Director of the program, the country’s success is driven by economic factors. The ability to analyze projects in financial terms and channel the money available to invest in good projects (and avoid bad projects) is of crucial significance for the success of any company, whether local or international, all the more so as the training is only in English. A good graduate of the program will have analytical, quantitative knowledge, skills and tools (for example, financial modeling, use of databases, Bloomberg skills, etc.), as well as the skills required to convince people to make the right call.
“I have chosen the MSF program at the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business since I wish to make my way up in the financial field, this program fully complies with my requirements, it will help me power my CV,” said Aziza Akimkhan, a graduate student at the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business.
The first year, the program received 101 applications for study of them 34 students, who passed careful selection and met all the criteria for study, were enrolled. Late October 2017, the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business is starting accepting students for the next academic year.
As a reminder, the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business was founded in 2012 in a strategic cooperation with the Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business (USA). As of today, the school of business ensures opportunity to receive a quality education of the international standard, adapted to local conditions of business dealing. The school enables obtaining MBA (Master of Business Administration), Master of Science in Finance, and short-term program training.