Zhanar Raimbekova

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Executive MBA, 2014
Director, Department of Asset and Risk Management, Nazarbayev University

There are several reasons why I chose the NUGSB EMBA program.
Firstly, the EMBA Program of Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business (NUGSB) is realized in cooperation with Duke University’s Fuqua School of
Business, which is highly ranked among international business schools. It is widely thought that business management is easily understood from an American perspective. So, the EMBA classes provide me with an excellent opportunity to obtain so called “original American knowledge”. This includes: easy-to read books; best business cases developed by faculty at worldwide universities; and an American native faculty, who do their best to present materials in a condensed but understandable way.
Secondly, the number of students in a group is not large. Thus, the instructor has sufficient time and opportunity to deliver class materials while recognizing individual needs and learning styles.
Thirdly, the EMBA allows me to obtain relevant theoretical and practical knowledge and to be able to apply this knowledge at work, and to share my professional and personal experiences with
my peers during classes.
Finally, the EMBA is a great chance for my peers and I to get to know each other better. Over the course of one year we have become one family, which is the kind of human capital that is really valuable to me.