22 months
11500 USD/year
11500 USD/year
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The Human Resource Management program at Nazarbayev University is intended for early to mid-career professionals, with some prior work experience. The courses will be delivered in weekend format.

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First, the Human Resource Management program at Nazarbayev University is developed under the umbrella of the Erasmus+ framework for capacity building, and is the first such program at NU. Being part of the TALENT project of the Erasmus+ framework allowed the school to tap into the resources and experience of European partners in the consortium and develop a program that has produced a developed structure and relevant content. 

Second, the program allows the students to keep their jobs, while gaining new knowledge and networks. Third, the program will follow a modular approach, i.e. one class at a time. 

Fourth, the program also follows a cohort model, i.e. in lockstep through the program as one group. Fifth, the program also provides a two-week International Residency, similar to other GSB programs, and instruction in English with simultaneous translation in Russian.

Finally, the program addresses a large unmet market need for trained HR professionals in the Kazakh economy (more on this in following sections).

By the completion of this program, graduates will have acquired the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential for human resource professionals to perform effectively in a wide range of public and private sector settings.


  • TOP program

This is a program modelled after the best ranked HRM programs in the world.

  • Strong infrastructure and facilities

Nazarbayev University students have access to the world’s premier business publications through the NU Library. The university’s classrooms offer the latest technology and students use these tools to advance their learning and research

  • International residency

A two-week international residency in Europe, to gain Global Business Experience

  • Networking

Become part of the growing NUGSB network of alumni who are successful business and government leaders in Kazakhstan and abroad

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Work, Organizations and Society
  • Strategic Aspects for HR Managers
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Statistics and Research Methods
  • International & Comparative HRM
  • Employee Relations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 22 months

Start dates & application deadlines



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Notarized copy of Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree diploma with transcript including a notarized English translation. 
  • CV/Resume
  • GPA
  • Work experience
  • English tests - IELTS/ TOEFL (no minimum score)
  • Recommendation letters
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11500 USD per year during 22 months.
  • National

    11500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11500 USD per year during 22 months.

Living costs for Nur-Sultan

151250 - 222349 KZT /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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