Why foreigners go to study at the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business?

2018-08-14 09:54:43

In 2010 the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business established a strategic cooperation with Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.


Good education is the key to a successful future. This is a firm foundation of professionalism, which gives confidence in their abilities and opens many doors.

Today, to get a good education, you do not need to go abroad, on the contrary, foreigners go to study into Kazakhstan.

Every year, domestic universities improve their position in the ranking of the best universities in the world. Cooperation with the leading universities of the world, the latest teaching methods, equipped material and technical base and resources, high academic achievement of students make it possible to classify Nazarbayev University among a number of unique higher educational institutions.

The academic reputation, the ratio of the teaching staff in relation to the number of students, the citation index, the reputation among employers, the share of foreign students and teachers corresponds to all world requirements.

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Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business seeks to become recognized in Central Asia and beyond thanks to the quality of education and research, international relations and close cooperation with business communities.

In 2010 the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business established a strategic cooperation with Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. This is an internationally recognized business school, where the teaching staff and daytime MBA program ranked 1st in the ranking of the best business schools in 2014.

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The MBA program is designed to grow future top managers, it provides the skills, knowledge and thinking necessary for the effective management in the global business environment. This program has been developed in accordance with the standards of the best MBA programs, and the intensity of training has been increased in order to match the speed of business environment development in Kazakhstan. More detailed information about the FTMBA program can be found here

“Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business is one of the best academic experiences for me. I was surrounded by an amazing community and first-rate professors” says Zhanerke, a Mongolian student.

 “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”, says Rajib Dahal from Nepal.

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In 2016, Nazarbayev University adopted the Concept of Internationalization. It is not limited to the mobility of students and teaching staff, it covers such areas as academic, research and innovation activities, administrative excellence, international cooperation, global relations and competitiveness, appropriate curriculum and studies, necessary language skills, sectoral and regional expertise, promotion the University at the international educational and research arena.

Internationalization for students is expressed in competitiveness in the world labor market, understanding of international issues and world problems, the ability to interact and cooperate in the international and intercultural environment, foreign languages and professional skills as well as the latest technologies in their specialization with knowledge and understanding of countries and regions.

The advantages of studying at the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business:

– Duration of the full-time MBA program is only 14 months, and the Executive MBA program is on-the-job. Studying involves a complete immersion into an intensive program. Students of the business school will receive a rare opportunity by taught by the world’s strongest teachers. Teaching staff are not only theoreticians, but also practitioners with a PhD degree, a long record of work and scientific and research activities all over the world. Students have access to the best global business benefits, such as Harvard Business Review – Associated Vice-dean of the school Venkat Subramanyan told.

– Students of MBA and EMBA programs will be able to go to Duke University in the USA for two weeks. The University, which by National University Rankings belongs to the Top-10, offers business school students two basic intensive courses at option.

There is also an opportunity to pass a two-week international residence for students of the Master of Science in Finance program. For example, this year students have visited London, CASS Business School, with which Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business has been cooperating since 2017. They passed a two-week course of study there. The course consisted of two parts: commercial banking and investment banking, each of which is designed to consolidate the necessary knowledge in the field of banking. Within the framework of the program, students got acquainted with the work of one of the largest, oldest and most important stock markets of the world – London Stock Exchange. “They felt what it’s like to work in the financial and business center of London Canary Wharf and listened to lectures from leading experts of Britain’s largest banks, such as Bank of England, EBRD”- said Asel Uvalieva, Executive Director of the business school.

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Details of the Master of Science in Finance program are available here

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