The first group of enrolled Full-Time MBA (Master of Business Administration) students at the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business (NUGSB) began their studies on September 2nd, 2014.
The graduate students welcomed the President of Nazarbayev University Shigeo Katsu, the Dean of the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business Ramon O’Callaghan and Associate Dean of Global Executive Education at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business (USA) Valerie Hausman.
The MBA is a prestigious specialization in the field of business; graduates of this program are not only acquiring theoretical knowledge but also practical business management skills. Professionals who have good education and work experience, after getting an MBA degree are in great demand in job market, and can count on a decent salary.
The NUGSB Full-Time MBA program, that lasts 14 months, is specially designed for young professionals who already have some work experience. The MBA program at the NUGSB is designed to develop general management skills for entrepreneurs and professionals working in different companies and seeking to increase their competitiveness in the job market and development of their career. The Nazarbayev University Graduate School Business was established in strategic collaboration with Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business (USA). The students have an opportunity to get a world class education without leaving the territory of Kazakhstan.
The undoubted advantage of obtaining an MBA degree at the NUGSB compared with Western business schools is a regional focus – business theory and best practices to adapt to the local context, given the characteristics of the business environment in Kazakhstan.
This year thirty-two people became students of the NUGSB Full-Time MBA Program. The average work experience is 4.7 years. 29% of the program participants have working experience in oil and energy industries, 18% – in construction, 15% – in legal services and consulting, 15% – in the field of finance and management.