Executive MBA

Nazarbayev University

21 months
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The Executive MBA (EMBA) program at Nazarbayev University provides a unique learning environment for executive students by bringing together working professionals from diverse backgrounds. The EMBA program is delivered in English.


The Executive MBA program consists of 90 ECTS. The EMBA program at Nazarbayev University is designed to facilitate the development of general management skills for enterprenours and individuals who are seeking to increase their business skillset and advance their careers. 

The program

While the core curriculum provides a foundation in all the functioanl areas of business,students have the opportunity to specialize through electives and EMBA Thesis. Students will also develop a wider scope through their US residency providing students an opportunity to leaen a global context,while expanding their personal and professional networks. 

Programme Structure

Programme structure:

  • Study on two weekends and 1 Monday a month
  • 20 months
  • The curriculum includes 15 courses (11 core and 4 electives)
  • Two week International residency at Duke University
  • Lectures of renowned speakers
  • Final thesis
  • Option to select a specialized track in finance or marketing through electives courses

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Round 1- April 1
  • Round 2- May 15
  • Round 3 - June 28






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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The candidates are expected to have managerial work experience in national companies, business entities, public institutions, non-governmental or international organizations.
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree diploma (or equivalent).
  • Tuition Fee

    Discounts are applicable


    NUGSB offers discounts to certain categories of the applicants/companies. Given the different cost structure, discounts should be discussed with School management

    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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